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 Post subject: Donington Sat 2nd April
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:09 pm 
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Just booked on with Javelin.
Anyone else....

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:12 pm 
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Girls should be with their Mum that weekend, although I'm supposed to have them the preceding week. I'll check if we can sort things out but could well be up for that, Wes :grin:

98 dba limit - should be OK I think...can't recall what I got at Cadwell???

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:48 pm 
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Just booked up for this :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:30 am 
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Jeffthechef wrote:
Just booked up for this :D

Brilliant

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:37 pm 
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Awww 'nads, we're away on holiday. :(

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:29 pm 
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Al mentioned Wess, but sadly going to have to give it a miss.
I checked with Mike(car55), and he's also busy sadly.

Enjoy

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:05 pm 
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soulfirer wrote:
Al mentioned Wess, but sadly going to have to give it a miss.
I checked with Mike(car55), and he's also busy sadly.

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That's a shame Kev, will be coming up north at some point, so hope to see you at Knockhill(without any snow!).

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:48 pm 
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Anyone else, only 11 places left.
http://www.javelintrackdays.co.uk/track ... 1&Itemid=1

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:59 pm 
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I am up for this. However I have a significant event in my life coming up in July and can't risk my car too much till afterwards.

Have fun and I want to see loads of vids

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:42 pm 
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Yep, I'm booked on - dozy dithering sod that I am though, missed the early booking discount. Hey ho...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:34 pm 
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Location: Fliptop Towers, North Yorks...the flat bit.
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Aiming to sort my rad out this weekend, along with a couple of other minor tweaks to (possibly) aid the cooling.

Looking forward to it...just need to decide whether to get up really early on April 2 or book in somewhere the night before. :corn:
What are you doing, JTC? Early rise (and possibly a convoy?) or staying locally?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:19 pm 
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Fliptop wrote:
Aiming to sort my rad out this weekend, along with a couple of other minor tweaks to (possibly) aid the cooling.

Looking forward to it...just need to decide whether to get up really early on April 2 or book in somewhere the night before. :corn:
What are you doing, JTC? Early rise (and possibly a convoy?) or staying locally?


Not sure yet Al probably go down night before delending on work.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:05 am 
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Fair enough mate. Assuming I get the PAS pipes replaced this weekend we may do the same, it's a bit of an early start for a Saturday to get there before 8...do enough of those during the week!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:02 pm 
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Just packing up work nice and early to have a crack at sorting my cooling fan, then load up and head to the hotel we're staying at in Kegworth... It's been a long time since my last TD at Cadwell last July, looking forward to it! :cool:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:52 pm 
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Fliptop wrote:
Just packing up work nice and early to have a crack at sorting my cooling fan, then load up and head to the hotel we're staying at in Kegworth... It's been a long time since my last TD at Cadwell last July, looking forward to it! :cool:


Luck Mr Fliptop.

Getting that itch that I couldn't come down now........

Say Hi to Wess, see him up knockhill sometime this year ask him?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:22 pm 
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Have a great day guys, I love Donington sadly with daughters wedding being next week I didn't have the time to come down.

Don't forget the videos.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:14 am 
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Everyone is asking for videos but I don't have a camera...sorry!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:40 am 
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Fliptop wrote:
Everyone is asking for videos but I don't have a camera...sorry!


For goodness sake Al.

Sell that Audi and buy a few good GoPro blacks for FB.......

:roll:
Next best thing then... Identify other cars carrying cameras and make sure you overtake them.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:52 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:46 pm 
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Location: Fliptop Towers, North Yorks...the flat bit.
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This morning's conditions were less than ideal...very damp, the surface was really greasy and slippery, not the most enjoyable first couple of outings.

There were a lot of proper racers there today, many of whom were racing tomorrow and using the trackday as an unofficial test day, setting their cars up, and in several cases throwing them into the kitty litter with rather too much frequency. Twice we were red flagged within 2 laps... We saw several cars go off or spin, usually on cold tyres I think. Schoolboy error...

FB3 was going very well though, and as the rain abated and the track started to dry out it was able to hold its own a bit better than earlier. Even against a brand new modified c. 380bhp Civic Type R... Most of the serious stuff was running wets or inters, and the Kumhos I have on the new rims are not exactly the best in the wet. Better than worn out Michelins on the other rims though!

Anyway, had a good final morning session, JTC and I had a bit of a play and Wessy scampered off into the distance despite a 100bhp or so disadvantage - he can really drive! No dramas with overheating, the fan switch working fine, although I did have a bit of coolant boiling over and the top hose was feeling pressurised...CHG on the way??

Came in for lunch, and by the time the circuit re-opened the sun was out and it was glorious - ideal conditions. Wessy pulled out of the garage, I went to follow but couldn't engage first. Strange I thought. Turned the engine off, put it in gar, started and we leaped forwards...the clutch had somehow managed to develop a fault while it was stationary in the garage??

Had a ponder, took advice - consensus guess was that maybe the clutch plates had stuck as a result of heat from the previous session. So I fired it up in gear with foot on clutch and slammed the brakes on to try to free it up. It was at least slipping enough to hold on the brakes but would creep forward as soon as I let off the brake. However there were strange noises coming from the OSF...bonnet up, had a look...drive belt was off. Further check showed that the water pump had seized solid. Game over, do not pass go, do not collect £200. I was a bit gutted tbh...

No idea what's going on with the clutch, but I've had the car recovered to Wessy's garage and he will look at it next week.

JTC had his own dramas later on, I'll leave it to him to share if he wishes. But he passed me while I waited in a nearby lay-by for recovery, so should have got home before me!

The afternoon wasn't a complete write off, I got to ride shotgun with Wessy and see how it's realy done. You know when you're sat next to a proper racer... By this time he had his car running on slicks so we had a great tussle with one of the Westfield/Caterham thingies.

Big thanks to Wes for being brave enough to then let me loose in his car for a few laps. It's amazing what a decent set of boots can do, the grip was phenomenal. And the brakes, really enjoyed myself, even if I did fluff a few lines at times.


Thanks also to everyone else who was around, don't know how many of them are on here, but it was good chatting to you all, JTC, Ade, Stu, etc.

Didn't take many pics, but the few I have are here...from the hotel car park first things onwards.

Soggy...

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Wessy's car and FB3, Fiona's CTR behind

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One of the early casualties

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Guess what she wants for her birthday????

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This gorgeous little Elite was really going well once it had dried up, it was less confident in the morning, understandably!

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