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How quick is Castle Combe?
09/07/2007

\"\"I think I missed last year’s track day at Castle Combe, as my car wasn’t quite up to it. This year made up for that – what a fast circuit. Quarry is the bend everyone talks about, but my favourite this year was Old Paddock. Coming out of the Esses you immediately move half the circuit width to the right and then just plant your foot on the throttle taking the sweeping right-hander with foot to the floor. My MGF just hugged the bend exiting perfectly for the continued acceleration through Hammerdown. What fun – and with just 12 cars on track at once there was plenty of opportunity to practice. Perhaps too much space, as I never even saw the 650bhp MG SV that was on track in my session - though I gather it was the noise not the sight that thrilled!

 

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