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Fantastic 3 days on track.
32 degree heat though .
But great banter on and off track.
Thanks to all the staff at MotoCraft for a great event.

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Old 31st October 2018, 02:57 PM
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Pull a wheelie mr
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Old 31st October 2018, 03:01 PM
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Motocraft and Pacific Motorsport Night racing weekend in Cartagena Spain is the next trip for 2019.

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how does this track compare to cartagena, has anybody on here done both?
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Old 1st November 2018, 01:42 AM
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MonteBlanco is very grippy and abrasive.
Been to it twice now.
We used Dunlop D213 GP Pro race tyres.
Dunlop recommend a 4 rear and 3 front for Monte Blanco.

Don't know about Cartagena as next July will be my 1st trip there.
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Old 1st November 2018, 12:25 PM
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Cartaghena is a tighter twistier circuit than Monteblanco. Straight is not as long as MB, and T1 will tighten the sphincter, but there are a lot more corners where you are accelerating hard on the side of the tyre. Technical track, but lovely flow to it. Some crackin' corners, especially the second half of it. You'll need to be accurate with apexes etc. Grip levels are high. If I could only do one track for my remaining days, this would be it. BSB test here every year for a reason. It's got a bit of everything.
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Old 1st November 2018, 12:29 PM
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Cartaghena is a tighter twistier circuit than Monteblanco. Straight is not as long as MB, and T1 will tighten the sphincter, but there are a lot more corners where you are accelerating hard on the side of the tyre. Technical track, but lovely flow to it. Some crackin' corners, especially the second half of it. You'll need to be accurate with apexes etc. Grip levels are high. If I could only do one track for my remaining days, this would be it. BSB test here every year for a reason. It's got a bit of everything.

Thanks for the info and input. Sounds like a great track.
July can't come sooner now.
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Old 1st November 2018, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bow leg
Cartaghena is a tighter twistier circuit than Monteblanco. Straight is not as long as MB, and T1 will tighten the sphincter, but there are a lot more corners where you are accelerating hard on the side of the tyre. Technical track, but lovely flow to it. Some crackin' corners, especially the second half of it. You'll need to be accurate with apexes etc. Grip levels are high. If I could only do one track for my remaining days, this would be it. BSB test here every year for a reason. It's got a bit of everything.
Booked in with Woolsey Coulter for March. Only ever been around Mondello, how does it compare in terms speed and size if you don't mind me asking? Will it take long to learn?
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Old 1st November 2018, 01:21 PM
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Booked in with Woolsey Coulter for March. Only ever been around Mondello, how does it compare in terms speed and size if you don't mind me asking? Will it take long to learn?
Depends on how quickly you learn. It's even more technical than Mondello, but with savage grip, and a lot more fun. Easy enough to learn, but you need to know your brake, turn in apex and exit points very well if you want to push on. There are some blind crests that if you get wrong at speed, you are in trouble, but only if you are hooning. Particularity turn 1. It's up hill to an apex that's on the crest of the hill. You can't see the run on after the apex, and you need to have confidence that there is enough run on after it to cater for whatever speed you hit it at. Videos won't do it justice. All the major points are usually marked with cones, but these are not absolute. Your points could be a yard this way or that way, but they are good indicators. You'll pick it up after the first day or so
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Depends on how quickly you learn. It's even more technical than Mondello, but with savage grip, and a lot more fun. Easy enough to learn, but you need to know your brake, turn in apex and exit points very well if you want to push on. There are some blind crests that if you get wrong at speed, you are in trouble, but only if you are hooning. Particularity turn 1. It's up hill to an apex that's on the crest of the hill. You can't see the run on after the apex, and you need to have confidence that there is enough run on after it to cater for whatever speed you hit it at. Videos won't do it justice. All the major points are usually marked with cones, but these are not absolute. Your points could be a yard this way or that way, but they are good indicators. You'll pick it up after the first day or so
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Old 1st November 2018, 01:43 PM
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Nice one thanks for that
Actually, if you can do Mondello comfortably, you need not be scared of any track I've ever been on. There will be faster corners, there will be tighter corners, there will be bigger hills, but you have everything just about covered in Mondello. On camber, off camber corners, up hill and down hill braking, combination corners , hard acceleration out of corners on the side of the tyre, hard braking into corners. Combine that with much better grip, and a lot more sunshine. What's not to like. You'll fuckin' love Cartaghena.
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Originally Posted by bow leg
Actually, if you can do Mondello comfortably, you need not be scared of any track I've ever been on. There will be faster corners, there will be tighter corners, there will be bigger hills, but you have everything just about covered in Mondello. On camber, off camber corners, up hill and down hill braking, combination corners , hard acceleration out of corners on the side of the tyre, hard braking into corners. Combine that with much better grip, and a lot more sunshine. What's not to like. You'll fuckin' love Cartaghena.
Cool thanks can't wait to get over there. Need to find some bigger stones for the faster corners that take a bit more commitment so hoping to work on that over there.
Do you know if there would be anyone over there doing suspension setup on those trips?
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Old 1st November 2018, 02:23 PM
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Cool thanks can't wait to get over there. Need to find some bigger stones for the faster corners that take a bit more commitment so hoping to work on that over there.
Do you know if there would be anyone over there doing suspension setup on those trips?
Doubt it, but don't know.
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Great info Bow Leg.
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You can email the organiser and ask them.
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Old 3rd November 2018, 04:09 PM
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Kirean Ryan does all the Motocraft trips.

He does the suspension setups over there to suit you and the track,and then monitors your progress.
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Kirean doing suspension setup in MonteBlanco.
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Can I ask, apart from the initial trackday fee, how much would you budget for tyres, petrol & transport etc would you budget for a trip like this?
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Old 3rd November 2018, 10:49 PM
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Can I ask, apart from the initial trackday fee, how much would you budget for tyres, petrol & transport etc would you budget for a trip like this?
It's an all in price.
Trackday,transport and hotel and track insurance all in the price.

You pay for your own flights and hire car separate.


98 octane petrol was 1 euro 51 cents a litre over there.

Spare set or Dunlop D213 GP Pro tyres was 300 euro or there abouts.
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