Very Big Thank you to Robin, not only for navigating but for all the advice on driving technique. My score was half my usual result on the previous trials. I really learnt a lot, I felt more in control of the vehicle and a lot safer. Robin is Dorset Rover’s “STIG”.
Doing it properly made it far more enjoyable, learning from an experienced driver is far better than learning from your mistakes. I have always appreciated the help, advice and tips given by various club members but having a full day with an “instructor /co-pilot” was brilliant. I hope Robin enjoyed the day as much as I did.
I recommend to all new members to ask for help. I hope the experienced club members will be available to pass on their knowledge. I know its asking a lot to give up their time; they want to complete and enjoy the day as well, but could we have a new entry class “Practice Round” where the score would not count in the overall standings, this would overcome the rule of having a “Driver” as a co-pilot. The instructors could still complete in their own vehicles in a scoring round before sitting in with a novice, then they would not gain any advantage of having a prior run through the course. I am sure this will benefit the drivers and the club in the long term.