Racing

Trackside Support


This program is designed to provide mechanical assistance at the track during Driver Education days or Club Racing weekends. AutoQuest technicians are available for trouble shooting, mechanical work, repair, and information acquisition. You decide how comprehensive you want the program to be and we will provide the necessary assistance. Ideal opportunity to get maximum track time with a well-prepared car in a relaxed atmosphere. Imagine coming in from a demanding run session, parking the car and relaxing while someone else readies the car for the next session! 

Driver Coaching

Track day / Race Instructor is run by Gavin Riches
 
Gavin Riches has a wealth of teaching experience in all types of Cars ranging from hot hatches to cars such as Porsche's top model 911's and the Carrera GT, as well as many other performance vehicles. 
 
The objective when driver coaching is to help drivers to lap at a higher speed with an equal or greater safety margin than they had previously. 
 
3 main areas are covered when driver coaching:
 
Vision
 
Reading the road

Visualizing Racing Lines

'Point of Focus' Visual Technique

Correct use of head and eye movement whilst driving
 
Technique
 
Braking - Threshold Braking, Trail Braking, Understanding weight transfer on approach to corners. Left foot braking (where appropriate), Heel and Toe braking.

Throttle - Application through corners, Trailing throttle, Use of throttle to manage weight transfer through corners

Steering - Effect of weight transfer, effects of combining steering with throttle / brake. Reading car / tyre feedback. Tyre management.
 
Pace
 
The ability to lap quickly and consistently whilst remaining in full control. This will come as a by product of effective use of Vision and Technique.
 
The feedback that Track day Instructor has from customers is that training methods help at all circuits, not just where the training took place. New circuits are learnt faster and drivers can analyze their own performance to a much higher level, in effect leaning to be their own driver coach.