RE: Silverstone Sunday Service 29/10

RE: Silverstone Sunday Service 29/10

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Dele

13 posts

15 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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1st Sunday service so looking forward to this!

BenLowden

1,277 posts

113 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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kiethton said:
Did PH get anywhere with discounted insurance?

Where before I took the <£4k 540i out with an Exige, although far better suited I'm very worried about binning it and couldn't stomach the (uninsured) cost!, especially seeing the Civic last year
Yep! Update coming very soon thumbup

BenLowden

1,277 posts

113 months

PH Marketing Bloke

PH STAFF

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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UPDATE – TRACK INSURANCE

Moris.co.uk are once again able to offer discounted track insurance for these sessions. To get a quote, complete this form.

Ignore that it says over £30K – all drivers should complete this form only. Select 'PistonHeads / Haymarket' as the organiser, and they'll get back to you soon with a quote.

HorneyMX5

4,292 posts

86 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Booked on the 9am session. First ever track outing for my R53 Cooper S although I did a sprint in it on Sunday. Now to convince my pensioner father of an early start.

kiethton

10,292 posts

116 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Just waiting on a reply from Morris for the insurance now....

ETA - insurance of £116 for the 20 minutes on track.....think I'll pass :/

Edited by kiethton on Wednesday 11th October 11:45

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Sf_Manta

1,603 posts

127 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Booked on the 10.10 session, 3rd year for me.
Shake down pass though for the new suspension / brake combo on the BMW 330i Touring.. should be interesting..

RobDown

3,023 posts

64 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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GhellopeSir

14 posts

16 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Just got my quote from Moris, £70 for my M3 including all the fees.

Seems a bit high for 30 minutes but I'll pay it for the experience ^_^

As a follow-up to this, would price go up/stay the same if a person has multiple sessions per day? Is the price based on a per-session/hour basis?

Just wondering for future reference in case I like it...which I probably will!


CaptainRAVE

Original Poster:

339 posts

48 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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kiethton said:
Did PH get anywhere with discounted insurance?

Where before I took the <£4k 540i out with an Exige, although far better suited I'm very worried about binning it and couldn't stomach the (uninsured) cost!, especially seeing the Civic last year
and the beautiful Porsche a year or so before that. Fortunately quite rare instances.

homersimpson1

50 posts

21 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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itcaptainslow said:
Helmets are usually available for hire. You’ll need to have your arms and legs covered. Needs also to be a full face lid if your car is an open top.

Track time booked over here. To all those dithering-just do it. No better way to dip your toe in the water!
Okay, I presume helmets are compulsory for all but an open face is okay except for a convertible? Just want to be sure before I purchase a new helmet... smile

selym

6,361 posts

107 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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CaptainRAVE said:
and the beautiful Porsche a year or so before that. Fortunately quite rare instances.
Was that two years ago? Wow, time flies...


Looking forward to parking up and knowing the Monaro is nowhere near that track!!

BenLowden

1,277 posts

113 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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GhellopeSir said:
Just got my quote from Moris, £70 for my M3 including all the fees.

Seems a bit high for 30 minutes but I'll pay it for the experience ^_^

As a follow-up to this, would price go up/stay the same if a person has multiple sessions per day? Is the price based on a per-session/hour basis?

Just wondering for future reference in case I like it...which I probably will!
You'd have to ask Moris for the specifics, but it probably wouldn't be much more for a full days cover if you were doing multiple sessions. I insure my Megane through Greenlight and they have a track day bolt on, where I pay £65 per day. Quite a few brokers can offer this (Adrian Flux is another), so something to consider if you're going to be doing more track days!

homersimpson1 said:
Okay, I presume helmets are compulsory for all but an open face is okay except for a convertible? Just want to be sure before I purchase a new helmet... smile
Yes exactly that. The helmets they hire out at the circuit are open face, so you'll be fine with one. I believe full face is required for a convertible as you've mentioned.

ash reynolds

367 posts

127 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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If it all gets a but frantic out there they run sessions in the afternoon for the same money and they're usually better for the more experienced driver. I've done these before and frankly it goes nuts sometimes. This is at least what they've done in the past.

And the briefings for the PH sessions have been pretty scant in the past. Overtaking either side and on bends has been permitted in the past.

kiethton

10,292 posts

116 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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ash reynolds said:
And the briefings for the PH sessions have been pretty scant in the past. Overtaking either side and on bends has been permitted in the past.
Not in my experience of the past few years smile

Also for those not used to it be a little careful if cold/slippery.....a little poo came out for me at ~23 minutes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JK0JiwAY8Y&t=... and at ~2:50 for my passenger....

ash reynolds

367 posts

127 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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kiethton said:
Not in my experience of the past few years smile

Also for those not used to it be a little careful if cold/slippery.....a little poo came out for me at ~23 minutes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JK0JiwAY8Y&t=... and at ~2:50 for my passenger....
The last briefing I attended somebody asked if he could overtake in or around bends and was told categorically that he could, but he should be sensible. And on a day when they had to de-ice the track before we could go out. It was a shambles on track and the Land Rover Defenders on track were just plain daft.

By contrast, the PH track day at Goodwood a while back had first timers attend and it was a first class day, everyone was free to run at their own pace without being held up. OK the weather was better but the standard of the briefing and division of ability for track time meant everyone had the best day possible.

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Edited by ash reynolds on Wednesday 11th October 15:11

Patch888

701 posts

64 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Added my name to the list and already outside the top 500. Oh dear.

Shaoxter

3,235 posts

60 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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ash reynolds said:
kiethton said:
Not in my experience of the past few years smile

Also for those not used to it be a little careful if cold/slippery.....a little poo came out for me at ~23 minutes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JK0JiwAY8Y&t=... and at ~2:50 for my passenger....
The last briefing I attended somebody asked if he could overtake in or around bends and was told categorically that he could, but he should be sensible. And on a day when they had to de-ice the track before we could go out. It was a shambles on track and the Land Rover Defenders on track were just plain daft.

By contrast, the PH track day at Goodwood a while back had first timers attend and it was a first class day, everyone was free to run at their own pace without being held up. OK the weather was better but the standard of the briefing and division of ability for track time meant everyone had the best day possible.
I remember that one, briefing was very short but the standard of driving wasn't that bad to be honest (with the exception of a Revo Audi and a 1M). I think the fact that it was so slippery meant people were more cautious than they would have been!

BenLowden

1,277 posts

113 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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ash reynolds said:
The last briefing I attended somebody asked if he could overtake in or around bends and was told categorically that he could, but he should be sensible. And on a day when they had to de-ice the track before we could go out. It was a shambles on track and the Land Rover Defenders on track were just plain daft.
Admittedly they tried to push the capacity at that specific event, but it has been reigned back down to 30 cars now as a sensible number. I was in that briefing when they said overtaking was permitted in the bends, which we had a word about and it won't be permitted again!

Naturally people will complain about being held up by a novice, so we'd ask people to be sensible and book onto an intermediate session if you've got some experience. That way everyone should be happy, and I think it's great that we can give so many people the opportunity to drive on track for the first time.

For those that just don't want to take the risk, we'll be running a few PH Fleet cars there so you can hop in for a passenger ride.

Ash170990

165 posts

104 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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I booked on for after the PH meet, but used insuremytrackday.com and it was £100 to cover the afternoon, not just a session so can do multiple in the afternoon if i want.

BishBosh

239 posts

160 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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BenLowden said:
UPDATE – TRACK INSURANCE

Moris.co.uk are once again able to offer discounted track insurance for these sessions. To get a quote, complete this form.

Ignore that it says over £30K – all drivers should complete this form only. Select 'PistonHeads / Haymarket' as the organiser, and they'll get back to you soon with a quote.
Just got a quote from them. Cover for 1 x 30 min session = £386.00 with £8500.00 excess....eek

think I'll pass.