Day one starts off with introductions followed by a classroom session describing the basics of racing: car control, weight transfer, contact patch optimization, braking, and the racing line.
The Autobahn team of instructors then take you out on track to explain and demonstrate the nuances of our demanding North Course. Next, we strap into one of our Performance Fleet cars and practice the proper line in a controlled lead follow session.
Drivers are fitted for helmets and driving suits and are then introduced to the Radical SR3 Sports Racer. Powered by a high-revving Suzuki powerplant making over 200hp, the featherlight SR3 is truly a purebred race car. Your instructor will explain operation of the driver controls (paddle shift racing transmission, AIM digital dashboard) while you are properly fitted into the semi reclining racing seat.
You then take to the track for a brief session to acclimatize yourself to the quick shifting six speed transmission, practicing shifting up and down shifts while simultaneously getting a feel for the SR3's phenomenal braking system.
After a short discussion explaining proper gear selection for each turn and general braking points, it's back to the track for lead follow familiarization laps behind your Autobahn instructor, progressively building your speed and confidence.
Instructors then drive and students ride at an increased pace to demonstrate the capabilities of the RS3 and reinforce the proper line, braking points, and techniques.
It is then time to put it all together while participating in lead follow lapping sessions at increased speed with instructor critiques to help fine tune what you've learned so far.