Thrashing some AMG's about at a MB MIRA track day

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    Matt,

    I just got an invitation to one of the AMG track days at MIRA.
    It's free for one person, so not a lot to be said against that - but to take a "guest" with you comes in at £395!
    So I wondered if you could let us know what you get to do, what the day includes etc, as I've got to decide whether to go on my own...
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    Thanks,

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    I took a guest with me (my father) and we had a great time. It may have changed slightly as I went on only the second AMG track day, and they were using it as a pilot for the track days that you get when you buy an AMG vehicle.

    We done a morning in an S500 with an ex-police instructor on the roads around MIRA learning some things that I still use today. Excellent advice given there on a one-to-one basis.

    After lunch we went round MIRA 90% on the wet handling course, learning the limits, great power slides and all about ABS and ESP. Those wet roundabouts are superb! I would do it again in an instant. We done high speed wet tracks, and found the handling limits and points on the E55 and CLK55. Some people went in the S55 and C43 as well.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Matt,

    Yep, it helps a lot to know you'd do it again; just one more thing - did they or did you let your dad have a go, or do they limit it to one driver?

    Looks like I may have to spend a few quid...

    Thanks,

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Guy @ June 07 2002,17:16)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Matt,

    Yep, it helps a lot to know you'd do it again; just one more thing - did they or did you let your dad have a go, or do they limit it to one driver?

    Looks like I may have to spend a few quid...

    Thanks,

    Guy</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    We could drive any cars we wanted. Sometimes my dad came in my car to see how I was doing (he doesn't like driving fast too much&#33<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> but most of the time we were in our own cars. (not our own, but MB's)
     
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    Matt,

    Thanks for the information.

    My son has just read this thread over my shoulder, and wants to know whether he's in the frame...

    Read this - it depends on your bank balance!<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    Guy
     

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