Splitting up into groups, the students start a series of driving exercises and track time. Driving AMG CLA45 Coupes and AMG GT Rs, they’re put through a slalom course, braking exercises, and even wet weather spinouts. But it wasn’t all screeching tires. There is a lot more to executing a perfectly timed lap than luck and speed. Geometry comes into play. At every turn — both literally and figuratively — the AMG instructors are reminding students of the ever-important apex.
This line racing method is simply finding the optimal path around the track by hitting the inside edge of every turn. With plugged-in headset radios, you make your way around the famous track, slowly opening up the purring AMG engines, feeling the track below. When the day of classes concludes, you will be a more precise driver with an understanding of the geometry of motorsport, and enter into the exceedingly small ranks of those who have gone around the famous Laguna Seca.