August Driving School Report

August Driving School Report

School day of two halves

The August driving school seemed to be split into two distinct halves. The morning was fine and dry, and the afternoon included some serious downpours, the first of which started just as participants were walking back to their cars after lunch. As if the challenge of having the guidance markers removed over the lunch break wasn’t enough, they all then had to cope with some very challenging conditions. The conditions that prevailed were however excellent for the purposes of highlighting driving ability, both good and bad, although most on display was good.

The usual array of cars included a brace of Audi TT Roadsters, a trio of Austin Minis, and a trio of Mazda MX5s, one of which was dual driven by the winner of the prize of most improved driver of the day, Terry Kennerson.
We also had one of our youngest ever school participants, Amelia Coker at just 16, who was definitely showing signs of wanting to beat her dad on her way to getting upgrade signatures for her competition licence – look out Mike!

The best novice driver of the day was Mark Rosten-Edwards in his Raw Striker who showed great restraint in the wet afternoon conditions to demonstrate how he had taken on board the advice from the instructors. On the subject of instructors, our latest team member was there to offer advice and driving tips – 2012 Champion and current leader of the British Hillclimb Championship, Trevor Willis.

Overall win on the day went to Robert Lancaster-Gaye in his bright yellow Porsche GT3, which despite its’ lack of technological assistance, still made consistently smooth and rapid progress on each run; no doubt assisted by a small amount of experience!

Robert will now be watching the results of the final school day in September to see if he has won the race for the drive of a works Radical Sports Car.

If fancy seeing if you can beat him to it, there are still a limited number of places left at our 5th September School day.

To book, drop us an email at drivingschool@mac1901.co.uk or call the office 01886 812 211