ingenie drivers head to Silverstone for some pro coaching
It was big, it was exciting and it was packed full of ingenie smiles. Yes, we're talking about our first EVER Driver Development Day.
Over 50 ingenie drivers and their families kindly gave up their Saturday to come and trial the course at Silverstone, and it's safe to say they weren't disappointed.
The course was designed to give our drivers the opportunity to face dangerous driving situations that they wouldn't have been taught how to deal with in their driving lessons. Skid avoidance, spins, emergency braking at high-speed, ABS recognition - you name it, they got to experience it.
And the best bit - being coached by Silverstone's very own pro drivers.
So what did our drivers think?
Had a great day at the @ingenie x @SilverstoneUK driver development day. I highly recommend doing something like this, it really opens your eyes as to how easy it is to get caught up in a dangerous situation on the road. It has certainly made me rethink about the way I drive.— Michael B (@mb131_) January 20, 2018
Had the pleasure of being invited to a trial event at Silverstone by the ever-wonderful @ingenie - what an exciting day of driving some amazing cars whilst picking up some valuable new skills!— William Hale (@WilliamWillhale) January 20, 2018
Review/article is coming soon! Big thanks to Ingenie for having me! #ad pic.twitter.com/3LL4xZSWwa
Thank you for such a great day! Perfect mix of education and fun - just wished it had been longer!— Oli Chilton (@Oli_E_C) January 21, 2018
Not forgetting our competition winners
Won a experience at sliver stone race track!! Thankyou @ingenie your simply the best!!— Emilymaebuckbg (@emilymaebuckby1) December 18, 2017
I think that means they enjoyed it!
An enormous thank you
We were so thrilled with the feedback from the day and impressed with ALL our drivers eagerness to learn new skills. The overall aim of the day was safety, and although experiencing skids and spins might be a weeeeeeny bit fun on a purpose-built training ground in specially adapted cars - it's not so much fun on your own on a major road.
As trials go, it was a big success, (even if we do say so ourselves) but of course we won't be stopping there. We've taken on board all of your comments and it will really help us develop the course and make what we offer at ingenie the best it can be.
And we got to meet you guys! What more could we ask for.
By Katey Gregory
Katey Joined ingenie in 2014 and is in charge of all things social and content. She passed her driving test in 2015 and her first car is a Toyota Yaris T3 named Tyrone.