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Exclusive Rockingham Trackday with Rockingham Cars and Mazda

Postby NickD » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:10 pm

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We have a wonderful day planned together with Rockingham Cars, Mazda, Fiat and Abarth.

On the 29th October we running a trackday on Rockingham International circuit in conjunction with Rockingham Cars, Mazda, Fiat and Abarth.

Fiat, Mazda and Abarth will provide technical support and display some of their latest cars and free tuition will be available for novices and will also feature fully tuned Mazda and Abarth racers which will be available for customer Hotlaps. We hope Robbie Marsh will be there.

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The Abarth hospitality unit will be present and Mazda have promised one of the 20th anniversary race cars.

Rockingham is a great modern circuit located in Corby, Northamptonshire and was the first purpose built circuit since Brooklands in 1907 and the venue for the recent Ma5da Racing race which many Mazda owners went to.

Although this is primarily an open pit lane event, to ensure there is plenty for everyone novice, advanced and ladies sessions will be offered at selected times throughout the day.

This exclusive day is offered at £199 per car and second driver / passenger with discounts for MoTDC members. Additional drivers are welcome at a small extra charge.

First tuition session will be free to novices.

Complimentary tea and coffee will be available all day.

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This exclusive day is offered at £199 per car and second driver / passenger.
£189 for MX-5 OC members, please PM me for a discount code.
£184 for Mazda on Track Drivers Club members.
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Postby MattB13 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:22 pm

Plus, there will be a photographer present too! :wink:
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Postby NickD » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:30 pm

For those of you that read STHT, the Mazda driver will be Nick Leason, who was the Brit Car Driver in the MX5.

If you really want to shake things up, the Abarth driver will be BTCC driver Mark Ticehurst.

Go on, you don't get chances like this very often!
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Postby Vindi (Russell) » Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:34 am

Things have changed and I may be able to do this...will know later on today.

I need to do some prep on the car, but first need to know what prep to do on the car!!!

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Postby Vindi (Russell) » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:23 pm

All booked on now... gulp!!

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Postby NickD » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:27 pm

vindi49 wrote:All booked on now... gulp!!

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Postby NickD » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:27 pm

What about you MR Dicken, your lovely wife said she wanted to come play. Are you being mean to her again?
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Postby kristabella » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:29 am

Please don't put pretty pictures up of races tracks on here when I can't afford to do the days. Stupid fillings and dentist fees!!! And my MOT is due next week...and my tax next month. Bloody hell.
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Postby Vindi (Russell) » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:33 am

Ha ha, my MOT is today, so it better pass!

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Postby greg#2 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:42 am

We are on hols that day, otherwise i would have dragged her along to have fun

Have a great day everyone

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Postby NickD » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:23 pm

Current List
Paul Wright - Abarth
Steven Pleasance - Abarth
Trevor Holman - Mazda MX-5
Paul Bolton - Abarth 500
Ciro Campi - Fiat 500
Suzan Mumby - Abarth 500
Simon Davies - Abarth 500
Peter Robinson - Abarth UK
Chris Larholt - Mazda Motors UK
Laura Brailey - Mazda Motors UK
Stuart Parkinson - Fiat UK
Martin Smith - Abarth 500
Sarah Franklin - Abarth Esseesse
Dave Quinn - TMC Abarth 500
Steve Harper - Mazda - MX-5
Rex Valentine - Mazda MX-5
Ken Hardy - Mazda MX-5
Tony McKeith - Mazda MX-5
Russell Alderson - MR2
Ken Stanbury - Mazda MX-5
Huw Davis - Abarth
Mark Lawrence - Mazda MX-5
Nick Wright - MaX5 Race Car
Alan Robinson - Mazda MX-5
Daniel Jones - VW Polo
John Freeman - Max5 Race Car
Robbie Kazandjian - Mazda RX-8
Robbie Marsh - Mazda MX-5 and OC technical guru.
Phil Boyer - Mazda MX-5
Michael Longstaff - Mazda SR2
Gary Harrop - Mazda MX-5
Mick Gauntlett - Mazda MX-5
Phil Morrison - Lancer Evo
Alistair Clark - Nissan Silvia
Ron Huphris - Subaru Impreza
Russell Moulder - Mazda MX-5
John Smith - Mazda MX-5
Clair Perello - Mazda MX-5 - Afternoon.
Andy Lee - Mazda MX-5
Paul Roddison - Mazda MX-5
Al Clark - Nissan PS13
James Robinson - HSD S14
Nick Leason - Abarth 500 Race Car
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Postby j-specmx » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:36 pm

wow wish i had time off work for this. looks great and what a list! inc driftworks drivers. 8)
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Postby Fellowsuk » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:46 pm

Decided to give this a miss due to my inexperience. After speaking to some guys at the meet recently I'm going to try a control day in december when I'm off work, still gutting I'm not going tho!
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Postby NickD » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:28 pm

You don't have to do a Car Control Day before going on a trackday. Everyone starts somewhere. Rockingham is as safe a track as they come, I have only ever seen one accident there and that was a TVR!
We will have some of the best instructors in the country there and that is free, and a lot of Fiat 500's running round too.

We will also have some parade laps at lunch time for those that are there and not on track.
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Postby Vindi (Russell) » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:24 am

NickD wrote:You don't have to do a Car Control Day before going on a trackday. Everyone starts somewhere. Rockingham is as safe a track as they come, I have only ever seen one accident there and that was a TVR!
We will have some of the best instructors in the country there and that is free, and a lot of Fiat 500's running round too.

We will also have some parade laps at lunch time for those that are there and not on track.


This will be my first trackday, I have a standard powered 1.6 and I don't consider myself to be a particularly good driver... but I've been waiting all summer for "the right trackday" to come along, and I refuse to let the whole year disappear without giving it a go!

Botttom line is, you need to jump in sometime, and at an open pitlane trackday you will get so much more time in the car. I'm sure my learning curve will be steep, which is exactly what I need! I'll report back afterwards unless I'm awful / crash, in which case I'm sure Nick will fill you all in!!

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Postby stuartb » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:47 pm

vindi49 wrote:I'll report back afterwards unless I'm awful / crash, in which case I'm sure Nick will fill you all in!!


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Postby Vindi (Russell) » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:16 pm

Ha ha, Thanks for the vote of confidence... which matches my own!!

Done some sums and the Abarth 500s are 131bhp/tonne, my car is 119bhp/tonne... Shame as I was quite literally hoping for this ... :500:


I'm guessing the MX5s can outcorner them though? at least I hope I can with my new tyres... although with the weather forecast, I'll be using my winter wheels with their ditchfinders, so it could be an interesting day!!!

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Postby MattB13 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:07 pm

You'll all be fine! Just watch out at turn 3 (Yentwood) it gets slippery if its wet. That said, even if you manage to spin it, you'll struggle to hit anything!
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Postby Vindi (Russell) » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:49 pm

Cheers for the info, I keep looking at the weather and it says sunny intervals for friday... hope it stays that way as it also says heavy rain overnight!

I'm guessing if it is raining on the day, then my standard road tyres will be better than the wider R888s?

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Postby NickD » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:56 pm

No,

I will be sunny.

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