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Snetterton - What a great circuit

Discussion in 'Snetterton - 14th April' started by Tim, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Tim

    Tim Senior Member

    What a great circuit and what a great day and thanks for putting up with my '7' amongst the MG's and I hope that I didn't bully too much.

    On plan Snetterton may not look much of a track but boy, oh boy it really does deliver.

    I must say that it's tough to choose which is my favourite part of the circuit, needless to say it has to be the bends rather that the straights, but in order of greatness:

    1, Riches - Bend at the end of the start/finish straight
    2, Bomb hole
    3, second part of the Esses
    4, Coram - you know the one....
    5, Sear - Bend before the back straight
    6, Russell - Chicane before the home straight

    If you're not doing ±90mph through 1,2 then you're not doing it right...;)
    Everywhere else just get the tail out :D

    Tim
     
  2. JP12

    JP12 Active Member

    I agree. It was a great day, good circuit and excellent weather.

    I hope everyone enjoyed the day.

    Joe
     
  3. scott tomcat

    scott tomcat Junior Member

    yeah was a great day I enjoyed it a lot, car sounded a bit tired on the way home !
     
  4. Beaujolais

    Beaujolais Guest

    I agree, a fantastic day. Apologies to all fellow Red Session drivers for the red flag during the second session after lunch. I pulled out of the pits and the engine died. Sterling work by the marshals to recover me and get the session going again. The problem turned out to be a split fuel hose that was sucking air and not the £1.15p 98 octane stuff that I had purchased earlier from the circuit filling station.

    Many thanks to all who tried to get me going again. Much appreciated. I eventually enlisted the help of Barry Chaplin at Motorsport International based at the circuit. Very helpful chap who undertook a temporary get you home repair that worked.

    Steve
     
  5. davea

    davea Junior Member

    Hi everyone.just like to say thanks to Tim and everyone for another great MG on T. day at Snett.It looked fairly full to me so I hope that it was financially OK for you in the end.Good job done.
    Snett is definatly underated,being very difficult to get right,especially the fast sweeping corners Corum and Riches.There's a good reason why its Brtains busiest test track!
    Hope to see you all again in June.
    Regards,Dave Abram.
     
  6. Gary&BVZ

    Gary&BVZ Guest

    Hi Tim ..While I am still on a high after a fantastic day these are my thoughts on the circuit ...:D :D :D
    1. Bomb Hole ...2. Riches ..3. Coram ..
    All have an Apex you cannot see or aim at untill you arrive at it ...Or NOT ..As may sometime happen ..:(
    And the Bomb Hole has an exit that you hope you will arrive at correctly ...
    4. The Esses ...Keep me busy all the way through ..:eek:
    5 & 6 ..Sear & Russell ..They dont excite me much ...
    Dont know how fast I am going as I dare not take my eyes of the track ...
    Having had you follow me perhaps you can give me an idea if it is more than 75 mph ...

    Well that is how I see the circuit from BVZ ....
     
  7. Tim

    Tim Senior Member

    Sorry Gary but I have know idea how fast I was going, I managed to break the speedo again, it was that fast....!!
     
  8. Gary&BVZ

    Gary&BVZ Guest

    And you were following me ??? WOW that must've fast.
    I am even more H A P P Y with my visit to Snetty now ..
    Can't wait for next year ..
     
  9. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Hi Gary

    Great we saw each other on the M11 coming back the day after the event. What's the chances of that :lol:
     
  10. PHolley

    PHolley Junior Member

    Great circuit

    Certainly a great circuit. Not often that the ol' ZT manages to oversteer rather than understeer :D
     
  11. Gareth Evans

    Gareth Evans Active Member

    Another great MGs day

    Another great MGs ontrack day. That was my 3rd with the club now, and all have been great.

    Snetterton is a great circuit and the lack on rain meant speeds could be graduly increased, to a point where I wouldnt have believed I could at thgo that fast @ beginning of the day.

    Nice smokey brakes @ the end of our last session proved we were really moving some.

    Thanks again, see you @ Mallory
     
  12. JP12

    JP12 Active Member

    My Civic was just touching 120MPH at the end of the Revett Straight. I am sure that the CSL and the very nicely presented and quick Tomcat were going much quicker.

    Joe
     
  13. Gary&BVZ

    Gary&BVZ Guest

    Mmmmm....I was only getting 105 and a tad more if I felt very brave before braking ...:eek:
    Time to change make of car and model ???? :confused:
    120 mph impresses me much ..:cool:
    BVZ will sulk for a year if I mention this to him ...:eek:
     
  14. McCourtie

    McCourtie Junior Member

    Well, what can I say about my first ever track day? Brilliant! I personally was pleased with 95mph at the end of the straight - quite enough for me to cope with. I was pleased with how my little ZR coped with the bendy bits - Jamie's instruction was well worth the extra £10 - Great to meet some of you - thanks for the welcome and for looking after me - saving up for my next outing ...
     
  15. Tim

    Tim Senior Member

  16. Dave

    Dave MGoT President

    Can I persuade anyone to write up their experiences?

    Articles to tempt others to join in the fun are the best way we can widen membership and reduce our risks in organising days. We have access to both the MGCC and MGOC club magazines as well as the MGF Register journal and MG Enthusiast magazine - not to mention our own website. Take your pick :)

    Please email dave@mgs-on-track if you can string a few words together and perhaps throw in a photo.
     
  17. scott tomcat

    scott tomcat Junior Member

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  18. Gareth Evans

    Gareth Evans Active Member

    that's one quick tomcat

    Yeah that tomcat was on fire. It must have one of those 'double-decker' diffusers everyone is banging on about. :p
     
  19. Gareth Evans

    Gareth Evans Active Member

    that's one quick tomcat

    or maybe red bull in the full tank:eek:
     

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