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Road or SKILL-DRILLS Limit training.....or both

 

1. ROAD: Our Intensive 3 day advanced road course - single road day option available

Aim - to develop a highly managed drive, creating a level of awareness consistent with class 1 Police driving standards but with greater consideration of the balance of the vehicle. Although Police class 1 can involve up to 11 weeks of training we introduce the same significant safety and management strategies employed in driving a vehicle on public roads with maximum safety and full appreciation of limits and risk, whilst paying due regard to road traffic laws and legislation required of any law-abiding driver. We will also introduce some tactical risk management strategies, understanding of self-discipline with vehicle and others and provide a framework from which you can take your driving to a significantly higher level.

You will be introduced to a defined approach to managing involvement with other road users, managing your own vehicle both from a dynamic and a risk perspective -  and also come to realise how your behaviour and physiological interaction with the "control surfaces" impacts critically on control of the vehicle.  We will alter your thinking in a very advantageous way and give you better and more consistent control of vehicle dynamics, leading to greater confidence in vehicle and self.

 

You will be exposed to a wide variety of road conditions during the driving. You have the option of running as a three consecutive day block, or as separated days. We prefer to run on some of the more testing Welsh road routes on second/third day ideally. Your interaction with the car, the management of vehicle dynamics and relationship with other road users are considered in depth, to give a much greater appreciation of the the three Ps - Physics, Psychology and Physiology - which we consider to form the basis of fully managed driving. This is consistent whether driving on road, track, high-risk, desert-based or high stress situation driving. In effect a pilot's training for the road.....

 

Successfully demonstrate capability and good attitude on the course and you can then join- if you so wish -our Driver's group, where further off-road skills, track driving and UK and European track events are undertaken. Details on request.

 

Hi Mike, hope you are well. Thought I would drop you a line, as we discussed at the end of the three day driving course I did with you, though maybe a little later than I had planned....I really just wanted to say thank you so much for all the input and instruction that you gave to me, I really had such a brilliant time, and feel that I learned so much. You asked me to send you some thoughts about how it all went, but actually because there has been a delay in doing this, it has given me more time to put what I learned into practise anyway. Because I don't actually drive that often, as I use the tube to get to work, it took a while for me to even get some time behind the wheel in the first place....So what I am amazed by, is that I initially asked you to teach me how to overtake on country roads as a priority, but in fact, the main difference it has made has been how I drive in London!....Understanding road positioning better has been particularly useful, and I am also surprised at how much of it has totally stuck with me. And I still have 'sticky velcro fingers' on the wheel, I am still changing gear properly (including the hand positioning...), and find myself saying 'don't get involved' every time I see a car slowing down in front of me, whatever the circumstances...I have become much better on approaches to all junctions, super aware of road positioning, the whole lot. Well, I think so...hope you would too...The only thing I really can't get is the crossing hands over on the wheel, which I didn't master when I was with you, but I am still practising that one....But even better, I have actually started overtaking now, when I have been out of London on those lovel country roads...I am no longer a 'sticky' driver in a big slow line. Though I confess I am only confident to do that in my own Golf as I know what it can do....I drove my sister's very weedy little Corsa recently, and it just didn't have the power to do anything.....but either way before I would have been happy to sit behind tractors but not now, so mission accomplished all round as far as I am concerned.......What I would like to do though is carry on practising and maybe come back for another day in the spring, just for a refresher? I will contact you after Christmas to see if we can book a date for that.....Kindest regards M 

 

1 to 3 day road training

 

2. SKILL-DRILLS: Precision, Track and Defensive Driver Development

Precision track-based training developing strategic "skill-drills".

Significantly different to normal UK track-based instruction, as rather than just "instructing" on a trackday you learn through repeated but extremely varied exercises the range of skills necessary to control the car -and yourself - under pressure and at the limit. Perfect for when you either venture onto race circuits, or you need to be able to handle an on-road event, a potential momentary loss of control of the car, or dealing with a hazard or threat that could prove otherwise "difficult". Military or services style and more akin to US-style training. Hence drills.

Running both track and tactical courses questions how people really adapt to taking on new skills & whether we truly listen when under stress. Because of this we have incorporated approaches and techniques employed in dealing with high risk, undesirable outcomes, aggressive manoeuvres, skid, lock-up etc. Lots of fun but VERY instructive! No matter what you have done before you will find this very revealing, interesting, testing but also very satisfying and entertaining! 

Skill-drills training day with drivertuition.comSo what you get is high speed and precision driver training with your own development path.  Important if you want to acquire true capability. Hence why we encourage logging of your training. 

Challenging, effective and highly enjoyable. A cross between precision, race and the protection world!

 

 

You will join a small group (typically half a dozen like-minded individuals) on one of our exclusive test-track-based days, where skills of managing you and your own car can be honed in safety, but also beyond grip, with repeat exercises, classroom discussion, presentations and chat with fellow enthusiasts.

You will be encouraged to drive up to and beyond both you and your car's limits; you will be put against a watch; you will feel pressure; we will want precision: But you will also really enjoy it immensely! And it doesn't matter what level of ability or confidence you are as you never hold anyone up - or held back by someone in the group. A Fiesta can fit right in with a Porsche, and they often do: And wet weather helps to make things more interesting, unlike trackdays, where most people hope for sunshine!

The environment is highly managed, unlike on a normal trackday. The Important people have walkie talkies. Which on our days means you! So you have a radio - everyone is comm'd, with earpieces if in a noisy car. We go through radio procedure at beginning of day. We progressively add extra elements to your drive and your surroundings through the runs. You get refreshments and lunch is provided. And it's not a trackday so we control those around you. Makes it a lot less stressful if you own a nice car! Risk is highly managed and is probably safer than your drive to the venue! But you get to drive a timed tarmac stage and/or take part in sprint runs. So some stress of competition for you, should you so wish. You can step out of any activity if it's not for you - e.g. high speed reverse! 

Book either as a solo day or in conjunction with a road day. This is advantageous cost wise and is also a really good balance between the normal and the extreme.  Dates for road are flexible. Track sessions are approx. monthly and you can bring your partner if you wish! Share the experience. (Please mention when booking as we have require numbers for catering). 

Lunch, tea/coffee  and snacks all included in the day.

Next available Nov 1, Dec 13   Feb 3

Performance Training
 

Mike, Thank you for the notes and yesterday. For me it was a fantastic day I learnt a lot and have plenty to take away to think about and practice. I found the way you delivered the information really helpful and easy to understand and appreciated your patience and empathy with someone trying to unlearn over 30 years of bad practice. I can already see how putting just some of what you suggested in place will make my driving more enjoyable and safer. Hopefully with a little practice I will master most of it. Many thanks -John 

"Brilliant - loved it. Really useful - thanks". Just a few words from an unassuming chap, stepping out of the car at the end of the session. That came from one of our "highly trained" boys. If our training is good enough for these guys it's probably pretty OK for you also!  - April 2019

"Mike, that was a fabulous day. The term "mundane drive" is officially eradicated from my vocabulary. You have left me with so many things to hone and work on that I can barely wait to get back on the road...Look forward to seeing you in the new year, and thank you again for today! Sam"  - Nissan 350Z

"Dear Mike ,First of all I would like to thank you for unbelievable experience I had last Saturday. It was all challenging and enjoyable at the same time to understand my driving habits through professional expertise you brought in... I am implementing all of the tips and suggestions you have provided on daily basis so hopefully it won't take long till I will enjoy my car like never before.. I understand it will take time to master the art of driving but You can count on me trying to get even close to your level ;) Again thank you for this and I will be in touch.." 

"Thank you for today - thoroughly enjoyed it," Debbie starts to understand and enjoy her DB11.

 

 

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