I’ve been without a suitable track car for a while until I got my VX a couple of months back, so was keen to get the new toy out ASAP. Managed to get out last week at Snett with Mazda on Track.
Weather was as good as could be hoped for and the day ran great. Open pit lane with 80 cars out, which sounds like a lot but most of the time it felt like I had the track to myself. (I was double-checking marshal posts a few times to see if I’d missed a red flag, it was that quiet!)
The car? All good, turned 65 laps without complaint. Brakes getting a bit long during longer stints (on Mintex M1144’s) but no idea what the fluid is, so changing that is my first job. Should probably also look at a gearbox breather and my header tank is now definitely cracked.
Tyres do need looking at though, I’m on high performance road tyres (Yoko Advan V701) which are almost new and really suffering from overheating and rolling the edges of the tread blocks. Before I chuck these for some proper trackday rubber, anyone got any experience or recommendations on tyre shaving? I’m thinking of losing a few mm off the tread will make these nicer on track, still fine in the wet and, for the mileage this car is going to do, won’t hurt my pocket too much on replacing them early. Anyone got any pointers?
Anyway, gratuitous track pic