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Be faster, more confident & feel in total control.

The quickest way to the podium

The concept of the course is simple; remove all the usual distractions of track days or testing, freeing up mental capacity. Then, identify issues in technique before breaking down the theory and installing proper technique through repetition.

Total confidence.

Learn to find the ultimate limit of grip quickly and confidently in any conditions. Ace that track day session, qualy run or wet race.

Get faster, faster.

Highly-effective, 1-to-1 training with Driver61’s Scott Mansell. Bespoke courses to make you faster with maximum efficiency.

Intensive training.

Cover 200 miles (135 laps) during the day. Repetition is the mother of skill — embed muscle memory that’ll help you win races.

Skills that stick.

Change core techniques to drive faster, more consistently. Make permanent improvements that transfer to any car.

10x on the limit.

Much more time on the limit than test or track days, means you’re in the zone & learning at an accelerated rate.

Rapid learning.

Fewer distractions, lots of track-time and Scott’s to-the-point coaching means the most efficient learning possible.

I’m Scott, founder of Driver61,
I create championship winning racing drivers.

Hi, I’m Scott Mansell (from the Driver’s University) and I’d like to introduce the Driver61 MasterClass, a practical driving course to make permanent improvements to your circuit driving.

I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last 15 years – and thousands of hours – of my life racing and coaching at circuits around the world.

During this time, I’ve seen many drivers – even the experienced guys – get the fundamental techniques of driving completely wrong.

The unfortunate thing is they never get close to reaching their full potential and waste a lot of time and money along the way.

With this in mind, I’ve designed an intensive single-day driving course that quickly instils proper technique and creates lasting changes to make you faster, safer and more consistent.

Our Methodology

The concept of the course is simple; remove all the usual distractions of track days or testing, freeing up mental capacity. Then, identify issues in technique before breaking down the theory and installing proper technique through repetition.

You’ll shortcut my 25 years of learning as I transfer my knowledge as efficiently as possible.

I used to coach a lot during track or test days, but found this can often be quite two-dimensional. The focus would be on braking a few metres later or turning in at a different point, rather than working on core technique – not to mention all the distractions and lack of track time associated with test days.

The MasterClass is formatted to work on various layers of technique, using the following, very efficient, structure:

  1. Identify an improper technique
  2. Uncover why the driver is making that decision
  3. Explain / demo the proper process
  4. Practice until it becomes a “natural” method
  5. Move on to the next technique

This process will also furnish you with the bespoke tools to perform these complex judgments yourself, meaning you can “self-coach” and transfer the skills to any car, circuit or condition in the future.

If you’re looking to significantly improve your technique, reduce lap time and make lasting changes as efficiently as possible, this course is for you.

Previously worked closely with & with drivers from:

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What Drivers Are Saying

“Scott is a fantastic coach. And I mean really fantastic. You can look at all the videos you want, you can pound around the track and hope to shave a tenth…..or you can go on a MasterClass with Scott, and save lots of track time, and thousands of euros/dollars/pounds, wondering where you are going wrong. Scott has the answer and the commitment and capability to teach you – regardless of how you good you think you are.” Colin L.

“Scott’s approach is the best I have experienced as it works both in practice and intellectually. The instruction was clear and straightforward, somewhat more difficult to do but that was my lack of ability.

I left the course feeling I was on the right road and went into a race weekend at Croft. Clearly, my learning was very fresh and my performance in the fast sections were an improvement. But, as predicted by Scott, I had not got trail braking, it needed more practice and so it proved.

Was it good value? Yes, and I will be back for more. I have also recommended a few people to the course but none of my competitors!”

Paul V.

Worth the 9 hour flight!

Scott has an incredible way of breaking down a driver’s technique using just a few drills. He does this on the track to determine if the fundamentals are solid, and if not, he quickly explains why the next few drills will help the driver develop muscle memory in the right way. I had high hopes of improving, but the speed at which the improvement happened was astounding. Well worth the long flight here. Truly astonishing!!

Brent

I continue to be impressed with Scott as a coach. He’s a great guy. A great communicator. A great motivator.

I completed my 2nd and 3rd training days with Scott. We booked a back-to-back session so we could do a deeper dive and refine what I had learned in our first session. Scott’s teaching approach helps the student build the necessary skills and self-confidence to drive safely on the edge and recognize when the driver can get even more out of the car.

Scott constantly questioned me about how I negotiated a turn and then forced me to focus on what was happening in the car. What would I have to do to go faster? Where was the weight? Did the car understeer or oversteer? How smooth or abrupt were my control inputs and how did that impact the car’s balance? I came away with a framework that helps me analyze my driving and use that analysis to seek more speed with confidence.

Jim A.

Further Details

I hold the course at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground as there’s little or no circuit traffic. This means we have the flexibility to work on technique and run drills that we just wouldn’t be able to do on a track or test day.

The issue with track or test days is that it’s impossible to get into a rhythm, using up valuable mental capacity and making it impossible to change core technique. Using Bruntinthorpe means there are no distractions so you can learn efficiently and make permanent changes.

The day is all about spending our time as efficiently as possible.

There is no classroom padding and we’ll spend almost all of our time in the car working through practical techniques and then ensuring you understand the theory – usually covering over 200 miles per day.

09:00: Arrival and sign-on
09:20: Sighting laps and initial assessment
9:40-12:30: Non-stop track driving
12:30-13:30: Lunch
13:30-16:00: Non-stop track driving

I use a Mazda MX-5 road car during the MasterClass and often get asked why. Even though the Mazda isn’t a fast car, it’s perfect for training.

  • It’s set up perfectly for the type of training. The balance is right, plus softer suspension means any issues with technique are highlighted.
  • It’s slower, meaning more mental capacity available for analysing your own inputs and improving technique.
  • It’s slower, more time in the corner and on the limit for longer. More time in that zone means faster learning.
  • We’re going to be doing around 200 miles on track – many other cars won’t take this punishment!
  • I’ve used the MX-5 when coaching every client, therefore I’m very efficient in finding the core of a driver’s issue (rather than learning the car).
  • Communication is easier. The MasterClass is all about efficient learning and a quieter road car help this cause.
  • The process that we’ll go through – with regard to self-analysis and execution – means you’ll easily be able to transfer the learning into your track cars.

In terms of improving your core driving technique, the MasterClass course is much more efficient, effective and a whole lot cheaper than attending track or test days. You’ll spend much more quality time learning proper technique to take a huge step forward with your circuit driving.

  • Car hire
  • Semi-exclusive circuit hire
  • Coaching fee
  • Tyres
  • Fuel and oils
  • All other consumables

 If you’d like to know more about what packages are available, please register your interest below.

From Tutorials to Track

Learning about proper technique through our tutorials is an excellent starting point, but the Masterclass course will help you take the next step with your driving performance.

Here are a few things (plus much more) you’ll learn:

  • How looking in the right place makes you faster
  • How find the optimum racing line depending on your car
  • How to find the limit of grip quickly and safely
  • How to have a car break the limit progressively
  • How to manipulate the limit of grip and push your previous “limit” further
  • How to manage weight transfer to alter a car’s balance
  • How to use trail braking to use 100% of a car’s available grip
  • How to improve consistency

Are you ready for the podium?

Join the intensive driver course that will make you faster, safer & more consistent on track in the shortest possible time.

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