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      08-20-2009, 09:35 AM   #52
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Sure, a pro test driver can/should run the car like clockwork around a track, but that is not the norm during an HPDE in any of the groups as far as I can tell. I see plenty of incidents that are not linked to unexpected events in the instructor groups and club races, etc. So, in that sense, an advanced driver is not an expert driver. Anyway, but I do agree that an HPDE should primarily be about having fun, and that competitive driving is not exactly a part of this discussion, but there is still an element of learning how to drive faster. I do understand that does not happen because you start "pushing" though. Cheers.
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