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      06-23-2009, 04:02 PM   #89
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It's the usual done thing for a passenger to arrive in the morning and pay 20 for a day rider wristband that allows them circuit access in any vehicle they can blag a ride in.

If you just want to give them a few laps we will sort out a deal on the day.
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      06-23-2009, 04:09 PM   #90
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No - thats fine Nick - make the buggers pay!!!
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      06-30-2009, 01:12 PM   #91
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Not long now lads.

1800 miles on my engine since the build, so its properly run in and waiting to be let Off the lead.
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      07-01-2009, 02:27 AM   #92
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Unfortunately, im unable to make the Croft track day now - gutted - but i wish the rest of you a really good time and thanks to Nick for sorting everything out.
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      07-03-2009, 12:54 PM   #93
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Does anyone know if there is any availability on this event?

I have an option for a last minute holiday from work on this day.

I have emailed sykehouse@hotmail.com.

Is there any contact numbers for the organisers? Thanks
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      07-03-2009, 01:07 PM   #94
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Pretty sure its Full, I do know there`s a waiting list that Nick has.
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Yep - full up to the top, plus several on the waiting list.

It's a bad reflection on me if I have availability at this stage - I work hard to close the book a month ahead of the event.

Like I say we have spaces at Donington in Sept and Oulton in Nov.

Thanks for asking though.
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      07-06-2009, 04:00 PM   #96
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Great day as always. No pics Sorry, too busy driving.

Good to meet you Palmball and a lovely M6 you have mate, love the splitters.
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Thanks Mike, good to meet you too! Thanks for the ride in that manic car of yours ...I'm still getting my breath after feeling the acceleration above 6k!
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Thanks Mike, good to meet you too! Thanks for the ride in that manic car of yours ...I'm still getting my breath after feeling the acceleration above 6k!
i took the m6 to croft last yr really handled it well.

How fast is mikems car compared to the M6??????
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i took the m6 to croft last yr really handled it well.

How fast is mikems car compared to the M6??????

Yes, it surprised me how good it was. Although it was less nimble than my M3, the more I drove it the better I thought it was and it coped very well with lap after lap...even the brakes held up! Down the straights it was pretty monstrous and quite a lot quicker than I expected it to be.

Compared to Mikes M3?? He said there was very little in it down the straight but on the one occasion that I followed him I could do nothing but just about keep up (although I reckon he wasn't trying!) - he was also a far better driver than me!

Mike - what do you reckon?
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Yes, it surprised me how good it was. Although it was less nimble than my M3, the more I drove it the better I thought it was and it coped very well with lap after lap...even the brakes held up! Down the straights it was pretty monstrous and quite a lot quicker than I expected it to be.

Compared to Mikes M3?? He said there was very little in it down the straight but on the one occasion that I followed him I could do nothing but just about keep up (although I reckon he wasn't trying!) - he was also a far better driver than me!

Mike - what do you reckon?
when i went last year my m6 was the fastest car down the back straight apart from the nutter in an Ariel atom
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when i went last year my m6 was the fastest car down the back straight apart from the nutter in an Ariel atom

Agreed, apart from maybe Mikes car there was no road car to touch it down the straight - even a remapped and RPI scooped M5 didn't have the legs on it (indeed, it appeared to hold me up on a couple of straights but that can't be right as my driving is shite)

Now, a supercharged M6....that's the future!
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Glad you guys had fun and got home ok. Who else was at the Croft track day?
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Palmball, don`t put yourself down. The M6 is an intimidating car to really push and capable of more than most people realise, you were definately getting quicker and quicker as the day progressed and your confidence grew, thats all that matters.

It`s surprising how much quicker the M6 is to the M5 when on paper they`re very close, I can walk away from an M5 but I`m only slightly quicker than an M6. Both mine and the V10 will top out at 206/207 mph but I only have 6 gears compared to 7 giving the V10 an advantage through shorter gearing.
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Palmball, don`t put yourself down. The M6 is an intimidating car to really push and capable of more than most people realise, you were definately getting quicker and quicker as the day progressed and your confidence grew, thats all that matters.

It`s surprising how much quicker the M6 is to the M5 when on paper they`re very close, I can walk away from an M5 but I`m only slightly quicker than an M6. Both mine and the V10 will top out at 206/207 mph but I only have 6 gears compared to 7 giving the V10 an advantage through shorter gearing.
Mike im very keen to be a passenger in your 'OLD' M3

Its sounds like its a fucking animal
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