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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.

The day is a fast moving experience for 8 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
* 1½ hours driving time with your personal instructor

GTROC Members Price £400 per person
Non Members Price £420 per person

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
09:20-10:30 Mile Straight
10:30-11:40 High Speed Circuit
11:45-13:15 Handling Circuit
13:15-13:45 Lunch
13:45-15:20 Alpine Route
15:20-16:00 Understeer/Oversteer
16:00-17:00 Gymkhana timed Shoot Out Steering Pad/Mile Straight Apron
17:10 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!

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - FORMAT COPYRIGHT OF CAT DRIVER TRAINING LTD. JULY 2006
 

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Two questions for over seas(ireland) driver;

How far from holyhead and/or Liverpool to you, time wise?

Is it possible for you to supply a car for the full day (in which case wheres the closest airport?)?
 

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Approx 4 hours from Holyhead.

Nearest Airport is probably Luton, approx 30 mins.

CAT can supply cars for the day.
 

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Cheers,

just being doin a search myself, its about 4 hours from holyhead alright, and just under 3 for liverpool. Im from the west of ireland too so add another 3 hours on to that. Would still like to do this....

Whats the deal so with supplying a car, might try this first then decide if its worth the trip over to do it in my own car. Impreza is it? (i have a gtr and an evo, impreza cant be too different:nervous:) If this is possible whats the cost (for GT-R member)?
 

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Dates

Hockey Boy has mentioned this day to me a few times, has CATDT released any dates yet?? I fancy a day out!!
 

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Morning!

The date for this course has initially been announced in the Members Events area here:
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/113171-sunday-10th-may-2009-millbrook-gtroc-cat-group-performance-driver-track-day.html
and is set for Sunday 10th May 2009.

The Subaru and Lotus are the cars available if needed, the Caterham is only for the Drifting courses. The price on top of your course fee is £95 for this day.

Hope to see you on the 10th. You'll be very welcome. :)

Jo

Thats not so bad. Would it be a bit odd doing the gtr day in one of the supplied cars or is this OK(and if this turns out to be as good as its supposed to be i might do the next one in my R34, and make a weekend out of it).


Only thing now is the date, i go to an exhibition in shanghai every year with work and it clashes with this date, are there other dates set out during the summer?

On saying that i dont know if il go to china this year with the way the economy is, in which case its suits perfectly...
 

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Would it be a bit odd doing the gtr day in one of the supplied cars or is this OK.
No - you won't grow an extra head or start speaking strangely :chuckle:

are there other dates set out during the summer?
Not at this stage - but if take up happens quickly for this event then the next date will be looked at shortly after the 8 places are filled.

Jo
 
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