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    Default Saywell International track day at Goodwood today - took the GTR on track

    Went to Goodwood this morning to watch some awesome supercars at the Saywell International charity track day.

    After chatting to Peter Saywell himself I decided to do the afternoon session in the GTR.

    You still have to pay for the session but the proceeds go to his Charity (he pays for the track hire himself).

    You can also go along and pay a donation to get passenger rides in any of the cars, before I did the afternoon session I got a ride out in this truly awesome 240K Noble M600.

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    I was talking to the driver of the Noble throughout the day and it turns out he was Peter Boutwood the MD of Noble who designed the car! Very nice man he was too.

    So during the afternoon I managed to get out for 3 sessions, my first track day in the GTR - at last!

    All went well, was out against the Noble M600 and an Aventador in a couple of sessions which were faster than me (obviously), but I was quicker than a Ford GT40, Elise, Renault Clio Cup (stripped out with roll bars etc) and a GT3RS, we did try out the built in lap timer for a couple of laps and I was doing a fairly steady 1.35 on both.

    I do have a video which I will upload another day, but for now, enough waffle and on with the pics ...

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    Great day.

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    Default Re: Saywell International track day at Goodwood today - took the GTR on track

    great pics , glad you had great day out , mk 1 escort would do me ! .

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    Default Re: Saywell International track day at Goodwood today - took the GTR on track

    Thanks.

    That Mk1 was tidy, you wouldn't really say no to any of the cars there!

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    Default Re: Saywell International track day at Goodwood today - took the GTR on track

    That looks a great day, went along to one of his days last year. Cracking photos Chris and looking forward to the video.

    Nice to have got the R35 on track

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    Default Re: Saywell International track day at Goodwood today - took the GTR on track

    Cheers Will, about time I got it on track!

    Will try to sort out the video during the week.

    To give an idea of how fast that Noble M600 was, down the Lavant Straight I just hit 150mph in the GTR and the M600 (IIRC he said it was with Derek Bell driving) hit 180mph!

    Here is the Top Gear test in the very same car I got a passenger ride in (but in different livery).


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    Default Re: Saywell International track day at Goodwood today - took the GTR on track

    I have just worked out my MPG for the afternoon track session - anyone want to guess?

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    Looking good, I'll take a stab in the dark.. 7mpg?

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    Default Re: Saywell International track day at Goodwood today - took the GTR on track

    Close Ryan, I calculated 6 mpg!

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    Default Re: Saywell International track day at Goodwood today - took the GTR on track

    looks like a great day mate, glad you got some track time at last!

 

 

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