Driver coaching from a professional racing driver is the easiest way to improve your lap times and extract the maximum performance from both you and your car.
Callum is one of the country’s top Driver Coaches. His experience as a race engineer and understanding of car dynamics enable him to teach you how to improve your car’s handling as well as your driving to get you and your car working together to achieve the best results possible.
Over the last 10 years Callum has been hired to work with drivers with all levels of experience ranging from complete beginners to established race winners.
No matter what type of car you are driving, Callum will be able to show you how to go faster. He has had the pleasure of racing a huge variety of racing cars from 1960’s Historic Racing Cars to the most modern GT cars, Sportscars and Single-seaters. This experience combined with his knowledge of the latest Data Analysis systems will highlight exactly what needs to be done to achieve your goals.
What can you expect from a day with Callum?
There are a number of ways to improve your driving. Callum will sit alongside you in the passenger seat during a trackday or test day and talk you through what to do via an intercom. He will also drive you around to show you the correct lines and for you to feel the limits of your car.
Having Callum in the car with you is a huge benefit for learning, but, ultimately you have to be able to consistently put in the lap times by yourself. Callum’s coaching methods focus on this as the goal, once he is happy that your technique is where it needs to be he will slowly phase out his ‘In car’ input.
Using Data Analysis equipment Callum will be able to set a lap time for comparison with your own laps. This will highlight exactly where you are losing time, it may be through subtle line differences, braking too early, braking too late and compromising your exit, and much, much more. Whatever the reason may be, the data analysis equipment will highlight it and Callum will be able to teach you how to rectify it.
Some of the techniques you will cover with Callum:
– Basic skills from correct seating position to car positioning approaching a corner.
– Racing lines- wet and dry lines, specific to each circuit.
– Heel and Toe technique, this is crucial to achieving a smooth down shift to maximise late braking.
– Braking technique, how to stop the car smoothly and efficiently.
– Correct throttle application and how this can affect the car’s handling.
– Correct steering input techniques and the affect it has on the handling.
– Vision, where you should be looking and why.
– Handling characteristics and how to control them, such as understeer and oversteer.
– The latest driving techniques such as trail braking.
– How to maximise the use of downforce in cars with Aero.
– Left foot braking in cars that allow it.
– Circuit specific secrets learnt from years of experience.
These are just some of the things that you can expect to learn with Callum’s coaching. For more information or to book Callum please email him on email@example.com
Steve Potts – 2012 Porsche Boxster Production Class Champion “Callum has coached me for two seasons in the BRSCC Porsche Boxster Championship. He has helped me to quickly focus on my development areas, and I have seen a huge improvement in lap times. I particularly like Callums’ style – he is direct, candid and focusses exactly on the right issues, both technically and from a confidence perspective, to help me go faster. His coaching is my best investment in my racing to date”.
Nick Hull – 2013 Porsche Boxster Championship ‘I didn’t think I would get anything out of data analysis, but realised as soon as I had a session with Callum just how good it really is when you have someone with the experience to interpret it for you, Callum helped me improve on my driving significantly in 2013 and I have already signed up for 2014’
Chris Reed – Father of Alex Reed, Fiesta Junior Race Winner and Ginetta Junior Podium Finisher ‘Where would we be without Callum, at the back!’
Julian Brown – 2013 Porsche Boxster Production Class Race Winner ‘Callum was with me from the beginning, he guided me through my ARDS test and all my pre-season preparation. With Callum’s help and brilliant driver coaching skills I was able to qualify Pole for my first ever Race.’