On 24th June 2021, the new name for the facility was revealed - read more here.
Centrally located in Bedfordshire, we are in between junction 12 and 13 of the M1, above Luton, below Milton Keynes/Bedford.
Our training base since CAT began in 2005, our long-standing relationship with the facility reflects our mutual passion for putting safety & customer service first.
ARE NOT ALL THE SAME
An automotive testing facility, circuits are designed for testing vehicles. Consequently the surfaces excite the vehicle: the suspension; the wheel; the tyre on the road; & its body.
Making the car work means the driver has to manage the car.
Just as a language translator gives the understanding of a foreign language, our unique expertise explains the physical signals your car gives you throughout your body.
Authentic engineers, our vehicle dynamic knowledge translates the various dynamic happenings of a vehicle: roll rates; spring & damper movement into the physical experience you are sensing, but maybe not understanding.
Freeze framing moments on the circuits, your learning is accelerated. You will interrogate what the car did & how you felt, relate this back to your driver input, & then go again.
By understanding the dynamic happenings, you are now united with your car, as one.
True dynamic understanding & management of how a car behaves at grip limit.
The ideal circuit for learning how to master braking techniques for road, track & race.
Circuit use is one on, one off – allowing you to concentrate solely on perfecting your technique.
It is whatever we want it to be:
A gem in UTAC's crown. Engineering surfaces that dynamically challenge both car & driver – there’s nothing like it anywhere in the UK.
The unique 5 lane motorway style circuit – a 2 mile circle with banked corners, 24° in lane 5, allowing safe high speed driving.
In the lower lanes explore fundamental advanced car control techniques.
UTAC’s Alpine Loops 1, 2 & 3 – the best B road in the UK. As a trained Nurburgring pool driver, I am qualified to confirm this mimics the Nordschleife. Every radius of bend, change of camber, change of surface & change of gradient creates an exceptional learning experience.
There’s a multitude of learning on the expansive circuit of UTAC’s Dynamics & Steering Pads. Active driver aids exploration, over grip limit driving, management of understeer & oversteer, skid control to the mastery of drifting.
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W 0⁰ 31′ 40.5804″
FOR SPECIFIC COURSES WITHIN THE TRACK & RACE ACADEMY PROGRAMMES, WE ALSO USE
UTAC's Millbrook Proving Ground allows you to explore circuit driving techniques on dedicated individual circuits.
The benefit to you being accelerated safe learning in a professional safe environment.
Having explored, developed & advanced your technique, you now head to the race circuit to utilise this environment to meet your circuit focused driving objectives for track days or competitive motorsport.
CAT uses & recommends the following circuits:
& DELIVERY FROM THE
ADVANCED DYNAMIC DRIVING
"Best Driver Training Company My husband and I both attended a 1-2-1 with Cat Driving Training on 21st Nov 2021 for 2.5 days. I truly enjoyed my training and walked away understanding the WHY & HOW. However, our experience at Millbrook started 2 years ago with a different training company who is a sole trader in himself. I had 1.5 days with him at the same training ground in Millbrook (UTAC), but after my training finished, there were still a lot of areas I didn't understand and I walked away thinking I am a rubbish driver with further lack of confidence in myself. We decided to give Millbrook a second try as the facility there is simply mind blowing, this time I found "Cat Driver Training", I spoke with Jo on many occasions prior to our booking and explained that I am not confident at all after my last training there with the other company. Jo explained the different types of training courses in detail and the difference in their instructor's background and knowledge, so we decided to booked. My first 2 full days was with Steve, he is extremely friendly and totally customer focused, he understood my lack of confidence. Steve further took note that English was not my first language as I explained if he uses too many technical worlds, I won't understand. On the second day I was able to do the line required on the handling circuit without much of his input at good speed, I guess Steve was as surprised as I was! I forever remember him saying to me "who said you are rubbish driver" after the handling circuit was the biggest boost to my confidence I can get. My last half day with Paul was equally fun, especially as I have never driven a Caterham 7 before, it was hard work but fun. Everything set up at the wet circuit was excellent with exit route plan. Although I was nervous being on my own in the Caterham instead of having Paul next to me, but Paul gave me short and clear instructions that I can follow. The outcome of the past 2.5 days with Cat Driver training taught me to read the road and understand my car limit that I never knew I was capable of feeling. If you want to explore your driving limit and experience what Millbrook has to offer, look no further, take note of my experience so you don't have to waste your money. Cat Driver Training is the go-to training course and I looking forward for my Track training in March. Thank you for everything."