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Post by nightfire10 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:00 pm

if the hotel isn't open it's to far to travel from home in the morning !
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:09 pm

I could still do the Trackday without the Hotel :P , but Wales is still shut too England :x
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Post by mrspiller » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:10 pm

Nope
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Post by pat » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:55 pm

Seems to be quite busy in Wales to me, I don't really notice any difference going from England to Wales. If it gets cancelled I'll just transfer it to a trackday in England. The hotel isn't a problem to us.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:43 pm

The way things are changing then in 5 weeks time travelling into Wales could be fine and also maybe hotels will be open again.
I understand also that a dragon was seen recently flying over Cardiff,
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Post by mrspiller » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:24 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:The way things are changing then in 5 weeks time travelling into Wales could be fine and also maybe hotels will be open again.
I understand also that a dragon was seen recently flying over Cardiff,
I do hope so Chris
Can’t carry on with the queues in castle Combe
We are booked in on 26th
They are putting 20 on circuit with 80 cars attending . Bit of greed creeping in I think


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Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:04 pm

Hmm! Simplistically that’s an hours queuing for last 20 if everyone joins the queue initially.
They should not operate on an open pit lane basis but on 20 minute sessions. Plus if a session is red flagged on the first lap those cars should be routed to parallel queue and go out first when the circuit is cleared. I had two red flag sessions, one on a first lap when the Capri broke, the other when a Westfield stopped at the chicane after quarry and then he followed me into the pits and I was about 20th 20th back in the queue again!!! Should have been a yellow really
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Post by New Duke » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:31 pm

They just shouldn't sell 80 places. Ticket prices are going up every year, way more than the costs possibly can be. At the same time demand has never been higher, over the last year almost every event in the country would sell out.

They're just taking the pi$$ and it's not safe. If drivers know they're going to get bugger all track time then some are blatantly going to feel the need to drive beyond their limit to make the most of it when they do get a turn.

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Post by MightyCondor » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:54 pm

Yeah a reasonable ratio should allow for at least a third of the cars to be on track at any one time, without overcrowding the circuit.

On smaller tracks this seems to be a much bigger problem. Every time that I've visited Mallory Park, there have always been too many cars on track and it's been impossible to do a clean uninterrupted lap until the last hour of the day.

I've only driven Coombe once at last year's AGM private track day (which was bliss), but imagine 20 being enough cars on that circuit. I'm sure they could still make a decent profit selling 60 places at the prices I've been seeing for these days.

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Post by mrspiller » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:06 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Hmm! Simplistically that’s an hours queuing for last 20 if everyone joins the queue initially.
They should not operate on an open pit lane basis but on 20 minute sessions. Plus if a session is red flagged on the first lap those cars should be routed to parallel queue and go out first when the circuit is cleared. I had two red flag sessions, one on a first lap when the Capri broke, the other when a Westfield stopped at the chicane after quarry and then he followed me into the pits and I was about 20th 20th back in the queue again!!! Should have been a yellow really
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Exactly that , they are being greedy
When I first booked , before booking the day we went the only available slot was 26th
Now they have all opened up .
It seems to start it was 60
Now 80 ..........
just a note
The Phoenix day itinerary did say 20 cars too
Should we shout up ?
I think so
Don’t forget we were 25 deep in the queue after lunch ..........,,,,,,



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Post by mrspiller » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:07 pm

New Duke wrote:They just shouldn't sell 80 places. Ticket prices are going up every year, way more than the costs possibly can be. At the same time demand has never been higher, over the last year almost every event in the country would sell out.

They're just taking the pi$$ and it's not safe. If drivers know they're going to get bugger all track time then some are blatantly going to feel the need to drive beyond their limit to make the most of it when they do get a turn.
Totally agree
Making up for loss of income with the racing they have missed
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Post by Neilparry » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:09 pm

Time to start shouting loudly on the Trackday sites


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MightyCondor wrote:Yeah a reasonable ratio should allow for at least a third of the cars to be on track at any one time, without overcrowding the circuit.

On smaller tracks this seems to be a much bigger problem. Every time that I've visited Mallory Park, there have always been too many cars on track and it's been impossible to do a clean uninterrupted lap until the last hour of the day.

I've only driven Coombe once at last year's AGM private track day (which was bliss), but imagine 20 being enough cars on that circuit. I'm sure they could still make a decent profit selling 60 places at the prices I've been seeing for these days.

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:16 pm

If the TDOs were clear regarding the format of the day sessions or open pit lane and the number of cars they were booking then at least we would know what to expect.
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ChrisHolmes wrote:If the TDOs were clear regarding the format of the day sessions or open pit lane and the number of cars they were booking then at least we would know what to expect.
Looks like tdo are the angels
Circuit greed is f***ing it up


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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:46 pm

Anyway back on Pembrey :roll: , from what I could gather last night it's the Welsh Assembly that are happy to keep Wales shut to the outside world and happy to destroy their tourist industry in the process :(

If this gets cancelled then we will all get Credit to use either this year or 2021 =D>


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Post by mrspiller » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:54 pm

GreySilver Beast wrote:Anyway back on Pembrey :roll: , from what I could gather last night it's the Welsh Assembly that are happy to keep Wales shut to the outside world and happy to destroy their tourist industry in the process :(

If this gets cancelled then we will all get Credit to use either this year or 2021 =D>


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Spot on
As i said earlier
We are also locked out ImageImageImage
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Post by nightfire10 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:45 am

GreySilver Beast wrote:Anyway back on Pembrey :roll: , from what I could gather last night it's the Welsh Assembly that are happy to keep Wales shut to the outside world and happy to destroy their tourist industry in the process :(

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Hi nigel any ideas when the cut off date is for them to cancel this as it looks like the hotel won't be open which means I won't be able to attend also unsure when my lockdown finishes Image
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Post by mrspiller » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:56 am

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GreySilver Beast wrote:Anyway back on Pembrey :roll: , from what I could gather last night it's the Welsh Assembly that are happy to keep Wales shut to the outside world and happy to destroy their tourist industry in the process :(

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Hi nigel any ideas when the cut off date is for them to cancel this as it looks like the hotel won't be open which means I won't be able to attend also unsure when my lockdown finishes Image
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Post by pat » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:24 pm

I had a message from premiere inn saying all premiere inn hotels will be open from 4 july. They didn't mention any exclusions.
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This Trackday is now SOLD OUT :thumleft: - Events Team
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From previous experience with Open Track I hope that doesn’t mean about 80 cars!!!!
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ChrisHolmes wrote:From previous experience with Open Track I hope that doesn’t mean about 80 cars!!!!
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:48 pm

And 12 of them will be RX8OC members, must get some good photos.
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