Mercedes Benz has now gotten their Advanced level driving program underway at the AMG Driving Academy at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) which educates individuals on how to handle high performance AMG vehicles with ease making safety a priority. Taking driving instruction to the next level, during the course Advanced Training participants are are under the guidance of trainers and instructors from AMG Driving Academy, Germany. This progression comes after the Basic Training Programme and allows one to pick up the nuances of cornering and control of high performance vehicles on a race track, in easy words racing.
Cost of the advance course is Rs. 1 lakh and includes a 2 day training program at BIC that will educate individuals on maintaining control of high performance AMG vehicles and cornering techniques put to use on race tracks all over the world. Participants are instructed by qualified and trained professionals from the AMG Driving Academy, Germany. The academy is spoken highly of in motorsports quarters, and response here is a shot in the arm for Mercedes Benz India. All advance training programme slots were sold out before course inauguration from 14th – 16th April 2013. Participants drove the C 63 AMG, E 63 AMG and SLS AMG. The preceding weekend saw Basic Training batches III and IV finish their course. Basic Training for batches V and VI are scheduled for 22nd – 24th November 2013.
Mercedes Benz Performance Drive quite easily has something for everybody, and includes StarDrive Experience, Track Day experience, International Driving Experience, and Star off- Road experience. For skilled teenagers there’s the Young Star Drivers Programme, which accommodates 15 – 25 year olds to get a feel of the world of motorsports. Those who partake in the and AMG Driving Academy program can sequentially progress to the Pro Training program of the AMG Driving Academy available in Germany.
Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “We at Mercedes-Benz believe that ‘Racing is a state of mind’ and we are passionate about our legacy in motorsports. As one of the main pillars of Mercedes-Benz Performance Drive, our AMG Driving Academy has been a stepping stone to fulfill the long cherished dream of racing and taking it up as a profession with the help of a systematic module. It is a proud moment for all of us in announcing the introduction of the Advanced level of this highly successful programme.”