Here is my final images with captions for 001.
The day starts off with a safety briefing from Andy and an introduction of what’s in store for the students.
The students are then bought outside to meet the instructors and see the cars they’d be driving for the first lesson of the day. Firstly, the students are taught how to perform donuts.
After their first donut session, the students are assembled with Andy where a short debriefing happens to explain some of the skills that have just been shown as well as some extra tuition.
The students are then taught more advanced techniques, such as the transition. Making the car change direction from one direction to the other in a controlled drift. The most important skill needed for drifting.
Students are then assembled with Andy and talk about why the transition is such an important skill to learn. A Q&A ensues to help the students and answer any of their problems if they have any.
Second session of the transition lesson, this time with a much longer course to navigate. Three cones to drift around this time.
The second transition session is done in groups of 5, the other students have a chance to watch a learn from the group on track.
Everyone who attended the drift academy is then given 5 high speed passenger laps around the long tight oval of Birmingham Wheels, driven by the professional instructors. Cars are driven in pairs in a tandem. This gives students an idea of the speed and proximity to the car in front needed for competition drifting. End of the day.