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Names definitely for corners.
If you associate features of the corner with the name your brain then automatically remembers it, not so with numbers.

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Actually just thought.
The best track driver I ever shared a car with was Piers Hunniset.
Absolute genius who never got the breaks. Ended upon being a racing instructor to budding Japanese drivers.
An example of an amazing talent who never made it. Would put loads of current F1 drivers to shame. If only I had the access to funds I have now back in the 90’s.
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If only we all had the funds in our earlier years and conviction to follow our instincts more how different life may have been, but would we be happier? Certainly I doubt we would be here exchanging comments on this forum.
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I actually took his comments in a different way Chris
I thought he was referring to possible sponsorship rather than spending it on his own racing.
I could easily be wrong though :)
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Valid point Pete, I think your interpretation is the correct one.
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Blue Star wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:18 pm
Actually just thought.
The best track driver I ever shared a car with was Piers Hunniset.
Absolute genius who never got the breaks. Ended upon being a racing instructor to budding Japanese drivers.
An example of an amazing talent who never made it. Would put loads of current F1 drivers to shame. If only I had the access to funds I have now back in the 90’s.
Oh God, lets not start this now, this is a conversation to be had when you are with a bunch of old racing mates and have had too much to drink, and all feeling your age, and thinking back on all of the talent we have seen wasted because of lack of money and opportunity; there were so so many of them.
Makes me very sad, so stop it now; it's late here and I am in a good mood and I want to go to bed feeling that way, thank you.

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My own racing record reads like a bad story of oh what could have been.
Moderate success in NASCAR, few wins in Lemans series and a very bad year in F2. Was far better at promoting others and creating opportunities.
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Blue Star wrote:My own racing record reads like a bad story of oh what could have been.
Moderate success in NASCAR, few wins in Lemans series and a very bad year in F2. Was far better at promoting others and creating opportunities.
Sounds like you e had a wonderful life
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All distant past now.
More important is connections made that lead to invites and lovely guest drives.
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Blue Star wrote:All distant past now.
More important is connections made that lead to invites and lovely guest drives.
Oh yes
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Thruxton a few weeks ago
Flying around with Jon in his MX5 turbo and Dave in his M3 powered compact
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Then Pembrey
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Then Donington park
Had a 1.23 something
Bit gutted as there was plenty more in the car
Had my first tow in , coil harness lead earthed on engine lifting eye .
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Hi Wayne - I've updated the Pembrey laptime and added a Thruxton track entry with your time too :thumleft:
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mrspiller wrote:Then Pembrey
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Neilparry wrote:
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But Are you specifying the different cars your using ImageImage
Wayne can you confirm the brief car descriptions I've stated for Pembrey and Llandow are correct :?:
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casey wrote:
Neilparry wrote:
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But Are you specifying the different cars your using ImageImage
Wayne can you confirm the brief car descriptions I've stated for Pembrey and Llandow are correct :?:
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Nothing to do with RX8’s but the overall lap record that has stood since 2005 was broken at Castle Coombe today by Stefano Leaney in the F3 cup race.
58.759 (Old record was 59.3)
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Oooh! That’s a great result and should stand for quite a time too.
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Yep
It’s fab lap time
I was there early this year , talking to a few of the older instructors
They did say it was expected as the circuit was getting faster
No inside info from me
I was talking to them after visiting merlin motorsport .
To be fair , I always thought they were quite arrogant on track days
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The 58.759 won’t last long as too hot today for great time (25.5C air, 48.3C track) and only allowed one set of tyres.
F3 not the quickest but great combo of speed, light weight and aero.
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Yep talking to a mechanic about them yesterday
550 kg
250 bhp merc engined
And that one was forsale @ 120k


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brad_wil wrote:
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I would like some pointers as I could only manage a 2:26.
Brad,
There are two main areas at Snetterton which you have to get right to save time; well three really if you include the hairpin but that is a corner that is difficult to give advice on technique as it is very car and driver dependant.
The main two are Riches and Brundle.

Brundle is the main one to save time on, you can easily shave 2-3secs on that corner alone. I am afraid though that this one takes practice, practice, practice. You cannot treat Brundle as if it is a normal corner, it ain’t. From your video you are hitting about 106mph as you reach the first braking marker and are already down to 73 by the last marker. You should ONLY start braking when you are about to reach the last marker and brake hard all the way through the corner. Brundle is all about late braking and it takes practice; you will get it wrong and go off, but it is the only way to learn. This braking through the corner really upsets the car so keep your wits about you for oversteer correction as the back will be really light. Only change down as you approach Nelson. Accelerate early through Nelson but cover the brake to stop going off at the exit. Entry speed into Nelson is really important for the Bomb-hole and Coram so you see that the little bit of tarmac between Brundle and Nelson is really important to get right.

The other place to save time is Riches; people tell you it is a double apex so people start braking for the first apex and because you cannot see the apex until you hit it, they brake too early and turn in too early. What I do is to ignore the first apex and come in hot, turning in very late and use my left foot to brake but only to stop understeer and pump the accelerator all the way through the corner feeling for grip and aim for the second apex. Usually saves a second or so.

Anyway, have fun.

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Snetterton was 220.8 for me
First time up there
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