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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:07 pm    Post subject: Thruxton - any good? Reply with quote

Finally booked first trackday after a bit of a break

Has anyone else driven Thruxton? What did you think? It looks like a pretty quick track from the YouTube clips I’ve seen

It’s a 90db static test so it’ll be interesting trying to get my car in on the day ... Question Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mate
90db static is just a no go. Our cars are 102bds at 6000rpm.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a punchy track for your first track day, was the track i passed my license at and raced there a couple of times after(first podium in fact), it's very fast, I remember Ollie Jackson having a big accident there around the back(fast bit).

Would of said something like bedford would of been a better shout for your first but drive sensibly and well within your limits and all good.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers chaps

Hmm so all in all probably not a good choice of track to come back to trackdays with Floor

Might keep that in the diary then to try out the M2 on track (pretty sure that should get passed the noise fascists) and book something else for the GT3
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roro wrote:
Cheers chaps

Hmm so all in all probably not a good choice of track to come back to trackdays with Floor

Might keep that in the diary then to try out the M2 on track (pretty sure that should get passed the noise fascists) and book something else for the GT3


Apologies Roro I didn't take on board the coming back bit.

Sounds like noise is your only problem then.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries Thumb

I’m in 2 minds whether to try and get on in the GT3 with cans (they don’t really make a huge difference, maybe a few dB off if I’m lucky), or just take the other car. Plenty of time to decide though, the trackday isn’t until May anyway
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your border line the noise guys at Thruxton are helpful, but 90db is low - I squeezed in with a 996 C2 on a standard exhaust. (Was actually 1 over)

Circuit wise, I find it a bit meh! - Its fundamentally a fast oval with two chicanes, but make no mistake the back end, Goodwood, Village & Church, are quick and theres camber which makes things interesting.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crash7 wrote:
If your border line the noise guys at Thruxton are helpful, but 90db is low - I squeezed in with a 996 C2 on a standard exhaust. (Was actually 1 over)


Yes, the noise test chaps are friendly nudge nudge wink wink if you know what I mean. Wink They told me ‘91 dB’ as well when it was 98-100 at other circuits.

The track was superb fun in my Honda but I just couldn’t get into rhythm in my old 996 C2 and drove quite poorly. frustrated
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thruxton is ace.

I've been round there in all sorts of cars over the years. Took the 996 there earlier this year.

Do it - you'll be fine and won't regret it.

I'd highly recommend going round with someone who knows what they're doing - it'll be an eye opener for sure!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thruxton is great.Have raced there a few times.As fast as you want to go,bit bumpy but they have resurfaced parts this year.Speeds of 150 are attainable but you will need good brakes.Tyre wear is heavy.Mike.
 
  
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