“While the day was filled with fun and excitement, it also served a greater purpose by developing driving skills that are completely transferrable to the street.”
Cars are prepared for a thorough tech inspection prior to gaining track access to ensure they are safe to endure the rigours of racing.
Driving instructor Andre Marziali uses the pavement to illustrate cornering lines to Austin and Jordan before the engines roar and Autocross 101 kicks-off.
Austin Rothwell approaches the start line in a 2015 Scion FR-S with Andre Marziali providing instruction from the passenger seat.
Austin and his instructor clear the first of several offset gates.
Austin Rothwell and his driving instructor, Dr. Andre Marziali – a physics/engineering prof at UBC, pose for a quick photo at the end of an exciting day of octane-fuelled learning.
by Rob Rothwell, Driveway Canada
Octane-fuelled learning crosses age and gender boundaries
With comments such as “amazingly passionate” and “best prof ever” peppered throughout the reviews on Rate my Professor, UBC’s physics/engineering Prof Dr. Andre Marziali clearly scores top marks from his students. However, his rave reviews extend beyond the walls of academia to the pavement of the Pacific Traffic Education Centre (PTEC), abutting the Pitt Meadows Airport. (more…)