I have always been someone who enjoys driving and is keen to improve their driving skills (on road and track). Prior to attending the Total Control Masterclass course I had tried to learn via reading bookings, watching videos and attending track days etc, with limited/mixed success. 1:1 instruction is certainly the way forward.
I have always had the opinion that in my case the driver was the limiting factor in terms of extracting performance from my vehicle. I found the Millbrook day fun, challenging and frustrating all at the same time – it highlighted my theory that I was the limiting factor. Even though I enjoyed the Millbrook day I came away feeling a little disappointed in myself.
I had chosen to have a 2 week period between my Dynamic Handling day at Millbrook and my day On Road, during which time I noticed how much my observation skills on road had improved, even on my heavy traffic daily commute. Ivan provided subtle observations and associated small tweaks to my driving skills which have added up to a large improvement. The On Road session was for me when it all clicked into place. The skills I learnt at Millbrook made more sense and several new on road skills were learnt.
I am not a driving god and probably never will be, BUT I enjoy driving even more now and have learnt valuable new skills which help me maintain a safe pace on road. I enjoyed Ivan’s approach to the training and it certainly worked for me. It was also refreshing to see that Ivan had no negativity towards my Mini Cooper S vehicle as opposed to his more usual supercar clientele, an attitude not shared by some other advanced driving instructors in my experience.
I enjoy driving even more now and have learnt valuable new skills which help me maintain a safe pace on road. I enjoyed Ivan’s approach to the training and it certainly worked for me…