How to drive Snetterton- Mark Hales

Post date:
March 2018
Submitted by:
John Bevan

How to drive Snetterton- The Bomb Hole and Coram- Mark Hales   The Bomb Hole More free time and a relatively early turn. The road falls away from the crown towards the outside from the mid point so in order to carry speed through and avoid slithering into oversteer after the apex, you need to steal as much track to the right as possible. There’s a drain cover in the kerb just near the apex and most cars will stand a couple of wheels over it but a lot depends on commitment. If you attack the corner and make an…
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Snetterton 200 26th of February and 7th of March

Post date:
March 2018
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John Bevan

Our track days at Snetterton on the 26th of February and the 7th of March were excellent- cold, but the track remained open and everyone had a lot of track time. James Sumner had a day’s tuition from our resident instructor, Mark Hales, and benefitted enormously from Mark’s comments and tuition. In addition, Barry Sumner used Mark’s knowledge to improve the set-up of the yellow Morgan 4/4 he shares with son James. Meanwhile Kath Sherry had brought along her FIA MGB for a shakedown, and husband Simon had brought his Plus 8 to join her on the 200 circuit. On…
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MogMag cover Silverstone 7th of December

Post date:
January 2018
Submitted by:
John Bevan

Read the fantastic feature on our Silverstone event on the 7th December by Mog Mag here.


Great corners – Silverstone (Maggotts, Becketts, Chapel)

Post date:
January 2018
Submitted by:
John Bevan

Our Chief Instructor, Mark Hales has kindly written this article for us. The sequence on Silverstone’s Grand Prix track which is Maggotts, Becketts and Chapel has always been exciting because like much of the rest of Silverstone, it’s fast. Not quite as fast as it was – a right/left after Maggotts was inserted in 1990 – and the Silverstoners are a bit vague as to where one corner finishes and the next begins. Being picky, there are now five turns in the sequence and only three names, but this is a rare instance where slowing a track down a bit…
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Tyres for classic cars on track days

Post date:
January 2018
Submitted by:
John Bevan

Thank you to Dougal Cawley from Longstone Tyres for these recommendations. Tyres on a track day are important- unless you are trailering your car they need to be e-marked as road legal and be capable of dispersing water when it rains. In addition, they need to be grippy enough for hard cornering and able to withstand the heat generated. As Dougal points out, it is important to make sure you do not over tyre your car by fitting wider tyres than it was designed for- this leads to all the other mechanical components working harder and less progressive handling (i.e….
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