Just to keep you company, I got a place. Glad to see your brining your own crowd.
Well I'm totally new to this game, and have never been on a track before. Was it sensible to choose a venue with concrete walls for my first outing??!!
Looking forward to running as the car is just starting to come together nicely, since mark got his hands on it.
I was encouraged to go by a guy who is running his Elise. So what are the easytrack guys like? I've put in for some tuition just to get the hang of the whole track day etiquette thing, but it looks like there will be plenty GTR masters about.
Much of the field seems to be Caterhams/Elises, what’s it like running with these cars as they must get round the track a whole different way?
Anyway looking forward to meeting you and having a great day.
Great, pleased I'm not the only Skyline going. I see you're last on the list, did you get a cancellation?
I've not done Rockingham before so I'm not sure how daunting turn 4 is although JamieM reckons it's best to leave a little in reserve when you're hitting +140mph 3 foot away from the concrete! I'm sure it'll be fine, just take it easy, don't feel pressured into trying to prove anything to anybody. I'm sure you'll love it.
I've done quite a few track days with EasyTrack and have always found them to be excellent. There have been a few issues along the way but in almost every case, it's been a problem with the circuit rather than with ET. They are also one of the, if not the most reasonable companies out there. They seem to have a large loyal following now which only goes to prove that they must be doing something right.
I understand that the infield at Rockingham is fairly tight so assuming it's a dry day, depending upon the model and driver, you may find it difficult to keep pace with some of the Caterham/Westfield brigade. Elises don't tend to be as quick so they shouldn't be a problem. As the Skyline is so much bigger than a lot of these type of cars, you just need to be aware and let them by if they're up your arse, so to speak. Grunt should mean that you'll overhaul a lot of cars on the longer sections. What sort of power are you running?
Welcome, you'll find we are informal, easy going and friendly club here, however as I'm in the process of drafting some club membership rules, for submission to the membership committee, which maybe in force in time for Rockingham, I would draw you attention to the following:-
page 425, Para 26 - 'Meetings, Events, Dyno Days and Trackdays'
page 437, sub Para 72 - 'Comestibles'
page 481, sub Para 112a - 'Newbies'
"It will be incumbent on all 'Newbies' to fund comestibles, at a convenient emporium en-route or on site if preferred, for those other members in attendance at the meeting, event etc."
Looking forward to meeting you to. As you seem well versed on the subject of food, what happens at lunch? Is there food onsite of do we have to come well stocked?
So are you involved with the running of easyTrack? If so I had better have site of the rest of your Newbie rules!
Thanks for the advice. I guess we've all got to start somewhere! I'm currently running a little over 425 bhp, but have had little time to use the car in its most recent spec. Sunday should set that straight though.
My place was not a cancellation, I just got the last one. I was sitting there watching the numbers fall, and could not resist.
There will be food available on site and I guess that it'll be reasonable as it's a new facility. If you fancy making up a little convoy with Ron, myself and possibly one other, are you starting at J1 of the M1? If so, we could meet up at the Toddington services at around 7.30am....?