Loton Park Drivers' School
Supported by TTC Group
There is a new drivers’ school at the Loton Park Hill Climb where the general public and seasoned competitors alike can learn to drive the hill in their own road-going cars.
Loton Park speed Hill Climb is the venue on two occasions each year for rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship, and on three occasions, rounds of the Midland Hill Climb Championship. It also promotes six National B events where drivers from all over the country compete in one-make and smaller regional championships and it is host to the annual Vintage Sports Car Club hill climb.
On the appropriate weekend you can see cars as powerful as a Pilbeam MP97 or a Gould GR 61X which would out-perform Formula 1 cars, on the confines of a 3.6m wide twisting tarmac surface. Also there will be highly developed smaller, lighter and very agile single-seaters, which can, in the right conditions, compete with the more powerful cars. There will be sports cars and saloons cars which whilst looking similar to standard road-going cars have been developed to get the most out of their engines and handling.
Now you have the opportunity to learn the precision needed to drive such a course and to enjoy the thrills of driving your road car without the constraints of the highway.
Loton Park Speed Hill Climb, set in the deer park of Sir Michael Leighton’s stately home at Alberbury, near Shrewsbury, is known to be a very technical and challenging course. It comprises several left and right single radius bends, a complex of higher speed bends, a straight punctuated by a kink, and the ultimate challenge a rising hairpin over a blind brow. You will be shown how to approach and drive each bend by experienced instructors who regularly compete on the Nation’s Hill Climb circuits, including, dependent on the day, former Champions.
If you are a motoring enthusiast who would just like to experience these thrills, or a competitor who wishes to learn or refine his driving of this hill, don’t delay book your place today.
What you will get:
- Welcome refreshments after signing-on
- Briefing on the content of the day
- Walking the hill with an instructor
- Acclimatisation convoy run
- Individual runs and assessment
- 2 course lunch
- Video and analysis of individual runs
- Further individual runs
- Optional trip up hill with an instructor
- Video and analysis of afternoon runs
- Presentation of certificates
What you will need:
- Your own silenced road-going car, sufficient petrol would be an advantage!
- Proof of current tax, insurance, and MoT
- A helmet (don’t worry if you don’t have one we can provide)
- £175 per participating driver.
- If you want to bring a guest to watch the cost is £20 which includes lunch and refreshments
- Optional extra:
For National B competition licence holders, there is an option to take a basic written exam and, if successful, earn an upgrade signature on a competition licence at a cost of £50.
- Photographs may be purchased from the photographer present on the day.
How to enter:
- Contact School Secretary Martyn Silcox to express your interest on:
01384 877502 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete the entry form and forward with your cheque to :
Edgewood, 5 Compton Road
- Brochure & Application Form
- Getting Started in Speed Events
- The above pdf download(s) require Acrobat Reader.
Added: 3rd December 2010 [permalink]