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Discussion in 'Other Events' started by vwtrev, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. boneybradley

    boneybradley Full Member

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    I just did Blyton Park last Saturday 27th and despite the rain and wind, it was great fun! But it's certainly tough on brakes (unless that was just my set up?)
    [​IMG]
     
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  2. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    Yes its a great little track I have done it twice and will go back again.

    Was this your first visit or have you been there before,
     
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  3. Sparkie

    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    So #TeamCupraR
    Did Bedford on Monday
    With @vwtrev and a host of other Leons.
    So good to see multiple LCR’s out together.
    Great day. Good group of guys.
    Superb weather once again.
    Made some quick expensive cars look pretty slow in places.
    Top laugh.
    Cooked and warped front discs but well worth it.
    Here’s a few shots of some lovely mk1’s that were there. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    Badger5 Custom Map + TIP,
    3”Custom exhaust, FMIC, Bosh 550’s, BC Coilovers, ARB’s +loads more.
     
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  4. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    Very smart, love the pics and i bet there was a great soundtrack to go with all these MK1's on the track.

    Sorry to hear about your disk's but would be interested if you could update the other thread about if they can be skimmed and used again.
     
  5. Sparkie

    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    That’s life I guess. Did get 5.5 trackdays and 5000road miles from the discs so not upset.
    Seems everyone there pretty much killed their brakes. M tec faired no better.
    Lots of high speed to hairpin braking zones etc.
    As you know.
    I will see if skimming is possible in the discs but will happen after purchasing and fitting some new improved versions first.


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  6. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    Feel for you, It happened to me at Snetterton but I had also had a wheel bearing go which did not help.
     
  7. boneybradley

    boneybradley Full Member

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    First time not only at Blyton but on track (I was drag racing previously!) booked again for May which is a couple of different circuit layouts compared to last time.
     
  8. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    Yes I see they do different circuits I have only ever done the outside one. The reason I asked was simply because (And I am a novice driver) I took my daughter to Blyton and i have a bit of kit that tells me temps of Tyres as well as brake disks, On a couple occasions at the start of the day when I compared my disk temps to my daughters there was a big difference, later on in the day they came together.

    I put this down to the fact i had been on the track before so did not use the brakes as much but by the end of the day we got very close.

    Anyway welcome to the mad world of track driving, its addictive.
     
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  9. Mamic172

    Mamic172 Full Member

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    Does the group ever to track days all together by any chance. Would love to come see so.e leon and different specs etc to help me with the build of mine
     
  10. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    We do try and get together, I have met up with @Sparkie and I know he has met up with @vwtrev.

    I did speak to Blyton Park about hiring the track for a day but could not get enough interest so did not pursue it and to be fair for this group they limit the private hire to only 6 cars on track at any one time.

    But you should check out #TeamCupraR on facebook there are a lot of MK1 guys on there who love to race.
     
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  11. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    What about the national meet this year that has track time available...
     
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  12. Sparkie

    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    We did a #teamcupraR
    meet for a trackday recently.
    About 7 mk1’s made it. Good laugh.
    Will be doing more.
    Also you’re welcome to come join in when we go. ( couple of mates I go with)
    Bedford Autodrome is our track of choice for entertainment and distance but we do others too.
    In fact looking at a MSVT event there on 1st of July £159
    Open pit lane.
    It’s got huge run off areas so nothing to hit If you spin.
    Also 3.9 miles so loads of free tarmac. [​IMG]


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  13. Mamic172

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    I was gonna come along but couldn't get the day off with such short notice. Aaron was telling me about it.
    Should be able to do the 1st. But is a saxo alould lol
     
  14. Sparkie

    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    Dude. Bring anything. My pals drive a 30 year old CRX V tec ( lots of mods)and a BMW estate. Once we book it up I’ll ask others on TCR if they want to join in too. .


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  15. Bigford11

    Bigford11 Senior Member

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    Id love to join you guess when your next getting together if that's alright :)
     
  16. Sparkie

    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    More the merrier.
    Always welcome.
    In my book it’s Definitely the best thing you can do with your pants on.



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  17. Sparkie

    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    @Mamic172
    I bet the Saxo is well rapido being the weight of a crisp packet.


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  18. Bigford11

    Bigford11 Senior Member

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    Brilliant, will you post on here when your all getting together again i presume?
     
  19. Sparkie

    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    Yes. For sure.
    Soon as things get confirmed.


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    3”Custom exhaust, FMIC, Bosh 550’s, BC Coilovers, ARB’s +loads more.
     
  20. Mamic172

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    Have a go in it mate when it's there.... you might be tempted to buy it and race it..
     

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