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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:55 pm 
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This is where I ran off:
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I know there has been a lot of talk on the net about a lack of runoff at Marulan, but there is plenty, I just happened to hit a bad patch!

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:55 pm 
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LOL!

looks like a go kart track :P

you have to drive up to QR eh ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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Yer it does actually look like a go-kart track LOL.

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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I was talking to a mate of mine who races karts and apparently they're trying to get accreditation to use the Marulan track for karts, so the gokart joke mightn't be far from the truth!

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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They have had a rotax out there ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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I cant wait to get out there!

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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Cappuccino wrote:
I cant wait to get out there!


Me too Cappa!

If you want a 'virtual drive', this YouTube link shows incar footage of a couple of laps!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i52tcAVc ... re=related

Good track for a light car that handles well like the mighty Swift!! :P

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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I'll have a couple of laps up on youtube soon hopefully... when my mate edits the video...

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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tell him to hurry up lol

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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Hi folks!

I took the Swift to a trackday at Marulan on Saturday - it was awesome!!!!
I love that track!! It was with CircuitClub so there were also 2 instructors which was great.. made a big difference for a newbie like me!

It is a very tight windy track - topspeed in the straight was only 120kmh, but it was fantastically challenging!! Brakes locking a wheel briefly quite often... lots of tyre squealing cornering ie road tyres a bit flogged!!!...

I have now uploaded a clip to YouTube if you are interested! (7mins long)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df4tZLwcLX4
(play it loud!!)

I am still on a complete high from it - totally awesome fun!!!!

I was amazed at how brilliantly the Swift handled and wound up.. the cars I passed (& how it was only narrowly behind my boss' M3's staggeringly good performance).

One of the instructors was in the M3 saying "this BMW goes beautifully...but that Swift..!!!"It was raw & edgy fun in the Swift - no ABS or traction control etc, just a lightweight car with stacks of power!!! I looked at the Evos squealing around the corner with all their yaw & traction stuff moderating the power - boring!!!! :wink:

Waylow & buzza9 - I am so impressed and amazed at your 49 & 50 sec laps in the rain at Marulan!!!
I had perfect weather and my best was a 48.9, and there were not many cars getting less than 48!

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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Sounds like an awesome day! wish i went now and im loving the video, so close with that M3. I've still got to get mine off my mate, i'll get his arse into gear and get it from him.. Your flying down that straight i dont think we were getting much more than 90kms..

We are def going to have to organise it bt let me know when its going to be, because the cars coming off the road for a re-build in may... hehehe
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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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Just goes to show decent suspension/brakes/tires will outclass HP anyday....even in the rain! Hoping for a 44 next time!

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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I was there on sunday to watch...looks like a great track and really like the setup of the place...its awesome how you can seat down have a coffee and watch people drive!


Now i need to get my arse into gear and get the cappa all preped up and ready!

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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waylow wrote:
Just goes to show decent suspension/brakes/tires will outclass HP anyday....even in the rain! Hoping for a 44 next time!


especially in the rain. Rain is the best equaliser of HP.

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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waylow wrote:
Just goes to show decent suspension/brakes/tires will outclass HP anyday....even in the rain! Hoping for a 44 next time!


true, but I'll buy you a few beers if you can hit 44secs!! :wink:
There was a racing car (red IPRA Civic in vid) that was doing 43secs, and a monster turbo MX5 with slicks that did 42secs..

Let me know next time you are going though!!! :P

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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Classy video James. What a great track.
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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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here is a pic that someone took on the day..


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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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no wonder your times were compromised, you are travelling up some steep incline !

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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tekkie wrote:
no wonder your times were compromised, you are travelling up some steep incline !


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

His camera was buffetted by my airpressure bowwave... :P :P

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 Post subject: Re: Short Notice: Wakefied Sun 15th Feb
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looooooooooooooool

Good looking car there! =D>


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