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Std Cupra on a Trackday

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by Pummy, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Pummy

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    Anyone taken one out for a spin at all?

    I did and was very impressed how it stood up on the novice day at Snetterton yesteday. Got some pictures in the Trackday section for the cars we were up against in our group if anyone is interested.

    Only gripe was the hydraulic fluid getting hot and making the clutch pedal respond a little slower at the end of the last lap of the day. I figure a fluid change for the higher spec stuff will resolve that however.
     
  2. H8T WP

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    was a great day out

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    The k1 held up very well, my brakes got hot, clutch stuck a bit too but all in all, no problems warning lights or crashes for either of us.

    i think the seat boys were the only ones who didnt have troubles ! very surprising
     
  3. Pummy

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    Mine were not hot when we both parked up. Maybe a bit overzealous with the late breaking corner dives? :)
     
  4. tris

    tris The Daddy

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    Glad you had fun maybe see you at Donington in October?
     
  5. H8T WP

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    hmmm yes! 130 mph , 30 feet till the bend... BRAKE !! lol thank god for esp
     
  6. tris

    tris The Daddy

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    The 345 brakes held up well then?
     
  7. H8T WP

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    bit spongy towards the end of the day, but apart from that all good !
     
  8. tris

    tris The Daddy

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    I thought I would ask as we have not had anyone bring there mk2 cupra to a trackday yet
     
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    Brakes were fine, no sponginess if you used them correctly, in contrast to boy racer mode.
     
  10. tris

    tris The Daddy

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    What dose boy racer mode mean:confused:
     
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    I took out one of SEAT's Cupras at the free track day last September.

    Was amazing what the car can actually do.
     
  12. Pummy

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    A little joke between H8T WP and me. But seriously we came in and parked up and his brakes were still roasting after a few mins when we were standing around when mine were much easier to touch on various parts round the disc.
     
  13. Pummy

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    I am considering it as my firm gives us discounts for trackday events.
     
  14. tris

    tris The Daddy

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    Can you pass that on to us?
     
  15. DanGB

    DanGB Who need's a Diesel....

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    Oh yes please :) im still umming and arring about donny.
     
  16. Riddick_m3

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    i was in the white dc5 ;) handles like its on rails doesnt it!

    had a look at the photos some great shots taken!
     
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  17. Moley RUFC

    Moley RUFC Up in the Lickeys........

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    Bloody 'ell ! You went that fast your drivers side wing mirror cover fell off! :D
     
  18. Pummy

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    Not unless you work in the same company that I do.

    See above. Am surprised you do not work for someone in the city actually.

    The guy who took them is a friend of ours and did our group a favour with respect to the shots. He loves cars and cameras so this was a nice day out for him.

    My friend was saying you had a big washout at Quorum in a big plume of dust, what happened there?

    I had one where the Red ST3 (One of our group) was on my left just before the bridge. To prevent a collison situation I braked later and turned left a little too hard which meant I was not able to steer right again and washed out the RH turn onto the short straight. Only real run out of talent situation all day.

    The Donnington meet we are going to is on the 8th unfortunately which is the Open Pitlane, not the 10th as per the tris' sig, so it looks like that will be a no go for me :( Assuming the wife has no plans, I would be up for coming along as a spectator for the day. Any of you boys based out West London way per chance?:shrug:
     
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  19. Pummy

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    Mind you the jacking point cover on the passenger side did achieve lift off from the sideskirt and managed 2 secs of flight :)
     
  20. DanGB

    DanGB Who need's a Diesel....

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    ???
     

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