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Lydden Race Course Upgraded

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Puntopimp, 6 December 2013.

  1. Puntopimp

    Puntopimp Track Warrior

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    Last edited: 6 December 2013
  2. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    It's a great circuit buddy. Although it's a steep bloody hill when ya marshalling and running up it to rescue bikes out of the gravel trap!!!

    I hope they don't go over the top with extending it though. Part of the reason it's a good place is that you can see all of the track from just about anywhere.
     
  3. Puntopimp

    Puntopimp Track Warrior

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    I've been many times to watch the old amateur rally cross as a kid used to park up in the summer and sit on my dads car roof and watch for hours and hours! remember watching rubbish heaps of Ford Sierra's and Pug 205 GTI's going round haha
     
  4. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Hahaha. I go there with british historic racing to marshal for them.
    It's a great place to go and the circuit staff are awesome. :D
     
  5. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    The track is ideal for the clio cup or similar but it isnt really t hat godd for big high power cars
     
  6. Puntopimp

    Puntopimp Track Warrior

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    Thats why they are expanding it
     
  7. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Even extended they won't be able to have big powered cars on there as such.
    Well they could if they met the noise restrictions.
    Which are very strict at Lydden usually.
     
  8. Puntopimp

    Puntopimp Track Warrior

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    It's only because the 'locals' are sad old toffs who infact live over 2 miles away!
     
  9. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Your not wrong there buddy.
    They are very very strict on the noise restrictions though because of the locals.
     
  10. Puntopimp

    Puntopimp Track Warrior

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    Exactly what I sad a pathetic bunch who complains if a cow farts coz the noise
     
  11. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    the hills are pretty steep and hills are very tight . They would have to build a different track to get large high powered cars racing in anger.

    its says expanded not redesigned
     
  12. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    The circuit as it stands could easily handle high powered cars.
    Granted you wouldn't get the maximum top speed out of them. And you wouldn't use all the gears. But lydden could handle it.
    It's the noise restriction that is the problem.
     
  13. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    sorry TN dont want to get into an arguement but you obviously have not driven a high powered large car around there (and yes i have ) It is completely unsuitable

    the definitition of a track not being suitable for a car is

    you cant use all the power and you cant use all the gears.

    but that apart lets hope that lydden stays active.
     
  14. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    For track days for the public it is perfectly suitable.
    And saying it's unsuitable cause you can't use all the power and all the gears is a waste of a statement. That accounts to alot of tracks in the uk.
    Infact none of the tracks in the uk would suit a high powered road car like yours or t9's.
    Tell me one track that you would get absolute full power and the use of all the gears?

     
  15. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    We have trouble with noise complaints over here when development expands way out to tracks that have been established for many years miles from anywhere and the land was probably sold at a lower price than similar developments where there were no tracks and suddenly the owners near the track start campaigning to have it shut down or have noise and time limits put in place. Grrr Winging muppets what did they expect.
     
  16. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    silverstone
     
  17. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    But you still wouldn't use all of what the car has to offer.
    Mainly because even silverstone, on a track day you wouldn't get the full circuit.
     
  18. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    SILVERSTONE .

    My comments were not originally supposed to be taken from a personal perspective although I did certainly do have personal experience to offer to the thread.

    What i was trying to get across was that being a smaller tight track is one of the reasons it isnt doing so well.

    I agree completely that its fine for most cars for a track day and I would happily even make a case for it being much better than silverstone for a " small" car track day.

    But no important races for seriously high power cars will ever be at lydden because the drivers wont go there and that is what is meant by unsuitable.

    and like or not that is where the real money is
     
  19. Rally200022

    Rally200022 New member

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    Top class Rally Cross cars are quite powerful...................
     
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