ALFAHOLICS 8TH SPRING TRACK DAY
Alfaholics 8th annual track day for classic Alfa Romeos will once again be held at Castle Combe on Saturday 4th April 2009.
Owners of 105 series Alfas who would like the opportunity to drive their cars at speed in a non-competitive environment are very welcome.
Castle Combe, conveniently situated between J17 and J18 of the M4, is 1.85 miles long and combines chicanes and fast corners that make for extremely exciting and challenging driving. Autosport magazine has hailed Castle Combe as “The best club racing circuit in Britain”. Once again, instructors will be on hand to offer advice and demonstrate cornering technique, while all corners will be ‘coned’ to show braking, turn-in and apex points.
With no fixed session times and 12 cars on the circuit at once, there will be virtually unlimited track time all day! This makes for a relaxed and sociable atmosphere which is always a great feature of our Castle Combe day. Additional drivers in any cars entered are welcome.
Cars being released on track
Over the last few years, we have enjoyed a fantastic international flavour to our track day with customers making the journey from as far away as Norway and Switzerland. We would once again like to welcome all our international customers who would like to attend. For those who wish to stay over the weekend, we shall be organising accommodation nearby in Bristol. Please contact us for rates and availability. We will once again be organising a dinner at an Italian restaurant nearby for those people staying on Friday night.
Those who would like to attend the day as spectators will be warmly welcomed and those driving Italian cars can take part in a 3 lap circuit parade over the lunch hour.
The Tavern Restaurant in the paddock will be open all day serving food and drinks for the benefit of all.
Signing on will be held in the Media Centre followed by a circuit briefing by the Clerk of the Course, Andrew Banks, before familiarisation laps with instructors at 9am when the circuit opens.
Castle Combe is particularly strict on noise emission, with an absolute limit of 99dB(A) at 4500rpm, measured on a static test of 0.5 metres from the end of the exhaust pipe at 45º. This means that cars should use a standard exhaust or a sensible sports system. The Alfaholics sports exhaust is fine. Add-on silencers are available from Merlin Motorsport in the Paddock on the day.
To round off a perfect day, everyone is welcome to join us afterwards for an early evening dinner and drinks at an excellent country pub just a mile from the circuit. This has become a popular tradition over the past few years so please let us know in advance if you would like to attend.
The cost for a car plus driver is £160 plus VAT with additional drivers at £60 plus VAT. One to one instruction is £20 plus VAT per 15 minute session. We highly recommend you pay the small charge for this, as the pleasure obtained from the day is greatly enhanced.
As usual, demand is sure to be considerable and numbers are strictly limited, so please use the advance registration form below to avoid disappointment! Please print and send to the address above or fax to +44 1275 349455.
Dutch group travelling across for 2008 Trackday & Friday night dinner photos
Huge lunchtime parade lineup demonstrates the popularity of the Alfaholics trackday for all!