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Total Control Masterclass

The ultimate combination of mastering performance driving skills in the challenging environment of Millbrook, one of the world’s best vehicle proving grounds, and then safely applying them on public roads for daily use.

Total Control Masterclass

Total Control Masterclass

The ultimate combination of mastering performance driving skills in the challenging environment of Millbrook, one of the world’s best vehicle proving grounds, and then safely applying them on public roads for daily use.

Total Control Masterclass

Total Control Masterclass

The ultimate combination of mastering performance driving skills in the challenging environment of Millbrook, one of the world’s best vehicle proving grounds, and then safely applying them on public roads for daily use.

Total Control Masterclass

Why invest in Total Control Driver Training?

A Total Control Masterclass will equip you with greatly elevated driving skills for far-reaching and long-lasting benefit. You’ll have the opportunity to push your sports car as much as you wish, to explore its full potential on thrilling tracks specifically designed for testing and developing vehicles. Our fully qualified performance driving specialist will then take you out on to some great drivers’ roads, to further hone and transition your skills in ‘real world’ conditions.

By significantly improving your driving ability and ‘connection’ with your sports car (whether it is your first one or your fiftieth) and better understanding its capabilities, your driving will be so much safer, smoother, swifter and all the more enjoyable.

Course Content

You’ll begin your coaching on a world-class private driving facility, away from the limitations of public roads. This will enable you to develop and consolidate many high performance driving techniques, ensuring that you enjoy the full performance of your vehicle whilst safely knowing its limitations. Following on from the contained environment of the tracks, you’ll then learn how to apply the skills you’ve mastered to the open road, for total control on every journey.

Total Control Masterclasses are bespoke to each customer’s objectives (however specific or nebulous they may be), existing ability and, indeed, their car. So, whether you want to gain the confidence to fully enjoy your first powerful car, or are already highly experienced and knowledgeable but wish to build upon your skills, we will tailor your course to best suit you. It may well include:

Knowledge

Creating a solid foundation on which to build your skill, you’ll gain essential knowledge of how your car will react to your inputs through the steering wheel and pedals. For instance, we will help you:

Gain an understanding of how physical forces act on your car and how your actions as a driver can impact how it moves; including how even subtle weight transfer either assists or compromises your steering.
Learn how to ‘read the road’ and accurately plan corners: taking them at the right speed, with well-judged turn-in points, apexes and exits.
Understand how best to use your transmission, whether through rev-matching and heel-and-toe downshifts in a manual, or accurate paddle-shifting in an automated manual. This has the benefit of making you mechanically sympathetic, and fully immersed in the process of really driving your car (as opposed to merely travelling in it).
Develop an understanding of emergency avoidance techniques, in case ever needed, plus best use of active safety technology and various driving modes (as fitted).

On Track

Having built a foundation of knowledge, we’ll rapidly advance your practical skills and techniques to create an engaging driving style that is smooth, swift and safe. You’ll have the opportunity to develop:-

Your use of all primary controls to master performance driving techniques, including fast cornering, trail braking and the option of left foot braking (if appropriate).
Management of weight transfer and vehicle balance, optimising stability and grip for total control.
Skid control and avoidance, plus optional wet weather handling to give you well-founded confidence in your car, your tyres, and your own ability.
If desired, we’ll help you master the graceful art and often addictive finesse of power-sliding (drifting).
Emergency avoidance techniques, to build upon your muscle memory to instantly escape other road users’ mistakes, should you ever need to.
Skills that prepare you for track days or competitive driving, if appropriate.

On Road

Transferring everything you’ve learnt and mastered on track to the open road. We’ll cover:

Optimising how you use the road in many different conditions to enhance safe progress, stability and grip.
How to effectively manage space and time, creating your own ‘safety bubble’ and escape routes that protect you, any passengers, and your car.
Accurately judging the optimum line and safe speed through corners, based on what you can and cannot see.
How to positively influence the decisions and actions of other road users for your own safety (and theirs too).
Advanced observation, anticipation and planning skills, to help you always be in the right place at the right time.
Mastering safe, polite and appropriate overtaking techniques on all road types.
Taking full command of your wider driving environment, not just your car.

Guarantee

We appreciate you booking a Total Control Masterclass. Our many customer reviews and testimonials should give you confidence, and we promise that your course will be:

Fun – Our Total Control Masterclasses enable you to explore and then safely employ your sports car’s performance and handling prowess, firstly on scintillating test tracks, and then transition your new skills to the open road.
Educational – Chances are, you will learn far more than you anticipate. Most people think they can drive, yet doing any sort of justice to a sports car transports us into a wholly different realm.
Challenging – We will, with great care, take you out of your comfort zone in order to expand it massively, and build your confidence in both your car and yourself.
Bespoke – We don’t have a set “agenda”, but rather the commitment to help you safely enjoy your sports car to the max. Your time with us is all about you, your car, and what you want to achieve.
Value – The knowledge, techniques and skills you’ll learn with us will last a lifetime, and make your driving all the more enjoyable and rewarding.

Pricing

Driving Masterclass 2-Day

2 Days

£1,680 inc VAT

14 hours of dedicated coaching, split evenly between Millbrook and the open road, make this ideal as an upskill and refresher course; or as a strong foundation for first-time clients.

Driving Masterclass 3-Day

3 Days

£2,700 inc VAT

Our most popular course, giving you 14 hours to master many performance driving skills in the safety of Millbrook, followed by 7 hours translating them (and much more besides) to real world driving on great B roads.

Driver Coaching 991 Over Crest

5 Days

£4,200 inc VAT

With 35 hours of tailored coaching (21 at Millbrook, 14 on road), this option is great for couples wanting to share the experience. It’s also a strong option on a 1:1 basis for professional drivers, such as VIP chauffeurs.

Driver Training Masterclasses

Something Else?

£ dependent

We really do offer a bespoke service. If you like the look of what we do, but want something other than our proven ‘standard’ options, do get in touch and we’ll work with you in arranging your perfect masterclass.

Unsure of your requirements?

Call Total Car Control and we’ll be glad to advise on what might be the best option for you.

Driving Track Information

Millbrook Proving Ground: Specifically designed and built for rigorously testing and developing new cars (including a good many high-end sports cars).

The various test tracks are far more useful for high performance driver coaching than any racing circuit, let alone old airfield.

General Format – All Courses

High performance driver coaching that is all about you and your car

  • Courses are available Monday to Saturday.
  • Your course will be just that, yours. We never expect you to share any element of your course with other clients.
  • Training is usually run on a one-to-one format, though you are welcome to share your course with a partner if desired.
  • We can also accommodate group courses using several or more trainers; ideal for owners’ clubs etc.
  • Your car will have individual handling traits which are important to understand, hence all training will be conducted in your own car, for ultimate benefit.

Testimonials

George

Porsche Cayman GT4

“I extract so much more enjoyment from the car now than I did before. I loved the car before, but now it’s even better.”

Russell

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

“It’s the most fun and the most important time you can have in your car. A great experience: it’s friendly, stimulating and super worthwhile.”

Jason

McLaren 605S Spider

“I think if you’re going to try and get the maximum out of a modern performance car, without driver coaching you’ll never get anywhere near its limits.”

George

Porsche Cayman GT4

“I extract so much more enjoyment from the car now than I did before. I loved the car before, but now it’s even better.”

Russell

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

“It’s the most fun and the most important time you can have in your car. A great experience, it’s friendly: stimulating and super worthwhile.”

Jason

McLaren 605S Spider

“I think if you’re going to try and get the maximum out of a modern performance car, without driver coaching you’ll never get anywhere near its limits.”

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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Driving Masterclass Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Give someone you care about a gift that’ll last a lifetime and help them unlock their full driving potential.

A unique gift for car lovers – one of our driving Masterclasses makes the perfect present for birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions.

From £50

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