trackday at brands 13/03/2012 ,details and photos inside

Mikey4410

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heya guys,as some of you know i had booked my first ever trackday for the first part of this year and it got cancelled,so i booked another for a week or so after that and that got cancelled aswell due to snow/ice.

Was really gutted and the reality was that my brands hatch trackday booked for the 13/03/2012 was very nearly cancelled for the same reasons which would have been seriously unlucky,but fortunatley it went ahead.

the day started of cold and wet but by just after midday track was dry and i was really able to give it full throttle with all 70 bhp in the lil starlet sportif.

the car handled absolutley amazingly and i was so impressed with it.the upgraded a111brakes did not fade one little bit and infact only got better and better. i was breaking between the 2 and 1 marker on the main straight were i was hitting 98 mph which i was very happy with.

I was going into paddock hill at 60-65 mph and the g force at the bottom of that thing is crazy.

And through the last lot of bends i was hittng 75-80 mph.

i surprised alot of cars that day and what my car lacks in speed it makes up for handling and breaking.

tyres were kumho ecstas which were pretty dam good. didnt get the tyres to squeal once but thats due to the car being so balanced.

my mate neil came along in his stripped out 182 clio cup with toyo r888s on and he was only managing 113 on the main straight and just a few more mph in the bends which i was chuffed with,just shows the starlets can handle.
Will be doing some more trackdays this year as i have the bug now !!!

heres some piccys













 
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Mikey4410

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Thanks alot mate,i did have a gt turbo but i killed the engine and didnt have a car so i bought the sportif and broke the gt.
 

Arnold

Lifer
Great pics, how long did you get on the track? I'm not far from Brands so wouldn't mind a blast round that sometime
 

Mikey4410

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It was open pit lane,collectively i did 100 track miles and i did 45 quid in petrol.usually that would get me 330 miles.

You should do it mate,it was one of the best things i have ever done,enjoyed it so dam much.car performed amazingly well.
 

Mikey4410

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Booked it with javelin trackdays,it was 160 and theres a petrol station just outside brands.your best taking jerry cans with you aswell.we brimmed our tanks the night before we left and i didnt refuel till after the trackday on way home,i will be doing 2 more trackdays this year for sure .think me mate wants to go lydden hill.
 

Arnold

Lifer
Cheers, just had a look but couldn't see Brands on there schedule of events for the rest of the year! Might try one of the others though. Been to Lydden hill, it's not very technical but some fast corners and tyre walls which bite.
 

Jay

Admin
Cracking pics, glad the little machine did so well for you. Looks like a great days craic!

Jay
 
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