This is a spin-off from the Nurburgring thread where a few of us were wondering how on earth we would be able to pass the time before we would be able to afford another Nurburgring trip
During some last weeks liquid debriefings in Nurburg a number of us had suggested trying to get some AO'ers together for a track day in the UK or Ireland over the summer
Even Guezen and PeterK were threatening to come over and buzz us on a UK track!
Anglesey (wales), Donnington (England), Thruxton (England) and Mondello (IReland) were mentioned as possibilities.
Anglesey and Mondello are both in easy day trip range from the ferry depending what direction you are coming from (England /Ireland).
But of course if you had actually made your way over to Dublin you may as well make the most of hospitality and have a good night out there
There is a special 24 hr £79 Stg return price for Irish ferries.
I have attached a Mondello track layout diagram, its a long technical circuit that fully exercises your car control although the difficulty of the corners keeps the top speed down - It also has safe run off areas.
A Mitsubish Evo would do a lap in about 2 min 10s.
During the summer the only Open track Mondello track days are on
5th June – Open Day
7th August – Open Day
I and probably MattIreland will be attending at least one of these in any case I suspect.
However Dublin may be too far for our European mainland visitors so I wonder should we intially concentrate on discussing UK mainland tracks? The chances are I will always be able to welcome AO visiters to Mondello with a bit of advance notice in any case
Anglesey is renowned as a small but perfectly formed little gem of a track that is a real drivers circuit.
Typical fast laps would be around a minute and power doesn't count for a huge amount, its all about handling and driver skill apparently. I haven't been myself but a few race driver chums of mine think it is a fantastic circuit.
From the Anglesey website the following summer dates are available.
At the opposite end of the spectrum Donnington is regarded as a very fast and exciting race track - plus its close to GTA Chris's house!
Is there already an Alfa bash planned at Donnington, if so could somebody post details?
I don't have time to look up the available dates at the moment.
BTW I'm not officialy organizing this or anything, just thought I would get the ball rolling in a seperate post that everybody could see rather than hiding our mutterings in Nurburgring thread.