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Donington Park Evening Track Day

Post by droberts » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:09 am

Hi Folks
James and I will be doing the Donington Park track day on Wednesday evening (14th Jun).
It's really a test to see if we have resolved an overheating issue and a few other bits; but if we get chance there may be a few passenger laps :D

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Re: Donington Park Evening Track Day

Post by HA54SYM » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:09 pm

Damm, me and Chris Twigger will be out tomorrow evening in both of ours.

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Re: Donington Park Evening Track Day

Post by HA54SYM » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:37 pm

Edit, my dates mixed up.

So we are 3x at Donington on Wednesday night then. :)

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Re: Donington Park Evening Track Day

Post by droberts » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:58 pm

Nice one! Be good to see three Tomcats line astern again 8)

See you on Wednesday
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Re: Donington Park Evening Track Day

Post by oneoffcoupe » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:18 pm

droberts wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Nice one! Be good to see three Tomcats line astern again 8)

See you on Wednesday
This will be good to see!

Get some pics up 8)
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Re: Donington Park Evening Track Day

Post by droberts » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:52 am

Just a brief update: limited track time - unfortunately we fell foul of noise regs - 98dB drive by. We got some useful test runs but couldn't complete the evening. The Tomcat didn't throw its water all over the floor, but was still running very,very hot.

Net result, no racing at the weekend, but at least I got to enjoy Le Mans on TV... what a finish by Aston Martin on the last lap!
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Re: Donington Park Evening Track Day

Post by kevinwillis » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:26 pm

What is the noise limit their then?

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Re: Donington Park Evening Track Day

Post by Monster Hunter » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:19 pm

It used to be 98db, Dave you always have this at donny lol
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Re: Donington Park Evening Track Day

Post by HA54SYM » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:49 am

Was nice to see you both again.

My gearbox finally let go and sorry for the track downtime :(

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Re: Donington Park Evening Track Day

Post by droberts » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:10 am

HA54SYM wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:49 am
Was nice to see you both again.

My gearbox finally let go and sorry for the track downtime :(

Dave
Sorry to hear about the gearbox, and shame we didn't get to chat for longer.

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It used to be 98db, Dave you always have this at donny lol
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Yep H, I know we've failed before but couldn't remember our previous drive-by figure and we needed to test somewhere before the weekend. Limit was 98dB and we hit 98.8 on first attempt. 98.4 on 2nd attempt (with track day silencer). 3rd attempt (we packed track day silencer with steel wool) and it worked - James managed a clear session okay. But next session it must have worked its way loose as we hit 99.1dB - game over!

Only got 4 runs, but it was enough to determine the car was still running too hot for Brands Hatch.
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Re: Donington Park Evening Track Day

Post by Add » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:00 am

What have you ruled out and what are your current thoughts about the overheating problem? You need to find a standard back box which you can throw on when you're having noise limit issues. We don't find it makes a massive performance dent on our track slag but gets us down to ~90dB.
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