Challenge 1: Responsiveness and drifting
After a brief introduction by Christian Menzel, each participant grabs a GR Supra. First stand Slalom driving and evasive maneuvers including reaction test on a slippery sliding surface. Menzel takes a close look at everything. How do the participants sit in the car? Who drives quietly, who is right at the limit? How quickly do they react to an erupting stern? Everyone can improve with tips from professionals. Then it starts Drifting on a wet circular path. The goal: who can do the most laps?
What sounds simple is more than tricky even on slippery surfaces. It is important to find the right balance between constant use of gas and steering movements. Menzel keeps giving tips over the radio and knows exactly who is implementing it and how well. The tone also becomes a little brisk. “I want to see how the drivers react under stress and can deal with criticism,” says the racing driver.
Challenge 2: Fitness and driving precision
In addition to skill, racing also requires a lot of strength and endurance. To theirs fitness To prove it, the participants therefore have to get one Combined course of two sprints, driving precision and a fast lap in the GR Yaris master. The task: sprint to the car, drive down a course, circle backwards into a narrow parking space made of pylons and sprint back again – and all of this for a limited period of time.
Challenge 3: time trial
The third challenge is also about good times. On the FSZ is a Course set out, the one with a GR Yaris must be completed as quickly as possible target. Menzel presents: 53.33 seconds. After a warm-up lap, it’s the turn of the participants – and they drive really fast right away. The fastest is only 1.5 seconds behind the professional racing driver’s time. Hats off!
Challenge 3: stay cool!
Finally, the participants take a seat in the passenger seat of the Toyota GR Supra as Christian Menzel’s passenger. The goal: stay calm! Because the racing driver chases the 340 hp rear-wheel drive car drifting around the course and pushes the car and passenger to their limits. The heartbeat of the participants is measured by a heart rate monitor. This shows mercilessly who stays really cool at the limit.
Next up is the racing simulator
The day is an absolute highlight for everyone. But in the end someone has to leave, even if they do the result is very close fails. It hits Adrian, who takes it sporty: “Of course it’s a shame, but the day was unique. To have Christian Menzel as an instructor alone was amazing!” For Ina, Robert and Max in lap two a day in the racing simulator at Toyota Gazoo Racing at. Sequel follows!