HPDE

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HPDE

HPDE

The High Performance Drivers Education (HPDE) refers to driving schools that will hold on proposed dedicated Nigeria Auto Sport Association race tracks designed to teach drivers proper high speed driving techniques. HPDE events will be held by various automobile enthusiasts'/clubs at some of the most renowned road-course tracks around the country. Participants include both students and instructors. Students are grouped according to their ability and experience, with "Novice Group" students being the least experienced, "Intermediate Group" being more experienced and "Advanced Group" drivers being the most experienced.. Mandatory classroom instruction contributes to the overall learning experience and allows peer-group discussions of event logistics, on-track performance and track characteristics.

HPDE events are not racing. Cars on-track operates under strict "rules of engagement" which minimize the likelihood of dangerous encounters with other cars. Occasional off-track excursions into the grass are normally controlled stops, with track personnel and on-board instructors supervising a safe re-entry onto the track. HPDEs encourage participants to drive within their ability and improve their car-control skills with each event. Instructors and staff evaluate each student's progress throughout the weekend, and make recommendations on the student's advancement through successively higher skilled driver groups. It is extremely important for Novice drivers to learn the basic safety measures of the sport first such as entering the track, flags, corner worker functions and emergency procedures. It is also important to master basic car control skills and the racing line before worrying about how fast you are going. High Horsepower does NOT make you a fast driver. It only makes you a driver with a fast car.

Some basic things participant drivers will learn include:
•    Track Safety
•    HPDE terminology
•    Proper seat and hand position
•    Looking ahead
•    Straight line braking
•    Brake point
•    Turn in point
•    Apex
•    Track out point
•    Under-steer and Over-steer

 

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