DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Start and join discussions that are not related to BMW. Talk about anything that takes your fancy: jokes, cars, music, anything......

Moderators: Rich196, babybmwadmin, marco_polo, Producethis, Lambster

User avatar
Si Bailey
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 839
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:56 am
Location: Central ESSEX

DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by Si Bailey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:40 am

Not long been back from doing this today, Had a really good day and was looked after well by BMW UK. Great hospitality, reasonable track time (always want more) , obviously the cars were amazing.

Was a good format, if you were lucky. Started in the handling section with M4's & M4 Competition's then on to track time in M140i's followed by M2's. Then on to a flying lap with pro race drivers. We had Paul O'Neil (BTCC) and Alexander Sims (Le Mans) in the Cup prepared M235i ( what a weapon) then to finish, a telemetry monitored and video recored session in the track prepared M4, whereby you get a memory stick at the end with that and the M235i passenger ride on it.
Cooked Breakfast and a steak lunch was included. I for one really enjoyed it and would recommend doing. Its not cheap, but I think worth it, compared to what you get with most other track days.

My laps and general pics / vids below
OLD 120d - NEW M140i (BRUTUS)
Nurburgring Trip :D

CENTRAL ESSEX
NOW - F20 M140i Alpine White with ZF8 + Toys
GONE - E87 120d Sport

User avatar
Si Bailey
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 839
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:56 am
Location: Central ESSEX

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by Si Bailey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:18 am

VIDEO OF M4 - https://youtu.be/rMU0QFfpXfI

VIDEO OF M235i Cup race car - https://youtu.be/XkiQZ4osRK4

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

VIDEO CLICK TO WATCHImage

VIDEO CLICK TO WATCHImage

VIDEO CLICK TO WATCHImage

VIDEO CLICK TO WATCHImage

VIDEO CLICK TO WATCHImage

VIDEO CLICK TO WATCHImage

VIDEO CLICK TO WATCHImage
VIDEO CLICK TO WATCHImage

VIDEO CLICK TO WATCHImage(Ooops.. Not sure that was in the plan lol)

Just want to say, i was not driving in any of theses clips, so feel free to judge and or comment lol

Epic day though ! really Enjoyed it
OLD 120d - NEW M140i (BRUTUS)
Nurburgring Trip :D

CENTRAL ESSEX
NOW - F20 M140i Alpine White with ZF8 + Toys
GONE - E87 120d Sport

User avatar
Si Bailey
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 839
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:56 am
Location: Central ESSEX

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by Si Bailey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:21 am

Si Bailey wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:18 am

Some seem to have posted upside-down ... Don't know why this is as I never rotated them... :shock: :? If you want to look at the pics etc, you can just click on them and it will open the correct on Flickr

:roll:
Last edited by Si Bailey on Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
OLD 120d - NEW M140i (BRUTUS)
Nurburgring Trip :D

CENTRAL ESSEX
NOW - F20 M140i Alpine White with ZF8 + Toys
GONE - E87 120d Sport

User avatar
Si Bailey
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 839
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:56 am
Location: Central ESSEX

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by Si Bailey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:28 am

:roll: And now the Video links dont seem to be working either ... I'll sort this asap when I have more time
OLD 120d - NEW M140i (BRUTUS)
Nurburgring Trip :D

CENTRAL ESSEX
NOW - F20 M140i Alpine White with ZF8 + Toys
GONE - E87 120d Sport

User avatar
gazw
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:01 pm

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by gazw » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:08 am

I have been looking at these and they look reasonable value, good to hear positive feedback!

Its somewhat unclear as to whether you drive your own car, or if cars are provided for the time you are on track? Can you confirm?

User avatar
Sonic1506
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 7864
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:08 am
Location: Here, There, Everywhere.

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by Sonic1506 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:59 am

How do you go about booking this?

User avatar
Si Bailey
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 839
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:56 am
Location: Central ESSEX

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by Si Bailey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:08 am

gazw wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:08 am
I have been looking at these and they look reasonable value, good to hear positive feedback!

Its somewhat unclear as to whether you drive your own car, or if cars are provided for the time you are on track? Can you confirm?
Their cars mate, that’s why I did it... wanted to rag someone else’s car on a track, but yet it was still the same as mine (M140i obviously, not the M2 or M4)

Was good but you weren’t allowed to take the traction control off though!
OLD 120d - NEW M140i (BRUTUS)
Nurburgring Trip :D

CENTRAL ESSEX
NOW - F20 M140i Alpine White with ZF8 + Toys
GONE - E87 120d Sport

User avatar
Si Bailey
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 839
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:56 am
Location: Central ESSEX

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by Si Bailey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:11 am

Sonic1506 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:59 am
How do you go about booking this?
I had an email from BMW about 6 months ago offering it. Not sure if it’s because I had bought my M-Lite or if everyone got them??
I can see if I still have the email , it might have a link ...
OLD 120d - NEW M140i (BRUTUS)
Nurburgring Trip :D

CENTRAL ESSEX
NOW - F20 M140i Alpine White with ZF8 + Toys
GONE - E87 120d Sport

User avatar
marco_polo
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 51338
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:40 am
Location: Omnipresent Post Whore

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by marco_polo » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:14 am

How much dollar?
Silver F21 M135i - ManBox - HK - Adaptive + Eibach Pro's - BBS CH-R's - BMWP Drexler LSD - M4 LCA's

Please help the Mod's by using the report [ ! ] button where appropriate

User avatar
Si Bailey
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 839
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:56 am
Location: Central ESSEX

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by Si Bailey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:21 am

Si Bailey wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:11 am
Sonic1506 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:59 am
How do you go about booking this?
I had an email from BMW about 6 months ago offering it. Not sure if it’s because I had bought my M-Lite or if everyone got them??
I can see if I still have the email , it might have a link ...

Found this link .... https://drivingexperiences.bmw.co.uk/?g ... lsrc=aw.ds
... but think it’s all sold out for this year
OLD 120d - NEW M140i (BRUTUS)
Nurburgring Trip :D

CENTRAL ESSEX
NOW - F20 M140i Alpine White with ZF8 + Toys
GONE - E87 120d Sport

User avatar
Si Bailey
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 839
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:56 am
Location: Central ESSEX

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by Si Bailey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:24 am

marco_polo wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:14 am
How much dollar?
I can’t remember exactly what I paid as it was like 8 months ago that I booked it, but it was around £270-£280
A fair bit, but reasonable of the amount of track time and excellent hospitality
OLD 120d - NEW M140i (BRUTUS)
Nurburgring Trip :D

CENTRAL ESSEX
NOW - F20 M140i Alpine White with ZF8 + Toys
GONE - E87 120d Sport

User avatar
Sonic1506
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 7864
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:08 am
Location: Here, There, Everywhere.

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by Sonic1506 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:34 am

Si Bailey wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:21 am
Si Bailey wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:11 am
Sonic1506 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:59 am
How do you go about booking this?
I had an email from BMW about 6 months ago offering it. Not sure if it’s because I had bought my M-Lite or if everyone got them??
I can see if I still have the email , it might have a link ...

Found this link .... https://drivingexperiences.bmw.co.uk/?g ... lsrc=aw.ds
... but think it’s all sold out for this year
Thanks. Must be a pick at random thing, then first come, first serve. Can't imagine everything Baby M/M owner getting offered this but I could be wrong.

User avatar
Si Bailey
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 839
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:56 am
Location: Central ESSEX

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by Si Bailey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:47 pm

Well if you ever get offered it, I’d seriously recommend it !
OLD 120d - NEW M140i (BRUTUS)
Nurburgring Trip :D

CENTRAL ESSEX
NOW - F20 M140i Alpine White with ZF8 + Toys
GONE - E87 120d Sport

User avatar
Sonic1506
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 7864
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:08 am
Location: Here, There, Everywhere.

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by Sonic1506 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:15 am

Si Bailey wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:47 pm
Well if you ever get offered it, I’d seriously recommend it !
Yeah, I'll definitely take it up if I get it offered.

User avatar
Si Bailey
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 839
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:56 am
Location: Central ESSEX

Re: DO IT !! BMW Introduction To Performance Trackday

Post by Si Bailey » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:52 pm

I thought it was just a generic email all BMW Customers received
OLD 120d - NEW M140i (BRUTUS)
Nurburgring Trip :D

CENTRAL ESSEX
NOW - F20 M140i Alpine White with ZF8 + Toys
GONE - E87 120d Sport

Post Reply

Return to “General Chit Chat (Off Topic)”