BRDC SUPERSTARS 'GET RACE FIT 2014'
Eight of our BRDC SuperStars were invited to the Get Race Fit 2014 extreme fitness course held at the Porsche Human Performance Centre at Silverstone last weekend (1-2 March).
BRDC SuperStars Ben Barnicoat, Jake Dennis, Joe Osborne, Jordan King, Matt Parry, Oliver Rowland, Tom Ingram and Tom Sharp were joined by Tim Harvey, Director BRDC SuperStars and former Formula One race driver Mark Webber.
As well as the training preparation the SuperStars took part in the communications workshops and Q&A sessions.
Ben Barnicoat “The Get Race Fit Weekend with Mark Webber was a tough one. We had some hard challenges thrown at us, but it was a really great experience. To meet Mark was a massive honor and experience. He gave us a lot of advice on how to improve both our preparation and driving and how to manage our time at the track. The guys at the Porsche Human Performance Centre also gave us some incredible advice on how to improve our fitness and work on our pre-race event preparation. I feel this is really going to help me this season. I am really grateful for the opportunity that was given to me to take part in the Get Race Fit Weekend.”
Joe Osborne "The weekend spent at the Porsche Human Performance Centre was an excellent chance to refine some pre-season training. It also came with some good competition against the other SuperStars and Mark Webber. Having Mark on hand and hearing his advice was really beneficial, and meeting Porsche legend Richard Attwood also gave us the chance to see what a career in motorsport needs from a fitness perspective."
Matt Parry “For me the opportunity to train with Mark was a unique experience and a door only really opened by being a BRDC SuperStar. We were able to test our limits against a mega star. He even let us get close and then selected another gear! It was a fantastic weekend and I learnt so much which I will use on my own motorsport journey. Thank you Tim and the BRDC.”
Tom Ingram “My first weekend on the SuperStars programme is one I won’t forget. Firstly I’m aching badly now and secondly I was able to learn so much from it. Having the experience and knowledge of the Porsche Human Performance Centre on tap was brilliant. I will be able to use what I have learnt during my season which will be a huge benefit.”
Tim Harvey “The training weekend was an invaluable experience for the SuperStars. The Porsche Human Performance Centre did a great job of running this impressive event. The guidance that Mark Webber offered was an inspiration to everyone. I was delighted to welcome the four new SuperStars and see them interact with the group. It was the ideal physical and mental start to the season for everyone, and will be a huge benefit to the drivers as the year unfolds.”