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Old 14-04-12, 05:59 PM   #11
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I think they do run 20min sessions, just means a slightly longer wait between sessions and possibly slightly less track time overall. But it is a good price for Donny.
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Old 14-04-12, 06:34 PM   #12
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I went to watch a 4 group day at donny. I wasn't impressed. It's imposed by the council rather than the TDO though so not slagging anyone off about that.

Less track time and red flags seem to hurt far more. I.e as soon as one is shown it generally means the end of the session and the can eat into a lot of the next.

Silverstone I guess can be viewed as a bit soulless but I think there's bits of it that once you nail are exillerating. Copse and the new 1st corner being one. It's just so wide that you can really push yourself and bike and have the ability to get away with something you wouldn't at Cadwell or Mallory.

That said I would like to do donny but only on a 3 group day which are normally the noisy days.
Remembering that most are 98db quiet days.
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Old 14-04-12, 08:29 PM   #13
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How long were the sessions? If they are still 20 mins it won't be too bad. If they are any shorter by the time the tyres are warm it would be time to go back in
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Old 14-04-12, 09:41 PM   #14
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They are building themselves an awful reputation at the minute. Over booking and forcing people into different groups, cancelling track days when there isn't enough uptake, being overly patronising on briefings and advertising all their track days as: almost full

Apparently they had 80 bikes per group at snetterton the other week. They'd overbooked inters so shifted people into Novice and Fast then wondered why there were so many incidents. They pulled fast group in for a second briefing!!
I've stopped booking with them for exactly those reasons.

Silverstone is awesome, especially on a "big" bike. Donnington is just brilliant, on anything! If we do try and organize something at Donnington I'm in, but not the May one, I'm away that week.
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Me likey

Evening session on too for another 55
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Evening session on too for another 55
I am on night's that week so it would mean taking 2 days holiday to do that day.

How about 5th July instead?
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This one?

http://www.focusedevents.com/event_info.asp?ID=2650

At 115 it is a good price even if it is with FE.

Hmmm, just noticed it's 4 groups but limited to 30 per group, not sure if that is good or bad. Wouldn't like if if you only had 15 minute sessions. I'll give them a call.
Lenny, take it from me the 98db days at Donny are a waste of time. You'll be lucky to get 5 laps per session even without any offs during the day.
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I am on night's that week so it would mean taking 2 days holiday to do that day.

How about 5th July instead?
Can't make that one, will be on a pre GM bimble round Scotland. Hmmm
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Just remembered I booked 2 holidays in July so probably wont be able to afford a track day this expensive as well. Plus if I fall off I don't want to spend all holiday in a sling or something. Will look at August.
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