Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby duke63 » 31 May 2018, 12:13

Buzzing. Bike behaving and it’s sunny at the moment
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby duke63 » 31 May 2018, 12:14

I reckon my bike is the oldest and probably least powerful here but it’s brilliant on track.
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby Kwacky » 31 May 2018, 12:26

You're not a bling boy who has bought an expensive bike to show off on, you're riding something you have worked on to get it how you want and you're reaping the benefits by enjoying your time on the bike. You can't put a price on that
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby duke63 » 31 May 2018, 13:02

I could but it’s best not too. :D

Can’t believe how sone people spend on bikes fir trackdays only.
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby duke63 » 31 May 2018, 14:45

These Ducati riders are getting better looking.
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She races in the Italian Superstocks. Ieva somebody.
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby C00kiemonster » 31 May 2018, 14:46

You old dog ;)
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby Kwacky » 31 May 2018, 14:59

Looks like the forum software has decided you're in Australia
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby duke63 » 31 May 2018, 15:54

And this is what 214 bhp does to road tyres

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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby Kwacky » 31 May 2018, 16:00

They're toast.
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby kingfixer » 31 May 2018, 16:04

Looks like track days are going to be very expensive for V4 owners then .
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby Deegee » 31 May 2018, 19:06

I have never seen a tyre like that on a trackday. Ever.

I think someone needs to dial their traction control up a notch. (shocked)
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby duke63 » 31 May 2018, 20:53

Those with a bit more knowledge than me reckoned it might be the slide control causing it.
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby duke63 » 31 May 2018, 21:04

Any way had a cracking day out. Not only did the storms hold off but the weather actually improved in the afternoon and the last two sessions were warm and sunny and not wet and thundery as forecast.

Learned a lot about me and the bike, which behaved impeccably. Its far from the fastest bike these days but with getting my corners right and exiting in the right place i could keep up with 899/959 Panigales for the most part down the next straight.

I will never be a trackday god but you can't half enjoy yourself with some knowledge, a bit of courage, a decent bike and good people around you.

Though there are many people there with what appears to be a bottomless pit of cash for trackdays, bikes, leathers etc, i would say the majority can actually use them. That said there were some there who had just spent £20k+ on a V4 but would be far better to have spent some money on training first. A £20k V4 bike only makes you fast on a straight. :D You have to learn the skills to use it.

Plod was there as part of a Bikesafe stand and two of them were out on track, they also had a police V4 there which was used on track. I did thank Mr Plod for allowing me to pass two coppers on bikes at 90-100mph and for them not to chase after me. Can't see that ever happening again. :D

One of the girls there working for Ducati was a promo girl who knew Tankslap babe Candice as well. She also rides and is traing to be a CSS instructor as well.

Final point - was good to see quite a few girls and ladies riding out on track. some of whom were seriously fast.
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby kiwikrasher » 31 May 2018, 21:50

Sounds like a great day Duke, it’s ones like that which recharge us for the rest of the time.
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby rocket » 01 Jun 2018, 08:16

Sounds like you had a great day duke the bike looks great.
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby duke63 » 01 Jun 2018, 08:34

Just a couple of photos from yesterday.


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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby duke63 » 01 Jun 2018, 08:55

That Ieva babe earlier in this thread? This is her on track. (inlove)

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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby StMarks » 01 Jun 2018, 09:02

duke63 wrote:.....
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Love that shot mate, with you leading a field of newer & more expensive models. (clap)
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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby Rossgo » 01 Jun 2018, 11:30

Its a bit cheeky to have a noise restriction in place at 102dB. Tracks are made for racing on, if people dont lile it they should never willingly hand over their money to buy a house next to a noisy environment.

Other than that glad you had a fantastic day. Loving your pics

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Re: Silverstone Ducati trackday 31 May 2018

Postby C00kiemonster » 01 Jun 2018, 11:35

Rossgo wrote:Its a bit cheeky to have a noise restriction in place at 102dB. Tracks are made for racing on, if people dont lile it they should never willingly hand over their money to buy a house next to a noisy environment.

Other than that glad you had a fantastic day. Loving your pics

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It's crazy but people complain and councils listen, even though the tracks have been there for many years before they were.

On the news this morning, Thruxton is celebrating it's 50th anniversary i think, however they are now limited to 16 racing days a year because of noise (facepalm)
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