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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by marco_polo » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:18 pm

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In twenty years of track days I've never seen anything as bad as that. Awful, so sorry to see that :(
Video here: https://www.facebook.com/jamie.rumbelow ... 006965110/

At 14 seconds you can just get a glimpse of a douche-nozzle in an Estoril Blue M135i (overtaking on the wet grass), and then T-Boning 'Deadeye'. :(
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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by MartyB » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:37 pm

Deadeye wrote:GET INSURANCE

This was my last trackday - at Bedford with Javlin. Stupid c*nt hit me on the apex of the first corner after the pit straight:

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I remember seeing this on here a few years ago. It’s one of the reasons I always insure my car on track. I’ve now got a road / track policy which covers unlimited trackdays!


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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by git-r2 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:51 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:18 pm
git-r2 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:30 pm
In twenty years of track days I've never seen anything as bad as that. Awful, so sorry to see that :(
Video here: https://www.facebook.com/jamie.rumbelow ... 006965110/

At 14 seconds you can just get a glimpse of a douche-nozzle in an Estoril Blue M135i (overtaking on the wet grass), and then T-Boning 'Deadeye'. :(
Not nice to see.
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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by Twenny » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:59 pm

Few of us are booked in for the 17th Feb and it’s my very first and only track day.

Any tips for Bedford?

Any tips for track days in general?

I have insurance lol




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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by Deadeye » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:25 pm

Twenny wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Few of us are booked in for the 17th Feb and it’s my very first and only track day.

Any tips for Bedford?

Any tips for track days in general?

I have insurance lol




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Bedford is long, that’s about it. Problem is, on an open pit lane day, they let too many people attend.

It’s a good track though with a mix of fast and slow corners. Really cool chicane on the back straight. Can be really greasy though if it’s damp.

Best track day I ever did was Donnington. They do a Friday night event in the summer, all really well behaved drivers and some really trick kit.

Cramer curves are amazing. First time you see them they’re quite intimidating but within a few laps your flying though them.
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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by Twenny » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:39 pm

Deadeye wrote:
Twenny wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Few of us are booked in for the 17th Feb and it’s my very first and only track day.

Any tips for Bedford?

Any tips for track days in general?

I have insurance lol




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Bedford is long, that’s about it. Problem is, on an open pit lane day, they let too many people attend.

It’s a good track though with a mix of fast and slow corners. Really cool chicane on the back straight. Can be really greasy though if it’s damp.

Best track day I ever did was Donnington. They do a Friday night event in the summer, all really well behaved drivers and some really trick kit.

Cramer curves are amazing. First time you see them they’re quite intimidating but within a few laps your flying though them.
Yeah cheers DE I have been watching an Ariel Atom doing 2:50ish laps and can see some serious fast parts. Lots of run off which is what made me take the invite.

I was hoping Project Cars on PS4 had Bedford Aerodrome so I could at least get an idea of the lefts and rights etc.

I have also booked a 20 minute session with an experienced driver (allegedly lol) on the day to hopefully learn a few things.

Plus it’s an expensive day -

Track day -120
Insurance - 85
20 mins lesson - £20
Helmet - 10
Fuel - 3 tanks - 200
Food - ?
Replacement pads - 40

So £500 for the day


Hoping I enjoy it but I couldn’t afford this more than once a year anyway lol


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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by gavp » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:26 pm

Donington is great but expensive.
Cadwell, Oulton and Anglesey are my UK favourites even though Castle Combe is 20 minutes away.

Donington pursue for barrier damage like Nurburgring.
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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by 5678 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:51 pm

Oulton is great, lived in Manchester for a while and used to go there a lot in my 182.
Anglesey was a stunning place, but the day I went was full of gt3s and radicals and I spent all day moving over!
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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by 5678 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:51 pm

Oulton is great, lived in Manchester for a while and used to go there a lot in my 182.
Anglesey was a stunning place, but the day I went was full of gt3s and radicals and I spent all day moving over!
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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by sawda » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:19 am

Love to go to anglesey or donnington, just too far away from me. I quite liked cadwell park too.

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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by git-r2 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:02 pm

Twenny wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:39 pm
Deadeye wrote:
Twenny wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Few of us are booked in for the 17th Feb and it’s my very first and only track day.

Any tips for Bedford?

Any tips for track days in general?

I have insurance lol




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Yeah cheers DE I have been watching an Ariel Atom doing 2:50ish laps and can see some serious fast parts. Lots of run off which is what made me take the invite.

I was hoping Project Cars on PS4 had Bedford Aerodrome so I could at least get an idea of the lefts and rights etc.

I have also booked a 20 minute session with an experienced driver (allegedly lol) on the day to hopefully learn a few things.

Plus it’s an expensive day -

Track day -120
Insurance - 85
20 mins lesson - £20
Helmet - 10
Fuel - 3 tanks - 200
Food - ?
Replacement pads - 40

So £500 for the day


Hoping I enjoy it but I couldn’t afford this more than once a year anyway lol


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Can you share the Atom vid please?

My M135i would do sub 2:50 with a proper driver. I’ve not found many lap times to reference, the track changed so current times are only valid 2016 onwards.

£500 for a track day is very generous. Hopefully you’ll find it cheaper than that :)
'13 M135i standard.. and will remain so.. I promise... really.. will not modify... or abuse on track..
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Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by Twenny » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:11 pm

git-r2 wrote:Can you share the Atom vid please?

My M135i would do sub 2:50 with a proper driver. I’ve not found many lap times to reference, the track changed so current times are only valid 2016 onwards.

£500 for a track day is very generous. Hopefully you’ll find it cheaper than that :)
Sure, here’s the link bud - https://youtu.be/A5_IpoY5zGc

* edit - although I notice this is from 2014 and you mentioned track changes post 2016 so this may be useless to you.


As for cost? Well the only variable is the fuel and food and possibly pads (depends on me I guess) so maybe I’ve over calculated and may get away with 2 tanks, less food and no pads so maybe £400, but it’s still an expensive past time lol

Looking forward to it.


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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by git-r2 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:15 pm

If you’re worried about there being too many cars on track MSV have lowest numbers for the cost of the track day. If you’re planning to go regularly they also give 10% discount on every booking plus £600 of credit when buying a £500 voucher.

They are good to deal with if you have a problem. If your car breaks and you’ve only done a few laps they’ll give you a credit for another day. I think they’d probably do the same for noise at Bedford.

Javelin are fine from my experience, they also do a voucher system similar to MSV.

Some organisers run ridiculously busy track days, I’d definitely suggest anyone booking their first track day google the organiser they use.
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'91 R32 GTR... basically standard and unmolested... 497 @ rear hubs... never raced nor rallied : https://youtu.be/jhsX0elVG2k
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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by git-r2 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:18 pm

Twenny wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:11 pm
git-r2 wrote:
Sure, here’s the link bud - https://youtu.be/A5_IpoY5zGc

* edit - although I notice this is from 2014 and you mentioned track changes post 2016 so this may be useless to you.


As for cost? Well the only variable is the fuel and food and possibly pads (depends on me I guess) so maybe I’ve over calculated and may get away with 2 tanks, less food and no pads so maybe £400, but it’s still an expensive past time lol

Looking forward to it.


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Thanks for the link.

It’s addictive too :twisted:

You can do it cheaper if you do a half day, I paid £54 for my last at bedford and probably used a tank in the afternoon.
'13 M135i standard.. and will remain so.. I promise... really.. will not modify... or abuse on track..
'91 R32 GTR... basically standard and unmolested... 497 @ rear hubs... never raced nor rallied : https://youtu.be/jhsX0elVG2k
+ some dullness

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Re: Anyone fancy Bedford - Sat 31st March

Post by docwra » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:19 pm

git-r2 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:30 pm
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In twenty years of track days I've never seen anything as bad as that. Awful, so sorry to see that :(
Ive only ever seen two multicar incidents on track, one was a day we were actually running, some dick tried to outbrake someone and T-boned them. Fortunately was caught on camera so said dick was banned from club and sent home and we covered nearly all of the damage to the other lads car from a whip round.

The other one? Bedford, last week :(
Lad in the garage next to us had a 133hp Twingo, was on his first day and while he was slow was getting out of the way and doing the right thing.

He had a spin about halfway through the morning, his mate went past him ........ and the car following his mate somehow managed to lose control on the straight and smash into the side of him, poor lad.

Rule of thumb for me - if the car is worth more than about £2K the insurance is worth having.

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