Cars are getting better and better, and most of us just scrape the surface when it comes to extracting the dynamic talents of our rides. Driving too hard on public roads is dangerous, so the best way is to join driver training programmes, such as the recent Shell Helix D-Academy defensive driving course, BMW Driver Training and Ford’s Driving Skills For Life.

Earlier this week, Porsche owners got to know their cars more intimately at Sepang International Circuit. At the Porsche Circuit Training, over 30 participants trained their reflexes and pushed the limits of their sports machines. Models in action included the Cayman, Boxster and iconic 911.

The day started early when registration started at 8:15 am, and participants rolled in to a race like atmosphere. Safety first, so a briefing session on safety tips covered techniques for steering positions, tyre forces, oversteer and understeer. Drivers were divided into four groups according to training level, with four instructors for each group of eight.

SIC was divided into four quadrants. Each group was given 30 minutes to drive around and master each sector, while taking rotational turns for every driver to drive directly behind the instructor. This is the best way to learn the best lines. Then came the open track session using the full circuit. The Porsche Technical Support Team was on standby all throughout.

The event concluded with a speech from Sime Darby Auto Performance CEO Arnt Bayer, certificate presentation and a dinner. As you can see from these pics posted on Sime Darby Auto Performance’s FB page, everyone had a good time.