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Olivera

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I've always wanted to drive Croft so I'm tempted to sign up for the Javelin 88db day on the 29th of March. However I read on the official croft circuit website (http://www.croftcircuit.co.uk/croft/trackdays.html) that quiet days contain only 8 x 15 minute sessions. So just 2 hours worth of driving and not an open pitlane day as I initially expected. Oddly the Javelin website makes no mention of the format.

Can anyone clarify how the quiet days at Croft operate?

Wh00sher

717 posts

106 months

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The Javelin website shows it as sessions. Click the word `Book` on the day, then at the top of the next page it says :
Layout : Full Circuit
Event Format : Sessions
Event Type : Circuit Trackday
Noise Limits : 88 dba Static
80 dba Driveby

If you want an Openpitlane event there, you`d need to book on one of the 105db Days. I`m guessing the quieter days have an `average` noise for the day, by limiting the number of cars on track and having a low max db, it keeps that noise limit down.

Why not contact Javelin ? That`s the sensible option seeing as they are running the day

Olivera

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Ta, was also wanting the opinion of PHers here that have done such a day.

bicycleshorts

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Done Croft twice. Fun little track, especially given it's quite flat.

They are very strict with noise so get your car tested first. They also have to keep the average down over the day, so you can get big gaps of people keep hooning past the on track tester.

Mark Benson

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Olivera said:
Ta, was also wanting the opinion of PHers here that have done such a day.
I did one of the days in the MX5 I used to have, I live 4 miles away and race predominantly at Croft but the race car struggles to get under 105db so I tried one of these days.

You're right in that the sessions mean you only effectively get 2 hours on track, but the time you do have is of better quality as there is so much less traffic (at least the one I was on limited each session to 10 cars, over a circuit the size of Croft it's easy to find space) and the cost of the quiet days is less than that of the noisy days too.

So if you're sure your car will pass the noise regs (and they have to be strict, the council have to police these things rigorously even though the people that complained about the noise have since moved away) then they're a good value day and a chance to learn Croft without being stuck behind/holding up a lot of traffic.

Also, Javelin are a good trackday company to do these days with, they're well run and friendly but quite happy to discipline bad driving when necessary.
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