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***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 4th December**
« on: March 02, 2015, 08:51:21 PM »
As this is already getting booked up on the RX-8OC, I thought I would post on here to see if anyone from MRC is interested in attending this popular track day event

Early Bird Booking Price with MOT is £119 but this won't last for much longer :( so get yourself booked up as soon as you can :thumleft:

http://www.mazdaontrack.co.uk/brands-hatch-indy---friday-4th-december-2015---60-car-limit-early-bird-119-608-p.asp

For those of you who haven't been to this event before, it has become a popular event, a bit of a tradition really, although not quite on the scale or prestige of Wimbledon  :D It has been a regular event in the club calendar since 2008. Harrizone, Zarterone and Casey have attended every December Brands Hatch day since then  :D

Newcomers to trackdays are very welcome; please be aware that the track can be a little cold, wet and greasy at this time of the year, so can be more challenging (and fun) to drive  :D Luckily, we've often been blessed with cool, but bight, sunny days, where most of the track dries out and warms up a bit by lunchtime. Of course, I won't mention the year the event was postponed due to 2 feet of snow   ;)

If you are unfamiliar with Brands Hatch then this will help you visualise what it's like to drive;

A “nearside foglight” perspective;
HINTS:
1. Turn your sound down low, the wind noise isn't good!
2. Click on the 360p and select 720p to get the HD version of the video.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ohxTkgoQAE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ohxTkgoQAE</a>

If you have any questions, please post up here or PM Malcolm casey.

Track and event details for anyone new;
CIRCUIT STATS:
Length - 1.2 miles (Indy)
Corners - 5
Noise - 105db (compulsory stationary test)

PROVISIONAL TIMINGS OF THE DAY:
- Sign On 07:30 - 08:30
- Briefing: 08:30am
- OPL from 09.00
- Lunch 12.30-13.30
- OPL 13.30
- Track Closes 16.00 (Day light permitting)

So, let's start the ball rolling  :)
« Last Edit: March 03, 2015, 09:15:29 AM by Casey »
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Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 4th December**
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 08:52:33 PM »
Please copy listing when you have booked your track session

Booked & Paid:-
Clive

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Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 4th December**
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 08:40:07 AM »
Trackday booked

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Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 4th December**
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2015, 09:11:56 AM »
Thanks for starting off the thread Lisa  :13:

Jim - well done mate!

Updated list with names from the RX8OC;
  • Zarterone (Paul)
  • casey (Malcolm)
  • stewartm[/b] (Stew) & (Katie)
  • GreySilver Beast (Nigel)
  • Harrizone (Ray)
  • tractorboy (Bob)
  • Ian.Mothersole (Ian)
  • WildMan10 (Ian) + Feathers (Anne)
  • Clive (Clive)
  • Lennycarloff (Jim)
  • RickyG512 (Ricky

« Last Edit: March 04, 2015, 04:46:34 PM by Casey »
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Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 4th December**
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2015, 04:47:57 PM »
LAST CHANCE TO BOOK AT "EARLY BIRD" RATE OF £119. ONLY TWO PLACES LEFT AT THIS PRICE AS I POST THIS!
RX-8 230 Bridgeported: Racing Brake Disks & 4 pot front calipers,Full Racing Beat (RB) SS Exhaust system,RB ARB's F & R,RB REVI intake,Tein MonoFlex Coilovers & front strut brace.
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Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 4th December**
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2015, 09:32:26 PM »
Final list for this event - now sold out, but there may be some last minute places available, so let me know if interested.

Trackday, Already Booked/Paid
Zarterone (Paul)
casey (Malcolm)
stewartm (Stew) & (Katie)
GreySilver Beast (Nigel) + GrimReaper (Dan) [-o<
Harrizone (Ray)
tractorboy (Bob)
Ian.Mothersole (Ian)
WildMan10 (Ian) + Feathers (Anne)
Clive (Clive)
Lennycarloff (Jim)
Harrizone's friend
salesy

Names: Food at Beefeater after the event
GSB (Nigel) - Standard Menu
casey (Malcolm) - Festive Menu
GrimReaper (Dan) - Standard Menu
Harrizone (Ray) - Daytime Menu
stewartm (Stewart) - Standard Menu?
KJB (Katie) - Festive Menu?
Zarterone (Paul) - Standard Menu
Ian.M (Ian) - Standard Menu
Friend of Ian.M - Standard Menu
Friend of Ian.M - Standard Menu
WildMan10 (Ian) - Festive Menu
Feathers (Anne) - Festive Menu
Tractorboy
Matt

If anyone else wants to join the party for food afterwards, please post up here or PM me asap  :)
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RX-7, KIMI 2 ,^^Ditto - MOT and active

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Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 4th December**
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2015, 09:54:43 PM »
Can i pls go on reserve list....not sure which car goona give it best shot on my rx8 back up will be my Colt if thats ok.  Ive just got back today hospital operation so thats a factor as well too close to call but if i could go on reserve list that would be epic.
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Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 4th December**
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2015, 10:03:57 PM »
Hi Jon, hope you have a fast recovery.

I'll add your name to the reserve list - there's a fair chance of last minute issues with 1 or 2 cars (which are now typically 9-12 years old), so places might become available in the week leading up to the day.
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Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 4th December**
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2015, 01:45:02 AM »
Brands Hatch looking to be a cracking day once again
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Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 4th December**
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2015, 12:22:46 PM »
Thanks Casey.. .slim chance but nice to be on the list.
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Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 4th December**
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2015, 07:35:14 PM »
Trackday, Already Booked/Paid

Zarterone (Paul)
casey (Malcolm)
stewartm (Stew) & (Katie)
GreySilver Beast (Nigel) + GrimReaper (Dan) [-o<
Harrizone (Ray)
tractorboy (Bob)
Ian.Mothersole (Ian)
WildMan10 (Ian) + Feathers (Anne)
Clive (Clive)
Lennycarloff (Jim)
Harrizone's friend
salesy

Names: Food at Beefeater after the event

GSB (Nigel) - Standard Menu
casey (Malcolm) - Festive Menu
GrimReaper (Dan) - Standard Menu
Harrizone (Ray) - Daytime Menu
stewartm (Stewart) - Standard Menu?
KJB (Katie) - Festive Menu?
Zarterone (Paul) - Standard Menu
Ian.M (Ian) - Standard Menu
Friend of Ian.M - Standard Menu
Friend of Ian.M - Standard Menu
WildMan10 (Ian) - Festive Menu
Feathers (Anne) - Festive Menu
Tractorboy
Matt
Lennycarloff (jim) Standard menu

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Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 4th December**
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2015, 08:10:15 PM »
Well, a small group of us, mainly with RX-8's had a great day out at Brands Hatch on Friday. The weather was very kind to us, with sun most of the day, light winds and very mild temperatures.

Great fun on track - the reduced number of cars from 70 to 60 this year made a huge difference, plus the track manners were first class. A great atmosphere made for a highly enjoyable day in the company of other rotary enthusiasts. With tea, coffee and hot chocolate on tap in our group of 4 garages we were well set to chill out and natter between track sessions. A dozen of us rounded off the day by decamping to a local Beefeater, mostly to avoid the Friday rush-hour!!

Here's some video of my first ever sub 60 seconds laps of Brands and, like buses, not just one, but two arrived together!

Select 1080p HD for best quality playback via the gearwheel, bottom right

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW7hjEMTsFk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW7hjEMTsFk</a>
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Re: ***TRACKDAY, Brands Hatch, Friday 4th December**
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2015, 09:21:20 AM »
Thanks Casey. Enjoyed.
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