|1st Lotus Training Day
15 July 2002
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!