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Postby D6Nutz » 21 Feb 2021, 11:39

I'm thinking I should get round to booking my TD with nolimits and smallboy that I won over christmas..

Current thinking is either
  • Cadwell Park
  • Oulton Park
  • Donnington Park

The only one I've ridden before is Donnington.. What are peoples thoughts ????
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Re: Trackdays

Postby Kwacky » 21 Feb 2021, 11:47

I love Donny. Big, wide flowing track.

Cadwell is ace. It's like a ride on some fantastic country roads. I've not been for ages. I really should go back.

Never been to Oulton.
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Re: Trackdays

Postby Frankie » 21 Feb 2021, 12:41

Cadwell was fun, I enjoyed it, Donny was also fun, so either IMO Never done Oulton either. To be honest all the time not doing any track days, i dont seem to be missing it as i thought. I am missing more riding my bike in general.
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Re: Trackdays

Postby duke63 » 21 Feb 2021, 14:17

If you have not ridden Cadwell, its worth the effort. Its a bit old school like Mallory but all the better for that at the 'enjoyment' level.

Quite a narrow track with two decent straights, the Mountain for the jump and lots of nice bends where you can shoot up the inside on the brakes.
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Re: Trackdays

Postby C00kiemonster » 21 Feb 2021, 16:32

Donny and Oulton get my vote.

Cadwell is fine but all too easy to get the corners wrong. Mallory is OK, but too small and muddy at times frankly.

Brands Hatch is fun too - indy is a bit small but the full track.....
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Re: Trackdays

Postby Cav » 21 Feb 2021, 20:33

I love Donny.. prefer it to Cadwell to be honest.

I'd be keen to try Oulton Park
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Re: Trackdays

Postby Perkles » 21 Feb 2021, 21:57

D6Nutz wrote:I'm thinking I should get round to booking my TD with nolimits and smallboy that I won over christmas..

Current thinking is either
  • Cadwell Park
  • Oulton Park
  • Donnington Park

The only one I've ridden before is Donnington.. What are peoples thoughts ????

I will do donny with you
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Re: Trackdays

Postby D6Nutz » 21 Feb 2021, 22:57

I'm in two minds about donnington. Great track, but I have done it before and it's the only track I've crashed at.

Serious pondering, but I want to get something booked in the next week or two as I think days are filling fast.

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Re: Trackdays

Postby StMarks » 21 Feb 2021, 23:36

D6Nutz wrote:I'm in two minds about donnington. Great track, but I have done it before and it's the only track I've crashed at...k

If it helps, I've crashed at all three. (nod)
I like each of them, but differently.
Imho..;
Oulton has been very wet, but is a great mix when it is dry enough to push on.
Donnington can be fast & is interesting enough, but my crashes there have all been pretty fast ones.
Cadwell is closest to me, and (as well as tending to be less costly ) is the one I know best of the three. It's also therefore the track I've come off most at.

Hth. :D
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Re: Trackdays

Postby Perkles » 22 Feb 2021, 09:31

Cadwell is great but a lottery with the weather ,you can crash at any track thats just the risk of track days
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Re: Trackdays

Postby Jack » 22 Feb 2021, 09:37

try and get Brands full circuit , its closer to you and an iconic circuit.
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Re: Trackdays

Postby StMarks » 22 Feb 2021, 09:54

Perkles wrote:Cadwell is great but a lottery with the weather ,,,

I expect that Jack will have a more extensive experience to draw from than me, but Oulton has been the most consistently unseasonally wet for my visits.
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Re: Trackdays

Postby D6Nutz » 22 Feb 2021, 09:56

Jack wrote:try and get Brands full circuit , its closer to you and an iconic circuit.
It's fully booked. I think they only do one or two days a year now on the full GP circuit.

I also don't want to take the piss out of smallboy. I know they put up the competition to use one of their bikes, but brands would be about 8 hours on the road and a lot of fuel.

Plus that first corner scares the shit out of me just watching people ride it :D

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Re: Trackdays

Postby Jack » 22 Feb 2021, 15:29

StMarks wrote:
Perkles wrote:Cadwell is great but a lottery with the weather ,,,

I expect that Jack will have a more extensive experience to draw from than me, but Oulton has been the most consistently unseasonally wet for my visits.


I've been lucky with the weather at Oulton the past 3 years but prior to that it was rarely dry or warm
Last year I got thoroughly soaked at Cadwell , so wet and dark they had to call a halt to the final race of the day and I was about as far from cover as its possible to get .

Paddock hill does look scary Ive not ridden it but I have walked up and down it more times than I'd like and it is probably the steepest drop on UK circuit , I have done a taster session at cadwell in the evening and I found Mansfield to be quite scary , the drop isnt as steep but you have to brake coming downhill , I always felt that I was 3 degrees away from cartwheeling down the track . At PHB you have to accelerate up the hill to Druids so you wouldn't get that feeling but I have seen a good few bikes completely bottom out , which I imagine is also quite disconcerting.
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Re: Trackdays

Postby Perkles » 23 Feb 2021, 08:01

not a lot is better than Craner curves when the tarmac is hot and sticky imho
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Re: Trackdays

Postby Cav » 23 Feb 2021, 10:00

Turn 1 to Coppice is incredible, it's just a shame you can't do the national circuit on trackdays.

Like you say, hot and sticky and there's nothing better when it comes to flow.
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