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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:38 pm
GoldGoldJoined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:46 pmPosts: 148
Nice sounding 12v motors on standard road tyres going around Spa this last weekend
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=em- ... 2VjG9piWic

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b2b0n9MN-Tw


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:38 pm
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:37 amPosts: 2295Location: Brisbane, Australia
Kevin,

What's with the absence of standard racing regulations here on a race track. No roll cage and no racing suit for fire protection for the driver !!! Utter bullshit.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:05 pm
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:56 amPosts: 752
Most clubs allow it. Not saying it's the safest way to do it, but this looks like it's not meant to be a 10/10ths track day. In the club I ran with last time, if they see that you are an aggressive driver, the will flag you down and bump you to the more advanced group and require a rollage or at least a rear rollbar with proper restraint, clothing and fire extinguisher.

Although I have to say, if you have race cars in the same group, I'm a little wary as they tend to be a bit aggressive. All you need is a Vettel wannabe in his Cupra race car dive bombing in the turn and taps you a little bit....then you would have wished that you had that rollcage installed.

But that 75 understeers quite a bit, a stockish car? Are they all Alex Jupe's customers? Revs past 6K rpm and sounds great, so I'm guessing it's a 75 3.0 Motronic.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:30 pm
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:37 amPosts: 2295Location: Brisbane, Australia
Over here in the land of more sunshine than you can fit into an over inflated personality and swaying palm trees, it's the track Marshall that sets the track requirements. Being in a club is completely irrelevant. It is the track owners who carry the legal liabilities for injuries and accordingly set the minimum standards of safety ie. CAMS or AASA.
If you are going on a track day experience driving at other than racing pace along with others doing the same thing just see what it is like to be on a race track, no roll cage or suit is required. However in such events there is no "mixed" field allowed.
The set up you describe is a disaster waiting to happen. It defies logic to have a mixed field.



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:02 am
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:56 amPosts: 752
All Kev wanted to do was post some vids. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:58 pm
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:37 amPosts: 2295Location: Brisbane, Australia
Yes I agree with you, we all know it's Kevin's fault. :mrgreen:



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:28 am
GoldGoldJoined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:46 pmPosts: 148
Hey MD you live in a nanny state ! I heard even the surfers have to go out with a shark cage around them so they don't get nibbled on :D
Jokes aside I did say to my mate last week that he should use his car that has a roll cage in for trackdays as I really don't want to see him sipping his food through a straw for the rest of his life when he slips on some one else's oil and goes tumbling through Eu Rouge !
I personally always wear my HANS device every time I go out onto the track.

...... You still live in a nanny state :wall:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:13 pm
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:37 amPosts: 2295Location: Brisbane, Australia
...wearing a HANS device on AASA tracks in racing is compulsory here.

Yeah Kevin this nanny business is terrible. Why only the other day I got mobbed by a bunch of them,.Lucky I managed to take a photo I.D. for evidence. I am sharing this with you in case you get bushwacked yourself in your next visit to Oz.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:15 am
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:49 amPosts: 677Location: the Netherlands, 153.1km from the N'ring :-)
KevinR wrote:
Nice sounding 12v motors on standard road tyres going around Spa this last weekend
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=em- ... 2VjG9piWic

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b2b0n9MN-Tw


Ah.. next time give a short announcement in advance. I live only 85 [km] from Spa.
I was visiting Spa 2 weeks earlier to have a walk around during the rma trackday. (Some really nice "non-alfa" track tools).



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