IAM (Roadsmart) Skills day

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vanman
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IAM (Roadsmart) Skills day

Postby vanman » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:51 pm

Just spent £135 on a half day IAM skills day at Thruxton (open to members and non-members). Was not sure what to expect from a road safety organisation. :?
Absolutely brilliant, not having been on a race circuit before a real eye opener. :shock: Systematic throughout, really sorts out the system of car control at much elevated speeds.
Main problem for me was not breaking hard enough where speed was required to be reduced into the chicanes :o
The tuition was brilliant throughout.
Just to make it clear skills days are aimed at those that have never competed in any motorsport. However the amount of track time was great from 9.30 to 12.30 with two of us to one instructor, really good value.

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akirk
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Re: IAM (Roadsmart) Skills day

Postby akirk » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:52 pm

In your car or their cars?

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Re: IAM (Roadsmart) Skills day

Postby vanman » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:36 am

akirk wrote:In your car or their cars?

Our cars, didn't know Micra could do 75 in 3rd :shock: all morning as well. Only problem was gearstick centre boss fell out, put it down to poor maintenance/vibration :D

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Re: IAM (Roadsmart) Skills day

Postby vanman » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:54 am

Further to the above, just filled up the Micra :shock:
39.5MPG ok I was the slowest there but not bad, some had to refill halfway through the morning with super :D

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Re: IAM (Roadsmart) Skills day

Postby jont- » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:02 am

vanman wrote:Further to the above, just filled up the Micra :shock:
39.5MPG ok I was the slowest there but not bad, some had to refill halfway through the morning with super :D

Caterham generally manages about 20mpg on track (the advantage of no weight). Sharing a garage with a supercharged atom earlier in the year at Snetterton, he was putting in about 20l after every stint!

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angus
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Re: IAM (Roadsmart) Skills day

Postby angus » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:39 am

vanman wrote:didn't know Micra could do 75 in 3rd :shock:


Those of use who have sat in the passenger seat did :vomit:

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Re: IAM (Roadsmart) Skills day

Postby TheInsanity1234 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:31 pm

vanman wrote:
akirk wrote:In your car or their cars?

Our cars, didn't know Micra could do 75 in 3rd :shock: all morning as well. Only problem was gearstick centre boss fell out, put it down to poor maintenance/vibration :D

I didn't know a Micra could do 75 at all! ;) When I learnt to drive in my instructor's Micra, I swear it must've been the fastest moving Micra in the whole of the West Berkshire region at the time! :lol:


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