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Mondello Park Car Track Day Training 6 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 326
Just spotted this on octane if anybody is interested, I have emailed them and am waiting for a response, well worth the money in my opinion and would be a great starter for those that want to get into trackdays.

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New Mondello Park Scheme to make Track Driving more Accessible

Car Track Days are one of Ireland’s best kept motoring secrets. A relatively small number of Ireland’s high performance and modified car drivers seem to be aware of the opportunities that exist at Mondello Park to enjoy driving their cars beyond the limits imposed on the public roads. Even for those that are aware of Car Track days the idea of driving quickly on a circuit can look a little intimidating, but a new service being provided by Mondello Park aims to make track driving more accessible by educating drivers about track day driving and help them overcome their fears of the track.

Starting on January 29th Mondello Park's Car Track Day Training days will provide drivers with a low cost opportunity to sample a car track day, without having to take to the track with more experienced drivers. Newcomers will be given classroom instruction regarding pre track day preparation, track behaviour, what to expect, how to get the best from a track day and the differences between road and track driving. Classrooms sessions will be followed by practical on-track instruction driving their own cars and the day will be completed by a twenty minute open track day session where they can put their new skills and knowledge to the test in a controlled and supervised environment.

The Track Day Training days are priced extremely cheaply as their primary purpose is to encourage more drivers to take part in track days at Mondello Park. The course takes three hours to complete and morning and afternoon session will be available with both priced at €50.00 per driver. Prospective participants need to be at least eighteen years of age with a full driving license and must have their own car. For normal track days each driver is required to provide their own crash helmet but due to the introductory nature of the training days, Mondello Park will provide these free of charge for the day. Unlike a full Car Track Day passengers are not allowed and race cars of any type will not be permitted.

Drivers interested in learning more about car track days can find full details of what is involved on the Mondello Park web site or by calling the Mondello Park office prior to booking in for their introductory session. To book a place on the January 29th day drivers should call 045-860200 or email info@mondellopark.ie.

Car Track Day Training
2 groups, one morning and one afternoon. Cost €50.00 for either session
Morning 10:00 – 13:00
Afternoon 14:00 – 17:00
Drivers must be 18 or over, with a full licence.
Road cars only, no single seaters & No passengers allowed.

Morning Timetable
10:00 Classroom instruction
10:30 On track instruction
11:00 Break
11:15 Classroom instruction
11:50 On track instruction
12:30 Supervised free track time
12:50 Debrief

Afternoon Timetable
14:00 Classroom instruction
14:30 On track instruction
15:00 Break
15:15 Classroom instruction
15:50 On track instruction
16:30 Supervised free track time
16:50 Debrief
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Damn I need to fix my car as this sounds brilliant. They even give you a helmet!

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Would be cool if we can go as a club.

I'm in the same boat as Quandry - need to get some fixes done asap.

Hopefully Jan 29th is just the first of many
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Spidey wrote:
Would be cool if we can go as a club.

I'm in the same boat as Quandry - need to get some fixes done asap.

Hopefully Jan 29th is just the first of many


Turns out they're on the lookout for mad drivers in silver MR2's there...

Maybe you and I had better be especially well behaved

probably Doc giving us all a bad name
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This looks cool! Would definitely be up for it when the car is done.
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Re:Mondello Park Car Track Day Training 6 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 213
Okay, I shot them a mail asking for dates around end of March. It might sound far away but I guarantee you, if you have a "few" jobs to do, the end of March will fly in. I have to say - having a date/goal really is great motivation to get those jobs/mods done !

I'll get their initial reply and see if we have a chance of getting an MR2.ie only session.

Just in advance of Mondello getting back to me, lets throw out a date and check interest :

As said already, 50 euros is amazing value !

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I want to commit but I really have desperate work needing to be done on the car so could not even pay a deposit at this stage. Hopefully in late Feb I will be adding my name to the list.
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well Spidey depends what dates you are looking at.they are having an octane track day on March 25th ODT8,so ill be looking to get the car day training before that.
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Spidey, that date of the 29th is from Mondello and this is not a track day, its a trackday training day. With some instruction to show people what the trackdays are all about.

The price for a track day itself is alot more expensive than €50-00. You probably know all this already, sorry. I doubt MR2.ie would be able to get an exclusive half day for training considering the average turn out for runs etc.
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slipsliderg wrote:
Spidey, that date of the 29th is from Mondello and this is not a track day, its a trackday training day. With some instruction to show people what the trackdays are all about.

The price for a track day itself is alot more expensive than €50-00. You probably know all this already, sorry. I doubt MR2.ie would be able to get an exclusive half day for training considering the average turn out for runs etc.


Yeah, I knew it was just the track training day but for me who has never had an MR2 on a track, this is an invaluable intro.

I know what you mean about the numbers but hopefully we can muster up at least 5

@B4Dark - I hadn't really picked the end of March for any reason except to give people time to prep their cars.

Speaking of which, have to srt brakes and maybe source a rear TRD strut brace
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Spidey wrote:
Speaking of which, have to srt brakes and maybe source a rear TRD strut brace

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I just booked the afternoon session, if anyone else is going...
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b4ss wrote:
I just booked the afternoon session, if anyone else is going...
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Booked for the evening session as well , now need to tax the car or borrow a trailer Hmmm.
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Cool seeya there then so
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Sweet, really looking forward to this.
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Sent an email as well, always wanted to do track days but was never confident enough to do it, must get the new tire's fitted and get the cover off my 2.
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id love to go sounds class, but do you only get 20 minutes on the track to drive?
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Does anyone know if spectators are allowed? I'll come along and try and get some good pics/videos of you guys doing some laps if so
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Danmr2 wrote:
id love to go sounds class, but do you only get 20 minutes on the track to drive?
70 minutes track time, it more the instruction I am going for, you can never learn enough and at €50-00 its very reasonable.

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Does anyone know if spectators are allowed? I'll come along and try and get some good pics/videos of you guys doing some laps if so

That would be sweet Mnixon, give them a buzz, I am sure it would not be an issue.
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mnixon wrote:
Does anyone know if spectators are allowed? I'll come along and try and get some good pics/videos of you guys doing some laps if so

That would be sweet Mnixon, give them a buzz, I am sure it would not be an issue.


Just sent them an e-mail, will let you know what they say
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true true sounds class, ill try get money together see wat i can do.
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yeah i reckon u will be able to just drive in to the grandstand no problem
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mnixon wrote:
slipsliderg wrote:
mnixon wrote:
Does anyone know if spectators are allowed? I'll come along and try and get some good pics/videos of you guys doing some laps if so

That would be sweet Mnixon, give them a buzz, I am sure it would not be an issue.


Just sent them an e-mail, will let you know what they say


I've been trying to work out a way to get my car ship shape for the day but it's just not going to happen. Would be keen to get along as a spectator though so keep us posted. Even if it's a fiver in or whatever
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Quandry wrote:
mnixon wrote:
slipsliderg wrote:
mnixon wrote:
Does anyone know if spectators are allowed? I'll come along and try and get some good pics/videos of you guys doing some laps if so

That would be sweet Mnixon, give them a buzz, I am sure it would not be an issue.


Just sent them an e-mail, will let you know what they say


I've been trying to work out a way to get my car ship shape for the day but it's just not going to happen. Would be keen to get along as a spectator though so keep us posted. Even if it's a fiver in or whatever


will do Geoff
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no reply from them at mondello, maybe if anyone else is in contact with them they might just ask if spectators are permitted. they might be more willing to give an answer to someone signing up for the track day training
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Or for a video to whet the appetite, thanks to DOC.
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This sounds pretty awesome, I'd love to get a good try at top speed in my 2 though i doubt they've a straight quite long enough for that I wouldn't mind going myself at that price, my only concern is insurance, I don't imagine my road insurance would cover me in a track day and I don't see mondello fronting the money, or am I wrong?

I hate being a worrier sometimes! lol I'm booked in for a home straight course with them in march in their cars though so I've that to look forward to as well
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