I have yet to buy a bike over here and when i do its probably not going to be something as new as my R6 at home. I’m quite eager to get out and do a track day and i was wondering if anyone has used the focused events R6’s and if they are a good option?
Also are there any favourite tracks people recommend? I want to do all the big ones like brands, donnington, silverstone and cadwell park but not sure about any others. That being said the only race track we have back in perth is a massive 2.4 km long with an unbelievable amount of corners (5 right, 2 left) so i won’t be easily impressed:P
i’ve seen the bikes many times and they always seem to be running good rubber and are well prepared. so i’d say they are worth it.
I have to say that silverstone is dog **** for bikes imo. Its bumpy, has the most poxy chicane i’ve ever ridden and is the most featureless track in the UK. It cannot be compared to tracks like cadwell, brands gp, donnington and oulton park.
If you want a track that will make you go wow!!! on every lap all day long then its oulton, donnington or cadwell for me. Oulton is increddible. I’ve only been there for one meeting but its superb. Blind crests, banked hairpin where you get on the power hard with your knee on the deck. Donnington is a fast and flowing track that really takes your breath away when you get it right and has loads of run off for when you don’t.
I hear that if you damage a Focussed Events R6, no matter the damage, you can say bye bye to your £500 deposit.
If you want more realistic track bike hire, then I’d recommend Paul Russo who is a lot more reasonable (pay for what you break), and his bikes start at £180.
Focussed Events don’t let you use any other company’s track bike at their events so if you want to book with Paul then get on to No Limits Trackdays. They’re brilliant and arguably a better track day company than Focussed IMO.
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One last thing…The best tracks in the UK (IMO) are Cadwell, Brands Hatch, Donnington in that order…I’ve yet to try Anglesey in Wales, but I love the idea of it being like a UK Phillip Island. As the track is in Wales though, it’ll probably be raining when you go
I’m probably the only guy that likes Mallory Park, but in reality it’s a poor condition go kart-like track that is used to host the odd car and bike professional racing rounds
Pauls bikes are always mechanicaly sound even though they may not have the best looking fairings on.
He’s a top bloke, will look after you all day and listen to any issues you may have.
Afro is quite correct, if you have a little lowside, Paul won’t take the whole deposit off of you, he will take what it costs to sort the bike. (And from what I’ve seen, his estimate is if anything on the low side.)
Last time I saw him he had mainly R6 models but he also has a CBR600RR and a CB500 race bike! (He races in the 500 series.)
If you do a No Limits day you also get to meet the nicest guys in trackdays, AND at some venues, you get a free Bacon roll after the briefing!