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Millbrook Proving Ground

Track aspects of our masterclasses are at the renowned and exclusive Millbrook Proving Ground, with unrivalled facilities that are simply ideal for performance driver coaching.

Millbrook Proving Ground for performance driver coaching

Millbrook Proving Ground

Track aspects of our masterclasses are at the renowned and exclusive Millbrook Proving Ground, with unrivalled facilities that are simply ideal for performance driver coaching.

Millbrook Proving Ground for performance driver coaching

Millbrook Proving Ground

Track aspects of our masterclasses are at the renowned and exclusive Millbrook Proving Ground, with unrivalled facilities that are simply ideal for performance driver coaching.

Millbrook Proving Ground for performance driver coaching

Key Facilities

This private, 700 acre site is generally closed to the public. Used by many leading sports car makers, it features some of the most interesting, dynamically challenging and ultimately rewarding driving roads to be found.

Other than when manufacturers or exhibition organisers hire Millbrook on an exclusive basis, the venue is available to us at any time, 24/7, year-round (excluding Bank Holidays).

The great variety of track facilities, and their dynamic and challenging nature, makes Millbrook by far and away the best all-round venue in the UK for high performance driver coaching.

Steering Pad / Dynamics Pad

Millbrook’s large circular Steering Pad or separate Dynamics Pad can be soaked (at a small additional cost) to significantly reduce grip levels when appropriate. Wet or dry, the pads are excellent for understanding the causes and effects of understeer and oversteer skids; how to correct them, and how to avoid them in the first place. Also great for those wanting to drift…

There are various ‘tracks’ painted onto the Steering Pad, the most useful to us being the High G Cornering Circuit, effectively an elongated ‘Figure 8’ course. It is ideal for exploring the effects of weight transfer on mechanical grip, and how to balance your car for stability and safety through corners; introducing key techniques such as trail braking and left foot braking, as appropriate, to help your car maintain front end grip and precision when entering corners quickly.

Outer Handling Circuit

This is a technically demanding and intoxicating 0.8 mile stretch of concrete road that challenges not just the driver but the vehicle’s suspension and grip levels. We use this facility to pull together many elements of dynamics training to produce a smooth, fluid, safe and rapid drive; treating the circuit like a tremendous B-road.

Mile Straight

On this area, we can help you understand how your car behaves under high speed emergency braking, both in a straight line and when avoiding a ‘sudden’ hazard. Speeds often far exceed legal limits for public roads, providing you are happy with this, inspiring confidence in your vehicle’s behaviour when maximum effort braking is needed, and instill skills that we all hope we will never need ‘for real’. Still, better to possess a skill you don’t need, than to one day find yourself needing a skill you don’t have…

High Speed Circuit

Comprising 5 lanes, each with progressively steeper cambers to form a 2-mile circumference banked circle, the High Speed Circuit is another opportunity to build your skills and stretch your comfort zone. We find it particularly useful in changing forever the way most people think about vision, and to re-calibrate how your brain processes what your eyes see.

Without wearing crash helmets, speeds are limited to a maximum of 130MPH, but that still feels plenty quick enough to most people on a never-ending left bend; especially when combined with the very powerful visual exercises we use in the process. If you have a particularly quick car, and really want to see just how fast it will run, then don’t forget your crash helmet!

Hill Route

This technically challenging 2.3 mile road is often referred to as a mini Nurburgring Nordschleife, with an intoxicating blend of sweeping corners and many steep climbs and descents; together with blind crests and a mixture of positive and negative camber bends. We treat it like another demanding B-road for training, and it is just about perfect for helping drivers develop their forward observation and planning, plus throttle sense and steering techniques: all of which are necessary to maintain vehicle balance and stability for total control and safety.

Master your sports car

Interested in high performance driver coaching? Have a chat with Ivan.
Together you can decide whether or not one of his Masterclasses is a good fit for your needs.

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