Originally Posted by CanAutM3
I do the same, I teach the fast line from the get go. It is was most student want anyway. Further, this also forces them into learning more advance driving techniques earlier in the process (trail braking, throttle steering...).
As soon as they have caught onto the "line", I start working "off line" with them. I believe the better driver is the one who is able to make the best of whatever situation occurres, regarless of where he positioned on the track at a given moment. It also makes for safer passing
From what I have seen in an awfull amount of instructor run groups is that a good percentage of instructors do not know the fast way round most racetracks.Making the student to think for himself is a huge part of instructing and I do not feel that is pushed enough or at all at most schools.