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Due to demand, the next of our group training events will run on Saturday 15th May 2010. If you would like to be one of the 8 drivers you may need to shout and pay very quickly. 3 of the places have already been taken. 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.

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
• Mechanical support from a professional race engineer
• 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

6 participants = GTROC Members £355 pp / Non Members £390
8 participants = GTROC Members £340 pp / Non Members £375

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!

Payment will need to be paid in full by 1st April 2010 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 1.94% of the value). A non-refundable deposit of £175 should be made now to reserve your place with the balance paid by the beginning of April. Note: this day is for a maximum of eight people.

First eight reserves that do not get a place this time will get first refusal on the next Millbrook event likely in Autumn 2010. 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 ...

http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/118999-r35-group-performance-driver-track-day-12th-september-2009-a-6.html
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/70790-dri...ng-ground.html
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/90999-mil...-24th-may.html
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/80168-gtr...n-7th-oct.html
http://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 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. black dog (Fully Paid)
2. black dog Guest (Fully Paid)
3. Come on Geoff (Deposit Paid)
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The following have previously registered their interest for this group training event:

Kevan F, ERS35, srandall, mnk, mick H, Besty, Come on Geoff, Charlie Brown

I'll send you all a PM but it will be first paid first served to reserve your place.

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Get your names on the list fellas, it is the best day's driving you'll ever do.
 

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Sh*t, the same day as Japfest !!!! and I have paid for it and am on the GTROC stand, so won't be able to make this one Colin, sorry
 

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And then there were 2 :D

PM replied to hairyaardvark :thumbsup:

1. black dog (Fully Paid)
2. black dog Guest (Fully Paid)
3. Come on Geoff (Deposit Paid)
4. Charlie Brown (Deposit Paid)
5. Arcam (Fully Paid)
6. hairyaardvark (Payment pending)
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Come on Geoff & Lindsaymac have switched places on this and the 18th April event.

Just two places available.

1. black dog (Fully Paid)
2. black dog Guest (Fully Paid)
3. Charlie Brown (Fully Paid)
4. Arcam (Fully Paid)
5. hairyaardvark (Fully Paid)
6. Lindsaymac (Fully Paid)
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And then there was one :clap:

Turbobungle ... just to clarify the date is the 15th May ... unless there's something else happening on the 18th (per your status)?

1. black dog (Fully Paid)
2. black dog Guest (Fully Paid)
3. Charlie Brown (Fully Paid)
4. Arcam (Fully Paid)
5. hairyaardvark (Fully Paid)
6. Lindsaymac (Fully Paid)
7. turbobungle (Fully Paid)
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