Your committee are currently looking at our Annual Meet in 2022 and would like feedback on how many members would be interested in the following proposal. Details are obviously not finalised at this stage, so there may be some changes if this were to go ahead. For instance, we may add options for a drive out or other social event on the Sunday morning for those staying overnight
VENUE: Blyton Park Lincolnshire.
DAY ACTIVITY: Semi-exclusive trackday, shared with the MX-5 OC at Blyton Park.
EVENING ACTIVITY: A private evening dinner, possibly at the Forest Pines Hotel (~20 minutes from Blyton Park):
Of course, members would be welcome to both the trackday and the dinner, or to either event, whatever takes your fancy
The MOT trackday would be run in Open Pit Lane format for the majority of the day, with possibly one or two 20 minute “novice” sessions after the lunch break (if there is interest). This session would be reserved for those new to track driving and would operate with a very limited number of cars on the circuit. The session would begin with two laps behind a pace car, to show you the track and the optimal lines to take through corners, then you are free to continue on your own, but we will offer an experienced track driver in your passenger seat to give advice, if requested. If you have never driven your car on track this is an ideal opportunity to safely explore its limits. The RX-8 is a joy to drive on track, handles superbly and is very forgiving
Full, compulsory, safety briefings will be given to all drivers, whether experienced or novice via online video
Blyton Park is one of the best circuits to drive if anyone is nervous about track driving. Many parts of the track have tarmac run-offs, or ploughed fields, in the highly unlikely event of anyone running off the circuit
Prices for the full OPL day is estimated to be:
- £149 for members, £165 for non members (20 cars signed up)
- £139 for members, £155 for non-members (24 cars signed up)
- £129 for members, £145 for non-members (28 cars signed up)
- £25 for members, £30 for non members