Originally Posted by bigjae1976
I have never been to the M School but been to the PDC. From looking at the schedule and seeing it in action, I consider the M School as the precursor to an HPDE. At the M School, it seems like you learn the basic techniques in an environment more conducive to quickly building the fundamentals needed at speed. Versus starting out doing HPDEs and kind of learning car control, spin control, and basic techniques at speed. So I think you need a lot more times to get it right in an HPDE environment. I think the Advanced school is more like a HPDE.
From my perspective: I started in 2008 by attending BMW's 2 day Adult Car Control School and then returned later the same year for their 2 day M School. The next year I attended BMW HPDE's and haven't looked back. I think this helped me gain the experience I needed before bringing on the speed.
M School was great, I can't say enough good things about it but it's a beginning of your learning. BMW HPDE's took my learning to the next level.