Porsche course now free for young members of Guild of Motoring Writers

Article by Anita Panait, on July 28, 2012

Porsche is now offering a free advanced driver training to young members of the Guild of Motoring Writers. Members of the guild who are below the age of 30 are eligible to enrol for free in the YouDrive@Porsche course, which usually costs £165. Members who are aged 30 and up could also participate in the YouDrive@Porsche course by just making a £100 donation to the Guild.

The YouDrive@Porsche course is a half-day programme, held at the Driving Skills Academy at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone, that teaches car-handling exercises on the Ice Hill, Kick Plate and low-friction surfaces. The YouDrive@Porsche course is hosted by race-driving instructor Vicki Butler-Henderson alongside Porsche’s chief driving consultant Gordon Robertson.

The course incorporates an advanced theory session and is completed in part using each participant’s own vehicle. The course also includes a session with the Porsche Human Performance team that tests various motorsport-related fitness activities.

Participants in the YouDrive@Porsche course could look forward to spending 30 minutes on the handling circuit in a new 911. According to Guild chairman Richard Aucock, younger motoring writers usually drive powerful cars without having any advanced driving lessons.

He added that the YouDrive@Porsche course will allow these writers to improve their driving skills in a safe and controlled environment while having a huge amount of fun.

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