Apex Trackdays: Blyton Park, 18th June 2011. Clio 172 Cup.
Video of my first track day at the newly reworked Blyton Park. Richard's done a great job here, the track has a good variety of stuff and is surprisingly challenging!
I managed 85 trouble-free laps, no queuing or problems with traffic - great day!
Huge thanks to the guys at Apex Trackdays (www.apextrackdays.co.uk) for the good organisation as always. All their days include free 2nd driver, free passenger, free instruction and free photo from their photographer www.adeycorp.co.uk. Highly recommended!
MaX5 Racing - Snetterton, 30th August 2014
A complete Race 1 and highlights of Race 2 from Snetterton. I did the test
day for the first time and it really helped - qualifying 2nd and winning
both races (in class). We had previously visited Snett 2 years ago, where I
was 5 seconds a lap slower than this time, pretty pleased with that level
of progress :-)
MaX5 Racing - Oulton Park Island Circuit, 16th August 2014 - Race 2
A very fun and exciting race at Oulton Park yesterday. Unfortunately we
were on the Island circuit which has a very tight hairpin, interrupting the
lovely flow of the track, but it made for passing opportunities so can't
complain. Cheers to all the other guys for a super day of clean and close
MaX5 Racing - Brands Hatch - 27-7-14
The highlights (and lowlights!) of my weekend at Brands. Didn't really
enjoy this one on the track, had good pace but my head was elsewhere and I
made stupid mistakes. Great social though!
F1 Lola onboard at Blyton Park
F1 Lola at the new Blyton Park circuit
Feature: John Barker
Photographer: Jon Cass
Car Owner: David Harrison
Apex Trackdays: Cadwell Park 12th May 2011. Clio 172 Cup.
A video showing bits of the first track day in my Clio and my first time at
Cadwell Park. Got a few runs in the morning, then had instruction just
before lunch, and had plenty of track time in the afternoon. Short-arsed
girlfriend is in the passenger seat :-) So sorry if the sun visor gets in
the way sometimes!
Huge thanks to Mike & co for putting on a great day, the free instruction
and passenger (and 2nd driver, although didn't use it in the end) made the
day excellent value too! Check them out at http://www.apextrackdays.co.uk
Unfortunately my power steering pressure sensor gave up the ghost after
about 15 mins of track time (can hear the pump whining away as it got low
on fluid), but a quick trip to the Renault dealers in Louth saw me bent
over to the tune of £100 and back on track without too much time lost.
It's next door to Hellfrauds on 'Fairfield Industrial Park' (signposted)
for anyone else who suffers the same issue - the guys there didn't seem
surprised it had gone!
Rage Buggy blyton 3rd May 2010 008.AVI
Rage Buggy R200RT as spectator car on May bank hol weekend rally Jack Neal
memorial at blyton, passenger for this lap is John, its the start of course
19 and is repeated by only the rally cars on 20, we get a time of 4 min 31
secs on our only attempt with no map reading and no map on board, I did
have a quick look at map before we set off but get lost once and brake way
too early on many corners, the fastest rally car is 4 min 32 secs on there
2nd repeat course 20
Cammed Clio 172 Blyton Park Track Day 5/8/12 *Apex Track Days*
----WATCH IT IN HD!!----
My final time out on track at Blyton Park on the 5th August 2012 courtesy
of Apex Track Days. Weather had been great all day and if anything was too
hot! The car I'm running in this footage is my Clio PH2 172 with K-Tec
Racing 438 cams, KTR induction setup, KTR supersports Exhaust with silenced decat and various other
additions. As the day was coming to an end there wasn't too many cars on
track at this point but those that were I passed fairly easily so my
driving couldn't have been too bad?!?