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Motorsport 101 Course

Our Motorsport 101 course is for Chix who are starting out on their motorsport journey, who haven’t participated in any track days or have only participated in one or two track days.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of participating in motorsport from a theory and practical perspective. Motorsport 101 takes place on a wet skid pan where they will learn the capability and limits of their car and will learn advanced driving techniques for whilst they’re on track.

All you need to get started is a roadworthy car and you can get started using your daily drive. You don’t even need a helmet!

Race Chix® Race School courses are designed for Chix to bring their own car to the track to learn the capabilities and limitations of their own car.

Upon completion of Motorsport 101, Chix will be able to participate in track days with confidence and event readiness.

Course outcomes

  • Chix will be able to enter track days with confidence and event readiness.
  • Connection with fellow Race Chix®

Duration

8 hours (1 day)

Ages

For 16 years & over (Qld 14 years & over)

(If under 16  and driver has their Motorsport Australia or AASA licence, please contact us )

Price

Due to track hire price variations, course prices vary between states.  Please see event page for course price. 

Course Details

Theory

  • Levels and pathways of circuit events/racing
  • Motorsport jargon
  • Apparel requirements
  • Flags
  • Car preparation and maintenance
    • Tyres
    • Fluids & oils
    • Brakes
  • Insurance
  • Nutrition
  • Required track bag/kit items

Practical – carried out on a wet skidpan

  • Braking techniques
    • Straight line braking
    • Threshold braking
  • Cornering
    • Vision
    • Throttle control
    • Gear selection
  • Car control – with and without electronic aids
    • Oversteer
    • Understeer
    • Throttle steer
  • Fun!
    • We will end the course with a slalom shootout putting together everything you’ve learnt on braking, cornering and car control

Race Chix Race School is for any woman interested in cars, not just racing them. The advantage of doing driver training in your own car is amazing, as you get to learn how to handle your own car better. I consider myself somewhat of a great driver, always fast and invincible to some extent, but the course taught me so much about things I thought I already knew – and guess what – I did it in a Range Rover!! You don’t need a “race car” or hotted up street car, you can just do it in your daily driver, and definitely not feel judged. Highly recommended for all women of all driving abilities.

– Jodie, Range Rover Evoque

I had such a fantastic experience at Motorsport 101. I came into the course wanting to prepare myself for a track day and I got so much more! It was amazing to meet Chix with the same motorsport passion and the practical driving was so much fun! If you want a non-judgemental, safe place to better your driving and get to know other gals then this it the place for you.

– Laura, Ford Mustang GT

Do you love cars? Have you got the need for speed but don’t want to lose your license on the streets? Then do I know the course for you… The Motorsport 101 Course provides you with everything you need to know to start your car racing journey. After taking the course, I feel much more confident controlling my car and signing up for track day events. Not only do you get to Tokyo Drift on the skid pan in your own car but you also learn the behind the scenes theory work most people don’t know when wanting to get into motorsport. I can’t recommend this course enough… My family and friends are sick of me talking about it!

– Julia, Ford Focus RS

If you are looking for an event to learn a heap about motorsport, learn how your car handles and make new friends this is the course for you! I have made great like-minded friends to attend track days with!

– Tayla, Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo

Motorsport 101 provides a great combination of theory and practical car handling skills to anyone who wants to give track days a go. It is not about racing or how fast you can go, it’s about exploring your capabilities and the capabilities of your car in a friendly, safe and supportive environment. I had a great time and met some very inspiring women who will no doubt be there to support me in my motorsport journey, wherever that may take me!

– Michelle, Toyota 86

I thoroughly enjoyed learning about a sport I had very little knowledge of and I loved the opportunity to drive my car in ways that I never dreamt of!! I came away with a lot more confidence. The course is very well presented. Both the theory and the practical are well explained but also fun. Thank you, thoroughly enjoyed my day.

– Julie, Mazda CX-9

I would thoroughly recommend this course to any women interested in motorsport. It is a great platform for beginners with information, practical advice and hands-on driving instruction to move forward to your future in racing. I wish I had known about this sooner!

– Sandra, Toyota Kluger

As an anxious person who was very nervous about doing this course, I found the environment to be easy going and fun and did not feel any pressure. This helped me to relax and to feel confident enough to push myself and my car beyond what I thought I would. If you’ve been wanting to get into motorsport for ages but have been too scared to try it, this is your way in. 

– Janie, Toyota Celica

I’ve always had a desire to drive a race car, sadly I was told that girls don’t drive race cars. It took me 49 years to find a starting platform and I’m not sure exactly where this will lead me but I’ve fulfilled part of my dream of at least making a start in the journey of racing. I’m one happy little beginner Race Chic xx

– Carolyn, Kia Cerato Sports

Although I have been driving a race car for almost 10 years, the Race Chix Motorsport 101 course gave me little snippets of information, that although I had heard before, it was explained in a way that made sense. For example – keeping track of tyre pressures and taking notes about it per track for future reference. Also having terminology fully explained especially with regards to cornering. All of this was delivered in a calm and encouraging way without judgement. A great way to become involved in motorsport.

– Louise, Mazda MX-5

Motorsport 101 was an absolute blast, coming from a place of no knowledge of motorsport, it provided some great information and support for keen beginners that want to give it a try! The supportive female atmosphere made it a great place to feel comfortable and ask questions. Thank you so much to Rachelle and the team for a great experience!

– Adelaid, Holden Barina

I recommend Motorsport 101 to not only women interested in track driving/racing but individuals who want to feel more confident in there own cars.

– Kaicee, Ford Focus ST Line

Race Chix® Race School is proudly sponsored by the Australian Racing Drivers Club (ARDC)

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