‘Lights would be the black lever here,' explains Leuchter, holding the removable steering wheel. ‘If you're out on the course and need some fresh air, press the blue button,' he says, briefly explaining the most important switches and buttons. ‘This button here is for launch control when in race mode, but you probably won't need that today', says Leuchter. ‘That's when it's important to concentrate on changing gears and braking.' The technology helps with gear change recommendations. ‘When it turns red, shift.' His instructions are to the point.
And the pro has a few other valuable tips to offer. Take for example the rule of thumb – ‘Drive 50% offline when it's raining' – which means: maintain a distance of one-half vehicle from the ideal line, as that's where most of the rubber abrasion occurs. ‘And rubber on rubber is always slippery,' explains Leuchter. The newbies are nodding.