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Old 12 Jan 2005, 08:21 (Ref:1198784)   #16
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last time there were cars like 996, Impreza turbos, Opel Speedesters, Mitsu evo, BMW M3 CSL, Skyline GTR, Delta Integrale and so on.
With cars that quick I'd definitely suggest Croft. It's very near Darlington not far off the A1 about 40mls south of Newcastle. It's a big, mostly quite wide track and will be much more suited to things like a 996, M3 or Skyline. Why not check it out at www.croftcircuit.co.uk
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 09:06 (Ref:1198816)   #17
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Yes Teeside is tight...

but It should stil be fun - why not do both?
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 10:47 (Ref:1198870)   #18
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Espen, check with the people at Teeside Autodrome about secure parking. They were having a lot of trouble with items being stolen from cars.

Croft do run track days and for some reason have it in mind that there is one at Easter (Friday 25th March to 27th). If there is stay over for the Easter Monday sprint meeting at the circuit!
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 15:20 (Ref:1199060)   #19
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I've raced at Croft - excellent circuit - fast - challenging - not too short - I guess for you its like lots of Brits going to do track days in France
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 16:36 (Ref:1199107)   #20
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Thank you again for your helpful input. We've decided to postpone till september, as there are a lot of track days and motorsport events here in may. Croft sounds nice, Teeside has a very helpful attitude and quite reasonable prices. And we've still to contact other tracks that have been mentioned here.

Teeside has some Seat Leons and Mini Coopers that were quite reasonable to rent, Croft offers a four car experience, but frankly we'll be bringing along far more interresting cars ourselves so it's not that interresting.

Of course, we'd like to try one of the great experience programs that are offered elsewhere featuring some real exotic machinery. However noone seem to offer this at Croft. Does anyone know if such packages are available at Knockhill, Oulton Park or Cadwell Park? There are som many companies to contact, and som many tracks to look up... although of course it is a luxury problem!

Whatever we end up doing, I think I'll be visiting this forum regularly. God athmosphere in here
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 22:02 (Ref:1199429)   #21
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Not quite sure we rank quite that highly, but I think we know what you mean.

As for "track days" and "track experience days"... these two things are very different in the UK. I'm not sure if we have the wrong idea of what you want, but a track day is where you bring your own car and drive it on the track for the day. Usually they are arranged in sessions based on level of experience and type of car and range from 100-250 for a day which normally would give you around 2 hours of on-track time. Most tracks also offer half days for 80-180. If, however, you were thinking of leaving your car in the carpark and going on track, that's a completely different thing. There are all sorts of companies offering anything from a fast couple of laps around a track with someone else driving from 30 a pop, to a full day of professional tuition at well over 1000 a time.

I'd thought you wanted a track day, but your last email sounds more like you want a "tack experience". If that's the case then try something like www.buyagift.co.uk and look in the driving section.
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 22:55 (Ref:1199473)   #22
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dtype, we are looking into various ideas. One being to arrange a track day one day, and an "experience" day next day.
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dtype, we are looking into various ideas. One being to arrange a track day one day, and an "experience" day next day.
try www.tracksport.co.uk went with them sat great lads then can sort out a package at oulton park or any other circuit open pit lane for mat see there site ask for craig or graeme
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 18:17 (Ref:1211392)   #24
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Old 4 Feb 2005, 11:20 (Ref:1217364)   #25
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Hi Espen. I can highly reccomend Croft, done my first couple of track days there in my mark II mexico. Great fun, but I am biast as its my local circuit and I marshal there all the time. PM me and let me know when you have definite plans as I'll come down and say hello, might even marshal it if the circuit staff need a hand.

Good luck with your plans. Regards Grahame
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try www.tracksport.co.uk went with them sat great lads then can sort out a package at oulton park or any other circuit open pit lane for mat see there site ask for craig or graeme
Def the best set of instructors
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