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RXP.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kurlykris wrote:
I don`t have a 997, but I do track both my 996 and my 987 Boxster S, they absolutely love it and come alive after a few laps Grin

You do get a few loonies on open trackdays though, as we did at Donington this summer, I was trying to pass a Focus RS that was black flagged for 3 consecutive laps, but refused to get out of the way or off the track, even with his undertray flapping in the wind nooo

The Oulton Park, Porsche only, RS day which should be coming up soon is a really nice event, Porsche drivers have respect and drive accordingly Thumb

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kurlykris wrote:
I don`t have a 997, but I do track both my 996 and my 987 Boxster S, they absolutely love it and come alive after a few laps Grin

You do get a few loonies on open trackdays though, as we did at Donington this summer, I was trying to pass a Focus RS that was black flagged for 3 consecutive laps, but refused to get out of the way or off the track, even with his undertray flapping in the wind nooo

The Oulton Park, Porsche only, RS day which should be coming up soon is a really nice event, Porsche drivers have respect and drive accordingly Thumb

You know you want to Grin


I'm sure that Porsche only days are better, but they are not immune from people causing problems for others. I did a PCGB day at Oulton Park a few years ago where a 911 race car let go of an oil pipe on the start finish straight (apparently help on by a rusty jubilee clip), and the resulting oil drop caused a 993 Turbo to spin and take out the driver's side on the concrete wall Sad

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some poor guy turned up at Croft last year in a brand new 720s and he immediately became a target for everyone, as soon as he went out everyone wanted to see if they could pass him and I have to admit I had a go myself!
Problem is you go there with the best intentions and then after being overtaken a few times you think what the hell and go for it.
One of my friends on here Al Satch has an old Boxster and we did a track day with that and it was really good, not to heavy and no too fast, we did pop the exhaust apart which I've been getting the blame for ever since!
Changing std road pads to Pagid's is the way to go, another guy with a C4S has std discs and Pagid track pads on his car and it stops really well, far better than the std set up which on my car was 'fried' after 2 hot laps.
I see the Porsche only track days have gone up a lot this year, last one I saw was £300 which is a bit steep.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brakes are key,

going on with standard pads and fluid is a bad idea.

Race fluid and Pagid RS29's and you will be fine on track. They are an endurance pad, and are kind on the discs with very good life. I've done 2 ring trips, 2 UK track days and they have barely worn.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mezgerite wrote:
Brakes are key,

going on with standard pads and fluid is a bad idea.

Race fluid and Pagid RS29's and you will be fine on track. They are an endurance pad, and are kind on the discs with very good life. I've done 2 ring trips, 2 UK track days and they have barely worn.


Agreed: I've tried the Dubai Autodrome Clubn Circuit with stock pads and fluid, and ended up with spongy brakes (but at least I didn't end up in the wall like the guy in the Maserati who got mad about being overtaken....). I then installed fresh discs, Motul RBF600 fluid, Goodridge stainless steel lines and Pagid RS29s and got my alignment sorted out (a bit more camber at the front works for me in terms of set up).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RXP. wrote:
Do you have a link for this?


Sadly it is sold out this year, March 8th, and even though I have been watching the Oulton Park website there was no mention of it. I have managed to get on the reserve list though, so may still pick up a ticket hopefully as I did last year.

So if anyone hears of a ticket goig spare, give me a shout please Thumb
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