Club series for the beginner?

Club series for the beginner?

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TwoLeadFeet

130 posts

118 months

Friday 4th September
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jevans82 said:
Thanks for highlighting this Steve,

are 750 series cars welcome on regular track days or do they need to go on specific race prep days?

Thanks,

John
Hi John,

I’ve been on Trackdays with Javelin and MSV with my 750F and they are fine with these cars. Also my standard race silencer has met the noise limits easily.

I take Andrew’s point about performance differences but I mainly use a track day for pre-season testing so it’s never been an issue for me.

Rich

PTP165

13 posts

177 months

Wednesday 9th September
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Hi John

Sorry for the delay.

Yes the 750 can go to regular track days as it is classed as closed wheel so I think it would be fine.

Steve

sabid

73 posts

130 months

Monday 28th September
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ol said:
dhutch said:
Bertrum said:
dhutch said:
Whats I like in terms.of weather for the Ma7da championship etc? Whenever I book a trackday in the Westfield (and it's fairness it's been a while now). I'm always twitchy about what the weather will be like. Not due to grip particularly but spray, which then gets into the car and onto the screen which has awful wipers.
Presumably if race cars people have worked out various things the work maybe? Get the door/sidescreens to seal properly? Good wiper setup? Deflectors on the cycle wings/screen? Full cage, so no roof?
The unofficial solution is a bit of rag or similar taped to a stick and hidden in the passenger compartment so the officials don’t spot it.

Rain ex also helps.
Right, just to get the worse of the water off the inside of the screen! Doh. Fine.
for MA7DA we don't have windscreens, so a bit of rainex on your visor and you're good to go. Racing in the wet it actually a lot of fun, and really teaches you a lot about driving.

We had a wet quali at Snetterton a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I was on tyres that had done a year and a half and were totally bald. Made for some nice slides though! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YFcyxMkVVY

Edited by ol on Wednesday 26th August 10:05
+1 for Ma7da.

Nice car driving off at about 30 seconds into your video @ol ... wink ... In fairness it was being driven by pro driver Scott Mansell (Driver61 fame) not me so you'd expect him to be able to cope with a mostly moist track bow

Great to read this thread and see such variety of suggestions. Racing is such a good step up and a great way to see if you can translate all those sim hours into real pace when it matters.

Hope OP keeps us updated.

jevans82

Original Poster:

10 posts

3 months

Saturday 3rd October
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Sadly the only update is.... there is no update.

I've been looking at the affordable end of caterhams, sigmax spec like these:

https://www.cgrc.uk/forsale.asp

However the initial cost of car and trailer is proving to be a little prohibitive. I'm hoping that as winter bites, there may be some bargains or a couple of months allows me to grow the pot a little.

Always happy to have a link or two thrown my way. One of my takeaways from this is how helpful this forum has been for someone who is using it from the first time.

I will definitely post if there's any movement!

andy97

4,023 posts

181 months

Saturday 3rd October
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jevans82 said:
Sadly the only update is.... there is no update.

I've been looking at the affordable end of caterhams, sigmax spec like these:

https://www.cgrc.uk/forsale.asp

However the initial cost of car and trailer is proving to be a little prohibitive. I'm hoping that as winter bites, there may be some bargains or a couple of months allows me to grow the pot a little.

Always happy to have a link or two thrown my way. One of my takeaways from this is how helpful this forum has been for someone who is using it from the first time.

I will definitely post if there's any movement!
A K Series engined car (MegaGrad) should be cheaper and now it is the end of the season I would expect a few more cars to come available. Worth going back regularly to that site to check.
Also worth posting a “wanted ad” on there if allowed or emailing the club to ask if they know of anyone selling.
Depreciation will be low, if none existent, and that makes the economics of buying a Caterham far better than many other cars.

Matt W

134 posts

197 months

Monday 5th October
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Jevans82, good choice smile

I'm looking froward to racing mine at Silverstone at the weekend. You don't have to be a member of CGRC to write on the forum so why not put a post up saying that you are on the lookout for a car. There may be a few people that haven't got around to creating an advert yet. You could also join the Caterham Graduates Racing Club Community group on facebook and post there.