More training with Malcolm

February 4th, 2012

Another training session went well today at Silverstone in an Elise S2 from ES Motorsport and race tuition from Malcolm. Temperature on arrival was a scary -8C with biting winds – I was amazed the Yokohamas gave as much grip as they did. Best lap time was only about a second better than my record,[…]

Race company

January 28th, 2012

Although the BRSCC Porsche Championship is a fairly small series, there are a number of companies dotted around England that offer the convenience of “hire and drive”. I don’t have either the space at home, nor the mechanical expertise to maintain and run my own car, so this arrangement, where the company both own and[…]

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[…]