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dinkel

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24,354 posts

180 months

Monday 30th December 2013
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CPZ trackday, 29th DEC 2013

Nice turn up, superb weather and an almost dry track - two offs.


Everything goes: from Exige 260 to ratty E30 Beemers . . .


. . . to this 420 brake M3 V8 powered kit . . .


. . . veteran Cor Euser fills up his 600 brake Marcos Mantis. GT and Cup drivers use DF trackdays to set up the cars.


Young gun Junior Strous treating the audience on impeccable lines. In one flow from Tarzan to Hunserug: respect.

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Asterix

24,438 posts

150 months

Monday 30th December 2013
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Nice.

Zandvoort is a track I've always wanted to have a blast round.

dinkel

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24,354 posts

180 months

Monday 30th December 2013
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It will eat tires. Pros say: it's quite a technical track.

juansolo

3,012 posts

200 months

Monday 30th December 2013
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Brilliant track. Still have no idea whatsoever what I'm up to around a lot of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtUb2MuPzQA

Data and excuses on this page: http://juansolo.demon.co.uk/motas/juno14.html

From a couple of years ago, We're quicker now we've started binning the tyres when they go off, rather than running them until there's no rear end grip (as can be seen from the Zandvoort vid).

Edited by juansolo on Monday 30th December 10:40

dinkel

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180 months

Monday 30th December 2013
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Juansolo: do you mean (sorry, I'm from NL) you could use some tuition and get to know the track better?

Quick cars: under 1:50. Scheivlak and straight: 220 kmh. Your brakes should be OK.

Last sunday there were about 50 cars. Some instructors - of which 2 in 1990s Ibiza diesels! - and driving schools, a handfull of experienced racers - always handy to ask about attacking corners and choosing gears - and a variety of Lotus', BMWs, Audis and Subarus. Parking boasted a few yummie cars as well.

Maybe PM if you are interested in more details.

USP1: it's a 3 mins drive from the North Sea beach!

USP2: 30 mins from Amsterdam city centre.
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dinkel

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180 months

Monday 30th December 2013
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Paddock yum:





End of the day the crew was happy with the active roll bar setup.

juansolo

3,012 posts

200 months

Tuesday 31st December 2013
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dinkel said:
Juansolo: do you mean (sorry, I'm from NL) you could use some tuition and get to know the track better?
Essentially yes. Instruction and tyres that hadn't just done two days at Spa and were long past their best wink Plus we're a bit noisy so have to short shift the last corner prior to the straight so as not to trip the sound meter. Fresher slicks would knock quite a bit of time from that. Oh and I suffered brake failure into Tarzan before lunch (rear pads had disintegrated) so was a little bit wary later on! Up to that point I was braking at the line.

Edited by juansolo on Tuesday 31st December 09:24

boxsey

2,831 posts

132 months

Tuesday 31st December 2013
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Looking forward to driving it for the first time next July. smile

dinkel

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180 months

Tuesday 31st December 2013
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The two offs of the day:


Jim Raaymakers' quick Clio Cup had just spent 14K on bits, aaaargh. Hard braking before Tarzan made the rear dancing . . . Quite a situation while at 220 kmh.


Fresh DFT instruction Beemer: write off after only 60 mins tracktime. Wet bits were tricky . . .


M3 powerrrrrr.


'Cruising' and testing the bits.


1200 kgs of raw thunder.

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dinkel

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180 months

Thursday 2nd January 2014
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Exige 260:




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dinkel

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180 months

Friday 3rd January 2014
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The 600 brake Cor Euser beast resting.


Classic Beemer still going strong . . . and quick.


Waiting for a clear track . . . Cup car crashed into the armco.


Waiting for the next session.


PH favourite.

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Terzo204

371 posts

78 months

Saturday 4th January 2014
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Where is the best place to book this track. Having played this as my my favourite track on the PS2 I would love to drive it!

How far is it from Calais?

Mike

Hideaway

166 posts

46 months

Saturday 4th January 2014
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dinkel

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180 months

Monday 6th January 2014
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Cor Euser is a Dutch racing legend: with 380 races entered and 47 wins, 116 podiums and 38 pole positions this guy is business. Chevy 6,3 boasts 530 brake.


A looker.


Although this is more in my street.


Driven to the track, helmets on and: go!


I don't care what you think. Really I don't.


M3 V8.


From a bunch of guys having fun in a 25 year old Beemer to GT Challenge pro's > everything goes at these trackdays. As long as all behave and they do.



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Dutchie

147 posts

137 months

Tuesday 7th January 2014
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Vrijrijden.nl if you have your car insured on track and are desperate to get rid of it...
Otherwise www.dftrackdays.co.uk and www.gp-elite.nl are good organisers on Zandvoort with 8 hour (dftrackdays) and 4 hours (gp elite) open pitlane sessiosn. Vrijrijden only has 20 minute sessions, so that might be a bit short for a 4 hour drive from Calais. wink
Nice pictures dinkel!

dinkel

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Tuesday 7th January 2014
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You are right Dutchie: the sessions DF offer are longer and the more controlled (pro timing, marshalls, pace cars). I was amazed and thought the whole scene was like being at a racing event.

A quick Zandvoort lap is 2 to 3 mins and you'll need quite a few to get the hang of this technical track.

Zandvoort is near Amsterdam (30 mins drive) and near The Hague (45 mins). Speaking of which, I dropped by at the The Hague based awesome Louwman Collection:

http://www.pistonheads.com/xforums/topic.asp?h=0&a...

A shame the 2000GT Toyota wasn't there - hired out - but boy, what a sight!

dinkel

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24,354 posts

180 months

Thursday 9th January 2014
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In for an Energy Drink.


Easily the most visual and audible beast of the day.


"And some breath mints and 2 camels please."

On a smaller note:

The Strous family track day tool.


I would not be surprised if Ton and Junior set the quickest laps of the day: when did I see braking lights on?


Not here.


Mmmmh, this or an MX-5?


550 kgs track toy.

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matt3001

1,765 posts

119 months

Friday 10th January 2014
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Thinking of going to Zandvoort in May for my first trackday, I will be in a Fiesta ST and a friend in his 182.

Is there any other operators we should look at who run events here we should consider looking at?

Any other advice for track day novices? I have been to Zandvoort before and from memory there is a petrol station in the town centre on the way to the train station.

Can you drive in and out of the circuit whenever you want to go and fill up?

Dutchie

147 posts

137 months

Saturday 11th January 2014
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There are two petrol stations located around 500 metres from the entrance to the track (one to the left and one to the right for your convenience, so you can't miss them) and on normal trackdays you can always leave the paddock area during a trackday, but there's also a petrol station on the paddock that charges normal prices.

jellison

12,798 posts

199 months

Friday 24th January 2014
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When in May is this? I need some track testing for new toy.



Edited by jellison on Friday 24th January 10:51