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28.08.2010 13:00 to 13:30
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City/Town: Wohlen
Event Type: Sports
Meeting Point: KartBahn

ok is anyone up for some on track karting action?

http://www.kartbahnwohlen.ch/

track is near(ish) zurich and baden, outdoors, petrol karts. They won't let you race on the hire karts so it would need to be fastest lap.

(well you can race, but they wont allow you to start in a race fashion, they stagger you out of the pits, if your sly eveyone just does a rolling start, bunches up on the first lap then goes for it)
Time and date to be arranged, Need to get a feel for the numbers before I book the track, will be a weekend rather then a week night.

Update - Track is booked for Sat 28th Aug 1pm, you need to be there at least 20 mins before
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Old 26.07.2010, 15:35
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Re: Karting At Wohlen

mine had a dodgy centrifugal clutch, and a back marker hit me on the last bend, and I'm carrying a bit of extra weight and my visor steamed up.
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Being an Alonso fan i drive fairly, and heartily applaud any overtaking manouvres on me (not that it will happen)

oy you, no overtaking into the pits!
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mine had a dodgy centrifugal clutch, and a back marker hit me on the last bend, and I'm carrying a bit of extra weight and my visor steamed up.
Ive occassionaly found if my kart has a piss poor cf clutch or masses of understeer i tragically understeer into the barriers needing a new kart
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Re: Karting At Wohlen

In a Kart there is no excuse for understeer - just flick and drift
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Old 26.07.2010, 16:12
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In a Kart there is no excuse for understeer - just flick and drift

you'd better hope that statement does come back and bite you on the bum, thats one less excuse you can use.
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Old 26.07.2010, 16:44
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you'd better hope that statement does come back and bite you on the bum, thats one less excuse you can use.
I was at Pembrey last year - I got the last corner (Honda) a little wrong - and the back started drifting out. With a rare moment of courage - I planted the throttle further - and applied a bit more opposite lock. It isn't exactly a slow corner at the best of times.

Plenty of cheers as I passed the pits after that effort

Earlier in the weekend I was hooking up a pretty good lap and came across a slower car - we ran round side by side - wing mirrors no more than 1cm apart as I passed him - around Dibeni - a corner renowned for "if you get it wrong - you will spit back across the circuit into the barrier".

In April I had a WTCC driver out in my car at a VERY wet Brands - with cup tyres which were closer to slicks than anything else. Coming through Clearways he fluffed 3rd - 4th - getting 2nd and causing the back to start fish tailing - he found 4th - kept his foot in and carried on. Later on the trackday organiser came over and asked who was driving - not recognising my friend he game him a dressing down and told him to "learn from that- and use it to improve his driving"
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Old 26.07.2010, 16:48
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Re: Karting At Wohlen

Do you realise how damaging to the environment these nasty things are and they don't even have airbags in case you hit a child. For the love of god, won't somebody think of the children.
/usual EF tree hugging hippy.

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Old 26.07.2010, 16:50
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Do you realise how damaging to the environment these nasty things are and they don't even have airbags in case you hit a child. For the love of god, won't somebody think of the children.
/usual EF tree hugging hippy.

Count me in.

I am thinking of the children, my son drove a rotax max there
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I was at Pembrey last year - I got the last corner (Honda) a little wrong - and the back started drifting out. With a rare moment of courage - I planted the throttle further - and applied a bit more opposite lock. It isn't exactly a slow corner at the best of times.

Plenty of cheers as I passed the pits after that effort
LOL was you blowing them kisses whilst drifting opposite lock, looking over your shoulder back at them Fabulous
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LOL was you blowing them kisses whilst drifting opposite lock, looking over your shoulder back at them Fabulous
No - I was trying to keep another driver behind - who thankfully didn't suffer his usual rush of blood to the head - and managed not to punt me off on the last lap!
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I am thinking of the children, my son drove a rotax max there
What? what? are parents allowed to driver Karts at top speeds? Don't they have concience for their children?

Shame on you!
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We have enough participants for our own event now
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Old 27.07.2010, 13:37
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Re: Karting At Wohlen

I'll nip along to the track at the weekend and sort the details, they never seem to answer emails.

excellent excuse to get some practice in as well if anyone cares to join me, my FIL will also be over who is also a pretty mean karter (was a driver in my british endurance championship team)
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That's cheating, anyway you'll need all the practice

Id be there myself (in disguise) but im popping back to the UK. If you dont make it then, let me know another time im free most evenings weekends.
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Old 02.08.2010, 10:04
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Re: Karting At Wohlen

Update - Track is booked for Sat 28th Aug 1pm, you need to be there at least 20 mins before.

As suspected they won't let us start in a race format, so we'll need to do a rolling start

Its booked for upto 20 people, 2 sessions of 15 mins.

pm if you need a lift from Zurich or Baden
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Re: Karting At Wohlen

Can't see it mentioned but I guess that is the 18th of September?
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Can't see it mentioned but I guess that is the 18th of September?

sorry, typo, 28th Aug
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Is it fully booked, and if not, how much for a session ??
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Old 02.08.2010, 10:27
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Is it fully booked, and if not, how much for a session ??
its booked, others may also be on the track not just us, they wouldn't allow us to book it exclusively on a sat, costs are 37 or 48 chf per session depending on kart, if you have not driven before then you have to go in the normal karts, so 37chf, so I though a good plan would be we all do normal, then the next session go for the turbo's. you don't have to do both sessions.
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Re: Karting At Wohlen

No worries, pm me if there comes an opening, no turbo for me as I am a cart virgin. I would be happy for a single session.
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