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    German Trackday

    Well as above,I just found that www.germantrack.com are organising this for 25th of Feb 2008, if like me you have not done much track driving then Snetterton is (so I have been told) a good easy track to start with. I`m going to book in next week direct with Snetterton (01953 887303) and hopefully there will be a few more Audi people about.
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    sounds good

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    Norwich is a bit of a trek, I'm interested, but don't think I can make it.



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    I'm same. I'd love to take my motor round a track but Norwich is a fair way for me (especially if I total it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aky
    I'm same. I'd love to take my motor round a track but Norwich is a fair way for me (especially if I total it)

    LOL! Have you had a look at the track Aky? No offence mate, bbut you would have to be a knob to trash your car on what is essentially a loop, doesn't look too technical, but I'm sure I could be proved wrong!



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    Its a very easy track-thats why I`m going lol, however I do pop up there now and again and there is always one or two people go off at some point , should be an easy one for me and the car before I venture to the likes of Cadwell-was planning on going there on Feb 9th with the Seat Cupra.net people but I wimped out after looking into what the track is like,I reakon its poss one of the best ones to do but not for your first time out ...I`m sure I`ll catch up with you all at one of the other events this year so not to worry I`ll try and get some pics on the day if there are some decent motors about?
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    looks to me three are interested Wes!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo
    LOL! Have you had a look at the track Aky? No offence mate, bbut you would have to be a knob to trash your car on what is essentially a loop, doesn't look too technical, but I'm sure I could be proved wrong!
    Just looked now - think you're right. Looks a bit of a crap course. Think i'll wait til later on in the year. I'm thinking Donnington would be a great track day or if anyone was a feeling a bit daring a trip to the ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aky
    anyone was a feeling a bit daring a trip to the ring.
    have you seen that six second ring hero video when he crashed almost straight away?!

    donington can be hairy thoughhttp://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0n5jWPbAvao

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    Ok people just incase anyone was interested, I spoke to Dave from germantrack yesterday and you need to book online with them as its not an msv day like most, on the day you get free tuition ,free photo of your car on track,free garage if you get there early, booking only started friday and they already they have a few booked in including 1 R8 so far ...Wes
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    Just to let you know that Milltek sport will be there with the improved R8
    i am sure if you ask you can get a passenger lap or two

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    Thanx Dave...I will be booking in next week
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    glad to hear it the more the merrier ( with in reason ) some nice tuned cars on the list now pray for sun !

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    Just decided, i'm gonna book the day off and make the journey!

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    You going to venture onto the track Cal???
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    No dude, purely there to lend my support. Oh and to hopefully capture some photos.

    Be rude to expect people to travel to our upcoming meeting without putting in the effort to travel to someone elses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cal1470
    No dude, purely there to lend my support. Oh and to hopefully capture some photos.

    Be rude to expect people to travel to our upcoming meeting without putting in the effort to travel to someone elses.
    Should be some nice bits of kit there to capture some pics of! And if you fancy a few passenger laps, I`ll take you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes G
    Thanx Dave...I will be booking in next week
    Have you Booked on yet Wes
    Last edited by GermanTrack; 8th February 2008 at 18:31.

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    A Clip of what the track is like just incase you have not been there before
    or are worried that is is a "Hard" track .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKBxQmK7Y_0

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    Well it was a great day !
    this is what one of the chaps said on 911uk.com
    if you follow the link you can watch his Video.

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    Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:27 pm Post subject: What a brilliant day!

    I have often referred to Snetterton as being one of the bleakest places on earth having attended many events there and seemingly everytime it was raining. But not today!

    Hats off to Germantrack - Phil Royle, Dave Woodall and their team. I arrived a bit late to the event , but the sign on procedure was thorough, and the briefing lighthearted. It made a nice change from the sometimes overly dour MSV lecture, or the professors at Goldtrack. Of course, safety is the key issue. There were some nice touches that made the day enjoyable: complimentary tea/coffee and also trays of Krispy Kreme Donuts!

    The atmosphere throughout the day was terrific It was very relaxed, the camaraderie full of smiles, and at no point did I ever feel pressured to get out on track in time or feel the need to 'get in extra laps whilst I could'. This was a distinct change from some of the other MSV and Goldtrack sessioned events.

    I think it helped that the Germantrack team were always full of smiles, and you could tell that the event was being run by knowledgeable enthusiasts, not just businessmen. The entire MSV marshalling crew were there as well, so their experience to hand was useful (especially for the 2 unfortunate cars which either rolled or crashed out ).

    The best bit about the whole day was that the event was not crowded and the driving standards really excellent. Although there were about 40+ cars on the day, you never felt crowded on track, and the standard of driving was superb. I spent longer on track today than I would normally do, and at no point did I ever find myself held up by anyone refusing to let me past, and neither did anyone ever harass me from behind. I would hazard a guess and say the standard of driving really made it a great experience for everyone.

    There was a good contingent of BMWs present, and it was clear that all of the drivers were both experienced and fast. There were some notable attendees including Sean Lockyear, JZM, and others, and it was nice to see their support for Germantrack.

    It was the first time in several years I had driven Snetterton, and I started out tentatively slowly building speed through the day. It didn't help that my rear tyres were shot, but thankfully I managed to get them replaced at the very end of the day... a big thumbs up to Steve G at Simply Tyres for his impeccable service (as usual!). By the end of the day, I felt really comfortable piling through the Complex (150mph end of Revett Straight into a 3rd gear 90 left hander immediately into a very tight 2nd gear right hander... but I never nailed either the Bomb Hole or Coram where... it's either a slight lift or flat... but instead I found myself either lifting too long or resorting to the middle pedal . Nevertheless, I kept on telling myself that I was there to have fun and REALLY wanted to drive home in my own car Here are a few laps of Snet with Dan as ballast


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    If today was an indication of the quality of future events run by Germantrack, I will definitely be keeping an eye out for their trackday calendar. I think their next event is at Rockingham next month.

    Well done Germantrack!
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    Some Pic's From the Day






 

 

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