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 Post subject: Beginners Track Days
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:33 pm 
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Have found a company that do Beginners Track Days.

I know the next one is a little too close for getting time off, but I am going to keep an eye on this and if the next one is local (ish) and on a convenient date i'll be there!

The link if anyone is interested:
http://www.easytrack.co.uk/beginner/beginner.asp

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Typical - I get rid of the ST205 and NOW you find these LOL! ;) :lol: Would have loved to go on something like this to ease myself in to learning how to drive on circuits. Hey ho. Maybe one day :)

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Personally I feel that Goodwodd is too fast and with little run off for a novice day. I would prefer an airfield day say at Bruntingthorpe.


Mike & I are looking at booking one of these days to play with our RWD cars if anyone fancies it?
http://www.motorsport-events.co.uk/academy-days.php

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:25 pm 
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JP, they do try to run airfield days too but don't have any planned at the moment.

The setup of the day looks quite good with instruction and a supervised outing for the first time (can't seem to find the blooming page now but definitely read that earlier!)

I'd still like to give it a go - to be honest, if I am not driving beyond my ability I shouldn't need huge run off areas. Also with other 'novices' out there, hopefully they won't be driving beyond my ability either!!!

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Diceman wrote:
Personally I feel that Goodwood is too fast

You said it felt slow when I took you round in my strangled Elise :roll:

Seriously though, with a fully functioning car G'wood is very quick :shock: . Not a problem if you know your limits and drive within them :mrgreen: .

Reading their blurb the Motorsport Event 'Academy' event at Heyford, Oxfordshire is not a track day as such. It is meant as an introduction to track day driving etiquette, etc. I wouldn't mind tagging along to see what they do but I'd reserve my funds for one of their airfield track days. Most of them seem to be within striking distance.

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LOL,
erghh the track is fast, the elise is fast, BUT it felt slow :-) Like my M3 "Feels slow" / is slow with me behind the wheel :-)

Are you volunteering for pit crew then Don :-)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:42 pm 
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Lucey,

Might be worth a call to easytrack to find out when there beginners only days are - none are listed on the calendar.

I'd be interested, although not strictly a beginner anymore with the new car I'd prefer a 'tamer' environment to get used to it :)

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Diceman wrote:
Are you volunteering for pit crew then Don :-)

Of course! :mrgreen:

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Newsflash

The M3 didn't just feel slow JP :mrgreen:


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