SMD GT Trackday: Roar through the Summer Heat

SMD GT Trackday: Roar through the Summer Heat

24-26th August, SMD Club HK membersroar up to Zhuhai to enjoy a fantastic weekend of exoticsuper car and speed at Zhuhai International Circuit, China. With more than 40 cars enrolled for the track day including; Mclaren MP4-12CFerrari 458 Italia, 430 GT3, Lamborghini Gallardo,Porsche 991 and Cayman etc.

Feed Back from the SMD Club members: –

SMD Club Member David and a Dedicated Ferrari Fan:

David is the third time coming to Zhuhai International Circuit, always had his target of supercar ownership since being a university graduate. 2008 his aspirations came true, spent about 2 million to buy his first Porsche 911, in just a few years has owned eight super cars. This time he was driving his red Ferrari 458 Italia. “I still favor Ferrari, for me it must be red, this is classic” said David. As long as their is a new Ferrari, even if there is no commissioning date, loyal fans will first put down deposit down payment, David is one of them.

David is a private practitioner, works hard through the week, and don’t get many chance to leave Hong Kong, so he particularly cherish every opportunity to attend motorsport activities “Love that sense of speed and excitement.” See him 100% focused, you’d know the race circuit is a paradise where can forget all the troubles.

SMD Club Member Vincent Challenging the Circuit:

When he was 16 years old, Vincent who studied in Sydney, Australia used his cars as “transport”, until he was 20, where he was brought to the track with his friends, then just fell in love. Since returning to Hong Kong 2 years ago, got connected with like minded, and went to Morning Drive every week. Also an enthusiiastic track day participant. “The main difference between Track dayand morning drive is you’re much safer on a race track, you can push hard and find the limit which also helps with with driving on the road, making the right moves and knowing what to do, right.” said Vincent.

Apart from his super car, Vincent also own a race prepared track car. With full roll cage, 2 bucket seats, and totally stripped out for minimum weight. This car demand more advance driving skills, from braking, steering, throttle, all had to be calculated, it’s very challenging.

SMD Club Member Jacky and a Young Professional:

One of the youngest participant Jacky is a huge car fan like his father. He used to sit beside his father when he was young and really enjoy the speed and excitement. Jacky went to US and got his license when he was 15. Studied mechanical engineering, during vocations, he would join the local races and climb into professional ranks. Jacky started to handle more matters from his father, so had to put aside this interest for the moment. So joining these motorsport event and track day is a great way to fulfill his passion.

SMD Club HK members 8月24-26日在珠海國際賽車場享受一個美妙的週末,和速度。40多輛超級跑車,其中包括:邁凱輪MP4-12C,法拉利458 Italia,430 GT3,蘭博基尼 Gallardo,保時捷991等

賽道的浪漫

在賽道上,掌握加、減速及入彎的角度最考技術,正合追求征服感的男人。大直路極速加速是超跑的強項,每過完一個大彎,車手都會趁機將車的極限速度施展出 來,原裝超跑最快時速逾230公里,相等於飛機起飛時在跑道上行駛的速度。那種快感連作為乘客的我也一試上癮,何況是一手操作的車手。在車裏我看到車主們 駕馭一頭野獸時的專注,在車外我又看到他們每完成一圈時展露的滿意笑容,就好像體操場上的運動員做出完美動作後的自信,我知,這就是男士一直追求的浪漫。

忠實法拉利迷 David Ip

已是第三次到珠海賽車的葉盛輝醫生(David),大學時駕駛爸爸送贈的日本車上學已立下目標──要擁有屬於自己的Supercar。2008年願望成 真,一擲近200萬買入人生第一部Porsche911,短短幾年間先後擁有過八部跑車。當日他駕着紅色法拉利458 Italia,「最喜愛的始終是法拉利,一定是買紅色,這才夠經典。」只要法拉利有新車的消息一出,即使未知投產日期,忠實車迷就會先行放下30萬定金預 訂,葉醫生就是其中一分子。
私人執業的葉醫生,一星期工作六天半,替病人做完大手術後又不能隨意離開香港,所以特別珍惜每次出席賽車活動的機會, 「就是喜歡那種刺激和速度感」。看他駕車時百分百專注,就知道賽車場是個能讓他完全忘掉煩惱的樂土。

挑戰「場車」高難度 Vincent Lam

16歲到澳洲悉尼升學的Vincent一直只把車當交通工具,直至20歲,認識一班參與賽車運動的好友,把他帶「落場」,一試成癮。兩年前舉家回流香港, 經朋友介紹才發現香港也有一班同好,幾乎每星期必到Morning Drive,更成為Track Day「鐵腳」。「Track Day與Morning Drive最大的分別是在賽車場比公路安全,你可以將車的極限逼出來,試過極限有助以後在公路駕駛,若出現問題都懂得反應及救車。」
除了在賽車場 駕駛他的超跑,Vincent更專誠買一輛最原始、最機械化的「場車」。車內只有防滾架、兩個座位,每個組件以電線簡單連接,務求將車的重量降到最低,增 加速度。對駕駛技術的要求極高。加速、收油、扭軚,都必先計算好,是一項極具挑戰性的訓練。

年輕專業車手 Jacky Sin

最年輕的參加者Jacky與爸爸一樣是個超級跑車迷。自小坐在爸爸旁,看着他「逢車過車」非常有型,15歲時選擇到美國留學,都是因為當地15歲半便可報 考車牌。大學選科也只選與汽車有關的機械工程,沒有課堂的時候,就參與當地的賽車,儲分成為職業車手。今年初接手爸爸的公司,令他不得不放下多年興趣,惟 有靠參加車會舉辦的活動止一止賽車癮。

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