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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1563386
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I received the event info pack and forms today thumb

Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1563410
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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1563641
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What time is everybody arriving at the track


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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1563647
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TIME GROUP
ACTIVITY
07.15 All Venue Open
07.30 All Signing – On Starts
08.30 All Safety Briefing
09.00 1 st x 25 cars queued 3 x Sighting Laps
09.15 2 nd x 25 cars queued 3 x Sighting Laps
09.30 All Open Pit Lane
12.30 All Lunch Break Starts
13.30 All Lunch Break Ends
Dusk All Playtime Ends
17.00 All Venue gates shut

Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1563648
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Just a few more days.... shocked


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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1563961
19/02/2016 23:55
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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1563982
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Great day, but way too many cars on circuit as the K7's were buzzing and bullying pretty much everyone to get out of the way.
Weather was perfect, bright, dry and very cold, didn't start raining until gone 4pm and then they were all out of shape.

A Ford Puma driver tried a new line through Surtees and took major damage off side when he met the tyre wall at Mclaren, driver ok but he'll have a hell of a job explaining the damage to him Mum's car when he gets home laugh

Coupé's were on song and holding there own with no issues, in the afternoon I suffered what I think to be an early lift pump failure in the tank as the 044 fuel pump in the boot sounds like it's oscillating air so not getting enough fuel.
Rocket in the morning was blistering fast, raw and pretty frightening tbh as I've not driven her properly since 2013. Alex my Daughter was nearly passing out at the bottom of Paddock hill due to the G's being pulled up Hailwood hill.
New Cameras fitted by Jake have captured so great video and the 300+ SLR shots of the day should make for some good footage so more to follow on that.

In all an excellent couple of days and I think I can say we all enjoyed out track time and made it back safely with no break downs or issues.

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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1563985
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That's great mate.Glad all went well. Looking forward to the vids etc.



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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1563994
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Sounds excellent, look forward to the footage/pics!


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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1564020
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My mate Mozzy and I really enjoyed our time at Brands! cool
First ever track day for us, so no lap records set!

As Joe said, lots of cars on track, with the Caterhams constantly darting around you in the bends like a swarm of wasps at times. frown
The Porto was on good form all day, the engine pulling really well and handling aplomb with only the brake pedal going spongy mid way through the afternoon.
Good to meet other Coupe owners with their fine cars who shared our garage and we all kept our cars on the track surface, to see another day!
Big thanks to Joe in bringing the Porto up to scratch mechanically and for persuading me to go along. cool

Some photos to follow.


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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1564044
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A few "official" pics of my Porto in action.

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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1564134
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Copy of pics taken by the official photographer on the day.

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More pics here on a Photobucket file , including Mark, Jackie, Neil and Dave's.

Quick fly by video here.

Jake says my internet is pants so he'll edit the other videos back at Uni as his system is super fast and way better then mine bla bla bla bla bla............ laugh

Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1564139
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Some great shots by Jake "Security" there Joe! laugh


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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1564144
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Looks like a great day with a break in the wet weather too.


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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Brilly1uk] #1564294
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Originally Posted By: Brilly1uk
Some great shots by Jake "Security" there Joe! laugh


Jake is a good lad, nags sometimes but not too much laugh

He's edited the video footage of our day at Brands, my driving is very gentle and courteous to all the other cars that were buzzing around on circuit, 20 mins worth so get comfy smile

Brands Hatch 18th Feb 2016.

Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1564297
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Nice vid, looked like an interesting day for you.


Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1564337
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Cheers Jake for doing the edit, that vid brought it all back!
Nice gentle driving Joe....I would hardly recognise your style!!! laugh


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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1564478
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Was that Marco's old coupe you were driving Joe?


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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: PeteP] #1564480
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Originally Posted By: PeteP
Was that Marco's old coupe you were driving Joe?


When I got it I wouldn't of called it a Coupé Pete, more like an empty shell delivered on tyres laugh

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Re: Brands Hatch Indy circuit 19th February 2016 [Re: Countrycruising] #1564481
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Glad the day went well, I miss brands - not been there for a while.

Goodwood on monday was really wet, and they kept threatening to throw me off for noise (even after an extra silencer was put in for the day). Apparently I was still hitting 100db on corner exits. crazy


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