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      06-26-2009, 02:47 AM   #1
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Aston Martin Thrill...

For Father's Day, my kids clubbed together and bought me an "Aston Martin Thrill" track day experience. I was completely surprised and very happy with them and tbh, I'd rather put someone else's car around a track than my own M3.

I need some help choosing a location for this experience. The track choices I have been given are...

Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire
Great Tew, Oxfordshire
Teeside, County Durham
Elvington, Yorkshire
Corby, Norhamptonshire
Wigan, Lancashire
Donington, Derbyshire
Silverstone, Northamptonshire

I live south east of London, so realistically I'm not going to travel way up north for this. Therefore, which of the more southerly tracks listed would people recommend for this experience? Is Silverstone likely to be the best?

Thanks in advance.
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Can't help you, but that's sick! Have fun man!
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Silverstone seems the logical choice..
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+1 for Silverstone. I've been to Prestwold Hall wouldn't say it was great, might of resurfaced now though!..
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I know it's off your list, but don't do Elvington. It has exceptional run off areas (ask Richard Hammond...) but it's not a track.
It's a coned off Airfield pan and runway section.
Great for VMax runs, but not for a 'track experience'.

+1 on Silverstone..
You probably won't do the full GP circuit, but close enough. You can always say you've driven some famous corners...
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Donno all day long!

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Silverstone for deffo IMO.
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Silverstone for deffo IMO.
No way...

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Are you saying you don't know?

I've just got off the phone and booked at... Silverstone 7th August, can't wait!
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Good choice, im sure u will enjoy it there! if i was to get my dad a track day experience he would probably never go lol
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Now you've made Carlos sad.

Anyway, hope you have fun. Keep the shiny side up and the dirty side down.
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I know it's off your list, but don't do Elvington. It has exceptional run off areas (ask Richard Hammond...) but it's not a track.
It's a coned off Airfield pan and runway section.
Great for VMax runs, but not for a 'track experience'.

+1 on Silverstone..
You probably won't do the full GP circuit, but close enough. You can always say you've driven some famous corners...
Off topic but I'm interested in your comment as I have an Audi R8 experience still to take.
I only have the choice of Elvington or Teeside autodrome and certainly would prefer not to be an airfield if poss.
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