21 Jul 2021
paulgabbitusI've just attended my first PCGB track day at Croft. After initially feeling quite daunted and out my comfort zone in the morning, I received instruction from Howard Hunt 'Professional Race and High Performance Driving Instructor' after lunch. It was transformative! I can outline details but basically, Howard's instruction before we went on track and then whilst driving the track really improved my speed, control, confidence and most important of all enjoyment. Saved the day for me - wonderful improvements and transformation.I spoke with him afterwards; he charges £250 a day so I thought it might enhance our R3 track day in September to hire him. I paid £40 for my 3 laps with an instructor (I had time in car being instructed before we went out and we certainly did more than 3 laps applying the theory into practice). Just 10 members could share the cost £25 each to help us gain more from the day, or why not all (not certain of numbers but you could do the maths).Any thoughts? I have his card and details. His manner was very calm and assured, patient and supportive. I suppose I should say "Other instructors are also available" but I would highly recommend Howard based on my experience with him on Wednesday.
WillardfanGlad you enjoyed this week's track day Paul and Randall - it's great when it starts to come together. Very miffed I couldn't be there! Good suggestion to hire an instructor, although I will need to okay this with Javelin as they have their own instructors and so may not permit people not contracted to them. If it's okay I'm happy to PM all members booked onto our day (14 cars) and see if they want to be involved. Would you be happy with this Paul? Drive safeJohn
paulgabbitusMorning all,I have been in contact with Howard Hunt 'Professional Race & High Performance Driving Instructor'. He is available for our Trackday Wed 22nd September and I have booked him for the day.He recommends 8 or less being a suitable number of drivers, at most 10.The lower the number of drivers, the more sessions may be offered throughout the day - most drivers are able to concentrate for 15-20mins sessions only.Here is the list as it presently stands, in response order. . . 1. Paul Gabbitus2. Willard Fan (John)3. Fatenbread4. Gordon T5. Randall F6. Temmplar 7. Jim (James Edwards)8. Abigail (Edwards)9. Gary (Gary Vasey)10.Please let me know if you wish to join the list (see my earlier post for context)Paul G
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