Respectable trackday lap time for Silverstone GP Arena.

Respectable trackday lap time for Silverstone GP Arena.

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v8bloke

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255 posts

159 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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Just wondering what trackday laptimes are achieveable for road legal cars on the new GP circuit.
And yes I know timing is not allowed but times can be had from video footage after the event.
Done 3 days there now and am totally hooked.

FlyingTrotter

309 posts

103 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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When I did a bit of checking a few weeks back I found a 5th gear clip of Plato in a Noble doing something like a 2.20 which was said to be a production car record and a guy I know with an Atom 300 doing a 2.30 which seemed pretty sharp

I'm sure others will be able to offer better guidance - as always track conditions, car, tyres and driver ability offer a lot of variables but I sense "respectable" (your phrase) is 2.45 and below with 2.30 sharp and sub 2.30 very sharp indeed

v8bloke

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255 posts

159 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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Thanks flying trotter,
Out of all my video footage I only got 1 clear lap timed @ 2.32 so pretty pleased.
Presumably the quickest road cars are going to be the likes of Porsche GT3/Ferraris etc?
Anyone got actual times that they have done?

Olivera

3,596 posts

187 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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The "Whats a good laptime?" question is idiotic if you don't state what vehicle you are driving. A 2.32 could be the greatest lap ever or atrociously bad. Unfortunately we'll never know unless you tell us what you drive.

v8bloke

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255 posts

159 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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An MGB

sheps

728 posts

145 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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What version of Vale where you using?

I think anything sub 2:40, not using the historical 'cut', is getting a very good shift on!

v8bloke

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255 posts

159 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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Using the tight left at Vale. I will chop the video footage and put it on youtube tomorrow.
This is from the same day filmed from the rear and as you can see traffic was a problem.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDIt4rQJv5Q

sheps

728 posts

145 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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2:32 is some going!

Murray993

1,515 posts

181 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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I think that car isnt production:-) Road Legal Maybe but then so is the Radical.

v8bloke

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255 posts

159 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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It has road tax, MOT, insurance, 4 speaker cd, and carpet. Not too bad around town either.
Unfortunateley it still has a heavy live axle flopping around on leaf springs.
But yes it is modified with 4.8L rover V8 and weighs 970kg.

boxsey

3,425 posts

158 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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v8bloke said:
Thanks flying trotter,
Out of all my video footage I only got 1 clear lap timed @ 2.32 so pretty pleased.
Presumably the quickest road cars are going to be the likes of Porsche GT3/Ferraris etc?
Anyone got actual times that they have done?
You're on the same sort of pace as the qualifying times for Last year's Porsche club championship (964s, 993s and 968s). The GT3 challenge cars were a fair bit quicker. You can find all the times for those and lots of others, including the Britcar 24 hrs, at this link:

http://www.tsl-timing.com/eerc/2011/113963.pdf

v8bloke

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255 posts

159 months

Tuesday 17th April 2012
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Well I am surprised and pleased. Thanks for the link.

v8bloke

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255 posts

159 months

wellground

446 posts

132 months

Tuesday 17th April 2012
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Well that shut Olivera up didn't it. Fantastic lap, that's one Porsche eater ;o))

Elderly

2,904 posts

186 months

Tuesday 17th April 2012
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v8bloke said:
But yes it is modified with 4.8L rover V8 and weighs 970kg.
That must be around three times the power to weight ratio of a standard MGB GT V8 thumbup

and up there with a 996 GT2 maybe?

FlyingTrotter

309 posts

103 months

Tuesday 17th April 2012
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That list of BritCar times is excellent - seems my original ranges were not too far off

spyderman8

1,744 posts

104 months

Tuesday 17th April 2012
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The new surface from Brooklands to Copse appears to have made quite a difference to lap times so far this year. Times for Elise Trophy were as fast as 2:28.69 (Rob Boston, new to the series for 2012) and 2:23.551 for Lotus Cup UK (Adrian Hall in an Exige S1). I've only managed 2:47 in an Elise S2, two up.

wellground

446 posts

132 months

Tuesday 17th April 2012
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Elderly said:
That must be around three times the power to weight ratio of a standard MGB GT V8 thumbup

and up there with a 996 GT2 maybe?
I can confirm that, it's very quick indeed. So is the driver. But I have to say it's not the MGBV8 that classic buffs have in mind. Despite the carpets and radio, it's as hardcore as it can get really. Faster than me though....

v8bloke

Original Poster:

255 posts

159 months

Tuesday 17th April 2012
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Wellground
You need to get that Evo X monster to Silverstone, it will be awesome!
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

PhillipM

5,712 posts

137 months

Tuesday 17th April 2012
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36 seconds.