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8th June 2015
Spaces: Sold Out
13th July 2015
Oulton Park Half-Day Deal - 20/5/15
Oulton Park Half-Day Deal
We are now only one week away (Tuesday 26th May) from this new event in this years calendar. At this stage there are just a few places left and we have decided to open some of these for those of you who may be able to only make half a day at this circuit. We are currently offering 5 places for a half-day (morning only) giving you 80 minutes of track time for just £89 (MGCC members). What a deal!
Book via the dedicated web page HERE for the half-day deal
Or HERE for the full day.
Oulton Park Places - 29/4/15
Oulton Park Places
You asked us when we were going back to Oulton Park, we listened and now is your chance to drive this iconic circuit. With names like Denton's Brow, Clay Hill and Deer Leap, you will gather that this is not just another flat ex-airfield circuit.
Tuesday 26th May is the date for your diaries, that is the day after Bank Holiday Monday so why not make a long weekend of it up in beautiful Cheshire? The cost is an incredible £165 (MGCC members) with instruction (£14) and helmet hire (£10) both available as usual.
New Car, New Track, New Year! - 15/3/15
New Car, New Track, New Year
New member Jonny Silman attended Goodwood track day with MGoT in February in his new MG ZS 120+. He describes his day out with us here.
Words: Jonny Silman, Photos: Nigel Silman
Accelerating down the Lavant Straight for the first time after being released by the pace car was, in all honesty, a slightly scary experience. 110 mph in a car I had only owned for a couple of months, heading straight towards a tyre wall as the track curved away into Woodcote, the penultimate corner on Goodwood circuit. I had done track days before, taking my dad’s MG TF for a spin (often literally) around great tracks like Donington, Brands Hatch and Castle Combe. But Goodwood was different – the first track day of 2015, the first time I had been round Goodwood, was also the first time I had driven my ZS 120, recently bought from a fellow MGs on Track member, in anger around a racetrack. And what a racetrack it is! I already knew that Goodwood was a fast circuit, but it took first hand experience for me to grasp just how fast this famous old track was – a huge portion of the course is spent with your foot welded to the floor, interrupted by sharp spurts of braking and tricky double-apex corners like Madgwick and Lavant.
A circuit that you could instantly go out and have fun on, but one that is difficult to master, making it all the sweeter when you get a corner or a section spot on. Doing this was made much easier after an early session with Alan Wilshire, one of the excellent MGoT instructors at Goodwood, who’s input in terms of braking and turn in points, track position and general driving tips was invaluable, giving me the confidence to really have a good go at the circuit, and also to discover what the ZS could truly do. In fact, the ZS could do a lot – for a car so well mannered on the road, it handled the track with no problems, and in the end it was only the fleshy bit behind the wheel that held it back! Mastering Goodwood was also made significantly easier by the weather – bright sunshine for most of the day, fortunately no snowstorms like previous years! Additionally, the track’s marshals did an excellent job getting sessions out on time, and the staggered starts from the pit lane allowed you to go around at your own pace, often not seeing another car for the whole session. This meant that I could freely play around with different lines into corners, and there was no one to hit if I suddenly ran out of talent! When other cars were around, they quickly got out of the way of faster drivers, and the quicker guys always waited until they were let past to overtake – all very courteous. In the paddock, everyone at the event was friendly and chatty, discussing their experiences with the track and their cars, and the committee members worked tremendously hard all day to ensure the event was a roaring success. By the end of the day, the Lavant Straight was no longer scary – it was brilliant, as was my ZS. 110 mph? Easy. I’m going to do it faster next year.