Date: October 2012
Track: Nurburgring F1 circuit
Location: Nurburgring, Germany
Level: 20 minute session with cars and bikes!
Not the “RING” but still a demanding circuit. Adding motorbikes on the same session was interesting, seeing a biker overtake a Lotus then come off at the bend was a reality check.
Date: Oct 2012
Track: Spa Francorchamps
Location: Spa, Belgium
Level: All levels, Open pit lane
What a brilliant track for F1, but also Lotus cars! The weather was fine and sunny, quite unusual for an October day.
Eau Rouge is a lot steeper than it looks on TV and driving at 100mph plus is an experience not to be missed.
Date: March 2016
Track: Blyton Park
Location: near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Level: All, Open pit lane
First track day of the year at our favourite track in the UK. A good circuit to try your first track day with some tuition or improve your technique.
Date: July 2012
Event: Lake District Weekend break
Location: Lake district, Windermere and Bowness
Over 20 cars attended a summer weekend outing near the Lake District
A good turn out at the Ripon racecourse with lots of classics as well as sportscars, including Lotus!
The event was well organised with parades of some of the more exotic vehicles, something for everyone.
Lots of rain and beer made this into a trip to remember, I think!
Mileage: 180 miles approx
Time: 6 hours
Route: Start off at Leeds, Sherburn-in-Element, A166 to Fridaythorpe, Over to Staxton Hill, A64 to Scarborough (see pic), along Coastal Road to Flask Cafe, back across the Moors to Pickering, Helmsley (coffee stop), A19 back home.
Some good roads and the weather was perfect for the mid-week run.