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BDC Knockhill, Open Trackday Heads Up Thread!

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by John, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. John

    John New Member

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    Well I know I havent been around much of late for various reasons but I thought I would give the heads up to anyone that cares about this trackday.

    The BDC (British Drift Championship) comes to Knockhill on the 21st of August and like last year they are offering a open pitlane trackday between sessions. So for your £50, you get two, 1 hour sessions on track and your entry to the BDC event itself. I did this event last year and met up with fellow member Braveheart. Its the same setup as last year and is a good chance to get your car on track in a lower risk environment as compared to the other open pitlane days at Knockhill numbers are much lower (last year the first session seen 15-18 cars and the second session maybe 25 cars).

    Going by the feedback I recieved on the Scottish Trackday thread most people prefered a open pitlane event and considering numbers wont be an issue here and costs are much lower than usual so this is the perfect opportunity to get a few R's on circuit and have a general good day out.

    So is anyone interested in this?
     
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    If the fecking thing is running I will head down.
     
  3. vss irvine

    vss irvine Well-Known Member

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    working im afraid
     
  4. whytie

    whytie Active Member

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    I may be able to make this
     
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    warpspeed Well-Known Member

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    working too
     
  6. Fire & skill

    Fire & skill Vintage member

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    hmm, I'll give it some thought - its a maybe for me!
     
  7. John

    John New Member

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    I would say anyone that is serious about doing this track day has 2-3 weeks to think about it going by last years numbers. In the end they ended up selling track time on the day for the second session as some didnt turn up and obviously there was a few spaces still available.

    It could be one of these things you could leave until the last minute to book, but then again what with the limited numbers on track it only takes one decently represented owners club to decide to take part to mean that there isnt the space to get on.

    For anyone that hasnt taken part in a track day before or has limited experience I would say this is about as good an opportunity as your going to get as a limited field of cars and no stupidly fast cars makes it perfect to build your confidence up.

    Just for reference I drove to the track last year in the R, ran for the 2 hours, then drove home without issue. The car even went straight through its MOT a couple of weeks later first time! Just thought I would mention this as it appears we have a lot of owners that are scared to drive their performance cars hard ;-)
     
  8. johnsy

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    I may be up for this, will have to see closer to the time though, i have the modification bug at the moment
     
  9. whytie

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    Been into work and ive now got the days of work, my only probs is im not sure if i want to take the rb box on to track as im not sure if its to much stress. I can swap it to standard box bit of a pain thou for little track time. I think i might just whip my hi-spec brakes off my track car and put them on my standard road R and have a blast in that.
     
  10. Fire & skill

    Fire & skill Vintage member

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    What do you need to bring?
     
  11. John

    John New Member

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    A car!

    In all seriousness though you need your car, your driving documents (you must have a drivers licence with you) and helmet of any kind if you have one (I wear a motox one), although a helmet can be hired on the day if need be. You can take a single passenger in the front, although you arent limited to just 1 in all sessions, just 1 at a time so you can come in and swap passengers as many times as you like.

    If you have camera equipment it must be secured, so no passengers with cameras/phones in their hands as this will lead to an immediate black flag and the end of your day.
     
  12. John

    John New Member

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    Theres far more time to be found from getting your lines dialled in that having a really high performing car I would say. I was topping out at roughly 120mph at the end of the main straight in my R and considering how slow I was exiting the last hairpin and the fact my cars no lightweight a RB box might be pushing it, obviously depending on the power you've got. I struggled with overall grip last year and I'll have the exact same setup if this all goes ahead, so really the more road going the car the less I'll have to move out of the way :doh:
     

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