SPA 2011!!!!


We came, we saw...... and we want to go back again!

What a circuit, for me the best circuit in the world!

The car was prepped, engine and gearbox service which included plugs, tappets oil and a full nuts and bolts checkover. Tyres and pads all done at
www.nineexcellence.com

We set off to get the Eurotunnel and had a good journey down, who says my car is not equipped with the latest mod cons! See below pic for our cup holders.

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We got to Spa and walked around the pit lane, it seemed the new GT2 RS is fairly common as is the new 458! what a place and the perfect time to have a beer in the sunshine while watching cars enter the Bus Stop and fly up Eu Rouge.... I had a good feeling!

The track day began with some light out laps to get a feel for the circuit. I have watched Spa so many times on the F1 but nothing prepares you for the real thing! The gradients and size of the place, it really is special.

I gradually built my speed up throughout the day to a pace that I am fairly happy with for my first visit to Spa and second track day in the car. What a rewarding circuit!

The car performed faultlessly and convinced me what a superb all round package it is. It really is such a visceral experience with the noise of the stripped out car, engine, gearbox, diff. The grip and the way the car changes direction and holds a corner without understeer. The cage in my rear view. All these things made the car feel so right.

I came away thinking that the car had so much more to give and with adjustments to the suspension setup I could be so much quicker and learn so much more.

A truly great weekend away! I also got a passenger ride an a friends Carrera GT which is such a stunning machine! See the video below.



Here is a video of the 964 too. Apologies for the positioning of the camera. 

I happen upon a 997GT3 at around 1 minute in and you can see what effect all the weight loss has had.



Here are some pics that sum the trip up..... For now I have Spa blues... until the next visit!

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