Intro to Sprinting.....28th Sept, don't miss out

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fordy
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Do you need to have your seven with you for the Intro day? I don’t think mine will be ready in time.

Graham Howard
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Most of the day is spent driving, so you need your seven with you to get the most out of it.

If you just want to come along and learn about car preparation,  walk the track with a champion and experience some passenger rides with experienced sprinters,  you would be most welcome. 

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Just to expand on Paul's comment that you can use the car you already own.

There is minimal preparation needed to compete, the major requirement is a track day roll over bar (or a cage). And you won't be more competitive by spending loads of cash on upgrades. The major factor is always the driver and there will be a class suited to your car whether it has 125 bhp or 300 bhp. 

Most of us competitors have been deluded enough to spend money with changes to our cars and seen  minimal improvement in results. 

And if you are not winning there is always somebody at a similar level to compete against. The lure of competition keeps us coming back for more.

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Which reminds me of something that I heard at the last Intro to Sprinting; one participant saying to another that he hadn't quite appreciated the depth of ability that his car possessed, having never really "pushed" on track before.

There can't be many cars, if any (this side of a 911 GT3), that are so competent and comfortable being driven at the limit on track. As a direct result of the car's upbringing and history, this is where a Seven is completely at home.

Those of us who compete regularly, and have done so for some time, will confirm that, with a bit of sensible maintenance, reliability just isn't an issue. Yet another benefit of lightness being that mechanical bits don't get over-stressed.

So even if you were only a little curious, just sign up and find out what your car is really like.

Paul

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Presume a caterham trackday roll bar doesnt count?

Stephen Nicolson Caterham 310 S
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Stephen,

I confirm that you need a Trackday Rollbar or better.

Chris Bramall - Competition Secretary   Northampton Motorsport Lotus Seven Club Speed Championship 2019