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dalenorth

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283 posts

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Hi Guys,

I'm planning to take the Father in law to the Castle Combe Classic this Saturday, as this will be my first time, can someone advise me of the best viewpoint?

Many thanks

VX Foxy

3,516 posts

129 months

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Quarry smile

dalenorth

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Cheers foxy!

binnerboy

225 posts

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to quote from a safety briefing at a castle coombe track day, no doubt slight exagerations but got the point across

"90% of all accidents at racetracks in the uk happen at quarry"

"if there are 1000 spectators at Coombe 990 will be at quarry the other 10 are in the loo"

"at the beginning of the day , respect quarry, at the end of the day RESPECT QUARRY"

so I think the suggestion above is a sound one !

VX Foxy

3,516 posts

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biggrin have a quick scan of the tube for a flavour of what you're in for.
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pablo

12,198 posts

159 months

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personally the banking at camp is a better place to watch if sat behind a fence waiting for accidents arent your thing. you can see the cars from the Essess all the way up Avon Rise and into Quarry.

Its not a bad place to walk around though, in all honesty there isnt a bad spot to watch from. Old Padddock tpo Tower isnt that interesting but its a fast part of the circuit and you are quite close to the track.

..... there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes

Dan Friel

1,082 posts

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Tomorrow is a "classic" race day, so it's very unlikely to be a crash fest... hopefully. I'd recommend a walk around the complete track (if everyone's able-bodied). Lots of good viewing spots, and as someone has already mentioned, from the Camp banking you can see a long way.

If you do the lap, just remember to walk anti-clockwise - that way you won't spend all the time looking over your shoulder..

alexmorse

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I would agree, a walk around the circuit (if possible) would get a good view of all the corners. Plenty to see, also consider a paddock transfer and have a look around the paddock; get close and personal with the cars and entrants!

Enjoy your day, maybe see you there as I will be marhsaling!! smile

dalenorth

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283 posts

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Thanks for all the advice and tips guys.

micron750

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As i've been going there for 44 yrs there's really two places, First is Quarry thats where we'll always be the second is Tower both excellent overtaking places and Quarry for the first lap and fastest entry as Folly/Avon rise[some of the modern cars hitting 150+mph there} are before the corner....always a great atmosphere friendly people and the weather looks like its gonna play ball so i hope you both enjoy your visitsmile

ngdragon

74 posts

49 months

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micron750 said:
As i've been going there for 44 yrs there's really two places, First is Quarry thats where we'll always be the second is Tower both excellent overtaking places and Quarry for the first lap and fastest entry as Folly/Avon rise[some of the modern cars hitting 150+mph there} are before the corner....always a great atmosphere friendly people and the weather looks like its gonna play ball so i hope you both enjoy your visitsmile
BOSS cars over 180 over the rise..........brave bds with no imagination!

Dan Friel

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ngdragon said:
BOSS cars over 180 over the rise..........brave bds with no imagination!
I do seem to remember thinking they were moving pretty quickly! Was the same with BOSS "out the back" at thruxton.. Rapid.

Simon T

1,914 posts

159 months

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Walk the track, Camp, Tower, Quarry and Avon Rise.

Scariest place for me is trying not to brake before the turn in over the rise, 162 in the fastest I have seen on the data. Tower is a lot faster than it looks and Camp is bumpy as hell. I love that place and can't wait till Quali on Sunday morning biggrin

Simon

www.tillingmotorsport.com

micron750

834 posts

118 months

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Simon T said:
Walk the track, Camp, Tower, Quarry and Avon Rise.

Scariest place for me is trying not to brake before the turn in over the rise, 162 in the fastest I have seen on the data. Tower is a lot faster than it looks and Camp is bumpy as hell. I love that place and can't wait till Quali on Sunday morning biggrin

Simon

www.tillingmotorsport.com
I seem to remember that conversation this afternoon just glad them BIGGER brakes do their stuff lol

Paul Drawmer

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haggy

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I was there yesterday, was a great day. Well done this year Simon, that prebble Evo is quick! Are you returning next year

nigel greensall

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141 months

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Ah yep i remember driving the Tyrrell there in the BOSS F1 race and we were getting wheelspin over Avon Rise at 176mph, it was such a wonderful experience to drive an F1 car there, it is a superb and rewarding circuit to drive and so friendly and well run.

andylaurence

336 posts

97 months

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Simon T said:
Scariest place for me is trying not to brake before the turn in over the rise, 162 in the fastest I have seen on the data.
Yep, scary for me too, but I'm 40mph slower! Tower is scarier for me though - all I see is that big tyre barrier looming and the entry speed that's possible is more than expected, no doubt because of the camber and elevation change on the exit. I've yet to go into Tower fast enough or keep the throttle on the stop over Avon Rise. I managed Camp at the right pace just once and my wheel fell off!

nigel greensall said:
Ah yep i remember driving the Tyrrell there in the BOSS F1 race and we were getting wheelspin over Avon Rise at 176mph, it was such a wonderful experience to drive an F1 car there, it is a superb and rewarding circuit to drive and so friendly and well run.
I remember you doing that too. It was a pleasure to watch. I was stood at Tower with my dad and my jaw never left the floor. It's a great shame it only happened the once.

micron750

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andylaurence said:
Simon T said:
Scariest place for me is trying not to brake before the turn in over the rise, 162 in the fastest I have seen on the data.
Yep, scary for me too, but I'm 40mph slower! Tower is scarier for me though - all I see is that big tyre barrier looming and the entry speed that's possible is more than expected, no doubt because of the camber and elevation change on the exit. I've yet to go into Tower fast enough or keep the throttle on the stop over Avon Rise. I managed Camp at the right pace just once and my wheel fell off!

nigel greensall said:
Ah yep i remember driving the Tyrrell there in the BOSS F1 race and we were getting wheelspin over Avon Rise at 176mph, it was such a wonderful experience to drive an F1 car there, it is a superb and rewarding circuit to drive and so friendly and well run.
I remember you doing that too. It was a pleasure to watch. I was stood at Tower with my dad and my jaw never left the floor. It's a great shame it only happened the once.
We were only talking about the Boss series yesterday i still remember the sound of that V10 Nigel i doubt we'll hear a sound as good at Combe.

It still makes me wonder what a Mordern F1 would with the chicanes in place Simons target for next year is a sub minute lap in the radical but has to find 2 seconds a lot of time something to look forward too lol

andylaurence

336 posts

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The guys in the British Sprint Championship are doing <60 second laps. See the results from this year's event, specifically class E4. Stewart Robb did the second lap in a shade under a minute (59.94 in run 2), which might have been the first (and only) <60 second lap since the chicanes were installed.
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