D2P Academy Program

About The D2P Academy

We consider our business equally as an entertainment business (for those who want to have fun and thrill on tracks on an occasional basis) and as a track driving techniques learning/improving business.

When attending our events, our Clients may choose to enroll in the D2P Academy. This is a driving tuition program designed by our professional instructors and aiming at allowing our Clients to improve their track driving skills.

Joining the D2P Academy means that, for no additional cost, you will be taught more intensively on track and assessed independently by our professional, licensed instructors. At the end of the day, you will receive one of the below grades from our instructors. Advancing from one grade to the next may require more than one track day- the higher the grade is, the more challenging it is to achieve.

Important Note: the D2P Academy does not provide an official racing license. It however optimally prepares the applicant to pass the necessary official exams to receive up to an International Track Racing License B (subject to medical approval). We support the passage of the official exams with the Royal Belgian Car Club (RACB) or any other FIA approved organisations in your home country. We will advise and support you free of charge in the successful completion of your exam(s).

The D2P Academy grades/levels are:

D2P Academy Levels Level Characteristics Estimated number of days to next level
  • First track day, true beginner, no previous track or racing experience.
0
  • Learning of the appropriate behavior on track;
  • Discovery and practice of the hand-eye coordination;
  • Introduction to flags and rules;
  • Communication on track;
  • Traffic management on a track-day;
  • Understanding Oversteer and Understeer;
  • Basic racing lines;
  • Theory on tire pressure optimization;
  • Steering wheel manipulation;
  • Test of track time consistency – 3 laps.
1-3
  • Racing line development;
  • Why do we use them? What is the connection between the rules of physics and practical handling?
  • Circuit Driving in the Rain (theory and practice if weather allows);
  • How to trail brake and manipulate weight transfer;
  • Introduction to the different braking techniques;
  • Introduction to autonomy and self-critical judgment;
  • Introduction to grip (contact patch, combining lateral and longitudinal forces,…);
  • Test of track time consistency – 5 laps;
  • Theoretical test on racing flags and rules (a grade of 14/20 is necessary to be allowed to go to the next level);
  • With this level you will be able to apply for a racing license for a « club series » (National 2cv) issued by an official FIA-approved authority
2-4
  • Deepening skills and techniques of level 2;
  • Braking optimization, research of performance;
  • Lines optimization;
  • Introduction to the use of parameters (speed, braking points);
  • Developing autonomy and self-critical judgment;
  • Working on entry, mid-corner and exit cornering speed;
  • Test of track time consistency – 10 laps;
  • Adapting the driving to the weather and track conditions (rain, mixed, cold,…);
  • With this level you will be able to apply for an International D3 racing license (Fun Cup, BGDC<2L) issued by an official FIA-approved authority;
  • Theoretical test on racing flags and rules (a grade of 16/20 is necessary to be allowed to go to the next level).
2-5
  • Deepening skills and techniques of level 3;
  • Quick lap times during longer sessions;
  • Decision-making, traffic management during the race, moves, overtaking techniques;
  • Practice of parameter use (speed, braking points);
  • Introduction to slick tires driving (additional cost applies);
  • Follow-to-follow test, stress management;
  • Driver changes optimization (endurance driver);
  • With this level you will be able to apply for an International D2/National C Circuit, International H Circuit (BGDC, Belcar, TCR Benelux, Fun Cup, BMW M235i Racing Cup).
variable
  • Optimal use of slick tires during a qualifying session (lap 2-3) – additional cost applies;
  • Optimal use of slick tires during the race (sprint and endurance driver) – additional cost applies;
  • Complete utilization of parameters (speed, braking points, steering input,
    braking forces, deltas, g-forces,…);
  • Fuel management during endurance races;
  • Optimum braking (delta 10-15m max. to pro driver);
  • With this level you will be able to apply for a racing license for a « pro or FIA races » (Ferrari Challenge, Porsche Cup, Lamborghini Supertrofeo, Blancpain Endurance & Sprint Series,…) issued by an official
    FIA-approved authority
variable
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