Anglesey 2016

Planning a get-together, or want to tell us about a track day ?
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seriouslylotus wrote: Are they really places or are we just getting more cars on circuit to boost the TDO coffers?, Bit like the charges for second drivers
Yeah I should have been clearer.

Last year there was 60 spots and we filled them all. Nobody complained about over-crowding (not to me or Jonny at least!). The event has always run with 60 spots to my knowledge. This year the agreement I had with Jonny was to do the same again.

Last week, I asked BAT to give me a view on how many were on the reserve list and the list came back also stating that all 50 spots were filled (along with the names in reserve). Realising that a mistake had been made I asked BAT to adjust the number of places back to 60 thus creating some headroom which I posted about.

I tried to negotiate free second drivers this year but with free garages and pax monies to charity it was once again not something I was able to secure. I honestly did try though.

I sincerely hope that all exigers attending feel they get VFM out of the £240+pax fees that they chuck in BATs direction. Likewise I also hope that it is a profitable event for BAT, they're an expanding business that are ultimately trying to boost their coffers.

Please drop me a pm, post here or find me at Anglesey if you have any concerns whatsoever. My only agenda here is to do all I can to try and have an event similar to that which so many of us have enjoyed over the past decade or so.
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TarmacTerrorist wrote:Sorry guys, you'll not see me this year. Have fun!
That's a shame! Is there a good reason, bad reason, sad reason, happy reason, etc?
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Ben, we spoke the other week so you know my views.

For me the coastal circuit in the afternoon is a complete waste of time, there is just too much traffic on it and not enough overtaking places. The last couple of times i have been i have pretty much sat in a que all afternoon waiting to get around to the back straight to pass 3-4 cars(or at least try to) and then you get upto rocket and in a que again waiting for the back straight. The international track just works so much better for letting the faster cars by without the slower cars have to back off too much and they can still hit the braking zones with some good speed. Its essentially half a day' trackday for me at a fulll days cost, add in the 300 mile journey each way and hotels and food it becomes expensive.

Dont get me wrong, i love seeing you guys but i also like to drive the car and i dont feel its great value for money in that respect.

That and the fact for the last few years i have only managed 2-3 trackdays a year it just becomes more of the same and id like to spend the money on doing something differnet. We have such a rich motorpsrt heritage here in the UK with many tracks, prehaps we should kook to go elsewhere in the future and mix it up abit.
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Thanks Gav, I'm really glad you posted as it's better coming from you (rather than me attempt to proxy our conversation) and also I don't want you to think I did nothing about it.

I totally understand where you're coming from and spoke to BAT. Jonny said we can change layout if we wish and even do a show of hands at the driver's briefing if we wish. I've setup an Internet survey to ask everyone to express their view about this and a couple of other points I've just not had the opportunity to put it live yet.

If this proves a successful way of gathering opinion then perhaps we could use it to drive what we do next year. I share your view that we should maybe mix it up a bit. I think we do that post-event when everyone's opinions and thoughts about how we could improve things are fresh.

It's a real shame that you won't be there Gav, seeing you and one of your fantastic machines is one of the elements that makes the day for me.

I'll post up when I've had the opportunity to put the survey live....
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Hear, hear, sorry we won't be seeing you and the car, Gav
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As per the above :

Could everyone attending the event click the link and answer a few questions as it would help me out...

Click this to take survey!
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[quote="Benja"]It's a real shame that you won't be there Gav, seeing you and one of your fantastic machines is one of the elements that makes the day for me.
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Yup and I also agree with Gav's point about the coastal circuit - for a "Turbo nutter" machine with a jetlagged, talantless driver the straights needs to be there ;-)
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We also get the odd Porsche, they need a chance to get out of the way of the Loti. :D

Survey submitted.

Gav, can we change your mind?
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Survey done - I'm easy in terms of track layout... the international would add that lovely 180' for some nice drifts :-)
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TarmacTerrorist wrote:Sorry guys, you'll not see me this year. Have fun!
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so that's what you're spending your money on now...
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