Posts tagged: trackday

Driving god

Well not quite, but I’m getting there ;)

taking a break

See the pictures in the gallery

Booked

Just booked the Hullavington day with Motorsport Events. Let the countdown begin ;)

Hullavington

Not sure how you pronounce it, hell-of-a-tone, but it’s the venue of the next BRISKODA trackday. Friday the 1st of June we’ll hopefully have 30 or so Skoda’s tearing up the track and burn some rubber. It will also be the first opportunity for me to put the car on the track and see what she can do. A shame it isn’t Bruntingthorpe, but as that has been closed down by the residents on grounds of noise levels, it will have to do :)

Trax 2006

Trax 2006

Go, go, go, go
Go, go, go shawty
It’s your birthday
We gon’ party like it’s yo birthday
We gon’ sip Bacardi like it’s your birthday
And you know we don’t give a fck
It’s not your birthday!

Yup, another year older, another year wiser… And what do you give someone who has everything? A day out on the track… Twice! :D

Blazing around SilverstoneUnlike last year I managed to stay on the track and even overtake a few cars. It had rained throughout the night and we had the 1st session of the day at 9am so I was very nervous, in fact, so nervous I forgot to switch the ASR off and the video camera on… Doh!

The 2nd session was at 11.20am by which time the track was completely dry and this time I was flying… Skylines may be fast on the straights, but they can’t corner if their life depended on it ;)

Check out the gallery for my pictures or watch the whole 19 minutes online!

Trax 2005

Why is pole position a Bad Thing? Cos it leaves you with no car to focus on and it may make you judge your braking point incorrectly therefore going to hard into a corner (which to my defense was slightly hidden from view due to a small crest) and spinning it 180 degrees :D

Still, the car and I survived and I was able to continue my track session (or more importantly, not stopping anyone else’s) as if it never happened… except that I have it all on tape!

Watch me go

Pictures can be found in the gallery

Crash, bang, wallop!

Old Skool TrackdaysSo I lied about the stickers ;)

This years event was again a fantastic day out, and apart from some minor ‘injuries’ to the car I survived it again. During my (what appeared to be my) last lap I managed to overshoot the braking point into a fast right hand corner, lock it up completely and enter the grass verge sideways. The result? A bend alloy :(

See for yourself in DivX or Quicktime.

Fortunately my good friend Dave has kindly offered to pass his spare alloy onto me, so as soon as I’ve found out where I can have it refurbished in the same colour as the other alloys I’m back in business again!

More pictures in the gallery

Bruntingthorpe 2005

BruntingthorpeYes! Time to dig out a lid and spare the tyres… we are heading to Bruntingthorpe again on Saturday the 18th of June.

Last years event was a great success and I am glad BRISKODA is organising it once more. It sure is addictive this brisk driving ;)

Oh, and in case you’re wondering… No, I’ll not be applying any stickers this time :)