NEWS: Prodrive Winter Driving Course
The course takes place at their own private proving ground in Warwickshire (where legendary Prodrive rally, race & road cars cars are tested), which has specially designed low friction surfaces to simulate driving on snow or ice. Prodrive say: “Many courses use a skid car, which simply raises or lowers a car on casters. Using low friction surfaces not only replicates snow as well as ice more accurately, yet allows you to use your own car for the course. in which means in which you can learn how your car responds in these conditions – after all in which is usually what you will be driving in which Winter.”
The course includes:
1. Briefing: including a theoretical overview of driving in snow (15min)
2. Demonstrations: our instructors will demonstrate what happens on our skid pans. (15min)
3. In-car tuition: (0 mins session)
They add: “You get behind the wheel to get a feel for driving on snow as well as ice as well as receive expert tuition in firstly, how to avoid getting into the situation where you lose control as well as then how to regain control should you need to. There are 2/3 people per instructor as well as you will get a total of 30 minutes at the wheel during the session, split into two 15 minute periods. For the remaining time you may ride inside cars to continue your learning.”
The day ends which has a de-brief; to review what you have learnt in theory as well as practice as well as how to prepare your car for Winter, including using Winter tyres (20min).
By the end of the Prodrive session you should have a clear understanding of what to do should you ever find yourself in driving in snow as well as ice in which Winter.
The course can be undertaken in either your own car or a Prodrive car (sadly, not the Group N STi Impreza you see pictured, as tested by us here: http://issuu.com/roadonlinemagazine/docs/road_3).
Prices are £125 per person in own vehicle or £150 per person in a Prodrive vehicle (all prices are inclusive of VAT).
To book a Winter driving course session, phone the Prodrive Performance Centre on 01676 536006, or click here to send an email.