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Upcoming Track Days - Oulton Park

Date Circuit / Layout Organiser Cost
October 2017
+ Tuesday
24 October 2017
Oulton Park
Oulton Park
MSV Track Days
£ 169
Book
Oulton Park Circuit Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com
Session Type: Open Pit Lane
Restrictions: 105
Skill Level: All
Notes: General Car Track Day
Track Day Type: Track Day Car Day
+ Wednesday
25 October 2017
Oulton Park
Oulton Park
MSV Track Days
£ 169
Book
Oulton Park Circuit Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com
Session Type: Open Pit Lane
Restrictions: 105
Skill Level: All
Notes: General Car Track Day
Track Day Type: Track Day Car Day
November 2017
+ Wednesday
01 November 2017
Oulton Park
Full
MSV Track Days
£ 139
Book
Oulton Park Circuit Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com
Session Type: OPL
Restrictions: 105
Skill Level: All
Notes: General Car Track Day
Track Day Type: Track Day Car Day
+ Friday
03 November 2017
Oulton Park
Oulton Full Circuit
MOT TRACKDAYS
£
Book
Oulton Park Circuit Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com
Session Type: OPL
Restrictions: 105
Requirements: 70 limit
Notes: Garages
Track Day Type: Track Day Car Day
+ Wednesday
08 November 2017
Oulton Park
Full
Javelin TrackDays
£ 139
Book
Oulton Park Circuit Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com
Session Type: Open Pit Lane
Restrictions: 105dba Static, 92dba Driveby
Track Day Type: Track Day Car Day
+ Friday
10 November 2017
Oulton Park
Oulton Park
BMW Car Club
£ 150
Book
Oulton Park Circuit Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com
Session Type: Open pitlane
Notes: Garages where available will be allocated FOC as the bookings arrive,æon aæfirst come first served basis. ARDS Instruction is available to everyone FOC as well as the stunning photography provided by our resident snappers Darren and Chris Teagles.
Track Day Type: Track Day Car Day
+ Tuesday
14 November 2017
Oulton Park
Full
MSV Track Days
£ 139
Book
Oulton Park Circuit Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com
Session Type: OPL
Restrictions: 105
Skill Level: All
Notes: General Car Track Day
Track Day Type: Track Day Car Day
+ Saturday
18 November 2017
Oulton Park
Circuit Days Track Days
£ 169
Book
Oulton Park Circuit Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com
Session Type: Open pit lane track day on the International circuit
Restrictions: 105dB static
Track Day Type: Track Day Car Day
+ Friday
24 November 2017
Oulton Park
Full
Javelin TrackDays
£ 139
Book
Oulton Park Circuit Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com
Session Type: Open Pit Lane
Restrictions: 105dba Static, 92dba Driveby
Track Day Type: Track Day Car Day
+ Saturday
25 November 2017
Oulton Park
Full
Javelin TrackDays
£ 159
Book
Oulton Park Circuit Track Days Test Days motorsportdays.com
Session Type: Open Pit Lane
Restrictions: 105dba Static, 92dba Driveby
Track Day Type: Track Day Car Day

Address

Oulton Park Circuit
Little Budworth
Tarporley
Cheshire
CW6 9BW

5 day weather Forecast

Rain
Saturday 10/21 90%
High 55° / Low 48°
Rain
Windy with periods of rain. Lows overnight in the upper 40s.
Rain
Sunday 10/22 70%
High 53° / Low 48°
Rain
Mostly cloudy and windy. Periods of rain early. High 53F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Chance of Rain
Monday 10/23 60%
High 60° / Low 52°
Chance of Rain
Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High near 60F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 10/24 70%
High 63° / Low 54°
Chance of Rain
Rain showers in the morning becoming a steady light rain in the afternoon. High 63F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Overcast
Wednesday 10/25 20%
High 60° / Low 53°
Overcast
Cloudy skies. High near 60F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Oulton Park - Track Guide

Jamie Stanley – www.jamiestanley.co.uk

Oulton Park is the longest circuit in the UK, excluding Silverstone. It also has the steepest banked corner in the UK in the form of Shell Oils at 11 degrees. The circuit’s natural undulations and blind crests make this one of the most challenging circuits in Europe, both feared and revered by drivers on both two and four wheels. There is very little run off anywhere, so take your time – it is unlikely you will master the circuit on your first visit.

The start and finish straight, ironic in name given that it is anything but, leads to the first corner, Old Hall. On approach there is a seam in the tarmac that runs along the edge of the circuit, about a foot wide. Follow this all the way from the braking point to where the seam meets the main track and grass, then ease the car into the apex. Right by the drain try to avoid the kerb as it is a cowpat type. From the apex get back on the power and run all the way out to the exit, but be careful of the compression at the apex. The run through The Avenue, which is the fast right kink, is very scary as it is blind and the circuit falls away even more than you first realise.  It’s important to turn the car in just before the brow and apex adjacent to the marshals box.

Braking for Cascades is tricky, but it is imperative to either brake before or after the drop in the road. Annoyingly, the bump is probably about the right place to brake, but braking here is not an option as it will either cause you to lock up or cause the car’s ABS to engage, neither of which makes for a balanced car at the turn in. I would suggest a slightly earlier brake to enable a smooth turn in and to allow you to get back on the power as soon as possible. The turn in point is at the start of the escape road. The apex is a long way round the corner, about two thirds along the kerb again. Don’t use the kerb as it is a cowpat type.

The long the run down lakeside to Island is very up and down, and makes it tricky to see the corner until you are much further down the straight. Once again, a braking point is hard to pick, but the turn is is at the start of the Island Hairpin road on the right-hand side. From the turn in you be looking to the kerb on the inside as your apex is right at the end of it. Try not to let the car run out too far on the exit as there is not a great deal of space to get back to the left for Shell Oils. This means you will have to brake straight across the track as you come back from the right, the turn in point just after the marshals box works well as the extreme camber of the corner means you can carry a good amount of speed in. Hold the car down at a low apex before aiming out of the corner, looking towards the kerb exiting as straight as you can just before the crest.

There is a slight right kink in the road just before the Brittan’s Chicane, which means you approach from the left and hold to the right after the apex to give you an easy approach to the chicane. To be quick through here you must use a lot of the kerb on the left so that you can open the second part of the chicane, taking care not to clip the tyres at the right-hand side, and then use a small amount of the kerb on the left on the exit.

The run up and over hilltop precedes the fast approach to Hizzys (aka Knickerbrook Chicane). There are the 200 and 100 braking markers about half way between the two, and a very late turn in to make the first part tight, which will allow you to open up the second part of the chicane. Before the right part of Knickerbrook, bring the car back to the left as far as you can then turn in just before the end of the grass on your left. Take a small amount of the kerb at the apex just after the small crest in the road then let the car run all the way out to the left towards the kerb.

This leads to the steep uphill climb of clay hill. As you head up the hill you can’t fail to notice the Advan Bridge. You should aim to go under the letters VA in the word ‘ADVAN’, then looking straight ahead there is a tree line – looking towards these you should aim for the tallest tree as this will lead you to the right-hand side of the road where there is a small access road. You should turn in to the left-hander of Water Tower at this access road. There is an apex kerb on the left-hand side, but do not use this as it is very unsettling for most cars.

Keeping to the left and braking in a straight line for Druids, the turn point is the seam that runs across the track. Now there are two ways to deal with Druids depending on your car. The first is to ignore the first apex and aim solely for the second one. The other way is to take both the first and second, but this depends on your car and setup. From the second apex let the car run out, but be very careful with the throttle application as many a driver have fallen foul of the exit kerb and crest just on the exit of the corner.

The run down to the final corner of the lap is very undulating and like Island makes it tricky to actually see where you’re going. Pick a braking point near the arrow board and the turn is very late. Once you have turned the car in, the apex is between the two floppy markers on the inside of the corner. Be careful with the power, but let the car run out to the left of the track, being careful not to overrun onto the grass. The final corner of the lap is Deer Leap – not very much of a corner unless it’s wet – then be very careful of the painted grid hatchings.

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