Brands Hatch, Monday 1st August evening session

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Brands Hatch, Monday 1st August evening session

Post by gavsdavs » 12/07/18 20:54

Going to go here with a mate who's driving an RX8.
If a few of us are going it might be worth contacting someone for some tuition on the day.

Anyone else fancy it ?



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Re: Brands Hatch, Monday 1st August evening session

Post by TonyleFrog » 21/07/18 19:30

<<cough>> Last time I looked at my calendar, 1st August 2018 is a Wednesday. <<cough>>

http://www.brandshatch.co.uk/trackdays/ ... endar.aspx

I'll probably mosey along as it's so close. But only to watch, not take part.
Some barsteward has dinged the passenger door on my red G-ltd while it was parked.
It's being repaired next week so that's my budget spoken for.
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Re: Brands Hatch, Monday 1st August evening session

Post by Quintain » 23/07/18 11:47

I'm booked on for the Wednesday evening session. Wave as you pass me on the pit straight. Old geezer in a green mk2.

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Post by TonyleFrog » 24/07/18 8:04

Does it by any chance have yellow mirrors and wheels?
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Post by Quintain » 24/07/18 9:53

Nope. Goodwood green all over. Anthracite wheels.

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Re: Brands Hatch, Monday 1st August evening session

Post by vinp182 » 24/07/18 11:30

TonyleFrog wrote:
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<<cough>> Last time I looked at my calendar, 1st August 2018 is a Wednesday. <<cough>>
We must have the same calendar Tony :D
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Re: Brands Hatch, Monday 1st August evening session

Post by Quintain » 02/08/18 19:07

Gavsdavs, thanks for the wave. Never saw you otherwise!? Next time...

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Re: Brands Hatch, Monday 1st August evening session

Post by gavsdavs » 02/08/18 19:19

Quintain wrote:
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Gavsdavs, thanks for the wave. Never saw you otherwise!? Next time...
Yeah that was a good evening - about the right length - a whole day is very wearing on the car.

Did you see my kamikaze spin on the straight ?

Also saw a rev1 mr2 get trailered off at the end of the evening, do you know anything about that guy ?

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Re: Brands Hatch, Monday 1st August evening session

Post by Gazza_DJ » 02/08/18 23:23

I hope there's a video of the classic Gav "watch this" spin!
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Re: Brands Hatch, Monday 1st August evening session

Post by Quintain » 03/08/18 8:33

Missed your spin. Any video?

The Rev 1 turned up on the trailer, got noise tested, off loaded, then 3 guys spent 2 hours standing round it talking, then loaded it up and left. It never went on track that I saw?


Doing the whole day GP circuit on 21st August. Sixth full day this year. MR2's are tough. Patrick looks after mine... :clapping:

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Re: Brands Hatch, Monday 1st August evening session

Post by gavsdavs » 03/08/18 22:25

Gazza_DJ wrote:
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I hope there's a video of the classic Gav "watch this" spin!
No, I have a cranky old go pro hero 2 that had crashed and refused to play ball by then.

The only video I have went on youtube:

No spin unfortunately.

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Re: Brands Hatch, Monday 1st August evening session

Post by Gazza_DJ » 03/08/18 23:09

Did you ever leave 3rd gear?? :laughing
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Re: Brands Hatch, Monday 1st August evening session

Post by gavsdavs » 04/08/18 12:39

Gazza_DJ wrote:
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Did you ever leave 3rd gear?? :laughing
I tried using 2nd a few times out of the hairpin but it was out of revs quickly. Using 2nd means it's more likely to spin up the rears and in any case it's got plenty of torque from 2500rpm. Top of 3rd at 7200rpm is 118mph - I got to about 7050rpm a few times.

Still fast enough to do this to the front discs :)
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Re: Brands Hatch, Monday 1st August evening session

Post by Quintain » 06/08/18 13:44

:D Impressive


What pads are you using?

I'm using Ferodo DS2500. They were a bit poor on drilled discs but work better on plain discs. No sure I want to make the jump to Carbotech or similar. Seems a bit ott for track days...

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