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Discussion in 'General 1000RR Discussion' started by dmc12, Sep 22, 2020.
No limits were saying they were getting hot on this, anyone know if they are following through?
I hope they are. Heard so many accounts of this happening.
Even though they’re outrageous money, I might just stick to silverstone. It’s A good for a novice and the staff seemed to be doing their job. A friend of mine was moved from Inters to advanced after 2 sessions. It was the first time he’d been there and only his 5th or 6th track day ever, so I don’t think he was taking the piss etc
How difficult can it be? All that needs to happen is the system raises a flag at the time of booking if someone books in to a different group than their last booking. Then the person has to explain why they are changing group and the organiser an evaluate the reason. It could even refuse to book someone in to a group 2 levels above/below their last booking.
From an IT/Process viewpoint this is all very simple to implement so cost wouldn't be an issue.
Being asked to move group is fine and 90% of the time its just a natural progression.
You also can't guarantee the quality at each event.
I've been in the intermediate group and been asked to move into the fast group but that's only because the rest of the inter riders on that day were really quite slow. I mean I was massively quicker than the rest but the front of an inter group or back of the fast group was my 'natural fit' for most track days so staying in the inter group would ordinarily be a good choice for me but that specific day a few swapping abouts was called for and they asked if I would bump up which was OK by me. I never cared whether I was at the front of a group or the back of a group as I was too busy doing my own thing and trying to have fun!
you can choose what ever excess you need and how many track days you want, can be cheap or expensive, all depends on how much you want them to payout.
Problem I find is that if you are way faster you will soon catch up the guys you think they are fast but should in in novice and then the lapping starts I feel fast group are more into track riding and therfore know how to place the bike better than most, however you will always get the wrong people in the wrong groups, as people egos are a problem too
FE do chrono days, where the first two (crazy) sessions are timmed, then the rest of the day you are put into the best group for your time, however the first two sessions can be a bit crazy going for that time, best to go out first then for sure Plus they do monitor your times (they say?) and can change the groups if you faster or slower then first timmed
I hope you get better soon and out of pain and no long lasting effects and can get the bike sorted with help from the idiot responsible. For getting parts get on the 'Honda Fireblade Owners Club Bikes & Parts for Sale' group on facebook as just about everything is sold on there and usually someone will have the bits you need.
Ive read numerous reports on this matter recently. I was at oulton park, last week, and noticed a bike across from me had damage, me being a nosey git, went over and asked the guy what happened. Very similar to the post we have read, taken out and culprit gets away without issue. The guy tracks the person down, and gets the smirky response "sorry Mate".
Well ive had a vision, i take a hammer and smash his bike, so he can repair the damage ive caused, and i "Say sorry mate".
Ive been doing trackdays for 11 years now, and have raced, but ive never experienced the craziness i seen at the recent oulton park trackday. Red flag numerous times and a few black flags.
Sorry, a bit late to this thread, but hope the recovery is going well @dmc12
I have insurance with MCE and when I did my track day at Brands Hatch (GP Circuit) last year I checked out the policy excess for track day and it was £4k more than my standard excess, so £5k (gulp!). So, I was careful to not doing anything too adventurous on my track day, as in the back of my mind whilst going round the track I was thinking, "I need this bike to commute to work on tomorrow, don't be stupid".
I guess I was quite fortunate in the the Novice group I was in didn't have any major issues other than someone running straight on a Westfield (turn 6 from the looks of the track map) and ending up in the tree/hedge/fence. Most of the red flags were all in the Fast and Intermediate groups. I brand new Panigale V4S (I think) was remodelled in one of those incidents, but I think it was all good natured, apart from two guys in the fast group that seemed to be having a fight as they went past the start-finish straight.
I'd do another track day for sure, although I can imagine, like everything in life, there are always those few that try and spoil it for the rest of us by doing something stupid. The most dangerous riding I've seen has been down the Old Kent Road in south London where I've nearly cr*pped myself in a 30 mph zone when some tw*t has flown past me doing at least 70 mph in a wheelie - this was in the winter, dark around 6pm - so not exactly deserted streets. Oh, and regularly see a GSXR1000R (Rizla fairings) doing stuff that makes me want to close my eyes - so in comparison, the track seems a much more serene place, with fewer pedestrians, lamp posts, traffic lights, cars, ...
Totally agree - this is why I go to the track and will continue to do so. I've even got my eyes on the session at Bedford in 10 days time, if my pelvis is up to it. Currently tank knee clenching is a bit too painful but every day is improving.
On the road (riding sensibly) you can only get get to around 20% of a Blade's potential. I might get that up to 40% on track if I'm lucky