Ecuyers, France. A bit northeast of Paris. Three days of riding, 6 sessions a day.
I booked this arrangement for the first week of August. I need to rent a van and drive there - about five hours - and sleep in the cabin. Going to bring a spare set of tyres and brake pads, a whole bunch of tools, and I'm gonna make several onboard videos. They won't be awesome because I am in all likelihood too slow for the footage to be exciting. But I'm going to bring the Gopro anyway.
Thrills will be had. Laughs will ensue. Memories will be made.
Needless to say this is going to be very exciting. I haven't done a multi-day trackday programme since 2013 when I went to the Lausitzring and hopelessly tried to keep up with Troy Corser on track. On the first day, in the first 10 seconds of the first briefing, he said ''Good morning everyone, please don't try to race me'' 🤣Which I obviously ignored.
Although the mighty fast Corser won't be there this time, this is going to be the highlight of the year for me. Noise limits aren't as tight here as they are on more nearby racetracks. The Duke got kicked off last trackday in session 2 for sounding too awesome. That was mid '21.
It's been too long. The Beast isn't meant to be confined to the streets. It, and I are gagging for a proper handful of throttle.
Oh boy I can't wait.