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Following the numerous successful group training days for the Register & R35 owners held in previous years, the next Performance Driver 'Track' Day for the GTR Register in 2012 will run on Saturday 28th July 2012.

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 08:15 with finish time 16:30 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 100 R35 owners and their cars have passed through the Millbrook gates 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 Monaro or 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

08:30-09:15 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
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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 31st May 2012 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 3% 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 August/September 2012. 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/154557-r3...-2011-a-2.html
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/154556-r35-group-performance-driver-track-day-saturday-17th-september-2011-a-2.html
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/147369-r3...-2011-a-2.html
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/133259-r35-group-performance-driver-track-day-saturday-15th-may-2010-a-2.html
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/131169-r3...-2010-a-2.html
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/129881-r3...-2010-a-5.html
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. grahamc
2. Anders_R35
3. Austin
4. Henry 145
5. thunderball - FULLY PAID
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Are there going to be any more dates?
Yes it's likely though for September time, unless there is more demand and people are able to make a weekday.

Thunderball, thanks for your £££'s - all safely received :)

1 place remains available for this event.

I'm out for most of today but will be back this evening and catch up with activity then.

Jo
 
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