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ben goddard

Member Since 12 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 18 2014 11:26 AM
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In Topic: Using My Car As A Track Day Car?

07 March 2013 - 10:59 PM

I've used my diesel on track days, albeit my previous one.

Get track day insurance. It's invaluable! A good friend of mine stacked his diesel on track and it was game over as he had no insurance and no daily car!

Diesels are great on track, especially if you do have a fast one, a puff of smoke as you overtake someone is great for upsetting people ;)

Don't worry about it being a 1.4, just go out, have fun, be safe! Once u know you enjoy it then u can look at a purpose built car or performance mods to yours.

Factor in fuel and new tyres to the cost of the track day and insurance. Also any helmet hires etc...

ok, the tyres is something i am unsure of. how are the tyres affected? how many miles roughly would they last driving on a track?


In Topic: Using My Car As A Track Day Car?

07 March 2013 - 10:57 PM

Nah, got nothing to worry about!
Have you been on track before?
I went on my first one last year with my mate, I took it relatively easy compared to everyone else who were more experienced!

It was just fun finding the limits of the car at your own pace rather than racing everyone else. I am itching to get back on it since though, so could become an expensive habit!

no i havent been before, so i dont really want to buy a car for something i might not be any good at. to be honest ive not so much an interest in racing anyone, just going fast without having to worry about the old bill


In Topic: Using My Car As A Track Day Car?

07 March 2013 - 10:53 PM

Dont see why not, are you planning any (power/ performance enhancing) modifications?

not any plans to. if i take to it i plan on getting a cheap petrol car solely to use for track days that i could modify. and by modify i mean, take everything out except the drivers seat. im no mechanic to be messing with under the bonnet