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Hullavington - Fri 20th April

Hullavington - Fri 20th April

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kazman

Original Poster:

308 posts

76 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Anyone here attending?

Have looked at the track on youtube and it looks like good fun. Quite long too which should allow for more space between cars (or more cars on track i suppose).

Flyin Banana

2,141 posts

147 months

Thursday 12th April 2012
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I'm booked up this i'll be playing in the baby TVR with a mate in a exige, come and say hello

Cheers Rob

kazman

Original Poster:

308 posts

76 months

Thursday 12th April 2012
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Excellent, will do. I will be in a crappy std red 1.6 mx5 with nice sorted new brakes!

Terzo204

362 posts

65 months

Thursday 12th April 2012
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I live in Sherston, 3 miles away.

Cheap petrol at the Murco just down the road too.

Enjoy!

kazman

Original Poster:

308 posts

76 months

Friday 13th April 2012
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Yes, it said on the joining documents about a local petrol station. Must remember to get it (petrol) during lunch this time!
Cheers.
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Flyin Banana

2,141 posts

147 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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looks like it may be a quite track day with only 3 of us !!


Rob

motco

7,850 posts

155 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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It has a couple of long straights - great for faster cars. My Westfield struggles to exceed about 115 due to brick-like aerodynamics, but a family member's Z4M Coupé has great fun there. Brake overheating can be a worry though. The surface is good and the organisation excellent. Abingdon suits my Westfield better with the challenging chicanes and fast corners. Horses for courses as they say...

sumo69

1,919 posts

129 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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Is the surface hard on tyres?

With mine @ £400 a corner I don't want to kill them!

D

motco

7,850 posts

155 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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sumo69 said:
Is the surface hard on tyres?

With mine @ £400 a corner I don't want to kill them!

D
Not especially; it's common or garden tarmac, not that abrasive stuff they use at road junctions. Obviously the whole track day driving style isn't guaranteed to nurture your tyres but you'll only be doing a couple of hundred miles at the very most - probably a great deal less. unless you're doing burn-outs, drifting, or dough-nutting there's a limit to how much damage can that can be caused. I find the stress levels, although very enjoyable, mean I want a break between sessions anyway.

kazman

Original Poster:

308 posts

76 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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Flyin Banana said:
looks like it may be a quite track day with only 3 of us !!


Rob
Yes, the queue should be minimal!

sumo69

1,919 posts

129 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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Is this a Motorsport Events day?

motco

7,850 posts

155 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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sumo69 said:
Is this a Motorsport Events day?
Their website suggests as much...

kazman

Original Poster:

308 posts

76 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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Yep smile

kazman

Original Poster:

308 posts

76 months

Thursday 19th April 2012
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Hmmm, weather is looking rather average...

Flyin Banana

2,141 posts

147 months

Thursday 19th April 2012
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looks to be dry in the morning and wet in the afternoon

oh well as long as i get afew dry to test car i wont mind to much

Rob

kazman

Original Poster:

308 posts

76 months

Thursday 19th April 2012
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Which of your fleet will you be in tomorrow?

Flyin Banana

2,141 posts

147 months

Thursday 19th April 2012
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i'll be in a red chim tomorrow, but if it breaks the sag is just up the road at kemble airfield being serviced

Rob

kazman

Original Poster:

308 posts

76 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Well that was fun. I caused one red flag... Really annoyed with myself about that.

Flyin Banana

2,141 posts

147 months

Monday 23rd April 2012
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good day, nice to meet up with afew phers, the car did good, but hats off the the guys in the Astra van !!!

cheers Rob

motco

7,850 posts

155 months

Monday 23rd April 2012
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Was it dry? I had my only ever spin at Hullavington on a damp surface on the hairpins at the end of one of the straights. Very red-faced I was. biggrin