How many of you plan on tracking your Emira's??

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I really have no choice but to track my Emira if I want to drive spirited around corners.
I moved from Southern California, which has so many epic driving, twisty canyon roads I can't even count them all on all my fingers and toes, to Southern Ontario which is the complete opposite, it has ZERO great, twisty driving roads.
Not a single one.😢
Luckily, I do have a race track about 40 minutes away.
Southern California was driving Nirvana gentleman.
Here is a road called Little Tujunga Canyon I used to love driving in my Ariel Atom.
 
I typically do 8-10 track days per year. Maybe more depending on my job and where I'll be a few years from now.
 
Will track it just to see what she's got but the GT4 will be the dedicated track car
 
I'll be tracking mine 1-2 times a year. More to get the chance to explore the high speed performance and handling while socialising with other Lotus folks than to push it to the limit. I'm also planning to do my next level of driver training on the Hethel track, hopefully in one of the factory Emiras.

Will also be interesting to find out how it compares on track to the Evora.

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Sadly it won't be tracked. I prefer tracking cars with less power and with cheaper consumables (mainly tires and brakes). Also something not as expensive in case I hit stuff 😁
 
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Sadly it won't be tracked. I prefer tracking cars with less power and with cheaper consumables (mainly tires and brakes). Also something not as expensive in case I hit stuff 😁
I couldn't agree with you more my friend.
I could go a whole season with my Ariel Atom same brakes and tires lasted unbelievably long because the car weighed nothing.
 
In the U.K. I tracked my bike as it’s a hell of a lot of fun and much cheaper on consumables than taking my car. Im in Europe now and the nearest proper tracks are formidable, it’s either the Nurburgring or Spa, neither of which am I keen to go around on two wheels. If I get brave I will take the Emira, probably to Spa, otherwise it’s my e30 which although old and slow is a great drive and nicely upgraded for the job (and again v cheap on tyres and brakes). I’m very fortunate to have incredible roads just outside the door so it’s not so much of an itch to scratch as it was when I lived in London.
 
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I'll be tracking mine 1-2 times a year. More to get the chance to explore the high speed performance and handling while socialising with other Lotus folks than to push it to the limit. I'm also planning to do my next level of driver training on the Hethel track, hopefully in one of the factory Emiras.

Will also be interesting to find out how it compares on track to the Evora.

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1-2 times a year is the plan at Goodwood or other tracks if there’s a Lotus contingent going. I’ve looked at the Lotus driver training and also plan to start working through these two. Tom which ones have you done so far?
 
1-2 times a year is the plan at Goodwood or other tracks if there’s a Lotus contingent going. I’ve looked at the Lotus driver training and also plan to start working through these two. Tom which ones have you done so far?
Goodwood and Brands Hatch are my nearest. Will probably do with Lotus on Track. B&C sometimes organise a customer day at Goodwood too.

I did the Lotus Driving Academy old Level 1 and 2 about 10 years ago when I first got the Evora. LDA is being brought back in house this year and assuming they continue last year’s syllabus I’ll be doing Silver.
 
I want to try, perhaps undertake the LDA Bronze course to get a feel. Never been on a track apart from a red letter ferrari day but that isnt the same.
 
Goodwood and Brands Hatch are my nearest. Will probably do with Lotus on Track. B&C sometimes organise a customer day at Goodwood too.

I did the Lotus Driving Academy old Level 1 and 2 about 10 years ago when I first got the Evora. LDA is being brought back in house this year and assuming they continue last year’s syllabus I’ll be doing Silver.
I'm definitely up for doing Brands (local to me)
And booking the LDA as soon as I can..
 
I plan on doing the odd track day, although I'll be very picky about which ones I do to try and ensure I share the track with responsible enthusiasts rather than boy racers. I'm hoping the Scottish Lotus dealer might arrange some days at Knockhill.
 
Goodwood and Brands Hatch are my nearest. Will probably do with Lotus on Track. B&C sometimes organise a customer day at Goodwood too.

I did the Lotus Driving Academy old Level 1 and 2 about 10 years ago when I first got the Evora. LDA is being brought back in house this year and assuming they continue last year’s syllabus I’ll be doing Silver.
Thanks Tom. Brands is 20 minutes away so my nearest, find paddock hill bend after a while tough on the motion senses and had a nice 180 spin in my Civic type R some years ago in the wet on new tyres. Didn’t hit anyone or anything fortunately so drove home unscathed. Goodwood my favourite on a dry sunny day so will keep an eye out in 2023.
 
I'd love to Track mine, but does this not mean the warranty is "void"?
The terms around closed circuits and timed laps are abit grey...
 
I'd love to Track mine, but does this not mean the warranty is "void"?
The terms around closed circuits and timed laps are abit grey...
Timed laps are not allowed at track days in the UK - they must be non-competitive. Racing is a whole other thing and no, your warranty would definitely not cover you for racing.
 
Timed laps are not allowed at track days in the UK - they must be non-competitive. Racing is a whole other thing and no, your warranty would definitely not cover you for racing.
So does this mean you can do track days that are not timed and non competitive?

Just wondering where the fine line is
 
So does this mean you can do track days that are not timed and non competitive?

Just wondering where the fine line is

USE IN A COMPETITIVE MANNER, INCLUDING TIMED LAPS OR RUNS, WILL INVALIDATE THE NEW VEHICLE WARRANTY.

Lotus models are designed as road going sports cars. It is recognised that owners may wish to use their cars occasionally on closed circuits or private test track in order to experience the car’s full range of dynamic capabilities and indeed the specification of some models has been optimised for such activities. Lotus is pleased to maintain vehicle warranty coverage for any reasonable use in this manner, however if the car is used in competitive events including timed laps or runs or on a commercial basis, or if we feel the product has been abused or misused, Lotus will invalidate the warranty.

 
I’ll track mine a couple of times a year but will be fairly picky about where and when. I live 15minutes from Oulton Park and about an hour and a half from both Anglesey and Donington. I normally do around 8 or 9 track days a year with my Caterham which is hard to beat from both a track performance and running cost perspective. I’ve specced Touring for the Emira as use will be 98% road trips but I’d love to take the Emira somewhere like Silverstone or Goodwood on a club type day.
 
The only proper track I've been on in the UK is Silverstone, so I'd be comfortable taking it there a few times... are there any Lotus club days that go there?

If I start to grow a pair, I'd be open to exploring other tracks, again with people I could semi-trust not to be twits :)
(Not sure how many people from here that rules in or out :p)
 

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