Euro and UK trackdays - ZX6R Forum
 9Likes
  • 1 Post By smokey11
  • 3 Post By weeksy
  • 1 Post By smokey11
  • 2 Post By teri
  • 1 Post By macca
  • 1 Post By macca
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 11-11-2015, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
MotoGP Champion
 
smokey11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mississauga,Ontario and Wolverhampton UK
Posts: 4,202

I Ride: 09 ZX6R (track only) 04 CR85R
Euro and UK trackdays

So more and more it's looking like I'm going to be in the UK till May and want to use this opportunity to get in a few trackdays on the world class circuits in UK and on the continent. So far I've found No Limit trackdays and Focused Event trackdays. At this point I'm leaning towards Focused Events May 5th 3 day event in Potrimao. My question is has anyone done one of their events before? Anything I should look out for and be aware of, how was your experience. Any other trackday providers you would recommend?

I'm also open to doing a race school while I'm out here, I know there is CSS and Chris Walker school again any other options?

Also I will need to rent a bike and possibly full kit, where should I look in terms of trackbike rental, I've seen Smallboy and another with a fleet of Hondas can't remember the name, what are my other options?

Any help to steer me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Gawernator likes this.
smokey11 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 11-11-2015, 01:16 PM
Track Star
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 268
Msv also

My preference is no limits. I've done 80+ UK dates, 50-50 split approx

Smallboys are very good.

If you're doing Silverstone I'm 55 min away and can put you up.

I can also let you borrow my zx6r mate

Trackday Riders - New Posts

UK trackday forum here.

I can lend you kit too
monkeh, teri and macca like this.

Last edited by weeksy; 11-11-2015 at 01:19 PM.
weeksy is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 11-11-2015, 01:18 PM
Track Star
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 268
P.s portimao is awesome!


http://www.therevcounter.co.uk/forum...otorbike-Forum

Good UK based bike foum. Yes I really have 40000 posts

Last edited by weeksy; 11-11-2015 at 01:21 PM.
weeksy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 Old 11-11-2015, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
MotoGP Champion
 
smokey11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mississauga,Ontario and Wolverhampton UK
Posts: 4,202

I Ride: 09 ZX6R (track only) 04 CR85R
Quote:
Originally Posted by weeksy View Post
Msv also

My preference is no limits. I've done 80+ UK dates, 50-50 split approx

Smallboys are very good.

If you're doing Silverstone I'm 55 min away and can put you up.

I can also let you borrow my zx6r mate

Trackday Riders - New Posts

UK trackday forum here.



I can lend you kit too
Quote:
Originally Posted by weeksy View Post
P.s portimao is awesome!


UK Motorbike Forum - UK Motorbike Forum

Good UK based bike foum. Yes I really have 40000 posts

Thank you sir! you are kind and generous. I appreciate the offer and might have to take you up on that. I will get back to you closer to the dates before I book. I should have a UK number by the weekend when I get it I will shoot you a pm.

I'm up in Wolverhampton but Silverstone is one of the top 3 uk tracks I want to hit, Donnington and Cadwell the other two. Those forum links should have everything I need but I was thinking about hitting th Birmingham bike show at the end of the month, what are your thoughts is it a waste of time for a track junkie?

Thanks again!
partyguy likes this.

__________
YouTubechannelhttp://youtube.com/realsmokey11
Mods
DUA Motorsports Bodywork, Akrapovic Moto2 exhaust w/ Akrapovic SS full system, Attack Rearsets, Bazzaz ZFI TC, Kawasaki Kit ECU, MWR race filter, Fren Tubo type 4 carbon fiber brake lines, Braketech Iron Axis rotors, , carbon Fiber clip on tubes, Renthal clip ons, ram air mod, Attack velocity stacks, Motion Pro quick turn throttle, Brembo 19x18 MC, custom carbon fiber subframe, Ohlins TTX36, Ohlins 30mm cartridge kit

http://zx6r.com/pictures/26715-my-09-track-bike.html
smokey11 is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 11-11-2015, 02:20 PM
Pro Racer
 
Enrosabil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 817

I Ride: Zx6r -09, vfr400 -87, dorsoduro 1200 -11
I think there is one called track sense that cooperates with bikepromotion, bikepromotion sometimes have bikes to rent. Went with them to calafat and Valencia in february, going to slovakiaring and almeria 2016. Great for pre-season practice.



"Its not about being first on the gas, its being first to full gas"
- Simon Crafar
Enrosabil is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 11-11-2015, 02:54 PM
Track Star
 
teri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: nottinghamshire
Posts: 272

I Ride: zx636, MT07
As previously said. Go for no limits for the track days and smallboy for the bikes. You'll be in excellent hands.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Lust Racing 40mm lowering kit, T-rex adjustable side stand, Carbon Akrapovic silencer, Carbon fibre heat shield, K&N air filter, Probolt Fairing and Screen bolts, Probolt front brake reservoir cap and clip, Probolt fuel filler cap bolts, Probolt dust caps, Powerbronze carbon fibre heel plates, Powerbronze dark tint double bubble, R&G engine covers, R&G tail sliders, R&G tank sliders, R&G bobbins, T-Rex frame sliders, Lightech bar ends (gold trimmed). carbon fibre yoke protector,carbon fibre fuel filler cap cover, rear seat cowl, Oxford heated grips.
teri is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 11-11-2015, 11:06 PM
Track Star
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 268
the bike show is a decent enough show mate, it's road biased but has a 'market' type area too for any purchases.

There's also a road race type show in Jan/feb at Alexandra Palace in London which is more track orientated. But in honesty it's for buying bits and clothing/kit more than anything else.

Obviously with your primary choices being them three you've picked the best of the bunch, but don't forget about Oulton park.. another exceptional track. Wolverhampton makes Oulton and Donington your closest tracks really.. but it's the UK, none of them are more than 3-4 hours in a car/van tops.
weeksy is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 11-12-2015, 04:08 AM
Team Green
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: folkestone
Posts: 186

I Ride: 2013 zx6r 636
Depends how much you like rain. If you do then you're going to the right place. You're pretty much guaranteed rain on the track day in U.K. Unless it's too freezing to rain. Most probably the day will go so you get a whole lot of wet track to yourself or an expensive day talking crap in the garages.
Go to southern Spain for the dry weather options.

Portimao gets a bit of rain also but I've never had a drop there. best/easiest surf in Europe too is in the area.

On most events you can do paid instruction from ex gp/wsb winners. They'll tell you: more gas earlier and use less brake

Track sense cost a bit more and don't have so many events but also are the best organised, I've done a few with them in recent years.
Focused get the most events but are pretty rough so haven't done any with em for a few years.
Nolimits are a safe bet so I did 4 euro events with them this year, Aragon, Portimao, Spa and Cartagena.
MSV own the tracks so only do local at their track events.
Euro organisers bike promotion and bikers days are good but i've only done them non direct and through no limits.
chips is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 02-22-2016, 12:11 AM
Squid
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: uk
Posts: 1
Hi,I'm doing the focused events in portamau may. They won't let you use a hire bike unless its one off there's.Generally well run,but bike transportation not as good as no limits as f.e stap them to the trailer across the seats. Portamau is the best circuit in Europe I reckon
ducati748r is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 02-26-2016, 07:11 AM
Team Green
 
liamc111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 169
I always use no limits and msv for trackdays. Wouldn't touch focarsed events with a barge pole imo.

Using Tapatalk
liamc111 is offline  
post #11 of 14 Old 02-26-2016, 11:04 AM
Track Star
 
teri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: nottinghamshire
Posts: 272

I Ride: zx636, MT07
i was looking at maria costello's ladies day's for this year and she's changed from no limits to focused events, im not liking the fact all 3 groups go out on the track at the same time.
im a slow rider as im not experienced on the track, i dont want the more experienced riders blasting past me, in the same vein i doubt the more experienced riders would want to be held up by a slower rider.

no limits are better as they seperate the groups
smokey11 and macca like this.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Lust Racing 40mm lowering kit, T-rex adjustable side stand, Carbon Akrapovic silencer, Carbon fibre heat shield, K&N air filter, Probolt Fairing and Screen bolts, Probolt front brake reservoir cap and clip, Probolt fuel filler cap bolts, Probolt dust caps, Powerbronze carbon fibre heel plates, Powerbronze dark tint double bubble, R&G engine covers, R&G tail sliders, R&G tank sliders, R&G bobbins, T-Rex frame sliders, Lightech bar ends (gold trimmed). carbon fibre yoke protector,carbon fibre fuel filler cap cover, rear seat cowl, Oxford heated grips.
teri is offline  
post #12 of 14 Old 03-01-2016, 12:52 PM
Squid
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: ipswich
Posts: 3
What s ledgend 👍👍👍👍👍👍

My preference is no limits. I've done 80+ UK dates, 50-50 split approx

Smallboys are very good.

If you're doing Silverstone I'm 55 min away and can put you up.

I can also let you borrow my zx6r mate

Trackday Riders - New Posts

UK trackday forum here.

I can lend you kit too[/QUOTE]
smokey11 likes this.
macca is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 03-01-2016, 12:54 PM
Squid
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: ipswich
Posts: 3
Try MSVT aswell motorsport vison very well organised pr bike hire aswell 190 all in
smokey11 likes this.
macca is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 05-10-2016, 06:29 AM
Track Star
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 268
SO what happened then fella ?

Funnily enough I sold the ZX6R and bought an R1, but I've just bought another ZX6R.
weeksy is offline  
Reply

  ZX6R Forum > Regions > United Kingdom

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome