A quick review of my CSS experience:
Well in short=
it was a brilliant weekend and I'm still buzzing from it now! Car performed brilliantly and had an absolute blast on track. Footage to appear in due course.
Should have taken more pics, to build a picture of the weekend. I only took about 4! Lol
Car cleaned up Friday night:
Left at 5am to collect @Filters
from magor services. Arrived at CSS at around 9am and was greeted by the sound of screaming ITBd clios and screeching tyres [emoji41] Perfect start!
Arrived and began the erection!
Tent made for a good storage hut [emoji5]
Watched a load of track action for most of the morning as well as chatting in camping area to a bunch of CS I'd not met before. Really is a great forum!
Checked my fluids and pressures ready for track action at half 1.
Had the free dinner at 12 to beat the crowd! Glad we did, was a long line come near 1.
Drivers briefing was at 1, with the option of tuition for 20 quid, 20 mins. I knew I'd need it so booked in for half 2 [emoji41]
First lap went in like a clown to twickers corner and went massively wide! Nerves were high to begin! Lol. Tried to take it easy and get some heat into everything. Came in after 10 mins to adjust pressures. Started off cold with 26 front and about 27 rear. Expecting front to rise to 31 max, then reduce to 28~29. And rears to only rise by 1 or 2.
Rears did rise to just 29, so dropped to 28 rears for the whole day.
Front however, lol.... 36! Rose a full 10 psi. So dropped that down to 28, after a few more laps it was touching 30.
Tuition massively helped, mainly in my confidence but also better, smoother lines (although some of these lines went out the window as the day went on!) He said I was doing very well, and with his guidance I was carrying 50mph through the wiggler and 80mph+ through port froid. [emoji106]
I messed up a few corners and came in way to fast for ushers corner and made the executive decision to go for a shortcut instead of visiting the gravel trap! Lol!
My route is the red line if anyone wants to use it in the future! [emoji38]
all part of the fun. In the briefing they said if your coming in too fast you can use it in emergency [emoji106]
Got some decent footage but it's taking 6 hours to upload 1 video! So need to look at converting to a more YouTube friendly format.
Track time was epic fun. Car went very well. Apart from bubbling most of my high temp brake caliper paint off the fronts and almost losing my front OZ center caps, glue melted on them and they were hanging off!
Nankang ns2rs preformed very well. The 180 compounds. Wore well too! Still lots of life left. What surprised me is the difference a slight bit of rain does.... wow. So greasy, I shall try and upload a comparison video of the same corners in dry and damp! Lol.
So so pleased and can't wait for another trackday.
After parking up after the epic track time, had to attempt to find a shop for filters to get some tobacco. What a mission that was!
Entered the raffle but won nothing. Good cause and raised almost 700 for help for heroes. [emoji106]
Got back, parked up and got on the beers. Had some more free food! [emoji5]
Parked my arse here almost all night chatting with random people. =
Didn't have too many beers, was so tired I was dropping off at the fire. Cosy warm! Woke up with an extremely warm and cosy right foot though! Slid ever so closer to the inferno. Lol
I opted to sleep in the Clio. What a good move that was! Slept like a baby. Seats go near flat, I was warm and cosy and most importantly couldn't hear the infamous snoring on site! [emoji5]
Woke up to be greeted by some Damn serious metal! The next days track attendees were here..... few lovely escorts, metro 6r4, a 550hp Celica, some serious evos, radical, etc etc.
Most impressive was a 4 year home build Honda crx! Supercharged 4.2 v8 Audi engine in rear! [emoji33] The whole car fabbed and engineered by himself. It was outstanding!
Will upload pics of the car a above when signals better!
All in all it was amazing!
And again, thanks to all the organization team.
And hi again to everyone I was talking to great to meet you all!
How could I forget to thank filters for being my wing man! He gave me a helmet for giving him a ride up to CSS. Top man.