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2021/01/07 22:06:34 (permalink)

R3 Track Day 2021

Happy New Year R3! We hope you’ve had a safe start to 2021.
 
One of the events currently being considered by R3 is to arrange an additional track day at Croft. PCGB have confirmed that this is quite in order, provided any date is not too close to this year’s official club Croft track-day on 15th September.
 
The R3 event would be conducted by a reputable track day organisation, who have a long history of working with Croft circuit, and an excellent safety record.
 
Your car needs no special preparation and the only additional equipment required is an open, or full face, helmet. Usually helmets are available to hire, however, this may not be the case this year due to Covid restrictions.
 
A full track safety and advice briefing starts the day. Nobody is allowed to engaging in racing and overtaking is only allowed to the left on straights – no-one will be late braking and trying to dive underneath you as you enter a corner.
 
Track days are great fun and allow you to use a little more of your car’s performance than is possible on the public road. You drive at your own pace.
 
 
UPDATE   UPDATE   UPDATE   
 
The R3 track day is scheduled for Wednesday 22nd September 2021.
 
Members who have already expressed an interest should have received an email from R3 with a link and password to access the booking details and discounted price.
 
If you have not received the email check Philip's latest post in this thread to see if he needs your email address.
 
It is important to book now as track days are filling fast, even as far away as September.
 
If you haven't indicated your interest already PM or email Philip R3@porscheclubgb.com to receive the booking details.
 
Look forward to seeing you on track!
post edited by Willardfan - 2021/03/26 11:06:36

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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/07 22:24:11 (permalink)
Hi John,  Happy New Year to all.
 
Sounds like a good idea and, as an R3 event, probably even more of a social event than a 'normal' track day.  Also one which would give those who have never done a track day (or even thought of doing one) an excellent introduction.  Mid-week would be good but happy to 'go with the flow'.
 
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/08 08:05:49 (permalink)
Sounds like an excellent idea. I'd prefer a week day but only because I'm remaining hopeful that we have some normality in our lives and that the hill climbing season will be going ahead.
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/08 08:14:06 (permalink)
Sound like a great idea, you can count me in. Any day is fine with me as long as I have a bit of warning.
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/08 08:21:33 (permalink)
Interested in coming down if outsiders are allowed ?
 
For insurance purposes ... are the organisers members of the Association of Track Day Organisers ?

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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/08 10:10:13 (permalink)
Hi John and Gillian,
 
Happy New Year to all !
 
Yes a run out at Croft would be a good idea. Mid-week preferred but can do weekend if the group prefer.
Appreciate that Covid may determine when this can happen so if and when you manage to organise something please check if spectators are allowed too, thanks.
 
Cheers
Sir John 
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/08 13:48:42 (permalink)
Part of me is very keen to try this out, but I have no experience and will certainly be the slowest car on the track!  Will there be any instructors on hand? I would also have to check insurance...  looking forward to advice on Wednesday!
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/08 14:07:26 (permalink)
Same here I really want to try it out but a little bit nervous about doing it for the first time in my pride and joy. I'm guessing you can take it steady in a kind of brisk way? 

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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/08 19:19:06 (permalink)
Count me in.  Any day is fine with a bit of notice. 

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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/08 19:31:43 (permalink)
I’m in whenever that may be 🏎
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/08 22:05:25 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby AndrewCS 2021/01/08 22:53:13
Answers to a couple of the questions posed so far:
 
The organisers are members of the Association of Trackday Organisers.
 
Track days permit you to go as quickly or slowly as you wish. You literally do drive at your own pace.
 
Instructors may be available (additional cost) but this will depend upon Covid restrictions at the time. During more recent Covid tiering times instructors have not been allowed as it's difficult to socially distance in most sports cars.
 
Following the safety briefing (during which they tell you how to drive the track too) the track experience will start with sighting laps ie. following an organiser's car, and is then envisaged to be 'open pit lane'. This means you can do as many, or few, laps as you want during the day, in whatever string length you choose (eg 1 lap, 2 laps, 5 laps, 10 or any number of laps at a time). I find relatively short stints suit me best; between 5 and 10 laps and then let myself and the car have a rest. There will be a mid-day break so marshalls and organisers can have lunch.

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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/09 20:39:07 (permalink)
Great idea I'm up for it depending when :)
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/10 23:19:57 (permalink)

hny all
Yes would be up for this
i would prefer midweek 
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/13 14:08:13 (permalink)
Sounds like a plan !
I have only driven Croft on one of those experience days, in a Cayman and a single seater, but only a handful of laps - loved every minute.
Would be great to explore my own car in a safe and competition free day.
Also with the rest of the field being enthusiasts, there will be no worry about boy racers. ( not many anyway )
I would prefer a weekend, as I work through the week.
Will we be permitted to bring our significant other ? and I don't mean the Mini Cooper S !!!
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/14 11:15:27 (permalink)
Please add me to the list for this one.

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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/01/25 16:14:14 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby AndrewCS 2021/01/25 16:29:27
Hello again everyone, and thanks for your responses so far.
 
An important update:
 
The British Touring Car Championship has revised its calendar of races, with the Croft round being moved into September (weekend of 18th/19th). This has had a consequential effect on Croft's PCGB national track day, which has moved from 15th September, when the track is required for race preparation, to June 23rd 2021. The national club track days come highly recommended too.
 
In order to offer club involvement on track at different points in the year the R3 track day is being rescheduled to September, with Wednesday 22nd a likely date.
 
Hope you can follow all that.
 
The upside is that the September date means there is less likelihood of falling foul of Covid restrictions.
 
Stay safe and keep smiling.
 
John & Gillian

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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/02/06 09:51:27 (permalink)
I'd be up for this.  I keep meaning to go on the PCGB track day, but haven't managed to pull the trigger yet.
 
The one thing I have never had a satisfactory answer to is insurance - do you need to arrange this separately for the day, or can the organisers provide? And is this 3rd party only or fully comprehensive (my car is probably at the bottom of its value curve anyway )?  
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/02/06 10:39:06 (permalink)
Definitely count me in. It will be a great opportunity to meet some follow R3 members.
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/02/16 11:57:16 (permalink)
Track Day Insurance
 
We are by no means motor insurance experts and so stand to be corrected on any of the information in this post. However, our understanding regarding trackday insurance is that this is entirely in the hands of each individual participant. Trackday organisers do not usually offer insurance packages and so these have to be arranged separately, nor do organisers, including PCGB, insist upon participants having trackday insurance covering their vehicle.
 
Some insurance companies offer trackday only insurance policies, which can be purchased independently of your main roadgoing insurance (perhaps for a limited number of events and/or only with organisers who are members of the Association of Trackday Organisers). Some insurance companies will offer trackday insurance alongside your usual policy, although this is likely to attract an additional premium. Some insurers have special arrangements with car organisations (eg Locktons advertise policies which include trackday cover for  PCGB organised trackdays - we have no link with Locktons, nor have ever used any of their products).
 
A quick look around the web and a few telephone calls to insurance companies will give you information regarding indicative cover and premium charges.
 
John & Gillian
post edited by Willardfan - 2021/02/17 14:03:25

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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/02/18 22:51:00 (permalink)
MORIS are pretty well thought of in the track day insurance world. Usual rule of thumb is that the premium will be (subject to a minimum value) about 1% of the value of the car and the excess will be about 10% - you can get whatever level of cover you want - eg Nurburgring Insurance can cover barrier replacement cost too. 


There is no requirement for insurance and (bar the Lockton’s clients on an official PCGB-run day) I would imagine you’d be in the distinct minority if you took it out. 

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