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VXR Trackday at Croft..pics n stuff

voorhees Jul 20, 2009

  1. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator DSG

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    VXR Trackday

    Wednesday 15th July at Croft,North Yorkshire

    Timetable
    13.00 Welcome
    13.15 Track Briefing
    13.30 Track Activity
    15.15 VXR Experiance
    17.00 Close


    The welcome included a buffet lunch with a range of different drinks which were readily available throughout the day free of charge.
    After the briefing we were given sighting laps by the instructor which mine was a freelance driving instructor who was a BTCC driver but was waiting for sponsors/funds.

    the cars
    VXR Corsa-192 PS 170 lbs/ft 0-60 6.8 secs
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    VXR Astra-240 PS 236 lbs/ft 0-60 6.2 secs
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    VXR Zafira-240 PS 236 lbs/ft 0-60 7.2 secs
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    SRI Insignia-260 PS 280 lbs/ft 0-60 7.2 secs
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    VXR8- 431 PS 405 lbs/ft 0-60 4.9 secs
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    The trackday has a 'bus-stop' system where people just wait at the sign and takeover when the driver has finished his three laps,there was 28 cars and 30 people,a car taking people for a telemetry laps was there so you could get a readout ( I didn't ) also a fast few laps with BTCC Driver Andrew Jordan ( I also didn't )

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    started to rain a wee bit but not much
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    After the track we did a pitstop wheel change on a BTCC car and a whizz around some cones
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    In summary my thoughts on the cars...best was the Corsa as I enjoyed throwing it around the track and least impressive was the VXR8 but the instructors marked me down as good at driving that and the Insignia,probably used to driving a heavy car so it must of showed.

    All in all it was a very good day and had a blast driving through the lanes trying to keep up with Jim
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    Last edited: Jul 20, 2009
  2. AuldReekie

    AuldReekie Member

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    Great write up mate.

    I am quite pleased that the money was well spent I have to say.

    I have to say that despite the slagging the Corsa & Arsetra get for torque steer, on the track it did not make any noticable difference. They were a hoot to drive and very chuckable.

    The BTCC guy was tearing around in the Astra steering it on the throttle mainly - very balanced and impressive.

    I thought that it was a good track too, despite its swimming pool tendancies. I was watching the BTCC there a few weeks earlier and was amazed at how soden it gets, thankfully we only had 20 mins or so...which was enough to get sideways in the VXR8 :wtf:. It sounds immense, but after feeling how twitchy it is in the wet, no thanks. I am loving the picture in the peeing rain! :p

    The 'warm up' ahem, was a blast too. :thumbsup:
     
  3. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Looks like a good day out that.

    I love those Corsa VXR's :)
     

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