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  1. Many of you have been asking Colin to share his knowledge and experience on paper. Well here it is! For the first time in over four decades, inspired by the questions our clients ask time and again, Colin is publishing the engineering view on constructing your successful track day. The first in a series: Your Track Day Guide - Where to Begin & What to Buy - looks at all those questions you ask when first thinking about heading to track: What car would you buy for track days? Would you upgrade the brakes? Which circuit would you choose for your first track day? What is the likelihood I will damage my car? Do I need insurance? Written to help you make informed decisions, optimise spend, purchase the right equipment, ensure you keep safe and have fun. 'Your Track Day Guide' will help you enjoy every circuit mile you drive. Containing knowledge for both seasoned enthusiasts and novices, this guide is informative, helpful as well as useful. To buy your personal copy & support Mission Motorsport, use this direct link Learn about: Setting tyre pressures for track day driving from Matt at TrackToys Racing 5 level track day modification guide for safety Upgrading brakes for track driving What essentials to take to get the most from your track day What car will suit your life & driving preferences Choose the right track day car for you Open top car or fixed roof – what do you need to consider? Heavy car or light car – what are the implications? And much more. The paperback is available to buy on Amazon now, with an eBook following in the near future. All proceeds after the deduction of fixed Amazon costs for the purchase of Your Track Day Guide will be donated to Mission Motorsport. The £18.50 purchase price has been determined to generate a donation of £5.95 per copy. Mission Motorsport work tirelessly to support veterans through their philosophy of 'Race, Retrain, Recover'. Two positive outcomes – you are learning to participate in safe track days, whilst contributing to a worthy cause. A win for all. This is what Dickie Meaden, co-founder of Evo Magazine, journalist & racer had to say about the book: “There's very little to beat the thrill of driving on a race track. The freedom to drive fast. The challenge of learning the smoothest lines. The satisfaction that comes from getting the best from yourself and your car. Few things are more absorbing or addictive. However, if you're new to it, track driving can also be daunting and intimidating. Scary, even. At least if you attempt to drive too fast too soon, or take to the track in a poorly prepared car. There is much to learn. Fortunately Colin Hoad is here to help. Or rather his book is. With four decades of wisdom distilled into its pages, this comprehensive Track Day Guide contains everything the enthusiastic newcomer needs to get the absolute maximum from their track day adventures. The only thing it won't prepare you for are the number of friends you'll make, the laughs you'll have and the unforgettable memories you'll bank along the way. So, enjoy the book, and enjoy your track days. Something tells me you're going to have a blast.” We trust you enjoy the read. KR Jo To buy your personal copy & support Mission Motorsport, use this direct link
  2. It is usually the MSV circuits ... which now includes Donington of course. Bedford is also one of their top hot spots we hear from clients.
  3. Donington is always the one that confounds me ... how is it ok for aeroplanes to take off and land 7 days a week but a few cars ....... makes no sense whatsoever
  4. Yes a common number would be helpful to the track enthusiasts, they'd likely go for the lowest possible denominator though which might then reduce the options to near zero. Unless you have an electric car ........
  5. Thought you might find this useful - if there are any updates or circuits you'd like adding, please let me know. KR Jo
  6. If you enjoyed reading the first in this series, here is the next installment with further insight and thought from our Chief Instructor, Colin Hoad. Enjoy. KR Jo
  7. They will definitely have had a positive benefit ... especially for sideways enjoyment
  8. Thought you'd like to read our latest blog on Car Control - is there more to it than just learning how to control understeer and oversteer?: https://catdrivertraining.co.uk/the-secrets-of-car-control/ KR Jo
  9. That's great to hear on both counts ... I will be sure to pass on when I see him later.
  10. Thanks Zman ... how the devil are you?? I've edited now ... working ok for you?
  11. Once you have the track bug, perfecting the optimum lap and most efficient racing line can become an obsession! Whether you are new to track days or are looking to get serious and enter the world of motor racing; tracking your performance is a key part of your driver development. Read our latest blog with the choices before you. https://catdrivertraining.co.uk/the-fast-track-on-data-logging-apps/ KR Jo
  12. Hi All We have a Performance Driver 'Track' Day taking place this Saturday 21st July - there is one place available if any member is interested in joining. Now's your chance to work with chief instructor Colin and develop your driving knowledge and performance for the road and/or track. Let me know if you'd like to join 9ff and Mr Ben this coming Saturday at Millbrook. KR Jo
  13. Loving the helpful info added to the pic You need to get Colin down the pub ... those stories can go on and on and on KR Jo
  14. Another great Performance Driver 'Track' Day with Nissan 350z & Porsche enthusiasts on Sunday at Millbrook. The sun shone & your own Flashback & Richard won the days awards. Richard put himself on the league table in 3rd place, setting the fastest time of the day in the Gymkhana: 42.19. Great time putting a Porsche inbetween the Nissans on the table. Flashback was the Driver of the Day. A couple of photos here to capture the moment. Lovely group & another enjoyable day of driver development. KR Jo
  15. Ryan Motorsport will quote you for a stand alone policy Taybo. FYi some take it out, some don’t – probably more that don’t. It’s whatever gives you peace of mind but know that Health & Safety is our highest priority as is that you leave as you arrived. We’re now in our 14th year and have worked with over 4,600 clients …. we have never had an incident in a client vehicle at Millbrook. The instructor is sat alongside you when it is your turn for the exercises and an extra pair of eyes looking out for you both. There will be other users in the proving ground on the day as we don’t have it exclusively – cost would be extreme if we did … but it is a professional working environment. The facility isn’t like Silverstone/Donington etc. which is built with run off areas in mind, so other than the exclusive circuits (Steering Pad / Dynamics Pad / Mile Straight Apron) there isn’t run off areas to ‘fall into’ – but this is why we like it. Training is progressive and you will be making incremental increases as you develop through the day. Hope this helps. KR Jo
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