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So anyone have the slightest idea if "track time" means having to fight past 30 oil dropping roller skates ?

Is " Cooper S"
One class from 1950 to 2020 or is there the slightest chance of someone sensible organising sessions by performance behind the scenes?

Seen some poor attempts in the past at various mini events,
never been to Mallory so would have go on track if I went :tongue_smilie:
 

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So anyone have the slightest idea if "track time" means having to fight past 30 oil dropping roller skates ?

Is " Cooper S"
One class from 1950 to 2020 or is there the slightest chance of someone sensible organising sessions by performance behind the scenes?

Seen some poor attempts in the past at various mini events,
never been to Mallory so would have go on track if I went :tongue_smilie:
I would probably make your worst assumption then add track nazi in pace car to the mix


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They did post up some track rules on Facebook a while back but I'll be fucked if I can find them again. From what I can remember it didnt look too bad. That said it's not really my thing so I didnt pay much attention
 

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They did post up some track rules on Facebook a while back but I'll be fucked if I can find them again. From what I can remember it didnt look too bad. That said it's not really my thing so I didnt pay much attention
Mini united in 2010 was hilarious, Jove and Kavs nearly got thrown off for going faster than the R56 challenge cars as the professional drivers weren’t happy about tuned R53s being faater...


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Here be the tracktime rules........

TRACK TIME RULES
Please ensure you read and adhere to our track time rules before attending your briefing session.
Please note track time is NOT refundable.
Drivers
 All drivers must be 18 or over
 All drivers must be at least 4’10 tall
 All drivers must have a full and current driving licence on the day of the event or they will not be allowed out ontrack.
The paper section from the DVLA must be downloaded and printed and brought with you. No refunds will be given if
you do not provide the correct documentation.
 All drivers must attend a briefing before going out on track
 Helmets are compulsory and a limited supply can be hired from Mallory Park
 Drivers must have arms & legs covered at all times whilst driving, no overalls will be available for hire on theday
 Seatbelts are compulsory
 Drivers must sign an indemnity and fill in all other relevant track paperwork before going out on track
 No hand held cameras allowed in cars when on circuit
Passengers
 Passenger passes can be purchased for £10
 Only front seat passengers are permitted
 Passengers must be 18 or over
 All passengers must be at least 4’10 Tall
 Helmets are compulsory and a limited supply can be hired from Mallory Park
 Passengers must have arms and legs covered at all times whilst in the car, no overalls will be available for hireon
the day
 Seatbelts are compulsory
 Passengers must sign an indemnity before going out on track
 Drivers carrying passengers must be experienced track day drivers. It is advisable that first time or novice drivers
should not carry passengers.
Driving standards
 All drivers must attend a briefing before going out on the circuit and these must be followed
 Treat your first lap as a sighting lap
 Racing is not permitted
 Only join the circuit via the PTT track access route, and then accelerate briskly to Track Speed. Leave the circuit
only via the PTT track exit route
 The track must be used in a clockwise direction only
 Overtake on the straight only. Overtaking can only take place on the left and due consideration must be given to
the driver. Overtaking must never take place on the corners. Entering the corner is described as: ‘from the
moment a driver commits him or herself to turning the car into the corner’
 Drivers must not overtake in Red zones or after the brake signs
 Make frequent use of mirrors and move over safely to allowquicker cars to pass. Use indicators to assist the
overtaking driver and make the manoeuvre as safe as possible. Never move off line in a corner.
 All windows should be closed at all times while on track
 Any driver spinning, racing or driving dangerously will be reported and may be refused extra track time
 Drive slowly in the paddock, there will be a lot of pedestrians – be aware of them
 Drivers will be watched at all times, if reported the driver will get a yellow card
 If a driver gets 2 yellow cards they will be banned along with the car
 Mobile telephones and car phones must not be used on Track by drivers or passengers, even if their caris
stationary. Anyone seen to be using one will be excluded from the event.
Vehicle restrictions
 Only a road legal Mini is allowed on the track
 Your vehicle must be in suitable condition for circuit driving and to MOT test standards
 Cars fitted with slick tyres are not permitted on track
 Tyres must meet the recommended pressure for high speed driving
 Do NOT overfill petrol tanks
 3 wheel cars are not permitted on the circuit
 Timing Devices of any type fixed to a vehicle are strictly forbidden
 The maximum sound level for your vehicle is 103dB
 The Mallory Park Marshals reserve the right to refuse any car from being driven on the circuit for
whatever reason – their decision is final
 Video Cameras MUST be fixed by means of a mechanical fastening and NOT tape or cable ties. Cameras must
also not hinder a driver’s vision. A Mallory Park official must check the fixing before being admitted on to the
circuit.
 Open top vehicles must be fitted with a roll bar/approved windscreen that acts as a roll bar.
 Please ensure that all loose objects are removed from the boot of the car and rear seat.
Your car, even if it is totally road legal, will not be allowed on the circuit if it does not meet the above
requirements
Briefing
It is a requirement of taking your car onto the circuit that you attend a briefing session beforehand. At the end of the
briefing you will be issued with a wristband as proof of having attended. You will need to show this to the pit lane
marshal before access is allowed onto the circuit. Do not remove the band.
Briefing takes place in the Sign On Building. Please organise yourself to arrive at the briefing room at least 10 minutes
before your briefing session starts.
If you miss your briefing time you will not be allowed on track.
Insurance: It should be noted that standard insurance does not cover track driving. Please make your own arrangements
for accident cover.
Fuel Station: Standard petrol is available for purchase on site.
Waste Disposal: Every effort should be made to ensure that waste oil, petrol and tyres are placed in containers provided.
Under no circumstances should used tyres be left in the paddock area.
Driving Safety Tips:
 Make frequent use of mirrors and move over safely to allow quicker cars to pass. Use indicators to assist the
overtaking driver and make the manoeuvre as safe as possible.
 Slower drivers must be aware of drivers with more competence and allow quicker vehicles to pass efficiently.
Use indicators if appropriate to assist the overtaking driver and the overtaking driver MUST make the
manoeuvre as safe as possible. The faster driver MUST give a gap of at least six feet. Drivers seen to be
deliberately obstructive in the overtaking process will be removed from the circuit to be re-briefed.
 It is advisable not to fill the fuel tank to more than 70% to avoid heavy loading to the vehicle. Equally donot
let the level fall to a level where surge may occur or even worse run out.
Flag and traffic light signals
Should a session be stopped for any reason, red lights will be switched on around the circuit and/or red flag at the side
of the track
Red flag/lights – Prepare to stop, check mirrors, slow down to approximately 20mph and follow the officials instructions
Yellow flag/lights – Indicates danger, slow down considerably, be prepared to take evasive action including stopping if
necessary. No overtaking.
Yellow/Red Striped Flags – Indicates oil spills and wet conditions.
Chequered flag – Indicates that you must come off the track at the end of the lap, continue around the circuit and use
the pit slip road to exit the track
Black flag – We have seen something dangerous on your car, slow down and return to the pit lane
YOU MUST ENSURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL TRACK RULES
How to Get On Track
1 Ensure your vehicle is suitable for track use
2 Purchase and retain your track pass
3 Read all the track rules
4 Attend Briefing and sign indemnity
5 Collect wristband and fix on your right wrist
6 Have you got the correct clothing – arms and legs must be covered
7 Wear a crash helmet
8 Queue for your track session
9 Follow the Track Officials Instructions
10 Obey the track rules. We are watching you
 

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I've just emailed Kelsey about camping facilities etc. Lets see if/what they answer with :blink:
Got an answer back within minutes. After exchanging a few emails, it seems there will be food and bar facilities but we'll have to make our own entertainment
If that's not an opportunity for a monumental piss up, then I don't know what is
 

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We'll be there really early on the Saturday as we are coming down on the Friday and having a night out in Leicester of all places. Any suggestions for what to do/avoid there?
 

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We'll be there really early on the Saturday as we are coming down on the Friday and having a night out in Leicester of all places. Any suggestions for what to do/avoid there?
Stop at Nottingham and go there instead?

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Nottingham! Had one night out there 15yrs ago a literally got into a fight straight after stepping out of a taxi. Put me off somewhat lol
 

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Either Leicester or Nottingham will be better than Milton Keynes were we stopped last year. There was a shortage of bars, literally no 'normal' night clubs, and massive rats everywhere
 

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Just booked MiTP, see you there

Either Leicester or Nottingham will be better than Milton Keynes were we stopped last year. There was a shortage of bars, literally no 'normal' night clubs, and massive rats everywhere
I'll give MK a miss then Always have a good night in Nottingham but Leicester is supposed to be pretty good too.

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MK city centre nightlife consists of 1 x expensive strip club, 1 x LGBTQQ++ club, and the ghastly chain club 'Pop World'. You can draw your own conclusions to where me and my mate ended up
 
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