Season opener : Donny 21st Feb

Planning a get-together, or want to tell us about a track day ?
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Re: Season opener : Donny 21st Feb

Post by Benja » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:34 am

Great day that was over all too quickly. Fantastic to see Sean, SteveE and Martin too,..I kept an eye out for you Alan but did not see you?

The car was going great and it was fantastic to be back in the saddle trying to remember how to drive it! Like Dave says they go well for 175bhp and trouble all kinds of more expensive track machines,..esp GT3s :grin:

Trouble is as soon as you've done one event you want to get out again immediately. I also need to work on my fitness, it's a physical little car to hustle around at pace and I felt knackered the day after. We've got the Spa/Zolder triple header in July!

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Re: Season opener : Donny 21st Feb

Post by Benja » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:56 pm

I took this pic to show the difference in size between the Baby ///M and the Caterham. Love 'em both :thumbup:

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Re: Season opener : Donny 21st Feb

Post by IDG » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:56 am

DaveP wrote:A little play with some Porkers who were holding us up...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhK7JwOvylY
Were you two-up Ben? (and I assume glued to Dave's rear during that, with footage to share ;) )
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Re: Season opener : Donny 21st Feb

Post by Benja » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:26 pm

IDG wrote:
DaveP wrote: Were you two-up Ben? (and I assume glued to Dave's rear during that, with footage to share ;) )
Haha yes, once they yielded to Dave there was another pesky little Caterham right behind him...coming throooouuugh :grin:

I forgot to put my camera on :(

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Re: Season opener : Donny 21st Feb

Post by thommo » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:23 pm

Super pic, Bdn

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Re: Season opener : Donny 21st Feb

Post by jonnyfox » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:06 am

Nice Ben
R300

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Re: Season opener : Donny 21st Feb

Post by 6970K » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:25 pm

Nice pair Benja

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Re: Season opener : Donny 21st Feb

Post by SeanB » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:26 pm

Yeah was a great day. The black GT3 was on full slicks as well by the way.

Dave, Ben and I had a long chat on the fun per £ ratio of different cars. If you factor in the running costs as well as the purchase price, I don't think you could ever beat Ben and Dave's little R300's

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Re: Season opener : Donny 21st Feb

Post by Benja » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:49 pm

I think fundamentally if you want to spend a lot of time on circuit then starting off with a racecar is a good idea. R300 is such a sweet spot of pace/handling/hoonability as a trackday car, I have no regrets and I plan to use it a LOT in 2016.

I love my Exige like a child but the R300 is undeniably awesome fun on circuit.

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Re: Season opener : Donny 21st Feb

Post by stevegreen101 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:51 am

Nice video - I know there's some camera wobble but the centre of the rear edge of the bonnet does appear to lift quite a bit.

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