At the Supercar Clinic we like driving systems… going fast, does not mean turning everything off and selecting ‘race’ mode. We will teach you what systems your supercar has; traction control, abs, esp, torque vectoring etc. and we will teach you how to use a combination of these to generate the swiftest progress in any given conditions.
We have broken down our courses in to 3 separate disciplines, an intensive 2 day course and a defensive driving course. You are welcomed and encouraged to partake in all of our courses, but they do not have to be taken in a specific order. If you predominantly drive on B roads then take the Lake Circuit Course, if most of your driving is on motorway or autobahn then choose the Oval Circuit Course. We are here to give you the assets you need to enjoy your supercar to its full potential in the driving conditions most relevant to you.
On the track the speeds will be much higher than usual and you will have the chance to experience the true potential of your car. Throughout the day you will have sessions with your instructor and without, this is important as many people can drive to instruction, but on their own its a different matter. A pace car will guide you around the track determining speeds and guiding lines.
You will have the space and time to see how your car reacts to different inputs and your instructor will be explaining along side you why we do what we do on track on how it differs to the road. You will learn how to apply these techniques within the legal limit, enjoy your cars capabilities on the road, along with little tweaks you can apply to make you a better fast road driver.
All of our days include the all important Wet Grip tuition and this is the building block to each discipline and is tailored and made applicable to your chosen course and also your supercar. The Wet Grip section is used to put your supercar into situations caused by high speeds and lack of traction, all in a controlled environment at manageable velocities. The Wet Grip section keeps tyre and brake wear to the minimum giving you time to learn correction techniques.
These correction techniques are developed across a range of surfaces that represent different grip levels and through these the section can be used to introduce: understeer, oversteer, lift off oversteer, power understeer, over correction, brake locking and the effects of ABS across mixed surfaces.
While on the skid pan, the course will also touch on ‘damage limitation’ a subject that is seldom taught – we are all human and mistakes happen. You will be put in a position to experience what its like to lose control and crash through a wall of water on the skid pan. In the real world this would be an oncoming car… bus… wall etc. You will be taught that even though the crash is inevitable, there are things you can do to maximize the safety and limit the danger to you and or your loved ones.
You will not master all these techniques in one visit, but you will leave understanding how your car feels and reacts in different situations and what you can do to manage and limit these effects… ‘practice makes perfect’.
Before driving we will look at a variety of other attributes that affect your driving experience; seating position, breathing techniques, steering wheel techniques and inputs, gear changing techniques for both manual and paddle shift and braking techniques.
When you look at the basic mechanics of driving, at any one time we will always share and multitask our brain and our body to do at least two tasks simultaneously. You will be taught how to prioritise each task/input for a multitude of different reasons, speed being the last and least important outcome of this exercise. Speed comes from better technique and we are aiming for a better, more focused and rounded driver.
There will be a maximum of 20 people on each course. This offers a great instructor to student ratio and will also maximize drive time. It is a full day course and lunch will be provided in luxurious conditions and a barista is on hand all day serving the best coffee and refreshments.