What will a track day instructor teach me?
Whether you are a track day novice looking to learn basic techniques or an experienced racing driver looking to improve your lap times, driver tuition will vastly improve your driving standards and understanding of your car. There are many techniques Brian can teach you to be a safer, smoother, more confident, more consistent and faster driver on your track day, including:
On track position and racing lines
Weight transfer and balance – understand how it affects handling and grip
Trail braking – understanding when and how to use it
Heel & toe – use it to drive more smoothly and to protect your track day car
Learn skills to benefit your driving at all circuits, not just where the training takes place
Oversteer & understeer – how to control and make use of them
The format of a days race or track day tuition will involve siting laps to familiarise yourself with the circuit. Your first on track session will be an assessment of your current driving capabilities and the rest of the track day will consist of a series of 15-20 minute driving sessions followed by a debrief with objectives set for the next session.
Data logging using V-Box will aid you and your instructor to understand where improvements can be and are being made throughout your track day.
- A car in good working order, check all of the fluids, make sure that your tyres and brakes have plenty of wear in them. If you don’t want to use your own car you could hire one of our track prepared MX5s.
- A crash helmet if you have your own. If you do not have a helmet, you should be able to hire one at the circuit.
- Sensible clothing. Please note that if your car is open or has a soft top you will be required to wear a full-face helmet and clothing that covers your arms and legs while on circuit.
Yes, Brian can be booked for the day between a small group, but it will be up to you to make sure that you all get a suitable amount of time with him.
Just call us and we can arrange something! Even if you haven’t got a specific date or venue in mind, we’ll work something out to suit the recipient.