'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

A record and archive of car activity and track days attended by Club members. Read-only.
User avatar
ChrisHolmes
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 28203
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:04 pm
RX-8: 231
Colour: Sparkling Black
Location: Cheltenham
Has thanked: 9660 times
Been thanked: 4879 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by ChrisHolmes »

Thankyou Malcom and Nigel for organising today and to everyone who attended and again made this annual track day the great gathering that it is, long may it continue.
The R3 performed faultlessly all day and I had some great moments passing much more powerful cars which couldn’t use their full power on the greasy surface.
Driving etiquette was on the whole very good but there were a couple of “blockers” at various times.
I should have some videos to upload but that can wait till tomorrow as I am knackered!
A short clip of the snowy paddock. https://1drv.ms/f/s!AugalL5KaYbxgug9RSa9lQ3GeYH1gQ
Attachments
IMG_5372.jpeg
IMG_5374.jpeg
Last edited by ChrisHolmes on Fri Dec 01, 2023 11:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
These users thanked the author ChrisHolmes for the post (total 3):
casey (Fri Dec 01, 2023 10:50 pm) • GreySilver Beast (Fri Dec 01, 2023 10:56 pm) • brad_wil (Fri Dec 01, 2023 11:17 pm)
Rotary History;

Sep 2005-Aug 2006 EO55 XOL VR 231 New
Oct 2014-Mar 2019 OE06 EWJ VR 231
Jan 2019-Jun 2020 T200 CAD Orange SC 231
Feb 2020-May 2023 RR54 AJR VR 231 Modified for Track
Oct 2020-Mar 2021 YA56 EUE Copper Red Nemesis
Jun 2022-Apr 2023 TN07 JHD KURO Resurrected
Jun 2023-Jan2024 OV09 BFF Sparkling Black R3
Avatar courtesy of my grandson Cameron
User avatar
casey
Events Team Member
Events Team Member
Posts: 12565
Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2004 7:14 pm
RX-8: 231
Colour: Titanium Grey
Location: Colchester
Has thanked: 2131 times
Been thanked: 2382 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by casey »

My thanks to everyone who came along today and made it such an enjoyable outing. Well done Andrew, you drove really smoothly with great linesl for a first trackday. I look forward to seeing you at another trackday next year.

I had a really lovely session in the afternoon in a "train" of 5 RX-8's. I was at the rear and hope I can upload some video when I get home.

My laptimes were lousy, cf my best of 58.x secs, best today being 1m10.54. The issue throughout the day was an inability to carry any speed through Clearways and onto the main straight. Really enjoyable trying to improve though!

This was my 16th consecutive Brands outing in Dec, first being in 2008. That is, if you count one year that was postponed until January, due to a foot of snow on the planned Dec date!!

Archive pic from 2008, with the much missed Ray in shot.
Attachments
2008 12 05 Dec BrandsHatch 008.JPG
These users thanked the author casey for the post (total 6):
GreySilver Beast (Fri Dec 01, 2023 11:10 pm) • Mpv2k3 (Fri Dec 01, 2023 11:12 pm) • brad_wil (Fri Dec 01, 2023 11:16 pm) • ChrisHolmes (Fri Dec 01, 2023 11:45 pm) • UtterOtter (Sat Dec 02, 2023 6:13 am) • Clive (Sat Dec 02, 2023 5:34 pm)
Essex Rotary Full Bridgeport
Seibon Carbon Fibre Bonnet, "Racing Brake" front calipers, Racing Beat (RB) ARB's F&R, RB REVI intake, full RB Stainless Steel Exhaust & Mani, 20mm Eibach spacers, KOYO Ali Rad, Lightened Fly, Tein MonoFlex coilovers & strut brace, Axial short-shifter, BHR Coils & Engine Mounts, Greddy Sump
Federal 595RS-R or Rainsport 3
User avatar
ChrisHolmes
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 28203
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:04 pm
RX-8: 231
Colour: Sparkling Black
Location: Cheltenham
Has thanked: 9660 times
Been thanked: 4879 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by ChrisHolmes »

My lap times at Brands are usually c10secs slower than Malcolm but today I managed a 1m11.21 which really surprised me, I think it clearly helped by me chasing down a Boxter!
I was even more pleased with the time when I discovered that Nick Dougills best lap in my car today was 1m11.35 but then I was on my own and he had 16 stone of me in the car!
These users thanked the author ChrisHolmes for the post (total 2):
casey (Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:10 am) • GreySilver Beast (Sat Dec 02, 2023 10:33 am)
Rotary History;

Sep 2005-Aug 2006 EO55 XOL VR 231 New
Oct 2014-Mar 2019 OE06 EWJ VR 231
Jan 2019-Jun 2020 T200 CAD Orange SC 231
Feb 2020-May 2023 RR54 AJR VR 231 Modified for Track
Oct 2020-Mar 2021 YA56 EUE Copper Red Nemesis
Jun 2022-Apr 2023 TN07 JHD KURO Resurrected
Jun 2023-Jan2024 OV09 BFF Sparkling Black R3
Avatar courtesy of my grandson Cameron
User avatar
MightyCondor
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 1883
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:14 pm
RX-8: PZ
Colour: Brilliant Black
Location: Reading, Berks
Has thanked: 402 times
Been thanked: 756 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by MightyCondor »

I also joined the 1:11 club using the Federals. Unfortunately semi slicks weren't the optimal tyre for the conditions. Initially the track seemed to be improving, but the snow ruined that, and even with a sunny afternoon, the latter stages of the circuit offered no grip at all.

So for the the final session, I switched back to the Rain Sports, and did a 1:08. Although it was still slippery, the difference was huge. Race box graphs will show the difference between the best laps on each tyre.

I should be able to put up a video of me coming through a convoy of RX-8s in that session.

Fun day. Car behaved. Cakes were excellent. Custard on cheesecake is weird, but I'm willing to give it a go sometime. I needed over 9 hours sleep before writing this post.
Image

Sent from my IN2013 using Tapatalk
These users thanked the author MightyCondor for the post (total 5):
casey (Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:13 am) • GreySilver Beast (Sat Dec 02, 2023 10:34 am) • brad_wil (Sat Dec 02, 2023 11:07 am) • ChrisHolmes (Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:01 pm) • New Duke (Sun Dec 03, 2023 1:14 am)
User avatar
casey
Events Team Member
Events Team Member
Posts: 12565
Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2004 7:14 pm
RX-8: 231
Colour: Titanium Grey
Location: Colchester
Has thanked: 2131 times
Been thanked: 2382 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by casey »

Thanks for those graphs, Alan. It demonstrates just how hard it was to apply the throttle on exit from corners with semis, cf the Rainsports, so reducing terminal speed on the following straights.

I've never known Clearways to be so slippery throughout the entire day. Semis definitely not the best choice, but it was fun seeking different lines in an effort to improve.
These users thanked the author casey for the post:
ChrisHolmes (Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:01 pm)
Essex Rotary Full Bridgeport
Seibon Carbon Fibre Bonnet, "Racing Brake" front calipers, Racing Beat (RB) ARB's F&R, RB REVI intake, full RB Stainless Steel Exhaust & Mani, 20mm Eibach spacers, KOYO Ali Rad, Lightened Fly, Tein MonoFlex coilovers & strut brace, Axial short-shifter, BHR Coils & Engine Mounts, Greddy Sump
Federal 595RS-R or Rainsport 3
User avatar
Neilparry
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 1607
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:13 pm
RX-8: 231
Colour: Velocity Red
Location: Mid Glam
Has thanked: 31 times
Been thanked: 602 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by Neilparry »

Just to say thanks for a great day and I was there Image

Image


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
These users thanked the author Neilparry for the post (total 2):
GreySilver Beast (Sat Dec 02, 2023 12:36 pm) • ChrisHolmes (Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:02 pm)
:wash:
User avatar
UtterOtter
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Sep 03, 2023 6:36 am
RX-8: Evolve
Colour: Copper Red
Location: Leatherhead, Surrey
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 11 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by UtterOtter »

Many thanks to everyone for being so friendly and making it such a great first trackday for me!
Thanks again to Malcolm for showing me the ropes :D
XSP_1122.JPG
XSP_1613.JPG
XSP_1538.JPG
These users thanked the author UtterOtter for the post (total 3):
GreySilver Beast (Sat Dec 02, 2023 12:36 pm) • casey (Sat Dec 02, 2023 12:41 pm) • ChrisHolmes (Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:02 pm)
- Andrew :D
‘06 RX-8 Evolve in Copper Mica Red
Mods: RRP MK3 Ignition Coils and Spark Plug Wires, RRP MKII Engine Mounts, RRP cat-back exhaust, RRP Pulley Set in Black, OEM Cruise (rx8cc), HEL Braided Brake Lines all around
To Do: New Taillight Gaskets, Fix Passenger Mirror, Fix Boot Key Lock, Alloy Wheel Refurbishment, HEL Braided Clutch Line, TPS Exhaust Manifold
User avatar
nightfire10
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 7929
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:11 pm
RX-8: 40th Anniversary
Colour: Crystal White
Location: poole dorset
Has thanked: 2397 times
Been thanked: 1157 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by nightfire10 »

Photos ImageImageImageImageImage

Sent from my SM-S918B using Tapatalk

These users thanked the author nightfire10 for the post (total 3):
GreySilver Beast (Sat Dec 02, 2023 2:41 pm) • casey (Sat Dec 02, 2023 3:34 pm) • ChrisHolmes (Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:02 pm)
Hayward's Street/bridgeported rebuild,595's,Tein coilovers edfc Racingbeat rear anti roll bar oil pres oil temp gauge pod's,lockwood front rear grills,Tinted wind ws folding tow hook's,595s,connect2 ,at long last sohn and ap50 tank instaled ,revi ram air duct already fitted ! calipers painted,diff oil changed .
just oil lines to fit at some stage ( had them a while too) :P

180 of 400
User avatar
Mpv2k3
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 2167
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:56 pm
RX-8: R3
Colour: Diamond Grey
Location: London
Has thanked: 287 times
Been thanked: 575 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by Mpv2k3 »

Did you receive an email regarding the photographs?
Diamond Grey 2009 Mazda Rx8 R3 - Owned since June 2012
K&N Panel filter>D585-R Ignition Coil Kit>BHR Engine Mounts>Lockwood Front Grilles>Mintex M1144 brake pads>RacingBrake braided brake lines>Black Diamond G12 Grooved Brake Disc Front & Rear>Eibach Spacer's front 15mm, rear 15mm>4-Pot Front Brake >RacingBeat ARB's
User avatar
nightfire10
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 7929
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:11 pm
RX-8: 40th Anniversary
Colour: Crystal White
Location: poole dorset
Has thanked: 2397 times
Been thanked: 1157 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by nightfire10 »

No just went to their site

Sent from my SM-S918B using Tapatalk


https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/5ujrqrgf ... Bj82Q&dl=0
These users thanked the author nightfire10 for the post (total 2):
Mpv2k3 (Sat Dec 02, 2023 1:10 pm) • GreySilver Beast (Sat Dec 02, 2023 2:42 pm)
Hayward's Street/bridgeported rebuild,595's,Tein coilovers edfc Racingbeat rear anti roll bar oil pres oil temp gauge pod's,lockwood front rear grills,Tinted wind ws folding tow hook's,595s,connect2 ,at long last sohn and ap50 tank instaled ,revi ram air duct already fitted ! calipers painted,diff oil changed .
just oil lines to fit at some stage ( had them a while too) :P

180 of 400
User avatar
mrspiller
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 4234
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:04 pm
RX-8: 231
Colour: Copper Red
Location: Hengoed - South Wales
Has thanked: 280 times
Been thanked: 764 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by mrspiller »

nightfire10 wrote:Photos ImageImageImageImageImage

Sent from my SM-S918B using Tapatalk
Christ I was dark
Could barley see that MX5 behind you


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
These users thanked the author mrspiller for the post:
ChrisHolmes (Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:03 pm)
User avatar
nightfire10
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 7929
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:11 pm
RX-8: 40th Anniversary
Colour: Crystal White
Location: poole dorset
Has thanked: 2397 times
Been thanked: 1157 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by nightfire10 »

mrspiller wrote:
nightfire10 wrote:Photos ImageImageImageImageImage

Sent from my SM-S918B using Tapatalk
Christ I was dark
Could barley see that MX5 behind you


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I don't think it was that dark just how he took some pictures

Sent from my SM-S918B using Tapatalk

Hayward's Street/bridgeported rebuild,595's,Tein coilovers edfc Racingbeat rear anti roll bar oil pres oil temp gauge pod's,lockwood front rear grills,Tinted wind ws folding tow hook's,595s,connect2 ,at long last sohn and ap50 tank instaled ,revi ram air duct already fitted ! calipers painted,diff oil changed .
just oil lines to fit at some stage ( had them a while too) :P

180 of 400
User avatar
ChrisHolmes
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 28203
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:04 pm
RX-8: 231
Colour: Sparkling Black
Location: Cheltenham
Has thanked: 9660 times
Been thanked: 4879 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by ChrisHolmes »

Bit of a naughty pass on a Boxter at 15m52.07
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AugalL5KaYbxguhBi0l ... Q?e=F2XucB
Attachments
XSP_4208.JPG
XSP_4004.JPG
XSP_2891.JPG
XSP_2540.JPG
XSP_2538.JPG
XSP_2537.JPG
XSP_2535.JPG
XSP_2462.JPG
XSP_2364.JPG
XSP_0968.JPG
XSP_0902.JPG
Last edited by ChrisHolmes on Sat Dec 02, 2023 10:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
These users thanked the author ChrisHolmes for the post (total 3):
GreySilver Beast (Sat Dec 02, 2023 9:04 pm) • UtterOtter (Sat Dec 02, 2023 9:05 pm) • casey (Sun Dec 03, 2023 12:46 am)
Rotary History;

Sep 2005-Aug 2006 EO55 XOL VR 231 New
Oct 2014-Mar 2019 OE06 EWJ VR 231
Jan 2019-Jun 2020 T200 CAD Orange SC 231
Feb 2020-May 2023 RR54 AJR VR 231 Modified for Track
Oct 2020-Mar 2021 YA56 EUE Copper Red Nemesis
Jun 2022-Apr 2023 TN07 JHD KURO Resurrected
Jun 2023-Jan2024 OV09 BFF Sparkling Black R3
Avatar courtesy of my grandson Cameron
User avatar
Mpv2k3
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 2167
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:56 pm
RX-8: R3
Colour: Diamond Grey
Location: London
Has thanked: 287 times
Been thanked: 575 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by Mpv2k3 »

Another good day at Brandshatch annual event although, a little chilly and slippery on track. :dsc:

Track etiquette was mostly good apart from a few. :roll:

My best times were in the 1.09s



XSP_3335.JPG
XSP_3035.JPG
XSP_4228.JPG
XSP_2966.JPG

These users thanked the author Mpv2k3 for the post (total 4):
GreySilver Beast (Sat Dec 02, 2023 9:48 pm) • ChrisHolmes (Sat Dec 02, 2023 10:10 pm) • casey (Sun Dec 03, 2023 12:46 am) • SeanP (Sun Dec 03, 2023 3:14 am)
Diamond Grey 2009 Mazda Rx8 R3 - Owned since June 2012
K&N Panel filter>D585-R Ignition Coil Kit>BHR Engine Mounts>Lockwood Front Grilles>Mintex M1144 brake pads>RacingBrake braided brake lines>Black Diamond G12 Grooved Brake Disc Front & Rear>Eibach Spacer's front 15mm, rear 15mm>4-Pot Front Brake >RacingBeat ARB's
User avatar
Mpv2k3
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 2167
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:56 pm
RX-8: R3
Colour: Diamond Grey
Location: London
Has thanked: 287 times
Been thanked: 575 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by Mpv2k3 »

The day ended with a great meal :thumleft:
Attachments
20231201_174029.jpg
20231201_174002.jpg
20231201_173952.jpg
These users thanked the author Mpv2k3 for the post (total 5):
GreySilver Beast (Sat Dec 02, 2023 9:50 pm) • ChrisHolmes (Sat Dec 02, 2023 10:13 pm) • MightyCondor (Sat Dec 02, 2023 11:20 pm) • casey (Sun Dec 03, 2023 12:47 am) • New Duke (Sun Dec 03, 2023 1:16 am)
Diamond Grey 2009 Mazda Rx8 R3 - Owned since June 2012
K&N Panel filter>D585-R Ignition Coil Kit>BHR Engine Mounts>Lockwood Front Grilles>Mintex M1144 brake pads>RacingBrake braided brake lines>Black Diamond G12 Grooved Brake Disc Front & Rear>Eibach Spacer's front 15mm, rear 15mm>4-Pot Front Brake >RacingBeat ARB's
User avatar
MightyCondor
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 1883
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:14 pm
RX-8: PZ
Colour: Brilliant Black
Location: Reading, Berks
Has thanked: 402 times
Been thanked: 756 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by MightyCondor »

Videos to sit here (once processing completed)

My entire final session, featuring Neil, Malcolm, Ian, Sam and Marc among others. Finally overtaking cars following the switch to Rain Sports. My pass on the Boxster wasn't quite as naughty as Chris':


The fastest lap of my day:
These users thanked the author MightyCondor for the post (total 5):
GreySilver Beast (Sat Dec 02, 2023 10:49 pm) • Mpv2k3 (Sat Dec 02, 2023 10:55 pm) • ChrisHolmes (Sat Dec 02, 2023 11:58 pm) • SeanP (Sun Dec 03, 2023 3:24 am) • casey (Mon Dec 04, 2023 10:29 pm)
User avatar
ChrisHolmes
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 28203
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:04 pm
RX-8: 231
Colour: Sparkling Black
Location: Cheltenham
Has thanked: 9660 times
Been thanked: 4879 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by ChrisHolmes »

Good neat lines there Alan, I reckon the Boxter back off at the end of Clearways.
Rotary History;

Sep 2005-Aug 2006 EO55 XOL VR 231 New
Oct 2014-Mar 2019 OE06 EWJ VR 231
Jan 2019-Jun 2020 T200 CAD Orange SC 231
Feb 2020-May 2023 RR54 AJR VR 231 Modified for Track
Oct 2020-Mar 2021 YA56 EUE Copper Red Nemesis
Jun 2022-Apr 2023 TN07 JHD KURO Resurrected
Jun 2023-Jan2024 OV09 BFF Sparkling Black R3
Avatar courtesy of my grandson Cameron
User avatar
MightyCondor
Club Member
Club Member
Posts: 1883
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:14 pm
RX-8: PZ
Colour: Brilliant Black
Location: Reading, Berks
Has thanked: 402 times
Been thanked: 756 times

Re: 'TRACKDAY', Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (Kent) - ***Friday 1st December 2023*** SOLD OUT

Post by MightyCondor »

ChrisHolmes wrote:Good neat lines there Alan, I reckon the Boxter back off at the end of Clearways.
Almost certainly, but I was basically ahead of him at that point. Not the best behavior by me, but he was never letting me by otherwise. I had to complain about the blue Clio doing similar to me, but he was way more aggressive, especially as I was patiently waiting for an appropriate moment to pass the 370z who was another terrible blocker on the day...

All the issues on the day seemed to be caused by non Mazdas. The RX-8 and MX-5 contingent were impeccable.

Sent from my IN2013 using Tapatalk


These users thanked the author MightyCondor for the post:
ChrisHolmes (Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:40 pm)
Post Reply

Return to “Car Activity and Track days Archive”