Wakefield Park Raceway Trackday – 18th May 2017

Yesterday I have a great day at Wakefield Park Raceway which is 2 1/2/ hours from Sydney for a trackday. Perfect Autumn weather, top of 17 degree’s and sunny all day.

Driver briefing:

My friend Geoff has a  Porsche GT3 Cup which is a race car which cant be driven on the road. He took me our for 3 laps, but got a puncture so had to come in early. It was a  real experience, the main thing that stood out was just how loud it is inside a race car. Even with your helmet on it is so loud. It was so loud that in the video below the microphone on my phone just couldn’t handle it, that’s why it goes all quiet.

My Lotus next to a Mitsubishi Evo V:

It was a open pit lane type of event so I could get a lot of laps in to practice driving, I went through a whole tank of fuel, my fastest lap time was 1:13. I was impressed with how fast the Lotus was, I could pretty much get past most road cars on the track, including a Audi R8, only the proper race cars were faster (and by a fair way) than me.

I found the Series 3 Elise is so much easier to drive fast on track with its 2 mode stability & traction control system compared to my old Series 2 Elise & Exige’s. I put it in ‘Sport’ mode all day except a few laps with everything turned off so I could do a bit of power sliding on a nice left hander halfway round the track.

Excuse my poor lines and too early breaking, turning in in the video below. I got a 1:13 as my personal best, not great by good drivers standards, but I had a lot of fun and that’s what trackdays for me is all about 😊

Have a watch of my video below:

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Ws8xVdw0m8I

Cars & Coffee event at Walsh Bay wharf, Pyrmont

The Cars & Coffee events are exclusive events for owners of sports and super cars to mingle, have breakfast and coffee and allow the public to come and have a look.
My little Blue Lotus was probably the cheapest car there on display.

Weather was perfect, was nice to see a lot of friends from the different brands, and overall was a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning in Sydney.

My car very very slightly got on the news

Number plate of friend Nicko’ s Black McLaren is ‘batman’.

My aspire to car, the Porsche GT3 RS

Breakfast was a pretty social buffet sit down affair.