“You have to stay focused because as you're going through the green gates, you're looking for the blue.”
I’m getting instructions from Jaguar’s lead driving instructor, Davy Jones, as I race around the Smart Cone course, named the world’s toughest circuit by a British voice over actor in a Jaguar advertisement.
So it pretty much has to be true.
“It's a challenge,” said Jones.”You against three different opponents. Overall time.Shortest distance around the course between the gates. And your accuracy: You have to have the car centered between the gates every time you go through.
I’ve always thought of myself as a decent driver. But I've already got one point against me. I'm a guy.
“A lot of ladies get high scores just because they're smooth, consistent and they're not trying to be a hero by going too fast,” said Jones.
If anything I may be too careful a driver. That’s why this story is a little dull. My score pretty average. But as I always say, safety first.