Race gear

Meaning clothing wise! Track days are cheap when it comes to dress code. Take a helmet, maybe some gloves… jeans and a tee shirt and you’re sorted. But go racing and you’re in a different world of motorsport style. The “what to wear when you go racing” thing gets a bit pricey. You can spend more on the gear than you have on the car! Helmet, Hans device, race suit, race boots, gloves, flameproof undies etc etc. It all adds up. A pre-season trip to the AutoSport International show got me sorted and was a good place to go to get a discounted package priceRead More →

ARDS test

…which is better than I did in my regular driving test.To be honest, it’s probably pretty hard to fail your ARDS test. The test itself is fairly straightforward. A written session followed an on-track assessment. Provided you drive within your limits and don’t do anything dumb, you’ll pass. My test day was at Brands Hatch with MSV. I invested in an hour on track with an instructor, before the test, as the test car was an unfamiliar front wheel drive Peugeot. I’m a rear wheel drive man and a Quattro man when it comes to Audi. I also had to pass a medical. My NHSRead More →