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Round the Bend with TrackDriver editor Mark Hales.
These are the first of a short series of corner guides which Mark has made for Dunlop Tyres.
Dunlop were looking for some additional information in support of their World Endurance sports car involvement which kicks off at Silverstone this weekend (April 18th-20th), hence the “WEC” link in the videos. In which case, you might also ask why the “fast” footage, featured a Radical SR8, when the on board from a factory Audi is already on YouTube. It’s because the FIA owns all the footage to the WEC and insisted on purchase of the entire weekend’s film coverage. A Radical SR8 is probably the quickest thing outside the professional categories, so it is certainly relevant, not to mention affordable…
Spa will follow shortly (race is May3/4), and then Le Mans (June .
Club Corner – Silverstone
Maggotts & Becketts – Silverstone
Some good stuff on the Dunlop website too. Interesting quotes from Millennium Racing driver John Martin, and Dunlop engineer Mike McGregor. He’s talking in particular about the loads the tyres endure. Drivers only think about outright performance but they expect the tyre to perform in every situation, low or high speed. Makes you realise how we all take tyres for granted, and yet they are the four most critical pieces of the car.
For those of you with a race license the Wednesday Test Days are back on at Mallory Park.
Unfortunately they have had a few issue with their website so please call: 01455 842931 if you have any questions. But hopefully it’s up and working again any time now @: www.mallorypark.co.uk
Costs are: in advance: £130 Half Day or £250 full Day (+£20 if you turn up on the day)
The next car dates are:
16th April (Full day or half day 9.00am-12.30pm or 1.30pm – 5.00pm)
30th April (Full day or half day 9.00am-12.30pm or 1.30pm – 5.00pm)
Then from the 14th of May every Wednesday AM cars PM bikes.
TrackDriver were on track yesterday @ Silverstone for the Ginetta Media Day 2014. We were there for the press launch of the new Ginetta Racing Driver Club (GRDC) ‘G40 Club‘ car. There were a few familiar faces and celebs there who all got to drive the new car.
This is a complete starter package to encourage a smooth passage into motorsports all for £27.250+vat (Including the Car (which is also road legal), ARDS test, tuition, hospitality & races etc.). Read our full report in the next issue of TrackDriver Magazine!
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Finally it has to be said that due to the day being under Track Day rules no timing was allowed so the organizers decided to award the Silverware based on a simulator shoot out. The competition was stiff with drivers like BTCCs Paul O’Neil setting the early benchmark, but the final came down to TJ Knowles (son of TV presenter Nick Knowles) and TrackDrivers own Carl Owen. However TrackDriver Magazine prevailed and was awarded the ‘Virtual Lawrence Tomlinson Award’ for the fastest ‘Virtual’ driver of the day