Video - Onboard Caterham Academy 2011 - 4 quick laps - Silverstone GP Testing - Ray Sommerville


Videa Caterham Academy Onboard Caterham Academy 2011 - 4 quick laps - Silverstone GP Testing - Ray Sommerville



Onboard Caterham Academy 2011 - 4 quick laps - Silverstone GP Testing - Ray Sommerville

www.driver-coaching.com - I have a wide range of students and it's been my pleasure this year to steer Ray Sommerville, starting his racing career at the tender age of 60 to his first competitive race at the final meeting of 2011 at the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit. We had spent an evening together getting to grips with the Caterham Academy race car and the fabulous but quite technical GP circuit at Silverstone and this day I had an hour with Ray in the car and he then drove solo. His FIRST time driving solo on this circuit. There was lots to learn, for anyone and as the day progressed I wondered if Ray would be able to get into that 'state of mind' that would see him be able to set a good, clean fast lap. It was the very last session of the day, I had set Ray a target of 2 but secretly I would have been happy with a 2:46.0. As it was I loaded the data and lo and behold a 2:43.39 !! and whats more it wasn't a fluke as it was surrounded by a few 2:44s. Like many of my students there is often a long period of frustration followed by a moment of realisation and elation as it all suddenly starts to click. I know how and I know why bit can never tell how long it will take. So, where did Ray finish in his first race, amongst competitors that had been racing all year ... 12th out of 22 in his race. A truly fabulous performance and i'm so proud of his achievment. Unfortunately Ray was involved in a [small] crash in race 2 which put him out of the race.Video is captured on a ...

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