Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Knockhill Tracknight

(Picture: Skinnydoug)

I attended the tracknight organised by Dreadnought garage at Knockhill last Friday and had an eventful couple of hours.

As ever, the weather was very wet to start with and this made things slightly exciting with lots of spray and standing water. The car felt very twitchy and right enough, on my first session, I managed a comedy spin coming out of the chicane. Some kind soul (Thanks Ben!) caught it on camera and posted it on YouTube

After coming in, I reduced the tyre pressures by 4PSI and it felt a wee bit better but I don't think the Toyo T1-Rs are that great in the wet. I should probably have softened up the suspension but I didn't want to get down on my hands and knees to change the settings!

By the end of the evening, the weather had improved and we started getting some reasonably dry laps but I wasn't really in the mood by then.

There were some serious machines there including the ubiquitous Evos and Scoobies. My favourites were the Lister Jaguar C-type (sounded awesome) and the Mustang Mach 1 (in the colours of Eleanor!). Hats off to both drivers for being brave enough to take those cars out.

I've sort of gone off these types of trackdays - I seem to spend too much time looking in my mirrors rather than having fun and exploring the limits of the car.

Next outing is at Elvington on 2 August.

1 comment:

  1. Nice bit of ballet there, Kev :-) I'm hoping to get another trackday in between now and the end of the year, but I've got some work to do in getting the motor into a reliable state first. See you in the pitlane sometime!