Today I had a great day out at Bedford Autodrome!
I went with my best mate in his Corsa VXR and another mate in his track only BMW which he actually races competitively.
Pics of the beemer:
Only had 2 laps pax in the beemer then the prop shafts let go but that was the end of the day..
So, iv got 3 cars....which did I take???!
Well iv decided to put the Cupra back to stock and sell it, so with Bedford being notorious for big wide open track and quite fast I though the R8 would be perfect for the job!
Early start and feck it was cold!....-2degrees first thing, but dry!
So out I go for the first session....iv not tracked the V10 before and only tracked ASBO at the Ring in the soaking rain.
This car is just made for the track! Simply immense
Now, about 15mins into my session I get one of the Marshalls show me the NOISE! board :drink:
Now this is not them showing me their appreciation for my V10 glory...
The static noise limit was 101db which passed with ease with my Capristo valves shut....BUT the drive by limit is only 87.5db....a big drop!
Now Bedfords noise rules are one strike and you're OUT! So I knew I would be cutting it fine
Mindful of being close to being black flagged, I managed to get a very knowledgeable and experienced chap to pax with me so he could give me tuition and show me the NOISE monitors.
Session 2 was just insane! My pax man Dave was ace and really helped me get the best out of the R8....****ing this car is just so capable! Easily the best 30mins iv had on track in my whole life
Got to 140on the back straight and it had more!
Brakes phenomenal and handling just so perfect.
We scouted the noise monitors and did our best to creep past em...
So. My energy is sapped now from beating the V10 round the track, so we decide to come in.
Get back to the pits only to be immediately met by a Marshall with a certain color flag in his hand
Yup, despite my best efforts I had tripped the noise monitors and I was black flagged
So...what do now?!
Well it was coming up to lunch break and I had one of my other cars about 20miles away..
There was only one thing for it... :jump:
And so 1hr later I returned just before the afternoon sessions opened....In this!
Venga was BACK!
Only picked up on Weds fresh from his turbo repair post Oct Ring trip
So, was able to continue to enjoy the day.
The little Cupra is lots of fun and just highlights the beast the V10 is!
Let my mate drive the Cupra and I drove his VXR, good little car!
No pics of the Cupra on track as photography man not out in the afternoon.
So, great day had by all!
Some more pics