1st Lotus Training Day
Dave Wilson
15 July 2002

dave@mivec.co.uk

The 1st Lotus training day was hosted at North Weald, near London. The FTO Owners Club had booked the whole week and I was on the first course on Monday with 3 FTO's.

It was a long trek for me (6 petrol station visits and £150 on fuel) but worth it. The instructor certianly helped me in car control tecniques and even had me left-foot-braking in order to balance the car through a corner - this is harder than it looks! Once you've got used to the subtelty it is then a question of going against your instincts and using your head to control the car.

We had blazing hot sunshine which although suited us, we found it a little hard on the cars - brakes and engines getting very hot. I had Ferodo pads in the EVO which performed faultlessly.

Here are some pics from the day kindly given to me by Martin While - please visit his website. There will be a video of this event but I need to find time to edit it. Please check back in a month or so!

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3_kevin 3_ready_for_takeoff 3_ready_to_go 4_on_the_airfield1
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4_on_the_airfield2 4_on_the_track1 4_on_the_track2 5_4_wheel_drift
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