Get race fit

January 22nd, 2012

Porsche run an annual workshop called “Get Race Fit” from their Driving Experience Centre at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire – which is only 40 minutes from my home. I registered for the 2012 presentation of course and attended on Saturday 21st January. Easily the oldest driver present, together with approximately 40 other drivers –[…]

Race series

January 21st, 2012

The series I have chosen to race is in the BRSCC Porsche Championship. I chose this over Elise Trophy for several reasons. Firstly I own and have done the majority of my track days in a Porsche Boxster, so this is the car I have the most experience with on track. Secondly, while racing an[…]

Race tuition

January 19th, 2012

Learning to pass your driving test, how to drive a car and how to race a car are three completely different things and to do each properly, you need the right kind of training. My race coaching is being provided by the excellent Malcolm Edeson, who I discovered through my links with the Lotus On[…]

Training with CAT

January 18th, 2012

Quite soon after buying my Porsche Boxster in 2006 I decided I should get some advanced driver training. Based at the Millbrook testing facility in Bedfordshire – once used as Vauxhall’s main testing ground – CAT Driver Training advertised at a Porsche Club regional event and a number of our region members signed up for[…]

Hello!

January 17th, 2012

I’ve set up this blog to cover my first moves into motorsport. Some people might think that late forties is a bit of a strange time of life to start something normally associated with fit young people, but for me it was a case of wanting to do something with my life – something for[…]