Our first event of the year is a Saturday! Not easy to achieve, but thanks to our friends at Lotus on Track (LoT), who are the biggest Track Day Organiser at Brands, we have two out of the three sessions on 3rd February. With a slow start to bookings (Xmas seemed long this year!) we decided to open one of these sessions up to some of the other clubs that we share days with - MX-5, Club Triumph etc. So far, even those have been slow to take advantage, but we do have a couple of Smart Roadsters booked in and we look forward to welcoming them to the day. Many of you will know that another benefit of sharing a day with LoT is that they bring with them a team of excellent ARDS instructors. Thanks to LoT's subsidy on instruction costs we can offer an instructor to accompany you in one of your 20 min track sessions for just £10 - yes just a tenner. I always take a slot, as there is always something to learn, no matter how many times you lap a circuit. The MGCC have sold off the helmets we had last year, but LoT will have helmets available for hire at £20 for the day. So, if you aren't sure about track days and want to see what goes on, then get yourself down to Brands, sign on, hire a helmet and grab a few passenger laps. There'll be four MGoT committee members on hand who will offer you laps and probably plenty of others as well.