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In case anyone was interested for future events, I attended the Silverstone track day yesterday which was a 102db drive by, 105db static limit day.

No static tests were done but I had no issues on drive by despite using all revs and all DPM modes. The bypass valves would have been open a lot.

It was a pretty cold and wet day which may have deadened some of the sound.

Being on the regular road MPS4 tyres was a good choice for the conditions and I managed to get round quickly and without issues.

More than can be said for some of the Citroen C1 racing teams that were testing in advance of their April 24hr race...I haven’t witnessed that many red flags in a day before for spun off cars (and subsequent grass and mud on the circuit). I’m glad the driver walked away unscathed from the one that he rolled coming out of Club onto the main straight 😳

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Oh I do love it when racing teams use regular track days as cheap testing days and cause red flags every ten minutes. Means we can all have lots of fun sitting in the pits and queueing to go back out.

No, that's not right, I f***ing hate that!! Grrr.

Good to know on the noise limits.

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4 hours ago, MartynB said:

Oh I do love it when racing teams use regular track days as cheap testing days and cause red flags every ten minutes. Means we can all have lots of fun sitting in the pits and queueing to go back out.

No, that's not right, I f***ing hate that!! Grrr.

Good to know on the noise limits.

I do find it’s hit and miss on this. Clearly unreasonable for a TDO to allow this but their enforcing of TD discipline remains inconsistent.

i sympathise with Mathew - I have a similar story with the Fiesta crowd at Snetterton a couple of years ago.

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It was with some amusement that I read the C1 Racing Club '2019 Driving Standards Policy':

"1.8 Repetition of serious mistakes or the appearance of a lack of control over the car (such as leaving the track) will be treated as Adverse Driving and will be reported to the Clerk of Course. It should be expected that penalties up to and including the exclusion of any driver concerned will be enforced."

To be honest, without them there, the turnout would have been down to about 20 cars for the day, it was that quiet. So I am guessing the Silverstone organising team didn't want to intervene too much. I wonder if they charged them extra for the multiple recovery truck fuelling that was clearly incurred.

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