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TimC

posted on 18/9/19 at 09:42 PM Reply With Quote
Aintree Trackday 5th October

Anyone else doing this?






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adithorp

posted on 19/9/19 at 06:31 PM Reply With Quote
I'm not but Aintree is on my to do list. Unfortunately I'm tied up on the 5th.





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TimC

posted on 20/9/19 at 11:45 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by adithorp
I'm not but Aintree is on my to do list. Unfortunately I'm tied up on the 5th.


Thatís a great shame Adi.






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adithorp

posted on 20/9/19 at 07:11 PM Reply With Quote
It might be possible but won't know until tomorrow so then it'll depend on places still being available. Which group have you gone for?





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TimC

posted on 21/9/19 at 06:27 AM Reply With Quote
C but happy to do D - took advise from Autotune who usually have a McLaren M1 there but who sadly canít make it this year.






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adithorp

posted on 22/9/19 at 10:08 PM Reply With Quote
I'm signed up. Just waiting for confirmation I'm in/there's still spaces. Put group C but willing to do D.

Edit... Confirmed I'm in.

[Edited on 23/9/19 by adithorp]





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TimC

posted on 23/9/19 at 08:59 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by adithorp
I'm signed up. Just waiting for confirmation I'm in/there's still spaces. Put group C but willing to do D.

Edit... Confirmed I'm in.

[Edited on 23/9/19 by adithorp]


Superb Adi. I look forward to catching-up.






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adithorp

posted on 23/9/19 at 11:29 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by TimC

Superb Adi. I look forward to catching-up.



Your that confident are you?

Will be good to see your car in action.





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TimC

posted on 23/9/19 at 11:41 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by adithorp
quote:
Originally posted by TimC

Superb Adi. I look forward to catching-up.



Your that confident are you?

Will be good to see your car in action.


I meant... you know what I meant.

Anyway, you can always blame the wind resistance from the windscreen.

[Edited on 23/9/19 by TimC]






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TimC

posted on 28/9/19 at 05:40 PM Reply With Quote
Nearly ready - a bit concerned that I have a rattle from the 2-1 join on the manifold but hoping that noise will be okay.

AintreePrep
AintreePrep


[Edited on 28/9/19 by TimC]






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adithorp

posted on 1/10/19 at 08:15 AM Reply With Quote
Seeing as I've got a quiet day at work, I guess I ought to look mine over.

With a bit of luck it won't start and I can trace that intermittent fault.

...and I'd better get my wets out.

[Edited on 1/10/19 by adithorp]





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TimC

posted on 1/10/19 at 02:37 PM Reply With Quote
DarkSky currently says itíll stay dry - weíll see though.

My main issue is poor performance - of the human kind - feeling bl**dy rough!






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adithorp

posted on 3/10/19 at 09:24 PM Reply With Quote
Starter fixed so just need to clear all the touring kit out, wipe it's face and load up tomorrow.





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TimC

posted on 3/10/19 at 10:07 PM Reply With Quote
Im driving up tomorrow and staying North of Liverpool overnight. See you Saturday morning.






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lsdweb

posted on 10/10/19 at 12:25 PM Reply With Quote
How did it go Tim?
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TimC

posted on 10/10/19 at 07:54 PM Reply With Quote
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How did it go Tim?


Not my finest hour. To be frank, I was a complete klutz in the first session with two months out of the car plus an unfamiliar and dirty circuit resulting in me driving like a novice. Adi and most of the others in our group just drove away from me. I felt pretty disheartened at this stage.

The second session went better with things starting to come together. The car unfortunately then developed a misfire, particularly on the long back straight at speeds in excess of 120mph - not great. Things got worse when I dropped a cylinder and was forced to limp back to the paddock.

The sensible working theory is that the loss of oil pressure that I experienced last time out at Llandow did infact do some damage and the max throttle / high revs back straight at Aintree finished the job. 2019 is now essentially over for me and the car. Letís hope Santaís elves have a 4C8 R1 motor ready for me.

I think Iíll look to revisit Aintree next year. LMC run a tight ship and I felt like I was just starting to get to a point where improvement was about to get quite dramatic.

[Edited on 10/10/19 by TimC]






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adithorp

posted on 10/10/19 at 09:01 PM Reply With Quote
I wasn't that much better... We both nearly went off on the first corner. Dirty track doesn't really do it justice.





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lsdweb

posted on 11/10/19 at 08:38 AM Reply With Quote
Ah Tim, that sounds annoying and a bit expensive :-(

I did a sprint at Aintree years ago in the single seater - can't say I enjoyed it! They locked us in overnight and it was a tad wet - the drivers' briefing was something along the lines of "the racing line is under 3 inches of water so be careful"!

Hope you get i sorted over the winter.

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adithorp

posted on 11/10/19 at 01:53 PM Reply With Quote
Briefing for this included "The sweeper hasn't done a good job so the circuit is dirty, plus there's packed down grass cuttings on the line that we can't shift with brushes". Too be honest it wasn't nearly as bad as they made it sound.





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pigeondave

posted on 12/10/19 at 07:37 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by adithorp
I wasn't that much better... We both nearly went off on the first corner. Dirty track doesn't really do it justice.


Better or worse than the kit car live thing at Brands that time ?

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TimC

posted on 12/10/19 at 12:54 PM Reply With Quote
Images of a working car

AintreeFr
AintreeFr


AintreeSD
AintreeSD



And the team photo:
AdiTim
AdiTim


[Edited on 12/10/19 by TimC]






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