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Old 28th July 2013, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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R35 Group Performance Driver 'Track' Day - Saturday 14th September

Following numerous successful group training days for the Register & R35 owners held since 2007, with the most recent taking place last weekend, the next Performance Driver 'Track' Day for the GTR Register in 2013 will run on Saturday 14th September 2013.

The previous group training events that have taken place were hugely enjoyed by all R35 owners that participated. In the words of Supra_Sanj who was on the last event:

As a new GTR owner, 5 months old , this has been the best money spent, regardless of the fact I know I want to go stage 4.

If track your car or even decide you never will, this is the one performance day track day you must do. There is no safer way to discover your potential and that of your GTR in a safe and controlled environment.

The course isn't hard on the car and as a complete novice you are not left feeling intimidated amongst better drivers in your group. I speak from being the complete novice, my fellow drivers were a lot better than me.

If you come away from this without a smile and an adrenalin rush you can't be human


The day will be for a group of 6. Arrival time will be 08:15 with finish time 17:00 hours.

Here's the overview:

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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.

Over 200 R35 owners and their cars have passed through the Millbrook gates with CAT either on a 1-2-1 basis or enjoying this group format.

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 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 Caterham 7, but can be a Subaru Impreza).

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

Pricing is as follows:
3 participating members = £425 pp
4 participating members = £399 pp
6 participating members = £370 pp

Performance Driver 'Track' Day Schedule

08:30-09:25 Coffee, Introduction, Licence Check, Scrutineering, Safety Briefing & Objectives of the Day
09:25-09:30 Drive to Circuits
09:30-10:30 Mile Straight
10:30-11:45 High Speed Circuit
11:45-13:30 Handling Circuit
13:30-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:15 Alpine Route
15:15-16:00 Understeer/Oversteer
16:00-16:45 Gymkhana timed Shoot Out on the Steering Pad/Mile Straight Apron
16:20 Presentation & Debrief
Any Questions
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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 13th August 2013 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 up to 3.5% of the value depending on the card type). A non-refundable deposit * of £200 should be made now to reserve your place with the balance paid by the 13th August. Note: this day is for a maximum of six people. * Monies paid will be refunded if you/we are able to resell your place.

First six reserves that do not get a place this time will get first refusal on the next Millbrook event - likely Spring 2014. 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 ...

https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/177999-r3...st-july-2.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/175378-r3...2th-may-3.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/162058-r3...-2012-a-3.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/161842-r3...ay-2012-a.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/154557-r3...-2011-a-2.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/154556-r3...-2011-a-2.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/147369-r3...-2011-a-2.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/133259-r3...-2010-a-2.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/131169-r3...-2010-a-2.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/129881-r3...-2010-a-5.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/118999-r3...-2009-a-6.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/70790-dri...ng-ground.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/90999-mil...-24th-may.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/80168-gtr...n-7th-oct.html
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/113171-su...track-day.html

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

& if you'd like to take the next group training course: Cornering Masterclass, please also register here. If there is the demand, the course will be put on as soon as possible.

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Old 29th July 2013, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks Jo!
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Old 29th July 2013, 01:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great, thanks Neanderthal

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Old 29th July 2013, 01:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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jo is this a training day or trackday?
its advertised as trackday at start of thread but then goes on to explain about a training day at milbrook : /
if trackday can you confirm pricing please
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jo is this a training day or trackday?
its advertised as trackday at start of thread but then goes on to explain about a training day at milbrook : /
if trackday can you confirm pricing please
Hi Bob - it is at Millbrook and is the intro group training day. The course you took - the Cornering Masterclass - is the follow on group event.

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Old 29th July 2013, 02:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Will you be doing another in 2013? Was thinking about attending one of these days but I'm away on the 14th Sep.
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Will you be doing another in 2013? Was thinking about attending one of these days but I'm away on the 14th Sep.
Depends on demand Tom, but the latest it would be is October as we need the daylight before the clocks go back. There's one taking place on 21st September for the MLR that has one place remaining, if that works for you and you would like to show the Evo boys what an R35 is capable of

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Depends on demand Tom, but the latest it would be is October as we need the daylight before the clocks go back. There's one taking place on 21st September for the MLR that has one place remaining, if that works for you and you would like to show the Evo boys what an R35 is capable of

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That's some added pressure right there lol
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I'm away for most of September unfortunately! Hopefully we'll have a bit of nice weather late on this year then. Otherwise I'll have to wait until next year
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Depends on demand Tom, but the latest it would be is October as we need the daylight before the clocks go back. There's one taking place on 21st September for the MLR that has one place remaining, if that works for you and you would like to show the Evo boys what an R35 is capable of

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If your looking for interest I'd also be interested in a later one, I cant make the 14th but would really like to do this.
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If your looking for interest I'd also be interested in a later one, I cant make the 14th but would really like to do this.
Thanks Jason - I'll keep you posted

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I cant make this one, but would be interested in an October date as well..
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Back from hols now & can confirm safe receipt Neanderthal - thank you

mattj999 - duly added to the interested list - I'll be in touch when I have a potential date.

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May sound silly but is this for r35's only or any car?
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I presume any car? Its a driver training day so primarily focused on you rather than specifics for cars? I did try and convince my business partner to come in his 330d but he couldn't justify it to himself.
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May sound silly but is this for r35's only or any car?
Yes Neanderthal is correct - all vehicles welcome Always makes for an interesting day when different cars are in the mix - comparisons/modifications etc. etc. to chat about.

You will be very welcome if you'd like to be part of the group.

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what numbers do we have on the day? If I can find the time I would like to join but not sure where I will be on that day - depends on work.
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what numbers do we have on the day? If I can find the time I would like to join but not sure where I will be on that day - depends on work.
Max 6 minimum 3. Timings are 08:15-17:00 approx.

You'll be very welcome if you are available & wish to join the group.

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