Join Date: Jul 2006
Nominated 11 Times in 37 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 17
Thanked 2,471 Times in 1,852 Posts
Re: Track Days
A lot depends on what your motivation is;
is it just to drive quickly? do you want to race as a career? or is it to improve your driving skills?
Probably the first step I would recommend would be to do a driver improvement course (mostly run at local racetracks - I did one @ Knockhill many years ago).
These are very relaxed (you're in their cars, not yours), and you get professional instruction about braking points, lines through corners, smoothness with controls, etc, etc.
This translates into an understanding of what the car does, and what influences the driver can make on its behaviour. Which makes you a better driver on the road, plus it means you would get more out of a trackday, rather than turning up cold, scared to try hard in case you damage your car or embarass yourself.
Small steps are what's important here, as its a steep (and harsh) learning curve otherwise.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater