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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
• 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 March 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 March. 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.html
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/70790-driver-training-millbrook-proving-ground.html
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/90999-millbrook-advanced-driving-day-saturday-24th-may.html
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/80168-gtroc-driver-training-day-millbrook-proving-ground-sun-7th-oct.html
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/113171-sunday-10th-may-2009-millbrook-gtroc-cat-group-performance-driver-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. Donkey (Deposit Paid)
2. JJA (Fully Paid)
3. Charles Charlie (Fully Paid)
4. Jeff Squiz (Fully Paid)
5.
6.
7.
8.

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R35 Group Performance Driver 'Track' Day - Sunday 18th April 2010

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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
• 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
End

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 March 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 March. 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-r3...er-2009-a.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 the Spring we’ll look at holding another course earlier, so even though the list might be full please do shout if you are interested!

1. Donkey (Deposit Paid)
2. JJA
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Potential Reserves

1.
2.
3.
 

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1. Donkey (Deposit Paid)
2. JJA
3. Charles Charlie Charles (Paid in Full via BACS)
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JO, since I am "an old hand" having been with you guys once already, will Colin do anything different with me?

Or just try and get me to do what he taught me last year properly? :)
 

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will Colin do anything different with me?
:chuckle: Now that would be telling :eek:

You'll recap over the learnings from September and then develop you from where you left off ...

It will be great to see you again and thanks for your £££'s ... I'll check the bank account and confirm safe receipt.

JJA - PM sent and thanks for signing up.
Donkey - great to speak with you earlier. You win the prize for the fastest booking ever :bowdown1:

We'll look forward to meeting you both in a few months.

Jo
 

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Any more takers??

Come on fellas, you'll not regret a CATD day...
 

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Or just try and get me to do what he taught me last year properly? :)
CC : Jo is getting the Mondeo out specially for you :p

if anyone is considering going, this is a 'must do' R35 event; tuition is great and the chance to drive Millbrook is not to be missed.
 

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I'll be booking myself on, on Monday. I missed the last one I booked myself on so wil defo be on this one.
 

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I was about to book this and just had a thought, my car currently has 24 miles on the clock and I won't be around much to get it run in and serviced. I guess it wouldn't be advisable to do this kind of event till after the 1200 mile service?

It's a nightnare having a car you never get the chance to drive.

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I was about to book this and just had a thought, my car currently has 24 miles on the clock and I won't be around much to get it run in and serviced. I guess it wouldn't be advisable to do this kind of event till after the 1200 mile service?

It's a nightnare having a car you never get the chance to drive.

Ally
I'll take the beast out for you It will save me thrashing mine :chuckle:

soon get those miles clocked up. I did the first 1200 in 4 days and was back at the HPC before a week was up.:flame:
 

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You boys are quick today :squintdan

1. Donkey (Deposit Paid)
2. JJA (Fully Paid)
3. Charles Charlie Charles (Fully Paid)
4. Jeff Squiz (Fully Paid)
5. Johnhanton57
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Jo I am a complete novice on track only ever done the Nissan Race academy at silverstone and think i came last:bawling:. Love to join you on this day as sounds just what i need. The cars tuned now need to tune the driver. PM me details for BACS PAYMENT OF DEPOSIT PLEASE AND DO I NEED TO GO AND BUY A CRASH HELMET:runaway::runaway:
 

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Jo I am a complete novice on track only ever done the Nissan Race academy at silverstone and think i came last:bawling:. Love to join you on this day as sounds just what i need. The cars tuned now need to tune the driver. PM me details for BACS PAYMENT OF DEPOSIT PLEASE AND DO I NEED TO GO AND BUY A CRASH HELMET:runaway::runaway:
John......at your age do you require a medical for these type of activities:chuckle:
 

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I'll take the beast out for you It will save me thrashing mine :chuckle:

soon get those miles clocked up. I did the first 1200 in 4 days and was back at the HPC before a week was up.:flame:


:chuckle::chuckle:

Nice of you to offer. If I actually got home I would have no issues getting some miles on but as I'm away its a bit harder. Been on a rig since before xmas. Got to sail through Istanbul and into the Black Sea though, so it was pretty cool. They had to take the top off the drilling derrick to get under the bridges in Istanbul.

I have to head to Ghana after this then back to the Black Sea before heading to Canada.

I think I'll have to keep an eye out for the next one.

Ally

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Goodness, I go away for 24 hours and this is the result :bowdown1: Fabulous.

A combination of PM's, thread posts and emails have made this event oversubscribed. The initial responses based on time postings etc. were made is as follows:

1. Donkey (Deposit Paid)
2. JJA (Fully Paid)
3. Charles Charlie Charles (Fully Paid)
4. Jeff Squiz (Fully Paid)
5. Kaizen
6. R1Mark
7. Johnhanton57
8. LindsayMac

Potential Reserves

1. Mikhail
2. arkangel
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But I need monies to confirm places, and Mikhail might be Kaizen or arkangel ... I just need to clarify.

By Monday I should have a better idea of the situation and then if there are others who would like to take this group training sooner rather than later, I'll look at when the next date option could be. So please keep signing up your interest as that will help me to know what action to take, or not!

John - we have helmets for you to use, but if you want to have your own then happy shopping!

I'll be in touch by PM/email to those awaiting a response from me.

Jo
 

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Hopefully I don't get stuck on an oil rig somewhere.......

Still something to look forward too.
 

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I need this training bad as the beast is starting to scare me :runaway: I'm off the WA:eek:

see you there Lindsay
 
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