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 Post subject: RAF Marham April 2017
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:00 am 
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Thanks Mark411 for the heads up! Not sure if I'll have a fast car ready in time but might be tempted to take Sandras standard convertible.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:04 am 
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mrd2525 wrote:
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=121&t=1640849&i=999999

Thanks Mark411 for the heads up! Not sure if I'll have a fast car ready in time but might be tempted to take Sandras standard convertible.


Finger out Mark get that box fitted in the 9000...
Pity I'm in Cornwall that weekend.. :cen:

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Cannot do it this time ...car is tip top ,trailer is ready to go ,but I will be at the "Dirty Reiver" 200 km off road bike race ,(not taking part I hasten to add but in support to my son who is ...)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:18 pm 
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Always been interested in events like this, would probably only do one day otherwise the 9000 will bankrupt me for fuel and probably turbo falling off or something.
Whats it like on the cars?, from what vids i've seen it looks like a few long straights you can open it up on and the corners have to be taken quite slow due to the cones?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:52 pm 
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I can't make it that weekend. Hmmmmm will I ever get back to Marham. :cry:

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I can't make it that weekend. Hmmmmm will I ever get back to Marham. :cry:


Hmmmmm will you ever get back on a track... maybe Kev will make this one..
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:36 pm 
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Always been interested in events like this, would probably only do one day otherwise the 9000 will bankrupt me for fuel and probably turbo falling off or something.
Whats it like on the cars?, from what vids i've seen it looks like a few long straights you can open it up on and the corners have to be taken quite slow due to the cones?


I think George and Mark411 are the only ones that's done the new layout, seem to recall both thought the layout was good. I won't be going now as Sandras clutch has started to slip....what is it with these 9-3ss clutches?? Both our cars now need clutches!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:37 pm 
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Yes the spring event last year was my 1st time on the new layout. It is so much better and more rewarding than the old one could ever hope to be. Instead of one epic long straight you now get 2 slightly shorter straights which, depending on your minerals can Vmax on both.
As for the corners, the track is so wide you can take almost any line you fancy and still be quick, you don't need to be a cone hugger here. There is though a very tight and twisty technical section, read low 2nd gear, towards the end of the lap after the 2nd long straight. Its a marmite section but I love it as its a great leveller and keeps everyone honest and on their toes.
My onboard vid below gives an idea of the sheer size of the circuit. Does appear slow, but this stint was a filming run grardually building speed. We were relatively slow all day by our usual standards since both our cars were to be used as our wedding cars a few weeks after the event so didn't want to go home via AA lol.

Anyway, hopefully enjoy the vid. At about 11mins in, you see me pull away from my wife's Scooby. Her gearing tops the car out at 130mph and I keep on going but back off at 140mph to keep everyone in shot....loads more straight left though.

https://youtu.be/l93dampkL0Q?t=5s

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:29 am 
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Natalie's Scooby is a lot flatter than your 9000 in the corners mate! Mind you, most of her suspension travel seems to be in the seat base, so not surprising! :lol:

Pondering whether I will be able to get FB3 fixed for this - doesn't look like it's going to sell... :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:25 am 
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It is very tempting to take the Turbo-X...


George used his Turbo x there one year, there should be some footage of it somewhere Kev might be along with the link.
Oh mind tape up your headlights and fog lights it is rather stoney on the main straight, it cost me a headlamp and fog light last I was there in the 9000.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:36 pm 
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There you go....but it's a different layout though.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:09 pm 
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Well that's me booked and paid.
Great opportunity to get to grips with my new camera gear. Play with some unusual angles to capture the action.

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