Aston Martin only track day

Aston Martin only track day

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Ken Figenus

3,988 posts

52 months

Saturday 7th October 2017
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Sounds fun and a really affordable exclusive at under £300 and Locktons give me track day insurance included smile. Its not a track car but would be fun to do a dozen laps and have a bit of a social - especially with some pro instruction top tips to boot.

What circuit layout will it be as they have a dull oval through to a highly technical one. And thanks for sorting Paul!

burntout

Original Poster:

1,387 posts

89 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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Ken Figenus said:
Sounds fun and a really affordable exclusive at under £300 and Locktons give me track day insurance included smile. Its not a track car but would be fun to do a dozen laps and have a bit of a social - especially with some pro instruction top tips to boot.

What circuit layout will it be as they have a dull oval through to a highly technical one. And thanks for sorting Paul!
Hi Ken, It will be the international circuit, I agree the oval would be a tad boring.... Its a great infield section at Rockngham, great fun.

Don't forget to put your name on the list,...

burntout

Original Poster:

1,387 posts

89 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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petrolburners said:
I'd be interested but, from experience, would be turned away if the noise limit was 105db (and I would not be interested in travelling hundreds of miles to find out how accurate the term 'non strict' is). The GT8 is considerably higher than 112db which is about as high as "noise limited" track days go.

If you go down the "unsilenced" route you mentioned earlier, I'd be very interested.

Also I'd rather pay more but have less traffic? 60 cars is a huge number, even if you were to session it 50:50. 40 would make for a far better event (split into 2 groups alternating half hourly)?

Last week I attended a private track day at Silverstone. Expensive, but exceptionally well organised with no more than 10 cars on track at any one time + no noise limit + an instructor on hand all day + mechanics + lunch etc etc.
Petrolburners,

This is the email I received from Will at Rockingham regarding the noise level.


Hi Paul,

Hope you had a good weekend and apologies for the delayed response.

112db is certainly loud, considerably louder than this would be the kind of noise levels associated with fully prepped race cars. If he indeed was louder than 112db we would struggle to get him on, the only thing we could suggest is that should he fail we let him out to be monitored on drive by, if he does ping the monitors and bring us over our noise limits we would need to stop the whole session for 15 mins.

Hope this helps!

Will
Will Thomas
Business Development Executive – Track


Ken Figenus

3,988 posts

52 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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1. Burnt out, Paul Inglis, V8Vantage
2. Northernmedia, Matt Wright, V12VS
3. V8V Pete, Pete Bungay, V8VS
4. Wtdoom, v12vsm
5. dal65 Darren Driscoll V8VS
6.Chatty1234, Chris Squibb, DB11
7. Mr.Tremlini, Dean Treml, V8V
8) Dopsonj, Jack Dopson, V8 Vantage Prodrive.
9. Mark, Vanquish S, or hopefully new AM if delivered by April which I'm not allowed to talk about!
10. Andrew DBS Volante
11. Rossi72 DB11 V12
12. Ken Figenus (Dewi) Rapide

burntout

Original Poster:

1,387 posts

89 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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Excellent... The numbers are rising... yes

Some great footage just sent over by AMDBSVNick for those of you who have not been around Rockingham.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSvegiq_E38&t=...

Great Circuit.
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petrolburners

52 posts

21 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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burntout said:
petrolburners said:
I'd be interested but, from experience, would be turned away if the noise limit was 105db (and I would not be interested in travelling hundreds of miles to find out how accurate the term 'non strict' is). The GT8 is considerably higher than 112db which is about as high as "noise limited" track days go.

If you go down the "unsilenced" route you mentioned earlier, I'd be very interested.

Also I'd rather pay more but have less traffic? 60 cars is a huge number, even if you were to session it 50:50. 40 would make for a far better event (split into 2 groups alternating half hourly)?

Last week I attended a private track day at Silverstone. Expensive, but exceptionally well organised with no more than 10 cars on track at any one time + no noise limit + an instructor on hand all day + mechanics + lunch etc etc.
Petrolburners,

This is the email I received from Will at Rockingham regarding the noise level.


Hi Paul,

Hope you had a good weekend and apologies for the delayed response.

112db is certainly loud, considerably louder than this would be the kind of noise levels associated with fully prepped race cars. If he indeed was louder than 112db we would struggle to get him on, the only thing we could suggest is that should he fail we let him out to be monitored on drive by, if he does ping the monitors and bring us over our noise limits we would need to stop the whole session for 15 mins.

Hope this helps!

Will
Will Thomas
Business Development Executive – Track
Thanks for looking into this! This is what a GT8 sounds like on track FYI:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZqEfFnnOMl/?taken-by=...

smile

Ken Figenus

3,988 posts

52 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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burntout said:
Excellent... The numbers are rising... yes

Some great footage just sent over by AMDBSVNick for those of you who have not been around Rockingham.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSvegiq_E38&t=...

Great Circuit.
Great to see that circuit - looks great & v smooth Nick! Looks like Martyn was on his usual charge!

burntout

Original Poster:

1,387 posts

89 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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petrolburners said:
burntout said:
petrolburners said:
I'd be interested but, from experience, would be turned away if the noise limit was 105db (and I would not be interested in travelling hundreds of miles to find out how accurate the term 'non strict' is). The GT8 is considerably higher than 112db which is about as high as "noise limited" track days go.

If you go down the "unsilenced" route you mentioned earlier, I'd be very interested.

Also I'd rather pay more but have less traffic? 60 cars is a huge number, even if you were to session it 50:50. 40 would make for a far better event (split into 2 groups alternating half hourly)?

Last week I attended a private track day at Silverstone. Expensive, but exceptionally well organised with no more than 10 cars on track at any one time + no noise limit + an instructor on hand all day + mechanics + lunch etc etc.
Petrolburners,

This is the email I received from Will at Rockingham regarding the noise level.


Hi Paul,

Hope you had a good weekend and apologies for the delayed response.

112db is certainly loud, considerably louder than this would be the kind of noise levels associated with fully prepped race cars. If he indeed was louder than 112db we would struggle to get him on, the only thing we could suggest is that should he fail we let him out to be monitored on drive by, if he does ping the monitors and bring us over our noise limits we would need to stop the whole session for 15 mins.

Hope this helps!

Will
Will Thomas
Business Development Executive – Track
Thanks for looking into this! This is what a GT8 sounds like on track FYI:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZqEfFnnOMl/?taken-by=...

smile
WOW..... That is proper loud..... LOL Its a shame they cant give us an unsilenced day... frown

Starting to wonder about my car now.... De catted one set of vats and a quick silver super sport back box...

V8V Pete

1,676 posts

61 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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burntout said:
Its a shame they cant give us an unsilenced day... frown
Why can't they give us an unsilenced day. Looking on the website the open track days seem to cost the same whether they are 98dB or unsilenced.

burntout

Original Poster:

1,387 posts

89 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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V8V Pete said:
burntout said:
Its a shame they cant give us an unsilenced day... frown
Why can't they give us an unsilenced day. Looking on the website the open track days seem to cost the same whether they are 98dB or unsilenced.
Well Will who I have been dealing with, his last email was this, so will see what they come back with.


"Totally understand, would be a shame to not get the car there too.

Let me have a chat with our circuit manager, he’s out of office today so I’ll get back to you tomorrow if that’s ok?
Thanks,

Will
Will Thomas
Business Development Executive – Track


burntout

Original Poster:

1,387 posts

89 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Update.......

Petrolburners one for you....

Message back from Will at Rockingham.


Hi Paul,

Sorry for the delay in coming back to you, just an update, been having a chat with our circuit manager and both agree that it would be a shame to have an Aston Martin event and exclude models for noise restrictions. Therefore we will raise the noise limitations on the day to accommodate!

Thanks,

Will

Will Thomas
Business Development Executive – Track

raceboy

11,781 posts

215 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Not sure I'm brave/stupid enough to track the Aston just yet but would be interested in just having a drive over to watch/blag passenger laps if that was allowed. scratchchin

AMDBSVNick

6,174 posts

97 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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raceboy said:
Not sure I'm brave/stupid enough to track the Aston just yet but would be interested in just having a drive over to watch/blag passenger laps if that was allowed. scratchchin
Watch my video posted above. Barely more than 6 - 8 cars out at any one time. Safe as houses.

raceboy

11,781 posts

215 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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It's not the others I'm worried about. paperbag

burntout

Original Poster:

1,387 posts

89 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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AMDBSVNick said:
raceboy said:
Not sure I'm brave/stupid enough to track the Aston just yet but would be interested in just having a drive over to watch/blag passenger laps if that was allowed. scratchchin
Watch my video posted above. Barely more than 6 - 8 cars out at any one time. Safe as houses.
Its so safe you will be surprised, you can go at your own pace, no one will carry out any touring car manoeuvres on you biglaugh

There will be a "Strictly NO Racing" policy in place on the day. And you will be wearing the biggest grin on your face for weeks after.

In fact I enjoyed it so much I sold my previous Aston and had a race car built and did it properly for a while... LOL.... Then ran out of money and bought another Aston.... biggrin:

AMDBSVNick

6,174 posts

97 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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burntout said:
AMDBSVNick said:
raceboy said:
Not sure I'm brave/stupid enough to track the Aston just yet but would be interested in just having a drive over to watch/blag passenger laps if that was allowed. scratchchin
Watch my video posted above. Barely more than 6 - 8 cars out at any one time. Safe as houses.
Its so safe you will be surprised, you can go at your own pace, no one will carry out any touring car manoeuvres on you biglaugh

There will be a "Strictly NO Racing" policy in place on the day. And you will be wearing the biggest grin on your face for weeks after.

In fact I enjoyed it so much I sold my previous Aston and had a race car built and did it properly for a while... LOL.... Then ran out of money and bought another Aston.... biggrin:
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raceboy

11,781 posts

215 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Did a few trackdays in the TVR, the consumables were a little cheaper though.... eek

V8V Pete

1,676 posts

61 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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burntout said:
Update.......

Petrolburners one for you....

Message back from Will at Rockingham.


Hi Paul,

Sorry for the delay in coming back to you, just an update, been having a chat with our circuit manager and both agree that it would be a shame to have an Aston Martin event and exclude models for noise restrictions. Therefore we will raise the noise limitations on the day to accommodate!

Thanks,

Will

Will Thomas
Business Development Executive – Track
Fantastic result thumbup

Right then, come on all you GT8 (and GT12) owners, get yourselves signed up to give your car this rare opportunity to stretch its legs (and lungs)!

burntout

Original Poster:

1,387 posts

89 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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raceboy said:
Did a few trackdays in the TVR, the consumables were a little cheaper though.... eek
LOL I can imagine.... I wont be looking for any high bills after the day ether... biggrin:

Stevejay

283 posts

81 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Hi this sounds great for a good price as well. I have added my name to the list sorry don't like 13.Never done a track day before in my own vehicle so im probably a total novice. Looking forward to it.

[quote=Ken Figenus]1. Burnt out, Paul Inglis, V8Vantage
2. Northernmedia, Matt Wright, V12VS
3. V8V Pete, Pete Bungay, V8VS
4. Wtdoom, v12vsm
5. dal65 Darren Driscoll V8VS
6.Chatty1234, Chris Squibb, DB11
7. Mr.Tremlini, Dean Treml, V8V
8) Dopsonj, Jack Dopson, V8 Vantage Prodrive.
9. Mark, Vanquish S, or hopefully new AM if delivered by April which I'm not allowed to talk about!
10. Andrew DBS Volante
11. Rossi72 DB11 V12
12. Ken Figenus (Dewi) Rapide
14. Stevejay (Stephen) DB9