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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/06/24 12:20:41 (permalink)
I'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.
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/06/24 13:20:56 (permalink)
paulgabbitus
I'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.


Happy to be one of the ten.  I had an hour or so with a pro on the Porsche Driving Experience at Silverstone a couple of years back, but I'm still not very good...
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/06/24 13:30:00 (permalink)
Hi Paul,
Glad you enjoyed your day.  A professional instructor can make a massive difference. I always welcome the opportunity - love to book a slot at the beginning of the day if you decide to go with it …. and COVID provisions allow.

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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/06/24 15:07:04 (permalink)
Paul,
I also got so much more out of the day following some expert instruction and would also recommend it; particularly for those who may not be familiar with Croft or who simply want to brush up on their skills.
Count me in.

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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/06/24 21:46:39 (permalink)
Glad 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 safe
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/06/24 22:48:23 (permalink)
Hi Paul and Randall ,
 
Good to meet you both yesterday, a very enjoyable learning day...
Tired when I got home . 
Is R3 having another Croft Day ,if so do you which date and is an R7 member allowed to take part .
 
 
cheers 
Jonathan 
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/06/25 00:58:50 (permalink)
Willardfan
Glad 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 safe
John


Apologies John, 
Just a suggestion and thoughts based on my experience Tuesday. I can see how this might be complicated working through Javelin. I'll leave it in your hands - it does look like there's some interest. Let me know if you need any further info and or if there's anything further I can do to help.
Paul
 
 
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/06/30 20:35:52 (permalink)
Just to say that transfer of my place to Paul was quick and painless on the Javelin web site, once I found the right form.  'Driver Transfer' 
Somehow, in these times, I find I have a greater appreciation of simplicity.   Well done Javelin.

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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/06/30 21:59:49 (permalink)
Good to hear John, Paul will be pleased.
 
I've also been in touch with Javelin regarding sharing a private instructor and they've said that's okay, so I've let Paul know.
 
Hopefully we'll have our own instructor. I encourage everyone to book a session when Paul gets in touch. Assuming Howard is still available for our date and enough people want to participate.
 
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/06/30 22:36:12 (permalink)
Please count another one in for instruction.
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/07/20 11:17:09 (permalink)
Morning 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 Gabbitus
2. Willard Fan (John)
3. Fatenbread
4. Gordon T
5. Randall F
6. Temmplar 
7.
8.
9.
10.
Please let me know if you wish to join the list (see my earlier post for context)
Paul G
 
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/07/20 12:29:44 (permalink)
Morning Paul, I would like to be part of the 10 if possible please plus my daughter Abigail. I realise it will be £50 for the 2 of us which is ok. Thanks Jim

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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/07/20 13:30:37 (permalink)
Hi Paul,
 
If there are any spaces available, could you put my name down for the driver instructions
 
Let me know if you need the money prior to the event
Many thanks
 
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Re: R3 Track Day 2021 2021/07/22 06:29:55 (permalink)
paulgabbitus
Morning 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 Gabbitus
2. Willard Fan (John)
3. Fatenbread
4. Gordon T
5. Randall F
6. 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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