Donnington Park 13th April


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Post Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:53 pm

Donnington Park 13th April

I know it's short notice but didn't know I was gonna go till yesterday evening :05:

Full report to follow....I know the last time I went with Chris, Mark, Herbs and a few others, I was lacking in confidence, hopefully that has all changed now :02:
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Post Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:50 pm

Re: Donnington Park 13th April

Do you mean March :whistle:
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Post Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:29 pm

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was gonna say how fecking long was i away for, i'm sure it was only a weekend lol
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Post Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:31 am

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Yea sorry. ...... Thursday gone and what a blast. .... will give a full report once I'm rested.
Early starts at work is killing me. .... will fill you guys in on my day off.
Pleased to say though, I got my mojo back :53:
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Post Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:28 pm

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OK........Sorry for the late review was really tired cos' of a late night and early start the past 2 days.

What can I say..it really was the most fun i've had on track....my confidence is back and was smiling all day......so much so I was still waiting to go and and didn't even realise the day had finished hahaha.

Ist session was just getting a feel of the track, I knew i had all day to build up my speed.
Was abit confused in the first session tbh..........saw a rider with a hi vis and for some reason I thought we weren't allowed to overtake him.

2nd session I grabbed hold of an instructor to critique my riding..........was abit of a joke really.........Before we went out, he asked how fast I was, I hesitantly replied, well I'm not slow.
So he of course had tyre warmers and blasted out of pit lane.......I thought, hang on a minute, at least let me warm up my tyres!!! Threw a bit of caution to the wind and tried keeping up with him, first few bends I could feel the bike slide but persevered to keep up.
We came across too much traffic and instead of learning the lines I was just trying to keep him in sight.......he was at on point showing me the line and ran out wide and I overtook him not really sure iof I learn't anything really.......we came back in after the chequered flag and he was annoyed I overtook someone on it.............that idiot was crawling though but I accepted my mistake.
He then goes on to say if I actually know what an apex is, cos I kept missing them, he says.......I was trying to keep bloody well up but still had a big grin on my face

3rd session was just a whole lotta fun....went behind my friend Alam for the first lap, as I knew he was lacking in confidence, then I just tried keeping up with anyone who overtook me.
Really enjoyable

4th session I made sure my buddies got out safely, but them the bike wouldn't start.........really tried to keep as calm as I could but it eventually started
Of course my buddies had left me by this time and I was trying to play catch up.
Much the same as the 3rd really.....bundles of fun

5th and last session was extended............this session was eventful.
My steering damper came off but managed to stay on the bike.........rode into pit garage and went out again, only to run out of fuel.
All in all I had bags of fun and my confidence is back on an all time high!!!

Really looking forward to the next one, which I'm hoping will be Cadwell park, middle of next month.

Gotta upload the vids...pics I've ordered should be here in a day or 2........I briefly saw a few and can tell my BP has improved but still needs addressing.

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Hmmm after viewing the 5h vid I can see why the damper came off.i
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Post Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:37 am

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Good report Armi, great to hear you sounding so enthusiastic mate, really pleased for you getting your mojo back! :ok:

Gonna be getting some of that myself starting April time :clap:

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:04 am

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Get Cadwell dates up as early as possible and I will try and get days off.


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Post Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:17 pm

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good to see you getting bk into the swing of it armi, cant wait for the vids
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Post Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:35 pm

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Flippin thing takes ages to upload.......... :17:

A few more random pics of the day;

This is me eager to go out again......never had used tyre warmer before.....only I never got to use them, as all the sessions had finished and I was waiting for the fast group to come in, so I could go out again :palm:

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Notice the empty garage :16:

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Post Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:58 am

Re: Donnington Park 13th April

Ist Session just getting a feel for things and not really sure of overtaking.

http://youtu.be/UXnkoC17Ghw

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Post Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:45 am

Re: Donnington Park 13th April

[yt]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UXnkoC17Ghw[ /yt]
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:23 pm

Re: Donnington Park 13th April

Armi wrote:[yt]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UXnkoC17Ghw[/ yt]



[yt]www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXnkoC17Ghw[/yt]

remove the space between / yt and your sorted

EDIT: looks like there is something up with the embedding just now lmao :blush:
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:13 pm

Re: Donnington Park 13th April

Here's the 2nd vid.

This was out with the control rider who was supposed to be showing me the lines.....

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3TSMfS4uk4[/yt]
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Post Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:10 pm

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3rd session;

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EL_ogAXbfI[/yt]
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