30 posts / 0 new
Last post
Dan sigma 140
Dan sigma 140's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 50 min ago
Joined: 07/01/2022

It's a constant battle with the boss and kids who want to put stuff in 'my' garage, that's what the sheds are for! 

 

I do hope to do some track days this year, I've never done one before so it's a little daunting. 

Toughie
Toughie's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 41 min ago
Joined: 29/04/2016

Don't be cowed by the prospect of a Club trackday. 

I can promise you that if you intend to do track days at all (and every 7 owner should try at least one with their cars), then the Club trackdays are the place to do it.  You'll be astonished by your little machine. 

Simon Maitland and his team run damned good, safe days.  Everyone is friendly, sympathetic, helpful and knowledgable.  There's always someone who will help out with anything that needs tinkering with, and there's free tuition available.

Thumb Up

Alan

Dan sigma 140
Dan sigma 140's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 50 min ago
Joined: 07/01/2022

Yes that sounds like the best bet. I guess I just need a helmet then I'm good to go?

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 8 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

I recommend a bit more homework than that. : - )

There are lots of good lists and notes to help with preparation.

I'm embarrassed to say that I don't know if the Club has guidance...

Jonathan

L66TEY
L66TEY's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 days 4 hours ago
Joined: 18/06/2019

Welcome onboard Dan

As above nice car and garage Clap

I also got my car from PT (July 2019) and haven't regretted it one bit Woohoo

Trackday wise, I believe the "novice" day is now fully booked - but highly recommend doing the Club Track Days to start with. 

After that I'd also recommend both MSV and Javelin for "Open Pit Lane" track days. 

Suggest you seek to try out Bedford, as there's plenty of forgiving run off Driving

Chris 

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 8 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

"I guess I just need a helmet then I'm good to go?"

Some Q and As from 2017: "Track day tips for newbies".

Plus COVID stuff of course.

Jonathan

Dan sigma 140
Dan sigma 140's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 50 min ago
Joined: 07/01/2022

Thanks very much all, I will have a good read through that thread. 

Toughie
Toughie's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 41 min ago
Joined: 29/04/2016

Dan, if you look at the blue bar near the top of the page, you'll see Trackdays in the menu, though here's the link for the page if you can't be bothered to scroll up.

https://www.caterhamlotus7.club/trackdays

I recommend you take particular notice of the last two items on the list on that page, Trackday Documents:-

https://www.caterhamlotus7.club/trackdays/trackday-documents

The particular bit to check there is the one about Trackday Roll Bars, where there is often a lot of confusion.  The thing to know is that if you have only the standard Caterham roll bar (one hoop and two support stanchions) it wont be acceptable.  That's something I fell foul of with my first car, because I hadn't bothered to join the Club BEFORE I bought her. Banghead

The other one worth taking a look at is Trackday Instruction, which is well worth taking, particularly as it comes at the special membership rate of FREE!:- Thumb Up

https://www.caterhamlotus7.club/trackdays/trackday-instruction

You'll find Simon Maitland and his team, who runs the Club trackdays, welcoming, helpful and friendly - unless you try to overtake in the middle of a corner!

Driving

P.S.  I've just spotted this thread in TechTalk

https://www.caterhamlotus7.club/forum/techtalk/track-day-tips-newbies

I particularly warmed to comment #27 from John Vine.

 

Alan

Simon Maitland
Offline
Last seen: 19 hours 9 min ago
Joined: 15/11/2016

Welcome to the Club Dan

If you want to talk about club trackdays email me at trackdays@caterhamlotus7.club and I will give you a call.

We still have space available at our Blyton Park Novice day on 19th September and in our Novice Group at Croft on 26th August.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Simon