***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch - Friday 4th December £149***

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***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch - Friday 4th December £149***

Post by GreySilver Beast » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:36 am

This is a very popular event, hosted by the great team at Mazdaontrack, and always sells out months before the day. There is a limit on the number of cars to 60 maximum, which worked very well last year (with 12 Club Members taking their cars on track). This gave plenty of tracktime with minimal pit-lane queues. Book early to avoid disappointment :D

For those of you who haven't been to this event before, it has become a bit of a tradition really, although not quite on the scale or prestige of Wimbledon :D It has been a regular event in the club calendar since 2008. Harrizone and Casey have attended every December Brands Hatch day since then :D

If you've not been before, all newcomers are welcome - you might like to see last year's topic for more information JUST CLICK HERE

Plus, here's a briefing specifically about the Brands Hatch Indy circuit:
viewtopic.php?f=169&t=61972

So, let's start the ball rolling

Track and event details for anyone new:
CIRCUIT STATS:
Length - 1.2 miles (Indy)
Corners - 5
Noise - 105db (compulsory stationary test)

PROVISIONAL TIMINGS OF THE DAY:
- Sign On 07:30 - 08:30
- Briefing: 08:30am
- OPL from 09.00
- Lunch 12.30-13.30
- OPL 13.30
- Track Closes 16.00 (Day light permitting)

Book your place direct with Mazdaontrack via THIS LINK I suggest you DON'T book a garage as, when we know the numbers attending, we will arrange to get a block of garages together to share 3 per garage at ~£10 per head (pay cash on the day).

Newcomers to trackdays are very welcome; please be aware that the track can be a little cold, wet and greasy at this time of the year, so can be more challenging (and more fun) to drive :D Luckily, we've often been blessed with cool, but bright, sunny days, where most of the track dries out and warms up a bit by late morning.

We may be able to offer a "Buddy" to anyone who requests one. This means you will be assigned an experienced trackday driver who will stay with you from the very start of the day until you are happy to unite the knot. The Buddy can help you as much or as little as you want; help with checking your car, signing on, noise testing, getting to the briefing, passenger laps (you driving, and/or Buddy driving to show lines), etc. we always recommend people new to the track also book a "formal" tuition slot, 20 mins with a qualified instructor for £30. Great value for money if you are new to trackday driving.

If you are unfamiliar with Brands Hatch then this will help you visualise what it's like to drive;
(Click on the "gearwheel" and select 1080p to get the HD version of the video)




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  2. casey (Malcolm)(RX-8) - PAID
  3. Ian.M (Ian)(RX-8) - PAID
  4. ChrisHolmes (Chris)(RX-8) - PAIDBooked into Mercure Hotel Thursday
  5. TerryH (Terry)(Mark)(RX-8 40th) - PAID
  6. SeriousSam (Sam)(Soph)(Robyn)(RX-8) - PAID
  7. Mpv2k3 (Marc)(RX-8 R3) - PAID
  8. Studle (Stuart)(RX-8) - PAID
  9. Harris-5310 (Michael)(370Z Nismo) - PAID
  10. MightyCondor (Alan)(RX-8) - PAID
  11. Clive (CX-7&RX-8) - PAID
  12. Nickp47 (Nick)(RX-8 R3) - PAID
  13. rameshr (Ramesh)(RX-8) - PAID
  14. qwakers (James)(Lorry&RX-8) - PAID
  15. Ranjan & Harrizone (Ray)(MX-5 & Soul) - PAID inc Garage
  16. Begall (Ben)(RX-8 R3) - PAID
  17. bc-49 (Bill)(RX-8) - PAID
  18. brad_wil (Brad)(RX-8) - PAID
  19. Clint Wilson (Clint)(RX-8) - PAID
  20. nightfire10 (Steve)(Vicky)(RX-8 40th) - PAID
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If you have booked a place and want to add your name then simply post up in this thread and I (or one of the Events Team) will keep this "first post" list updated. No need to "re-quote" this list - thanks.

Nearer the date we will ask if anyone wants to stay nearby for a meal to avoid leaving the area on a Friday rush -hour!
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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by AdamGaltress » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:40 pm

Will add this as an event on Facebook in due course

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***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:05 pm

This Trackday is still £125 and would advise taking advantage of the price while you still can =D>

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:36 pm

Message from NickD : there are 4 approx places left at £125 for this trackday =D> and there after will go up to about £145 approx :roll:

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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by Mpv2k3 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:53 pm

Booked
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:49 pm

Just a reminder that Malcolm will book the Garages with NickD and that Nigel will book the Restaurant after the trackday =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by Studle » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:38 pm

Just booked :thumleft:
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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by Harris-5310 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:13 pm

All booked up
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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by AdamGaltress » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:14 am

Nigel, can you find out what the driveby limit is for the day and message me. Might book when I wake up if there's still a space left at the early bird price
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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by V8 Power » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:11 am

Yellow (Limit: 105 dB(A) at 0.5m tested statically, and a 92 dB(A) drive by limit at 20m)

This refers to our normal car and motorcycle track days, where members of the public drive their own cars or motorcycles on the track.
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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by casey » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:44 pm

I must point out that Brands Hatch is one circuit which seems to consistently fail a fair few RX-8's on drive-by noise over the years, even though those same cars pass at other MSV circuits.

If you are near the limit, it could be an issue.
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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by AdamGaltress » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:09 pm

Yeah I've been booted off before in the RX-8. This will have to wait until I change the zorst setup I think
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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by Will66 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:08 pm

Intakes seem to get you at Brands, AEMs in particular seem to trip the noise meters, I think they've got a stringent drive-by meter.
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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by ChrisHolmes » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:31 am

There is also a ruling regarding backfires (bangs from crackle maps I presume) whereby more than 3 incidents occur in any one lap will result in exclusion unless the vehicle can be modified to prevent backfires.
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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by Harris-5310 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:43 am

I hope I dont have and problems with my car as it seems really loud when booting it
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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by MightyCondor » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:47 am

I booked this track day a while back and forgot to mention it on here

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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by Clive » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:57 pm

Just booked and paid. Please could you add me to the listing. Still showing at £125.00 :thumright:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:21 pm

Been in contact with NickD and has said that this trackday is selling well now :thumleft: and should be sold out soon =D>

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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by Nickp47 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:45 pm

Definitely don’t want to to miss this so now booked , cheers for the nudge Nigel .
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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by rameshr » Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:28 pm

All booked, not sure with respect to food after. Will confirm closer to the time.
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:07 pm

Lets get another 7 cars to join all of us on the track and make it an epic RX-8OC Trackday =D>

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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by qwakers » Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:53 pm

if theres still places next month (bit short on £ notes atm) im in.
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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by nightfire10 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:16 pm

When does this go to normal price?

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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by Mpv2k3 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:19 pm

Normally it would have gone up by now but I guess there wasnt many takers due to lockdown, but now trackdays are back I'd imagine slots start filling up and the price will go up very soon
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Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £125***

Post by qwakers » Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:29 pm

qwakers wrote:
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if theres still places next month (bit short on £ notes atm) im in.
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