I attended the Hampshire TVRCC Goodwood track day earlier this month. £185 for a 105dB whole day at Goodwood circuit seemed like an opportunity too good to miss.
I love Goodwood, and it is a privilege to be able to drive the track. There was even a 2 seater Spitfire taking lucky people out, very surreal racing around the circuit with various aircraft taking off and landing over the track, very distracting when one of those aircraft is a Spitfire.
There very not very many cars at the track day at all and only 2 other TVRs so I managed to get in many laps. When I added up the laps recorded on the two datalogging apps I had been testing it turned out that I had completed 93 laps, no wonder I got through 4 tanks of fuel!
I finally managed to get Harry’s Lap Timer and the GoPro working together and here is the result, I am very impressed with the telemetry overlay and picture in picture. The GPS does lag a bit using the smartphone’s internal GPS but short of a full blown data logger is works well:
Instruction was free on the day so I took up the opportunity. The instructor was adamant that I could take Fordwater flat in 5th which eventually I plucked up the courage to do, I didn’t get it quite right and had a bit of a wobble at 120MPH, made worse be me lifting off. It didn’t come out too well on video but you can see the car lose stability.
Fordwater wobble at 120MPH
There was a stunning Porsche Carrera RS in attendance, I didn’t get a chance to chat with the owner which was a shame but I did get the opportunity to follow it on track, copying the drivers’s lines resulted in my fastest lap of the day, 01:37.32
Following a Porsche Carrera RS
Nice bit of lap analysis from Harry’s Lap Timer:
This was the second trackday with the Yoko AD08Rs tyres, I really pushed them and I can confirm they stick like shit to a blanket…. 120MPH pulling 1G.
Goodwood is a quite a fast circuit and with continued abuse the tyres did start to melt a bit, no where near as bad as the T1Rs should I add.