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World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival is go, go, go!
• Former BTCC Champion Gordon Shedden grabs debut pole
• BBC MasterChef finalist Jodie Kidd joins 90s GT Legends line-up
• Scene set for epic weekend of races, parades and top class family entertainment
The 2014 Silverstone Classic soared into action today (25 July) as the qualifying sessions were completed in sizzling conditions at the world famous Northamptonshire venue.
With more than 1100 cars on the bill – from pre-war Grand Prix machines to 1990s GT Legends – the Silverstone Classic is firmly cemented as the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival.
more information: www.silverstoneclassic.com
Access to the big track at Le Mans is very exclusive indeed. The whole eight and a bit miles is only accessible one week of the year – partly because a large chunk of the track is still public road – but even when it’s not, you’ll still need an entry for a race which is hugely oversubscribed.
For the last of Mark’s three Dunlop corner videos though, a bit of persuasion from Dunlop gave him access to The Porsche Curves which link the D139 which leads back towards the city from Arnage corner, and appropriately enough, to the Dunlop Chicane which is part of the permanent Le Mans Bugatti track.
TrackDriver attended the official launch of Millers Oils ‘FlowControl’ this week at Silverstone, hosted by Tiff Needell and Olympic gold medal winner Amy Williams.
This is a revolutionary new pouring system that simplifies oil changes and eliminates spillage, this compliments their Nano Drive oil ideal for motorsport that apparently offers a step change in oil performance.
How else do you test an oil but to rag a Ferrari around Silverstones Stow Circuit!
Read about out own independent oil test in the next issue of TrackDriver Magazine!
Here is the next set of Round the Bends; Spa this time and the obvious corners which are Eau Rouge and Paidillon, the hairpin at La Source and best of all, the double apex 180 degree left hander at Pouhon.
Antony Fraser was doing the videography and we had both expected this one would be an organisational nightmare but in the end it turned out to be much easier than Silverstone. I’ve done a lot of racing at Spa and it’s a real favourite – as it is with most people – but this is the first track day I’ve ever done. We had by chance picked a quiet Gold Track event where there was so much space that it looked almost as if we’d got the place to ourselves. I don’t remember ever having so many laps with so little traffic. And nobody seemed to mind us filming the odd couple of links on track in the lunch break.
Interesting to be studying the corners from a different perspective as well, rather than looking for speed in busier circumstances. Definitely worth the trip, and you don’t need anything special to enjoy the place. I used an Audi A4 diesel quattro and it definitely wasn’t the slowest thing out there.
Spa – Eau Rouge
Spa – La Source
Spa – Pouhon