List of tracks that the car has been run on.
The following track days have all been used by me since the car was upgraded to stage 3.
The following rules are applied before each track day.
1/ I have oil changed before the track day so its all fresh on the day, further the car has oil changes every 3k miles.
I do not use the very expensive oil’s just the stock 5W30 Oil and filter, because I have a larger baffled sum the engine will take 7.5 litres of oil and the guys who look after the car confirmed that because I change oil so frequently (at their suggestion as previously I was doing it every 5k) I would gain no benefit from using the very very expensive oils.
2/ Always ensure the service schedule for the car if followed
3/ Choose best tyres for the day, I have a set of PS4S which I use for normal road use and further if it looks like a wet / damp day then I will use these, If it’s going to be a dry day then I will change to the Pilot Sport tyres, these can legally be used on the road but also give much better grip on the track.
Engine bay dressed for track day
Open cone filter replaced with enclosed Revo box sporting Revo ProPanel filter, as this helps reduce heat soak on the Track.
Took out the Catch can to document how much oil it has caught after a gentle track day.
Before and after canister with dirty oil in it.
Crud in the bottom of the catch can (please note the car had just had an oil change before the track day)
Innards of the catch can.
Some cars all wrapped up ready for a race meet
This is a very fast circuit and at 3 Miles long gives the car a good run out, but it is very hard on your tyres
This is one of my personal favourite tracks as it has a great long straight where you can get some great speed up but there is lots of run off so if you do make a mistake you do just drift off to grass.
Mk 1 Cupra R and Mk 3 Cupra out on the track together.
Bedford also has very strict noise control levels and as you can see below this car has had to add in extra mufflers