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post #5 of (permalink) Old 15th January 2010
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Re: Track Days

A lot depends on what your motivation is;

is it just to drive quickly? do you want to race as a career? or is it to improve your driving skills?

Probably the first step I would recommend would be to do a driver improvement course (mostly run at local racetracks - I did one @ Knockhill many years ago).

These are very relaxed (you're in their cars, not yours), and you get professional instruction about braking points, lines through corners, smoothness with controls, etc, etc.

This translates into an understanding of what the car does, and what influences the driver can make on its behaviour. Which makes you a better driver on the road, plus it means you would get more out of a trackday, rather than turning up cold, scared to try hard in case you damage your car or embarass yourself.

Small steps are what's important here, as its a steep (and harsh) learning curve otherwise.



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