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R35 Group Performance Driver 'Track' Day - Sunday 3rd July 2011

Following the group training that took place on Saturday for fellow members, the next Performance Driver 'Track' Day for the GTROC will run on Sunday 3rd July 2011.

The previous group training events that have taken place were hugely enjoyed by all R35 owners that participated.

The day will be for a group of 6. Arrival time will be 08:30 with finish time 16:30 hours. By reducing the group size there is now additional driving time as well as less time waiting for your turn.

Here's the overview:


An action-packed day run by CAT Driver Training Ltd at Millbrook Proving Ground.

CAT Driver Training is run by Colin and Jo Hoad. Colin used to work for a leading motor manufacturer in the UK as a Vehicle Evaluator and Driver Trainer and has gained extensive experience and qualifications in driver instruction. This includes being certificated to instruct at Millbrook. His life has been spent working with his passion: motor cars - from racing minis to the race preparation of performance cars. He has much experience of vehicles on both road and track and brings a very different approach to driver enjoyment.

Colin recently published his view on the R35 after over 60 owners and their cars have passed through the Millbrook gates. If you didn't read it first time round, here it is now for your delectation.

The day is a fast moving experience for 6 owners and their cars to introduce the secrets of performance driving. It is designed to be informative, exciting and fun. The group size is purposefully kept small so that the maximum can be obtained from the day in a highly personalised environment.

There is access to the 5 unique circuits at the renowned Millbrook Proving Ground, a venue that is not normally accessible for 'track days' and the general public.

Activities designed for the different circuits are:
Learn threshold braking from 100+mph on the Mile Straight
High speed driving, potentially to the maximum of your car, on the banked circuit of the High Speed Circuit
Drive the demanding Alpine Route circuit with its hills, and variety of corners from hairpins to long and sweeping
Take on the tight, twisty and challenging Handling Circuit
Put a car through its paces on the wide open spaces of the Steering Pad/Mile Straight Apron
An instructor will accompany you on all the circuits, and the objective is to teach you how to get the best from your car and develop your performance driving skills in a controlled environment and at a pace you are comfortable with.

Short presentations in vehicle dynamics will help you to understand the relationship between driver input and vehicle balance and control. From this comes the appreciation of how to safely drive your vehicle at grip limit within the controlled confines of a track environment.

At the end of the day, your new found skills can be put to the test in a timed shoot out around a gymkhana-style course laid out on the Steering Pad/Mile Straight Apron. This will be conducted in one of CAT Driver Training's track prepared cars (normally a Subaru Impreza or a Caterham 7).

Included in the day are:
Professional in car tuition
Access to 5 unique circuits at Millbrook Proving Ground
Lunch and refreshments during the day
Timed end of day shoot out in one of CAT's track prepared cars
Full emergency services on hand all day
1 hour 40 minutes driving time with your personal instructor
6 participants = GTROC Members £379 pp / Non Members £409

Performance Driver 'Track' Day Schedule

08:30-09:15 Coffee, Introduction, Licence Check, Scrutineering, Safety Briefing & Objectives of the Day
09:15-09:20 Drive to Circuits
09:20-10:15 Mile Straight
10:15-11:30 High Speed Circuit
11:30-13:00 Handling Circuit
13:00-13:45 Lunch
13:45-15:00 Alpine Route
15:00-15:30 Understeer/Oversteer
15:30-16:15 Gymkhana timed Shoot Out on the Steering Pad/Mile Straight Apron
16:20 Presentation & Debrief
Any Questions

Timings & Circuit order may be subject to change on the day depending on circuit activity

Note on noise limits ... to quote me "there is no limit unless you are a Le Mans Prototype or an F1 car". If anyone thinks they can compete at that level on noise, be sure to mention it when booking!

Payment will need to be paid in full by 31st May 2011 directly to CAT at the very latest (Payment can be made by bank transfer, cheque or debit and credit cards. The latter attract merchant fees of 2.04% of the value). A non-refundable deposit of £200 should be made now to reserve your place with the balance paid by the end of May. Note: this day is for a maximum of six people.

First six reserves that do not get a place this time will get first refusal on the next Millbrook event possibly in the Autumn 2011. Other reserves will be contacted about future events as they are planned.

If you need convincing about the quality of this event, have a look through the feedback from prior Millbrook GTROC Performance Driver 'Track' Day events ...

Note that if we get enough reserves to put on another event before that potentially planned for later in the year we'll look at holding another course earlier, so even though the list might be full please do shout if you are interested!

1. HWF (Payment on way)
2. HWF + 1 (Payment on way)
3. nurburgringgtr (Full payment made)
4. 007
5. Myles

Potential Reserves


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