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Flying the MG Flag...

Discussion in 'Bedford - 5th February 2011' started by Trophy-Steve, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Trophy-Steve

    Trophy-Steve Senior Member

    A very windy but enjoyable day at Beford Autodrome, attended sadly by ONLY 3 MG's !! Those of you that missed out MISSED OUT !

    A very long 3.6 mile GT circuit with an amazing 19 bends, a 1km straight, couple of chicanes makes this a very exciting and safe circuit, very flat, No kitty litter and plenty of run off areas, especially at the end of the long straight which I almost visited once !:eek: (Note To Self : must remember to take notice of the count down boards ) ...definitely the fastest curcuit i've driven on. :D

    As usual I have provided a video for the day... Even the MG Trophy is no match for Lotus and their superior handling, which meant passing one made it doubly enjoyable !!

    Best watched in full screen with sound on..........

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzFpT7Ek-5Q
     
  2. fishert

    fishert Active Member

    An enjoyable day, despite the wind, buts its always windy there, and it did not rain which was a bonus. Less crowded than in previous years, so no queuing in the pit lane was required and everyone was well behaved with regards to on track etiquette
    Its been a while since I've done a trackday.
    Had a few niggly problems, firstly an exhaust clamp/bracket decided to come loose and the wiring to the crank sensor decided to play up. Otherwise the car went well.
     
  3. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Thanks for posting Steve.
    A man could get lost around there but it's not often that 5th gear is needed on track.

    How do you find your oil temperature holds up in the Trophy or have you got a cooler.
     
  4. Trophy-Steve

    Trophy-Steve Senior Member

    Hi Tim,

    No, I dont have an oil cooler... though I did limit myself to around 20-25 minute sessions or when the oil gauge started getting near to the middle ! It only got there on two occasions out of about 6 sesions -Being an open pit lane, it is very easy to get carried away, so discipline over enthusiasm is the key !

    Getting into Fifth gear meant reaching up to 120 mph on the 1k straight in an MG, However, the 'lightness' of the Lotus and the Caterhams, will exceed that speed and get there quicker...
    ...Remember to use the countdown markers tho' or this may happen...:eek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3jHdlwPvvo

    Still, I made the marshall who was just to the right, get out of his seat ;) !!
     

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