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Threshold Braking

Publication: Total Magazine Article 2009 The last area covered by Colin Hoad dealt with a systematic approach to cornering, exploring how subtle adjustments in our technique can have big gains in speed and safety on circuit. He also explained how to interpret the audible and physical “Grip Limit” signals a vehicle communicates to us, as […]

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Active Driver Aids

Publication: Total Magazine Article 2009 Last issue Colin Hoad of CAT Driver Training covered Threshold and ABS braking techniques, discussing how small adjustments to your road braking technique can pay big dividends once out on circuit. Over the last three issues we have focused our learning in the core skills required to drive safely and […]

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Threshold Braking – Trail Braking

An MLR Performance Driver ‘Track’ Day at Millbrook begins with an ABS braking exercise. Braking from high speed with the ABS activated allows the driver to brake and steer to avoid a hazard. ABS is a safety aid. It allows the wheel to remain rotating throughout the emergency braking and steering phase, as opposed to […]

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Tyres and Tyre Pressures – Adjusting for track days

Publication: Total Magazine Article 2009 Over previous issues we have been focusing on driving technique – relating our driving inputs to the dynamic loading of the vehicles platform as we drive on a circuit. Let’s take a more polarised look at the tyres we use and how we can optimise their grip with the tarmac. […]

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Corner Entry Speed

Publication: Total Magazine Article 2009 The summer is a busy time for us at CAT, lots of track day and race tuition. With the benefit of longer evenings and the hope of nicer weather the diary is always full. The motor racing calendar at this time of year is in full swing, championships are taking […]

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Have you ever considered where you are looking when driving on circuit? I am looking at the road ahead I hear you all shout, the answer is obvious! ….. or is it? Those members who have trained with us will have experienced the exercises and coaching techniques that raise your awareness of the importance of […]

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Clutchless Gear Shifting – Ask the Experts

For the past few months I’ve been shifting gears without using the clutch – just for the challenge. I never grind the ’box or force it into gear, and it’s a smooth change 99 per cent of the time. However, everyone I speak to about it tells me not to do it. What do you […]

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Understeer & Oversteer Correction

Publication: Total Magazine Article 2009 Have you driven the “Ring” in November? I’ve recently returned from a wet and wintery 4 day visit, honing my grip limit driving and enjoying the empty circuit. Tip toeing through high speed corners and ever changing gradients, the multitude of changing road surfaces adding a degree of driving complexity […]

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Gas Pedal

Millbrook training days promote safe driving techniques for road and circuit. This year CAT travelled north of the border for an MLR training day at the Ingliston Showground. The training took place the day before the Ingliston round of the Sprint series. Many of the questions on the day regarding technique were track focused and […]

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Shoot Out Summary

What a great event. Give a competitive driver a race car and he or she will invariably want to adjust its dynamic characteristics to suit their driving style. On this occasion that option was not on the table. The JR Motorsport Evo X became a benchmark for the day – no adjustments – just get […]

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