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Old 12 Apr 2004, 19:14 (Ref:937503)   #31
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Steve

Thanks for the explanation. Was wondering where you instructed (Silverstone by any chance?) and whether you did private sessions?

Michael - might br easier to deal with this via email: mmylonas@3serjeantsinn.com

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Old 12 Apr 2004, 19:38 (Ref:937531)   #32
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Hi Michael
I instruct just about anywhere, but Sillystone is my local circuit.
I do a lot at Rockingham and Snet too.

I am freelance so am always up for rent!

I will send you some of my stuff.
Hope you find it useful.

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Old 9 Jun 2004, 08:25 (Ref:998143)   #33
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has been stated that timing is forbidden.best way to know if your going faster through a bend is to look at the revs as you exit.higher revs =faster through the bend
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Old 11 Jun 2004, 21:56 (Ref:1001170)   #34
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or just time it anyway

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Old 11 Jun 2004, 22:46 (Ref:1001205)   #35
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Safety?

Are you allowed to overtake going into corners? I think that it's a good idea when this isn't allowed, at least in the Novice/Intermediate groups.
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DEFINATELY NOT RECOMMENDED ON SAFETY GROUNDS!

AND ...."Once the stickers are fixed on you need to tape up your headlights this really brings out the track-beast in the car and then run through some safety checks, sometimes from a checklist provided".

Tape over the glass mirrors on your road bikes!
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Old 14 Jun 2004, 10:35 (Ref:1003327)   #36
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For info Chaps.
As an organiser and senior Instructor on some track days.
ANYONE found timing is sent home.
The reason for this is that if there is need to use the Public imdemnity insurance, (which all organisers and circuits need) and it is proven that timing was taking place, then the insurance is void!

So please respect the organisers rules as they are in place for a reason.
Have fun, learn circuits and technique on track days, maybe even run in new race engines etc.
But full-on hot laps and timing should be left for test sessions, there are enough around. In this way then you can really see where you and your mota are in terms of competitivity.

Enjoy!...
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Old 15 Jul 2004, 13:44 (Ref:1037286)   #37
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> it is FORBIDDEN to use any method of timing on track days.

Not strictly true PalmerSport did car timings on a HowFast trackday on the GT circuit for all cars and is now running a combined Trackday and HowFast day with individual timing (including a leaderboard) on one circuit and open session on the other.

See www.howfast.com
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Old 15 Jul 2004, 14:50 (Ref:1037333)   #38
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Yup Palmers are a law unto themselves.
They can be as they own the circuit and there is relatively little to hit.

Any independant track day organiser HAS to agree the no timing policy or the Public Indemnity insurance is void.

Palmers time their corporate 'billies' too.
You should see the end results!
One guy tried 90mph into a corner that even Just Wilson takes at 35mph apex speed.

That's what adding the time element does it sets up competition.
Track days are non competitive.
Test days and racing however is another matter.

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Old 25 Aug 2004, 18:40 (Ref:1077299)   #39
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Your track car does not need insurance.
Your track car does not need TAX.
Your track car does not need MOT.
helloooo! Right i'm just a little bit concerned about insurance as from what i have read above u need it for track day witch is fair enuf but wot cover do u have dose it work like when u r on the road e.g if say somone knocks off your bumper or puts a dent in your door u clam,but how do u come off on a track day is it owners risk u just clam on your own insurance if u like?
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Old 25 Aug 2004, 19:15 (Ref:1077307)   #40
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I refer you to the previous answer.
There are a goo dnumber of companies able to take premiums off you for track day cover.
An 'on-track' claim trying to allay specific responsibility I have yet to see!

If on doubt.
Don't do it.
You won't enjoy the day.
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Old 19 Sep 2004, 12:33 (Ref:1100965)   #41
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You don't actually need an MOT to go on track - lots of non road worthy cars use track days (i.e. pure track day cars, lack of lights, speedo etc). However, any car in a dangerous condition (i.e. bits hanging off, leaking oil on circuit etc), will be black flagged. There are no insurance requirement - you sign an indemnity with the track owners and/or track day organisers before going on track - any damage (to your own car, to a third party car which is clearly your fault, or to the track itself - i.e crash barrier, tarmac repairs etc) is down to you. Most track day organisers exclude open wheel single seaters from general track days.
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Old 19 Sep 2004, 17:08 (Ref:1101183)   #42
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Sorry everyone. When I posted my comments earlier today I had (rather stupidly) picked up the thread from the foot of page 1 rather than page 3 !!. Therefore my thoughts only duplicated those already made before me. Instructor & others had already made it perfectly clear that Insurance, MOT etc were not necessary.

You know the definition of an "expert" ?

"X" is the unknown quantity
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"Spurt" is a drip under pressure !!
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Old 19 Sep 2004, 19:17 (Ref:1101287)   #43
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Tee hee
I've heard that before somewhere!
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Old 4 Feb 2005, 01:15 (Ref:1217075)   #44
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I've got a question, I've never done it before but I'd like to...

Main thing I'm worried about is being a bit over cautious on the brakes and things, and someone going into the back of me...
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Old 5 Feb 2005, 18:09 (Ref:1218342)   #45
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Don't be, most circuits do a new to track sesion, you could also do a parade lap lo learn the track first without having to worry about being overtaken!

Another thing is, if your being shouted at, it means STOP WORKING ON YOUR CAR and get the hell of the track!

Oh, and check your wheel nuts between sesions, i've had several cars pull up with wobbly wheel with nuts missing and all the rest loose!

And Its a TRACK DAY not a RACE DAY, yeah you want to go hell for leather, but just remember you're not insured unless you've taken out extra insurance.

And at Combe all cars have to be road legal, so you need Mot and Tax, I was never asked for it, but for the price of an MOT it's worth it, if you can't afford an MOT you really shouldnt be doing track days anyway, could be very expensive if you hit someone else!!

One mor thing, if you got youre own helmet (I use my motorbike helmet, gold acu aproved) check you fit in the car, i'm 6 foot, and lets just say i couldn't move up or down!
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