Below are listed available coaching dates for 2016. These dates currently have availability but if you have a specific track, date or event in mind drop me an email on email@example.com and we will find something to suit.
- 26th Brands Hatch Grand Prix
- 3rd Silverstone Grand Prix
- 9th Silverstone Grand Prix
- 20th Silverstone Grand Prix
- 25th Silverstone Grand Prix
- 16th Silverstone Grand Prix
- 20th Silverstone Grand Prix
- 3rd Silverstone Grand Prix
- 24th Silverstone Grand Prix
- 14th Silverstone Grand Prix
- 19th Goodwood
- 10th Silverstone Grand Prix
With 2015 reaching its Autumn season we have dates available for coaching at all the best UK venues. Below is a list of available dates and venues supported on those dates. Drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07899 841720 with any queries or questions.
- 2nd: Donington or Castle Combe
- 6th: Donington
- 12th Castle Combe
- 16th: Abingdon Airfield, Donington or Castle Combe
- 26th: Donington
- 3rd: Snetterton 300 or Donington
- 9th: Brands Hatch Indy
- 10th: Oulton Park GP
- 13th: Abingdon Airfield or Oulton Park GP
- 15th: Silverstone International
- 16th Silverstone GP
- 21st: Goodwood
- 27th Oulton Park GP
- 30th Snetterton 300
- 1st: Brands Hatch Indy
- 4th: Brands Hatch Indy
- 13th: Silverstone GP
- 14th: Goodwood
- 18th Silverstone GP or Brands Hatch Indy
LearnToRace’s David Hornsey has two fantastic books available that make superb winter reading.
‘Race and Trackday Driving Techniques’ was David’s first book and looks at developing your driving technique. It covers all experience levels from beginner to expert and shows how you can break down your driving to analyze it yourself to help your improvement on track.
‘Trackday Car Preparation’ covers the tasks involved in building a trackday or race car from a road car donor. It goes through in detail the mods to make, the best order to do them and what helps the most.
Both books are available from the publisher Veloce.co.uk, your favourite online book retailer, book stores and we have a limited stock available here at LearnToRace HQ.
Check out the Shop page to buy books direct form the publisher or if you wish to buy either book at £15.99 including UK post and packing drop David and email on email@example.com with your contact details and we will respond with payment details.
A little late, here is the roundup of racing for LearnToRace’s friends and coaches.
Damien Faulkner had a much better weekend in the Tudor United Sportscar Championship finishing 4th in GTD in his Porsche 991 GTA in the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen whilst over in Europe the British GT field headed to Spa in Belgium for a couple of races around the famous circuit. Joe Osborne, pro driver and coach in the 88 Triple 8 Optimum BMW Z4 GT3 didn’t have a very good first race with the changing conditions giving co driver Lee Mowle a tough time on the wrong choice of tyre at the start of the race and they only managed 18th place. Race 2 however proved much better with 5th place, just 7 seconds off the win and less than a tenth off 4th.
LearnToRace founder David Hornsey was also in action in round 5 of the CSCC Modern Classics at Castle Combe. After qualifying 2nd on the grid after a traffic filled but great battle for pole with the BMW M3 of David Marcussen David took the first stint, involved in a nose to tail and side by side battle with Marcussen all the way to the pitstops where the LodgeSports Racing team did a fantastic job to get co-driver Steve Miller out with a 12 second advantage. The race was red flagged with one lap to run but Steve still had nearly 7 seconds in hand to claim another overall victory for the team. Highlights of the race can be found on the youtube page of David Hornsey or by following the link below:
The following dates are available for personal coaching from LearnToRace’s David Hornsey. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or the contact details on the Contact page for more details.
29th July – Silverstone GP
1st August – Donington Park
5th August – Oulton Park
13th August – Brands Hatch Indy
19th August – Castle Combe
25th August – Silverstone International
10th September – Brands Hatch GP
12th September – Donington Park
25th September – Snetterton 300
6th October – Silverstone GP
Another busy weekend for LearnToRace friends. Damien Faulkner again stared in the TUSCC series in America with a 9th in GTD at the 6 hours of Watkins Glen after good race pace but some issues.
LearnToRace founder David Hornsey was racing with long term racing partner Steve Miller at Spa-Francorchamps in the CSCC Modern Classics. Two wet races followed a dry qualifying where David put their Porsche 996 on pole by 5 seconds from the second placed BMW M3. In the first wet race a delayed pitstop meant the pair were beaten to a close second place by a lightening fast Renault Megane but revenge was sweet in the second race on Sunday with a dominant performance by the team bringing home the overall win.
Video highlights of the races can be found on http://www.youtube.com/user/DavidHornsey
Last weekend saw the GRDC head to Silverstone for 2 races on the GP circuit. Charles Ferguson continued his winning streak taking his tally to 4 wins out of four. Best of luck to all the GRDC drivers on catching Charles next time out.
Damien Faulkner had another difficult weekend in the Tudor United Sports Car Championship. 10th in Class and 17th Overall was a tough result when the pace was there.
LearnToRace founder David Hornsey ended up racing alone at Brands Hatch in round 3 of the CSCC Modern Classics series at Brands Hatch after regular co-driver Steve Miller was taken ill. Treating the weekend as a setup weekend for Spa, the next round of the series, David and the team at LodgeSports Racing experimented with setup changes in qualifying and the race to try and reduce the mid corner understeer the car has been experiencing. Using old tyres for qualifying and the race the team were really happy with the progression in drive-ability of the car with a much more positive front end. David managed to grab 3rd in qualifying, “There was a chance to get on the front row but I made a small mistake when I got clear track in the dying moments of the session, but 3rd is good and the cars on the front row are certainly more powerful so I’ll do my best to stick with them in the race” David reported.
After the start the 4th place TVR got a great run on the first lap to lead whilst David embroiled in a long tussle with the pole sitting 993 RSR for third. David finally made the move stick on the run up to Druids on lap 10 and set about chasing the leaders. thoughts of moving up the order were soon dashed when the safety car was released to clear up an oil spill and the safety car missed the leader, effectively gifting him a lap. A third place finish was a good reward and the team are all looking forward to the next event, a pair of races at Spa Francorchamps at the end of the month.
In car video of the first few laps of the race can be found here: