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CSCC THRUXTON
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CSCC visit to the ultra-fast circuit.
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Old 4 Jun 2020, 20:36 (Ref:3980227)   #16
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Don't think we'll make it as not sure what hotel arrangements will be, and as I note that there will only be two admission tickets for main driver and one for second driver, it would mean me either leaving my 84 year-old partner behind for the weekend or booking an extra day in whatever hotel accommodation we could get....


Nothing to do with me being a bit nervous of being out of my depth when making my first visit to the infamously fast circuit, where we would be seriously underpowered......
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I have entered the 2 x Magnificent 7 races on the Saturday on the assumption that:
Camping/ Motorhomes will be allowed for overnight stays by then
My mechanic mate is happy to provide support and also camp
I can get a test place on the Friday as I have not raced at Thruxton before
I and Mrs 97 still feel safe with the arrangements
Easier to enter now and cancel nearer the time, if not happy about any of above, than it is to try to enter late

I have booked a track evening at Donington for 23 June to try to get back in the swing of things as not even sat in the car since Oct last year.
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I have entered the 2 x Magnificent 7 races on the Saturday on the assumption that:
Camping/ Motorhomes will be allowed for overnight stays by then
My mechanic mate is happy to provide support and also camp
I can get a test place on the Friday as I have not raced at Thruxton before
I and Mrs 97 still feel safe with the arrangements
Easier to enter now and cancel nearer the time, if not happy about any of above, than it is to try to enter late

I have booked a track evening at Donington for 23 June to try to get back in the swing of things as not even sat in the car since Oct last year.

Ah, but as you'll only get two tickets you'll have to choose between Mrs 97 and your mechanic mate as your plus 1
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Ah, but as you'll only get two tickets you'll have to choose between Mrs 97 and your mechanic mate as your plus 1
Mrs 97 rarely comes along now, except to Donington, due to us having 2 dogs. Easy.
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I'm considering it at the moment, but the Covid situation just puts even more obstacles in the way.

SWMBO is in two minds about it, and as she's team manager, I have to take note!

But Thruxton is already a borderline case for us, due to it being so far away. So no way we could do it all in a day, which means being able to camp on-site is a must, but currently an unknown. I've always maintained that I will do it one day, just to tick that box if nothing else, but just not sure if this is the year to give it a try...

Never having been there is also another consideration. Of course, there has to be a first time at any circuit, but learning what is the fastest circuit in the country at a time when, if something goes wrong (a crash and potential hospitalisation, for example) means you could end up with more complications than you bargained for, is certainly something that needs to be considered.

Hmmm... decisions, decisions.
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Never having been there is also another consideration. Of course, there has to be a first time at any circuit, but learning what is the fastest circuit in the country at a time when, if something goes wrong (a crash and potential hospitalisation, for example) means you could end up with more complications than you bargained for, is certainly something that needs to be considered.

Hmmm... decisions, decisions.

I was discussing it with Rob (the Apothecary) the other day and his tale of having a front strut fail last time he was there, fortunately at the slowest part of the circuit, made me think, especially as he reckoned if something goes wrong you're likely to end up in another postcode Then I looked up the lap times from last year and the quick lads were in the high 90s average mph, and the guys we'd normally run with were in the mid-80s.... Given that on most circuits we visit we're a lot slower than that - about 10mph slower at Silverstone International, for example, I suspect we'd be significantly underpowered.....


Advance planning mode - have you got a pub with a good garden near you ? - if they open up in the next couple of weeks we'll come over and have a chat about it
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