One fine day @ Silverstone

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So today i had a thoroughly good day at Silverstone; watching some REAL racing!

It was the British GT Championships turn to tear up Silverstone, the weather was glorious 26 Degrees and not a cloud in the sky. I have only recently found out how cheap tickets are to watch racing at Silverstone, which is about 20 mins away from me. £19 got me a day ticket with roving access of all the grandstands. We had all of Club Corner to ourselves!

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The main GT Race was on for 3 hours, keeping track of the race was a bit of a nightmare, but that was half the fun. There was so much action, more overtakes in those 3 hours than a whole season of Formula 1.

My main interest in going was to see the Nissan GTR GT3, i had seen it at Goodwood but wanted to see it race for real. It ended up in 8th, after some brake problems and penalties for winning in earlier rounds.

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One of the biggest finds of the day was getting up and close to a JUKE – R, which is the Formula 3 safety car. Its very impressive up close, the bulges and skirts make it look like a toy car, but to see this thing on the track was superb; it put the Fire Marshalls Jag XFR to shame. Oh….and tax on a Nissan JUKE – R is only £210, compared to over £1k for the GTR which it’s based on……i think the DVLA have missed a trick here!

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