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FIA Institute YDEA Update

Sunday, August 07, 2011 10:59PM

The latest FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy workshop in Grossdölln, Germany this week was quite a bit of fun. We spent most of the camp in the M3's again learning different car control techniques on difficult and always changing surfaces.

On top of that we focussed on high speed lap time competition, which was fantastic as I felt as though I was in an element where I could shine above the rally drivers! That said, when I was riding alongside a rally driver, it was invaluable to learn some different forms of driving and was quite cool to see their massive ability behind the wheel.

We did some serious ″Rocky-like″ training running through the woods, lifting logs, jumping into the lake - which was great for ″team-bonding″ and the physical side of motorsport. The final workshop for this year will be in Spain in October, but until then I have the World Series by Renault 2011 championship to contend, and with six races to go in three rounds, there is everything to play for.

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