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Race & Trackday Driving Techniques

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Race & Trackday Driving Techniques
Foreword by Adrian Newey

By David Hornsey
About the Author

128 pages • Paperback • 20.7x25cm

ISBN: 78-1-845843-55-7

£ 14.99 Postage + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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Teaches skills from basics through to advanced techniques of track driving
• Covers all aspects of performance driving, including race techniques
• Contains up-to-date circuit guides
• Techniques taught allow the student to progress on their own
• Information suitable to all levels of experience
• Clear and detailed descriptions of why techniques work
• Analyses mental preparation
• Covers nutrition and fitness
• Includes wet weather driving techniques
• Includes further skills such as drifting and J-turns


A complete reference and learning tool for people taking to the circuit in their cars, either for the first time or as a seasoned campaigner. This book is designed to take the reader on a journey of discovery as you unlock the secrets of speed, from the basic principles through to advanced techniques and individual circuit tricks. Designed with learning in mind, the book shows not only what to do to go faster, but also why these techniques work.


Exiting the corner the car dances on the edge of adhesion as it brushes up against the dirt on the edge of the kerb. You are hard on the throttle and accelerating up the straight, there is no way you could have made that corner any faster…or is there?
Inside Race & Trackday Driving Techniques you will find all the secrets, skills and methods that will see your lap times tumble. The book covers everything from the fundamental principles through to individual techniques for specific corners, whilst also helping you analyse what you can do off the track to improve your performance when you are on it. You will also discover why techniques work, to give you a greater understanding of the process of driving faster – from why the ‘Traction Circle’ is only really relevant to the chassis engineer rather than the driver, through to why trail braking works on one corner and not another, amongst many other principles. Also features a corner-by-corner guide to some of the UK’s best circuits, and a ‘Further skills’ section to expand your performance driving repertoire with skills such as drifting and J-turns.

Independent Reviews

'Probably the most complete book of its type, and certainly the most recent, this covers driving techniques for several disciplines, some circuit guides and even nutritional advice. Pleasingly, there's enough depth to make it a worthwhile reference for the more weather-worn amongst us, while being accessible enough for those new to the game. There is also advice on techniques that enable the driver to hone their own skills. And at less than fifteen quid, it's pretty good value, too.'
Track Driver

'... covers all aspects of performance driving including mental and physical preparation. In his foreword Adrian Newey ackowledges the help he got from the author when he started racing - other drivers will find find the book equally helpful, while studying the advice given in the guides to British race tracks may help marshals understand some of the antics drivers get up to ... A clear and well illustrated guide.'
The Marshall

'Everyone likes to think they are a driving God, but there's always room to improve and lessons to be learned. Race and Track Day Driving Techniques is a book designed to help you get to grips with track driving and getting your lap times down. Whether you're a serious track-dayer, or someone who just wants to learn a bit more, this is a great little book to get your head into.'
Performance Ford


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