Porsche Driver Training Comes to Canada

Safely handling a loaded firearm requires training. Safely handling a powerful sports car also requires training. It’s easy to buy horsepower but not so easy to buy skill; it must be learned, and that’s exactly what Porsche plans to teach.

Beginning in May this year, Porsche Sports Driving School (PSDS) programs will be available in Canada, in which participants will learn the skills necessary to safely extract the full potential from Porsche vehicles within the setting of a bona fides race track.

Having had the benefit of learning to handle a variety of Porsche offerings on B.C.’s Mission International Raceway under the tutelage of professional race car drivers Tony Morris Jr. and his late father Tony Morris Sr., I can attest to the exhilaration found behind the wheel of a Porsche as it carves turns and effortlessly passes other track hobbyists.

More importantly though, it’s the refinement of one’s driving skill that is the less expected but more enlightening epiphany. One day spent with the right people can elevate a person driving ability immensely in the way of a “gutter to glory” Pygmalion story, in which every penny invested pays potential life-saving dividends.

Porsche began teaching students to drive their boxer-engine sleds forty years ago at the Hockenheimring race track in Germany. The program evolved over the years, becoming a global network of driving schools, which now include Canada.

“Porsche Sport Driving School is yet another Porsche Driving Experience that we are excited to be able to offer to our customers and fans within Canada and joins the likes of our popular Camp4 Canada and Performance Tour events,” said Alexander Pollich, President & CEO, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.

The first PSDS program will take place this May at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, located in Bowmanville, ON. The two-day course isn’t cheap, setting its students back $2,495 per person, but it may well be the best investment a Porsche owner could make in themselves. And definitely the most fun!

For more information, or to register for any one of the numerous waves available, please visit http://porschedrivingexperiencecanada.ca/en/driving_school/.

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