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Old 27th March 2007, 12:49   #91
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guys the pics are amazing any idea when is the next track day would love to come.
We are organizing an unofficial one next month .. This would mean that one will have to drive their own cars or ride shotgun .. Rentals will not be available .. Just keep in touch with one of us for the latest developments ..
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We are organizing an unofficial one next month .. This would mean that one will have to drive their own cars or ride shotgun .. Rentals will not be available .. Just keep in touch with one of us for the latest developments ..
would like to come but what exactly is a shotgun and regarding the rentals i could rent one from the local car rental places here in bangalore.
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You hold a gun to the driver's head all the time asking him to stop. LOL

Just riding beside the driver
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would like to come but what exactly is a shotgun and regarding the rentals i could rent one from the local car rental places here in bangalore.
As esteem lover has explained shotgun means being the co-driver or navigator .. I dont think the car rental guys would appreciate to rent a car out knowing that it would be taken on track only to be returned mangled because of over excitement on track or completely bald tyres .. We suggest you kindly bring your own cars or sync up with some friends who trust your driving abilities and lend you their car .. Honestly speaking , its better to drive your own car or just sit shotgun .. Eliminates a lot of headaches ..
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Honestly speaking , its better to drive your own car or just sit shotgun .. Eliminates a lot of headaches ..
AMEN to that!
Ask Shan2nu,Wolf and others about their experience driving a rental esteem.
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wow..a track day next month..am all geared up to sit with you MCL!!! cheers
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Ask Shan2nu,Wolf and others about their experience driving a rental esteem.
Shan2nu, Wolf: What happened during your rental esteem drives? Or can someone here fill in the details?

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Shan2nu, Wolf: What happened during your rental esteem drives? Or can someone here fill in the details?

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Last i remember someone was complaining that the guys didnt let the others drive the esteems over 4000 rpm .. Dont know what the issue with wolf and shan was .. Also i heard ssrj crashed both the swift and the hyundai .. Any info on this ??
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Last i remember someone was complaining that the guys didnt let the others drive the esteems over 4000 rpm .. ??
Based on my experience with the LG Swift, I would also think it is better to drive a car that you know ie. your own street car. The brakes (as Tadukuttan mentioned) were almost non-existent in mine. It is a frightful experience (especially at corners) to novices like us who are used to super brakes in their street cars.

However the downsides to driving your own car is
1) The tyres will take a beating. Those that drove their own cars on track this time, could you please comment on the damage (also mention the number of laps you did) to your tyres ?
2) You have to be extra careful at the curves to avoid crashing your car - the luxury of ultra-low C.G. that the LGs provide is absent in your car. More so for people running thin tyres (my Baleno for example).
3) Any possible damage to the car (due to either our or other's mistake).

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Also i heard ssrj crashed both the swift and the hyundai .. Any info on this ??
Who is ssrj ?

BTW, I noticed that the steering on the LG Swift was very tight/stiff. Is that intentional ?
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However the downsides to driving your own car is
1) The tyres will take a beating. Those that drove their own cars on track this time, could you please comment on the damage (also mention the number of laps you did) to your tyres ?

3) Any possible damage to the car (due to either our or other's mistake).

You bet - you will be more details from the trck reports but..

first time out - hard driving, soft suspension, soft goodyears - burnt a tyre out in two sessions (goodyear nct)

second time - hard driving - barely legal michelins on front, firmed up suspension - tyres worn down to carcass

third time - hard driving, new falkens, not that much wear but I doubt they will last for more han three more track days

Damage - insurance will not want to know, even if it happens in the paddock area. Will lead to strong arm recovery processes - not pleasant to be on either end of this
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Nice to hear you guys had fun. And the MMST track is a lot of fun thanks to the presence of real corners and not chicanes.

As for the Formula LGBs, the brakes are hard and supposed to be that way. In the beginning, you would literally have to stand on them to slow the car. But once you get used to them, they are very useful. And the brakes on the Swift quite better than the Hyundais.
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friends who trust your driving abilities and lend you their car .. ..
Ummm... can i drive your car if i come to next track day..
Could not possibly take the Dicor on the track huh!!

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its better to drive your own car or just sit shotgun
Not sure whether I will be in town during next track day (whenever it is going to be next month). But if I am, I would like to drive shotgun and take some snaps/videos, apart from enjoying the drive.

@nitrous thambi, can I do advance booking on the Ikon ? I would rather be with a driver who is safe and steady than rash and sorry.
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Not sure whether I will be in town during next track day (whenever it is going to be next month). But if I am, I would like to drive shotgun and take some snaps/videos, apart from enjoying the drive.

@nitrous thambi, can I do advance booking on the Ikon ? I would rather be with a driver who is safe and steady
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than rash and sorry
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Are you referring to n_aditya ?
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@nitrous thambi, can I do advance booking on the Ikon ? I would rather be with a driver who is safe and steady than rash and sorry.
Im flattered.
Ill book U for the 'pay n practise' day!
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Are you referring to n_aditya ?
No way. Aditya was driving very responsibly.

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