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Old 28th May 2009, 07:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Hi Jo

If I understand correctly the 1 to 1 's can be booked any time that you are running them, so I just need to check the availability direct with you?

If possible it would be good to do the 1 to 1 at the same time as other GTROC members just to meet some other members ( a sort of group 1 to 1 if this makes sense!). Is it possible to see if there is enough demand for this or is this too complicated?

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Old 28th May 2009, 08:03 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Old 28th May 2009, 08:49 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Hmmm, I might struggle with the Sep dates.

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Old 29th May 2009, 12:22 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I resent that comment. I am 3/4 mile inside the border and up until 2 years ago have previously lived in St.Helens all my life
Just picked the car up from Middlehursts after its 1000 mile service and we are driving over to Gateshead to watch Saints in the cup tomorrow. The missus reckons 3 hours - I don't think so once I have it in RRR mode all the way!

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Old 29th May 2009, 01:46 PM   #35 (permalink)
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List looks like this so far for Saturday 12th September for the Performance Driver 'Track' Day x maximum 8 attendees:

1. charles charlie
2. CCGT
3. paul__k
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5.
6.
7.
8.
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Possible but date might be an issue:

1. Zed Ed (Group - PDTD)

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Please let us know if this date works for you and meets your objectives:

1. njd (1 to 1 Route to Circuit)
2. guy cuthbert (1 to 1 Orientation Day)
3. peterpeter
4. ramsub
5. SurreyUMSGTR (1 to 1 and Group - PDTD)
6. madadd
7. Aerodramatics (Group - PDTD)
8. kpkpkp (Group - PDTD)

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Old 29th May 2009, 02:01 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Hi Jo

If I understand correctly the 1 to 1 's can be booked any time that you are running them, so I just need to check the availability direct with you?

If possible it would be good to do the 1 to 1 at the same time as other GTROC members just to meet some other members ( a sort of group 1 to 1 if this makes sense!). Is it possible to see if there is enough demand for this or is this too complicated?

Thanks

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We are a specialist driver development company delivering unique training. As such we have a team of 4-5 instructors who work with us depending on the nature of the training to be delivered. With the R35 there will be only Colin and Nick who will be your instructors as consistency and excellence is our primary objective.

For the group event, this is why the numbers are capped at 8.

On a one to one full day basis, it would only be possible for 2 of you to train 'together'. But you will barely be together. Following the Driver Orientation Course, you might meet in the car park, you could possibly share lunch together and then you might have your debrief at the same time - but this is all dependent on you both working to the same time scale, having the same objectives and driving the same routes.

With the 1 to 1's it is based on your needs - so if you want an 07:30 start then that is when we meet you - but likewise if 10am suits you better.

I hope this gives you a better understanding of how it could work.

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Old 29th May 2009, 02:14 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Right a couple of quick questions...

Is this taking place on the Alpine Circuit at Millbrook..??

Also what is the total cost for the day..??

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Old 29th May 2009, 02:21 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I would love to do this but I will still be running in at this point - when do you anticipate another group day?

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Old 29th May 2009, 02:34 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I would love to do this but I will still be running in at this point - when do you anticipate another group day?

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It will all depend on interest but the latest will be mid October due to the diminishing daylight ... 8 pax events then start again in March.

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Is this taking place on the Alpine Circuit at Millbrook..??

Also what is the total cost for the day..??
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Loops 1 & 2 are used as well as the Mile Straight, High Speed Circuit, Handling Circuit and either the Mile Straight Apron or Steering Pad. This group event costs £375 pp discounted to £355 for GTROC Members. Full info here: Performance Driver 'Track' Day

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Old 30th May 2009, 10:55 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Guy I'd interpret you're thinking of the full day Road & Track based day again rather than a group environment?
Jo

I've been away on holiday, so sorry for the delayed response; I'm probably interested in both - the Group session would be good to meet a few other owners, and the Orientation Day come September/October once the car is fully run in...

I'll drop you a line once I have the car (a few weeks now?) and let you know...
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Old 30th May 2009, 06:29 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Just need you to advise which course it is you like the look of ... presumably by the 'date dependent' comments it is a group event most of you would like as opposed to a course all to yourself?

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Jo,

I would like to do the group programme, Day 1 and 2. Sept 12th for day 1 seems to be the go so put me down for that.

I have no track experience apart from one ferrari corporate driving day and the GTR test drive at the ring. Is that OK?

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Old 31st May 2009, 08:40 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Thanks for your feedback, updated list looks like this so far for Saturday 12th September for the Performance Driver 'Track' Day x maximum 8 attendees:

1. charles charlie
2. CCGT
3. paul__k
4. guy cuthbert (plus Orientation Day)
5. ramsub (plus Cornering Masterclass)
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Possible but date might be an issue/too soon:

1. Zed Ed (Group - PDTD)
2. sumo69 (Group - PDTD)

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Please let us know if this date works for you and meets your objectives:

1. njd (1 to 1 Route to Circuit)
2. peterpeter
3. SurreyUMSGTR (1 to 1 and Group - PDTD)
4. madadd
5. Aerodramatics (Group - PDTD)
6. kpkpkp (Group - PDTD)
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ramsub - you'll be absolutely fine.
guy - will look forward to hearing from you.

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Old 31st May 2009, 08:50 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I think I will stick with the 1 to 1 with Colin or Nick - I assume that I just contact you directly to fix up a suitable date?

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I think I will stick with the 1 to 1 with Colin or Nick - I assume that I just contact you directly to fix up a suitable date?

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Hi Neil - yes, just make contact with me via PM or phone to the office and then we'll work it out between us. Depending on when you had in mind, June is out, July has some availability and August onwards is currently looking good. At this stage we are on average about 5-6 weeks booked ahead on a rolling basis.

Having said that, the new series of Fifth Gear starts next week so that could change the picture.

Look forward to hearing from you.

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I had the first CATDT R35 course with Colin on Sunday 31st May at Millbrook. Wow, what a great day. Learnt so much about my car (JDM Premium Edition Dark Metal Grey) and how to drive it better. More importantly, how not to drive it!! An absolute must for R35 drivers.

Totally professional approach from the outset by Jo, who explained the full itinerary and suggested an extra hour at Millbrook - great suggestion Jo, thanks.

Colin is a great trainer and a top guy to spend the day with. Very professional with a friendly and confidence-building style. His technical knowledge and test driving experience made the briefings and guided sessions on the highway and track educational and enjoyable. I was able to see real progress in my confidence and technique throughout the day.

Millbrook is an amazing place. Only a few cars were around on Sunday (three Lotus Evoras and an AM V12 among them!!). Straight mile for braking technique, 2 mile bowl for high speed driving and manoeuvres, grip limits tested (all modes, including VDC OFF!) on the steering pad, then on to the handling/cornering track and the alpine route. Awesome

Only disappointment was that it had to end. I gained a great deal from the experience and felt even more connected, confident and safe with my R35, prepared to build on efficient track skills with a good foundation, but also more settled on the road after Colinís positive coaching in the morning on highway driving skills.

I would recommend Colin and Jo at CATDT to anyone like me who wants to get the best out of driving their R35.

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