SmarterCard student discounts in Birmingham

If you’re unfamiliar with the International Circuit at Birmingham Wheels, this video gives a pretty good glimpse of the track:

Off the line you’re immediately into a tight right / left combo, before a short straight leads into two quick right turns taking you through 180 degrees. I’ll call these turns 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively. Turn 5 is a fast right to left chicane leading into a long straight. You need to be hard on the brakes for turn 6, a 180 degree right hairpin bend. You can stay planted through turns 7, a mild left, and again through 8, a tighter left, which leads you into the final bend – another 180 degree hairpin right. A quick blast down the home straight and you’re back into turn 1.

Sadly, despite leading (twice) and setting the fastest lap I didn’t actually win on the day. Birmingham Wheels did supply some awesome race stats showing I took 3rd place on the line – absolute daylight robbery was suggested. Unfortunately the race data doesn’t show me being forced through the barrier on turns 6 and then 3, or my self imposed spin whilst gunning for 1st place a third time, so you’ll have to take my word on that 🙂

Whatever the results, the twelve of us had a great day. Afterwards I spoke with the guys running Birmingham Wheels and they were happy to grant up to 20% off track time to students presenting the SmarterCard. Further details have been posted to the Birmingham Wheels page on SmarterNights. If you’re wondering what the SmarterCard is, click here.

Published by Adam Arnold

Adam Arnold is a 20(ish), father & founder of the Smarter Group; a member of CTVF500; Entrepreneur in Residence @ Wolves Uni; SPEED+ Mentor & an #sbs winner.

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