A wet / greasy track day and a few AMGs present including a 2 x C63 coupes and an A45 in metallic green. Anyone from here?
The Ferrari FF owner did not have a great morning.
F1AMG said:Hey - Yeah I was there with my C63 (white one) & my mate had the one black. The track was a little hairy but it was decent fun! I was behind the FF about 20 seconds after he hit the wall... Rumour has it he didn't have track insurance... What were you driving there mate? Thinking about Doddington sometime in the spring.
My friend an I attended in my 2003 grey BMW M3, you and your mate were holding us up it looked as though you both were struggling in the corners and were unable to put the power down on the straights. The M3 wasn't that much slower on the straights, even with the large power deficit.
I was running Michelin pilot super sports, the same tyres I run on my SL55. For occasional track work and all round durability they are great. They are about to be superseded in January by Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, they would probably help you in colder/track conditions.
The M3 is completely stripped out, half cage, Recaro Profi SPGs, CSL brakes and suspension. So possibly about 200kg lighter than your AMG machines.
Just to reiterate the conditions were treacherous, on the sighting lap, my friend was driving the 'torque monster' that is the M3, a low rpm prod of the throttle required some opposite lock from him, with traction control on.
F1AMG said:The Michelin Pilot Sport 4S you mentioned look really good. I'm going to throw on a set on the back and see how they are. Any recommendations of where to source them from currently about £233 a corner from what I can see?
I don't think you can get the '4S' variety yet, if you have found a supplier please post a link. You're probably referring to the 4.
Just wait a little longer if possible, but if you can't go for the super sports.
I'd start with somewhere like Bedford autodrome, massive run off areas and the 6.2AMGs always seem to perform well there. I haven't attended Rockingham, only Silverstone, Bedford Snetterton, Lydden, Spa, Snetterton, Brands GP and Nurburgring (in the SL).
I'll book in Rockingham shortly but the wall does scare me a little! The Ferrari hitting the wall was a reality check for most there, he had 4wd and massive traction, but cold tyres and patchy tarmac and that could happen to anyone.
Firstly, the how long is a piece of string question: Under "normal" track driving (ie. not power sliding it around at the lock stops), what sort of life would I be taking out of a street tyre? Are they generally happy to be driven to a track, lapped, and then driven home? Do you get many track days to a set of new boots?
Fuel - thirsty car. How are you tanking up?
alexpez said:Picking up a set of MPS4s rears on Monday as I've eaten the inside shoulders of my P Zero Nero GTs in 6000 miles of mainly TC off road driving. Not done a track day in this yet, but have a couple of quick questions if I may: Firstly, the how long is a piece of string question: Under "normal" track driving (ie. not power sliding it around at the lock stops), what sort of life would I be taking out of a street tyre? Are they generally happy to be driven to a track, lapped, and then driven home? Do you get many track days to a set of new boots? Fuel - thirsty car. How are you tanking up? Cheers!