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HIGH-PERFORMANCE DRIVER COACH

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In the old days it was said that champion racing drivers were born, not made – but those days are long gone.

Although modern technology makes it possible to monitor a car's performance at every point around a circuit, the driver has to know how to use that data to save the fractions of a second that make the difference between being a frontrunner and a midfielder.

Australian high-performance driver coach Barton Mawer knows how. When it comes to teaching the tricks of the motor racing trade, he has the necessary experience, knowledge and skills:

  • Racing experience. He has contested some of the world's most competitive motorsport championships and events, including British Formula 3, Porsche Carrera Cup and Nurburgring 24-hour race (see Barton's Profile for details).
  • Technical knowledge. He has worked with top Australian and overseas race engineers using sophisticated data acquisition and analysis software.
  • Communication skills. He explains complex technical concepts in plain English.

Whether you're an enthusiastic amateur or an aspiring champion, a rookie or a long-time competitor, Barton can help you to get the most out of any car on any racetrack.

If you're new to motorsport, he'll demystify racing rules and procedures.

COACHING RECORD

Barton has been involved in high-performance driver coaching almost since he graduated from go-karts to car racing in 1998.

His coaching resume includes stints with leading Australian and overseas racing teams, racing schools and 'racetrack experience' companies:

  • Carlin Motorsport, UK.
  • Palmersport, UK.
  • Drive Bathurst, NSW.
  • Fastrack Racing, NSW/Vic./Qld/SA/WA.
  • Peter Finlay International Racing Drivers School, NSW.
  • PR Technology, NSW.
  • Sports Car World, NSW.

Barton's coaching 'students' have included Bruno Senna, who subsequently raced in Formula 1, and Sam Bird, who went on to finish second in the 2013 GP2 series.

CASE STUDIES

 

COACHING PACKAGES (prices on application)

Barton has high-performance coaching packages ranging from one to three-days, or he can tailor a package to your requirements at racetracks across Australia.1

Each package can be supplemented with a training session on a state-of-the-art race driving simulator.

SIMULATOR TRAINING

  • Drive a state-of-the-art high-performance simulator replicating your car at your choice of racetrack, supervised by Barton.
  • Learn the correct racing line for each corner.
  • Experiment with different car set-up combinations.
  • Eliminate any basic errors in your driving technique.
  • Fully portable to your home or office.
  • Full and half-day sessions available.

TEST DAY PACKAGE - 1 DAY

  • Before the day you'll have a detailed phone discussion with Barton (approx. 30 mins) so that he can assess your skill and experience levels, note any specific problems you want to work on, and design an action plan for the day.
  • Throughout the day you'll have exclusive access to Barton, including his data and video archive.
  • During each session you can choose to drive solo, have Barton as a passenger, be a passenger while he drives, or have him drive solo.2
  • During each session you will be able to communicate with Barton via two-way radio or in-car intercom.3
  • Before the first track session Barton will go through his action plan for the day with you.
  • Before each track session Barton will brief you about the procedure and goals for the session.
  • After each session Barton will review how the session went, using data4 and video5 analysis.
  • During the following week Barton will email you a summary of the day, including improvement suggestions.

TEST DAY + SIMULATOR PACKAGE - 2 DAYS

  • Test Day package + one full day simulator training.

RACE WEEKEND PACKAGE - 2 DAYS

  • Test Day package extended over a race weekend.

RACE WEEKEND + SIMULATOR PACKAGE - 3 DAYS

  • Race Meeting package + one full day simulator training.

RACE MEETING PACKAGE - 3 DAYS

  • Race Weekend package extended to include Friday practice

RACE MEETING + SIMULATOR PACKAGE - 4 DAYS

  • Race Meeting package + one full day simulator training.


Don't waste time trying to figure out why you're down the back of the field. Get Barton Mawer to show you how to be a frontrunner!

Contact Barton Mawer for more information and bookings.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

1 Barton's travel and accommodation expenses for coaching outside Greater Sydney are payable by the client.

2 Passenger rides are subject to venue/race meeting regulations, and your car having a suitable passenger seat.

3 In-car communication is subject to your helmet having standard microphone and speaker sockets.

4 Data analyis is subject to your car having compatible data acquisition technology.

5 Video analysis is subject to your car having compatible video recording equipment.

Full terms and conditions are available on application.

CAMS OLT SUPERVISOR