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Rab

Phillip Island Track Day - Tues 10th Jan

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Am probably going to sign up for this one - yell out if you're interested in coming along.

 

Had an absolute blast at Sandown and really want to try the Island.

 

http://www.driveevents.com.au/shop/

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And..... am signed up.

 

Would love to see some of you guys there.

 

Signed up in the "Slow" group.

 

I've done the Island on the bike before and it was awesome - looking forward to doing it in the car.

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Still got places left.

 

Got beds at the Island too.

 

Be one of the people who were there, instead of one of the people who like the comments of the experience on the Monday after :P

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says the guy with suspension and brakes... don't want to do a track day with doughy suspension...

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I said it has doughy suspension (stock, is what I'm referring to here). I also mean Rab has aftermarket coilovers and a full expensive braking package...

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Don't worry about the doughy suspension. You've got a cg lock now :yes: problem solved. 

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Dude - last track day I did with friends was with a stock Malloo, a 2003 SAAB convertible and a mums 1997 honda accord (not the sporty one)

 

The honda and the saab had more fun than the maloo (sp?) and as much as me.

 

It's honestly not a "who's got the biggest balls" day - it's a "lets have fun trying something we haven't done before" day

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I've done track days before... I don't want to do another one with a 'stock' car, especially one with two settings that I don't enjoy for "track performance" (specifically an automatic gearbox and doughy stock brakes/suspension)

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Posted (edited)

Rab knows what it's about. 

 

I done a track track day back at Oran park on my drz400sm. If you know bike you know this thing is slow. Started in group D and by lunch was mid pack of group C. Had a ball. Just trying to be fluid was the best part. 

Edited by ROB83R

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Yep - you're not racing anyone else - you're there for yourself.

 

My first one (on the bike) I came in for lunch ready for people to tell me how slow I was 

 

Nup - no one cared - I told others how quick they went around me - shocked me when others told me how quick I went around them.

 

Clean, fun day and we all had pizza.

 

You can take my car and I'll take yours on the day if you think it's about anything other than that.

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Pizza. Biggest mistake I made that day was not packing a good lunch and drinks. I got to about 3pm or so and on the last turn I nearly highsided it into the concrete wall. I packed it up after that. Absolutely flogged I was. 

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I'm not unaware of the other reasons for attending a track day...

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No more trying to convince keef...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pussy!

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4 minutes ago, k31th said:

I'm not unaware of the other reasons for attending a track day...

 

Am trying to unravel the double negatives to work out the sentence...

 

You are aware of other reasons not to go?

 

Keith can turn, stop and go (have followed him through twisties)

 

Cost? (a valid reason)

 

Location (also valid)

 

Timing (is a Tuesday, so more than valid)

 

Weather (maybe, but who knows)

 

Instruction - bingo - that's the one :D

 

No way Keith is going to be told :P

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automatic transmission :uhuhuh:

stock suspension and brakes :uhuhuh:

tune only power :uhuhuh:

+ desire for fastest possible time due to my nature of race driving :yikes:

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Blue one then :)

 

All they check for is a numberplate and a helmet

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still needs some money just to drive it... and lots of money to make the stock one worth driving on a track... none of which I have much of after spending so much on the Tassie cruise (including purchase of said stock car).

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Am on Keiths side for the mods/cash thing

 

No reason he can't bring the red car to the Island and have fun though

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Posted (edited)

Have 3 people coming - still time left if anyone else is keen.

 

Have got a spare bed (or bit of carpet) on the Island for the Monday and/or Tuesday night if that helps at all.

 

Will hopefully be cracking open my first home brew on the Monday evening too if you want a taste.

Edited by Rab

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The bug has bitten. I'd be keen but I'm extremely poor and will continue to be for at least 2017. :(

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Hello all !! I just had a look and would love to do this but I can't as they don't let you drive without a current licence

Bit crap really, I might come down for a look if I'm free

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