If you're interested to learn more about advanced or track driving techniques, there is a wealth of information out there. Below are a selection of books which we recommend.
High performance driving
Author: Bob Bondurant
Bob Bondurant, another ex-racing driver, has written a series of books on the topic of high performance driving. Designed to help readers achieve their full potential on the track - with more than 120 photos, and clear informative text. A good addition to your bookshelves.
Hillclimbing and Sprinting: The Essential Manual
Author: Phil Short
Hillclimbing & Sprinting collectively known as Speed Eventing is one of the most popular ways of getting into UK motor sport. The events are accessible, straightforward & inexpensive, yet are held in an informal, friendly but competitive atmosphere. Some 400 such events take place in the UK each year, with on average more than 100 competitors on each. This book shows competitors how to get started and how to improve their skills, together with where to find the events and detailed driving advice on the top courses. There is even advice on trailers do you need one? The authors have interviewed a wide range of drivers, from the Clubman who drives to and from events, through mid-range competitors, including a lady, a disabled driver and an octogenarian, right up to the current hillclimb champion, as well as some of the many officials who make this sport possible.
Porsche High-performance Driving Handbook
Author: Vic Elford
This book is written by the world's foremost expert on driving Porsche cars to their limits, and offers readers the latest information on making the most recent Porsche models and technology. Vic Elford shares his winning insights into the ride control systems, new tyre compounds, Tiptronic and Direct-Shift Gearbox transmissions that have transformed the driving experience, and the challenges of driving a Porsche. As he discusses recent models ranging from the new generations of the 911 to the whole-cloth inventions of the Boxter, Cayenne, Cayman S and Carrera GT modern images and historic photographs take the reader through Porsche s history and evolving technology.
Speed Secrets 2
Author: Ross Bentley
An updated version of the original 'Speed Secrets'. With this up-to-date insight into the latest techniques in racing which is filled with diagrams and concise 'speed secrets', this title provides an all-new approach to learning and perfecting the ideal line around the racetrack.
Track Day Driver's Guide
Author: Art Markus
This book explains how to get the best out of track days through skilled driving and careful car preparation. Whether the driver is a track day virgin or a veteran, and whether he or she drives a standard road car or one fully prepared to competition specification, they should find there is much to be learned within these pages.
Track Day Manual
Author: Mike Breslin
Increasingly congested public roads provide few opportunities to enjoy driving to the full, and yet modern performance cars are the most exciting ever - hence the booming appeal of track days. This extensively illustrated colour book contains all the information needed to enjoy track days to the maximum, providing a sound introduction for complete novices, whilst presenting advice and information which will prove invaluable to those already involved in the burgeoning track-day scene.
Author: Hamish Smart
With over twelve years of instructing experience, Hamish Smart shares his comprehensive knowledge of track days in this concise and informative guide. From the practicalities of planning the day, through to precise descriptions of advanced driving techniques, this handbook contains vital advice for the track-day driver.