Thruxton in the MX5

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Thruxton in the MX5

Post by andy tims » Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:22 pm

Decided to take the MX5 on track at Thruxton. It's the fastest circuit in the UK, but despite being on an active airfield, has a very low noise limit - 90db static. My Exige is 96.5bd static so way too loud. My wife also had a drive. Her first time on track.

Pics & a couple of short video clips if you're interested.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tf6x3pq4GE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLbwIDUVI_c

The little car was heroic. Loads of body roll but great grip from the Bridgestone Road tyres, brakes stayed strong all day (helped by me always being hard & late on them) it was a joy to drive and we claimed several higher powered scalps.

The circuit is sublime. Would love to be able to get on with the Lotus, but that doesn't look likely.
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Re: Thruxton in the MX5

Post by djh1201 » Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:26 am

Awesome! Had a couple of Miatas back in the day before I bought my E46 M3 Vert, such fun little sports cars!

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Post by Captdave » Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:17 pm

Awesome fun inexpensive little cars. Looks like a great outing.


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Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:29 am

I like these ND2 Miatas. If I were going to start tracking again, I’d get a spec Miata.

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Post by Joeprez » Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:35 am

Very cool! I should have never sold my NB.

I want an Miata RF.


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Re: Thruxton in the MX5

Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:54 am

Joeprez wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:35 am
Very cool! I should have never sold my NB.

I want an Miata RF.


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I saw a modded ND2 RF the other day. It was dropped about an inch or so and looked great.

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Post by Joeprez » Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:47 am

Such a great looking car:

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Re: Thruxton in the MX5

Post by unsub073 » Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:50 am

That is really cool. Why the low noise limit on the track?

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Re: Thruxton in the MX5

Post by andy tims » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:13 pm

No idea really. Just over zealous local authorities.
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Post by Captdave » Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:22 pm

Joeprez wrote:Such a great looking car:

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Partner of mine just got one…one of my other partners took him to school with his “work” 996. I have a NB that’s a great summer play car.


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Re: Thruxton in the MX5

Post by djh1201 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:54 am

Very nice, haven't driven one in years, should check them out. Some photos of my old NA:

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