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Discussion in 'Silverstone GP - 12th March' started by Stu, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Stu

    Stu Senior Member

    Hi Folks

    Well after a fantastic day at Brands I'm sure the rest of the places at Silverstone will get snapped up pretty quickly, There's only just over 20 places left and with circa 17 people still on the interested list I can see a few disappointed people if they leave it too late..:eek:

    Now the online bookings via credit/debit card is up and running quite a few places can disappear literally overnight so get booked in and flex the plastic to insure your spot.

    Look forward to seeing you all there:D

    Last edited: Feb 4, 2007
  2. drussellwilks

    drussellwilks Junior Member

    Circuit Type

    Which circuit will we be racing on at Silverstone? Will be the Full GP or one of the other circuit configerations?
  3. v8dave

    v8dave Active Member

    Its NOT a race, and I think the thread title says whch circuit.:rolleyes:
  4. drussellwilks

    drussellwilks Junior Member

    Fair enough, so we will be driving around the full GP circuit. I was only asking
  5. Martin C

    Martin C Guest

    Welcome on Board

    Hi David and welcome to MGot,
    As V8Dave replies it is the full GP circuit:D and it is a not too frequent treat. Also as Dave points out racing is not the order of the day (neither I should point out is ANY form of timing), BUT driving as fast as you and the car are capable of CERTAINLY IS;) .
    We have a track etiquette that we expect members to follow and this will be covered in the drivers breifing.
    If this is your first ever track day, you will have a lot to take in and it may seem quite daunting, but don't worry you are only following where the rest of us have been. Also check out the FAQ's to get some ideas about preparing for the day.
    Look forward to seeing you bright and early on the 12th.
  6. drussellwilks

    drussellwilks Junior Member

    I think my use of the word racing has been taken too literally, I had no intention of driving in an un-gentlemanly way. i saw the track day as an enjoyable day out and a good way to meet like minded people.

    I just wanted to make sure which circuit we are using as I know there are a few variants there.

    Thanks for your polite reply, I look forawrd to meeting you on the 12th
  7. Stu

    Stu Senior Member

    Hey Russell

    A slip of the tongue as they say ,but no worries, The GP circuit is really fab !

    I originally thought it would feel long in the F but it certainly doesn't..

    This will be my third visit I think ? or is it my 4th ? I love it . lots and lots of space so the cars in your session spread out giving you room to take your mota to it's limits with confidence...

    If the weather gods are a little kinder than our last visit back in November it will be a crackin day out, I look forward to meeting you there.

  8. drussellwilks

    drussellwilks Junior Member

    Thanks Stu,

    The full GP circuit does look excellent and there seems to be plenty of run off to avoid damage. I have never driven the circuit before, I have been a Marshal there, but that was a few years ago now. Will have to see how the MGB holds up, there are plenty of long straights and hopefully it will not strain the engine too much!

    Many thanks

  9. v8dave

    v8dave Active Member

    Sorry if my response was a bit sharp and concise. I could blame a long day at work dealing with stupid questions but it's probably not a good idea to read the bulletin board when you have just got back from the pub.:eek:

    It was the word race that triggered my almost rant like reply, if people start racing that creates the most dangerous conditions. It only needs one preventable incident to stop the fun for a large number of us.

    I look forward to meeting you on the day and if there is anything I can do to help you enjoy your on track experience......

  10. drussellwilks

    drussellwilks Junior Member

    Thanks for the response Dave, I think the previous posts explain my use of the word "racing", when "driving" would have been more appropriate. I put it down to simply bad wording rather than having anything to prove, or a desire to drive dangerously.

    I look forward to meeting you and everyone else on the 12th.

    Kind Regards

  11. Martin C

    Martin C Guest

    North Weald

    Hi David,
    Don't worry about the words, the trouble with e-mail and texting is the inflection never comes out the way you want it to. We are not really a bunch of stuffed shirts:rolleyes: and to be honest I always say at work after a track day that I was racing round x, y or z yesterday.
    I see you are on the reserve list for North Weald, I wouldn't wait too long to confirm. This is a brilliant day out and SOoooooo MUCH FUN, it is totally different to a track day. You can really push the limits to find out the capabilities of the car:eek: and how big your testies are in safety, without fear of hitting anything;)
    I have a mate (yes only one:p ) who described it as "The best £35 quid I've ever spent and the most fun I've had with my clothes on? :eek:
  12. drussellwilks

    drussellwilks Junior Member

    Thanks forest boy, you have summed it up there very well, as you can see it was literally a sentence and just to check the track we were racing (joke) as there are some variants!

    I was waiting to see how the car behaved at Silverstone before booking North Weald, and i really liked the look of the Snetterton day on 28th March that is aimed at older cars. I will book the North Weald day pretty soon, but right now I need to find the money for a new clutch!
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2007
  13. Stu

    Stu Senior Member

  14. Tim

    Tim Senior Member

  15. Tim

    Tim Senior Member

    At last uk.weather is showing the 'correct' weather..... Sunshine! let's hope BBC agree. :)
  16. Tim

    Tim Senior Member

    5 days to go and....:

    uk.weather ..................... rain :(

    bbc.co.uk/weather ........... sunshine :)

    Guess which one I'm banking on.....
  17. v8dave

    v8dave Active Member

    Has anyone had an email with details of Monday?

    I haven't seen anything and was wondering if my spam filter eat it!

    See you Monday.

  18. Steve Hill

    Steve Hill MGoT Founder Member

    Don't worry, it's being worked on and should be with you by tomorrow.

    Last edited: Mar 8, 2007
  19. Dave

    Dave MGoT President

    My fault I'm afraid - I'm manic at the moment - I just sent it out, so if you didn't get it let me know.


  20. v8dave

    v8dave Active Member

    Thanks for the responses.

    I was right about my ISP's spam filter - Dave's message went straight to the waste bin. I suppose with free webmail you get what you pay for !!


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