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DRIVER COACHING CASE STUDIES

CASE STUDY 1: DUVASHEN PADAYACHEE

2014-02-09 0822 Bathurst 12-Hour Mt Panorama race - Duvashen Padayachee D Symonds 3936 850x400

In 2013, Duvashen Padayachee chose Barton Mawer as his driver coach for his debut campaign in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia.

Duvashen's driving progressed markedly during the year in the ultra-competitive one-make category, as a comparison of his results in the corresponding first two rounds of the 2013 and 2014 series shows.

  • His results improved from the bottom half of the field to a consistent top-10 finisher.
  • The margin between his fastest lap times and those of the category pace-setters reduced from several seconds to less than half a second.

Barton also coached Duvashen in a 2008 Porsche GT3 Cup at the 2013 Bathurst 12-hour race, and co-drove Duivashen's 2013 Carrera Cup Porsche in this year's event. He also qualified the entry for both races. They were leading their class this year when brake failure just before the halfway mark robbed them of certain victory (news report).

CASE STUDY 2: RICHARD GARTNER

2014-03-09 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge-1 SMP pitlane - Barton Mawer with Richard Gartner team 900x590

Enthusiastic amateur racing driver Richard Gartner enlisted Barton Mawer as his driver coach for his debut assault on the Australian 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.

The association brought immediate results. Richard finished an outstanding second in Class B (2006-'09 models) with posting consistent high placings throughout the series.

Contact Barton for more information about high-performance driver coaching.

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