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Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 88
Is everyone ready for this ????
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#64561
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 327
No but nearly, in Belgium till tomorrow, which doesn't help late one on Thursday.

Have to pick up the new transporter, get the rear slick put on rims, get the wets put on rims, replace the battery and bed in the breaks.
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#64564
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 74
Just need 2 tyres and I'm set.

Who else off here is going?
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#64571
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
Tsporter wrote:
Just need 2 tyres and I'm set.

Who else off here is going?


Going to sit this one out - done the training day earlier - shes a cruel mistress on the corners

Took a few laps to sort the lines and apexes - but a thoroughly enjoyable experience

ill be at the next one wearing my greenhorn!
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#64575
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 74
Was the training day today?

You enjoyed it so? I found it was into my second full trackday before I was more comfortable with lines and gearing for each corner. It's just a matter of going at your own pace for a bit, don't try too hard to keep up with other cars.

A bucket seat made a massive difference to comfort and handling aswell. I wasn't trying to brace myself with the steering wheel around corners. Gonna miss that with the mk1.
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#64580
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 88
A space has become available if anyone is thinking of giving it a go
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Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
Yeah great experience - reckon a full track day and I'll be right as rain, glad I did the training though..it a prerequisite I reckon, a true insight into the workings of an MR2 and it limits

Yeah the leather seat was a disaster - I adjusted the bolster and base and it helped


Tsporter wrote:
Was the training day today?

You enjoyed it so? I found it was into my second full trackday before I was more comfortable with lines and gearing for each corner. It's just a matter of going at your own pace for a bit, don't try too hard to keep up with other cars.

A bucket seat made a massive difference to comfort and handling aswell. I wasn't trying to brace myself with the steering wheel around corners. Gonna miss that with the mk1.
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#64606
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 327
Erin, come down on Friday and bag a few laps with us all if you have the time.
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Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
slipsliderg wrote:
Erin, come down on Friday and bag a few laps with us all if you have the time.

hmm might just take you up on that...see how its done.

presume I'll need my own lid..what time is best to drop down?
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#64618
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 3
Was thinking of callin to this for a look, i'm working in Naas so it's only over the road.
No MR though, which is a pity if there are spaces available
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#64620
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 88
I am bringing 3 helmets ... I can only wear one so helmets should be no problem
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#64635
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
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I am bringing 3 helmets ... I can only wear one so helmets should be no problem

Cheers for the offer - what time does it kick off - not sure if I'll make it or not, on the hunt for a lid anyway.

I'd appreciate if you of ye would sit in with me on the next track day and give us a few pointers

...so next job is engine oil, clutch (haven't got to yet) & brake fluid when I get a chance
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#64637
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 88
I have one for sale
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#64638
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
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I have one for sale

Cheers dude what size is it? On your advice, I'm meeting a lad off adverts tomorrow for a €20 lid


What time you heading out Mondello tomorrow?
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#64639
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 88
Thats the shot ... 20 notes is a cheap one ..
Size m I think ... 2 small for my big head

I will be in mondello for 9 ish

just need to get my car
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Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
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Thats the shot ... 20 notes is a cheap one ..
Size m I think ... 2 small for my big head

I will be in mondello for 9 ish

just need to get my car


Cheers for the offer medium won't cut the mustard I'm afraid - I'm not proud to say I needed an XL in Mondello
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#64652
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 47
I dropped in on the lads today at Mondello and I had a blast I went out with Slipsiderg and Tsporter I can`t wait to be in a position to do a track day myself everyone I met today was very friendly and they all helped each other out when problems started to develop , a great bunch of lads .
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#64657
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 74
Here you go slipsliderg...in action putting down seriously good lap times.


Great day, will post more on this tomorrow, wrecked now.
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#64659
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Excellent video . Great times Slipsliderg !
Loving the flames Japohara I must bring marshmallows next time .
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Would you look at that .... flames ... lol
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#64669
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 327
Holy wow Batman, what an epic trackday that was.

Great meeting everybody. TurboD for coming down and Skybound for dropping in. I will get you out for some laps yet.
Had to leg it to a college exam straight from Mondello and back in there this morning. I will post up a full report later today.

Guys fair play to you all, I think we all had a ball despite some issues throughout the day.
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#64670
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 88
Yeah great day .... gremlins were hard at work on my car ....

boiled the engine oil first .... I never did that before
dump valve gave uo the ghost ..
air flow meter decided to give intermittent fault ... possibly wiring it the connector

then the tyres became no good ... got them very hot and now they are toast

sorry I didn't get to talk to any of you guys ... was just having far 2 much fun

great video of Revs taking the car for a test drive after kinda half fixing our leaky dump valve
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#64675
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 74
Quick video of my mk1 supercharger.



It was a fantastic day. The SC went well apart from a minor technical glitch when the exhaust fell out of the hangers. Luckily enough it happened just before the back entrance and I limped the car just inside the paddock. It was so hot I decided to leave it cool and go for tea, and when I came back the mr2 elves were underneath her with it all back in place. Cheers Slipsliderg, murtagh and Pedro for sorting also the battery wire. It just shows the spirit of the OTD days.

I had huge amounts of understeer in her which I tried to rectify with varying tyre pressures but to no avail. The brakes also weren't up to the task, better pads should sort that hopefully. Overall I'm delighted with her. It's a completely different animal than the mk2, you can just grab it by the scruff and throw it into the corners. It's a lot more forgiving, and seems to give plenty of notice when it's about to break away. I only had one "moment" in her between Tarzan 1 and 2, which I know for certain I wouldn't have caught in the mk2.


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Thanks for sharing the video Tsporter .you may have had a couple of little issues but you have to get a big kc for the engine sounds amazing.
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#64679
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a few pics I got of the MR2s yesterday


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#64683
Re: Track Day 7th March 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 88
where is the flame you got speedy
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#64685
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Japohara wrote:
Is everyone ready for this ????

Funny enough this was a case study mentioned in the trackday training.
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#64690
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Japohara wrote:
where is the flame you got speedy

I think in all my going through the photos lastnight I might have overlooked it, off to try find it now
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#64691
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found it

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and also another one :)


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What was the case study mentioned
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