V8 Supercar driver and owner of the Performance Driving Centre on the Gold Coast, Paul Morris has extended an open invitation to Sydney Swans AFL star, Buddy Franklin to visit his facility and undergo an Advanced Driver Training course.
After sveral incidents over recent months, Morris is giving Franklin the opportunity to go through a number of driving activities that will assist him should he find himself in trouble in the future.
“We’d like to provide an open opportunity for Buddy to come and spend a day with us here at the Performance Driving Centre,” said Morris. “A day of Advanced Driver Training will arm him with the correct skills to handle difficult road situations he might find himself in, it will also teach him correct attitudes when on the road, which will provide a safety net for his passengers and fellow road users.”
Morris – who has survived some of the biggest crashes seen in V8 Supercars history – stressed that Advanced Driver Training courses benefit every road user.
“Advanced Driver Training isn’t just something for racecar drivers, everyone from pre-license right through to so-called experienced drivers should be completing a course,” added Morris.
“Buddy wouldn’t have got to where he is in the AFL world without having access to the best training methods and being shown how to be the best footballer he can be.
“Being a road user is absolutely no different – everyone needs to be armed with the skills to ensure they are the most competent and safest drivers on the road.”
The Performance Driving Centre – located 40 minutes from either Surfers Paradise or Brisbane – has the only mechanical turntable in the southern hemisphere, used to teach drivers how to react in a spin scenario, along with many other activities at the multi-million dollar facility.
“We have some of the best driver trainers in the world right here at the Performance Driving Centre and the skills that Buddy would learn are invaluable.
“These are skills that everyone who steps behind the wheel requires. When my son is old enough to drive on the road, there is no way he’ll be stepping behind the wheel without having completed a number of these drills.
“Every parent, every husband, wife or boss should be ensuring those closest to them have completed one of these courses.”
Morris added that his facility is used regularly by one of the Swans major sponsors:
“If Buddy would like to gain an understanding of what the Performance Driving Centre has to offer, I’m sure our regular client and vehicle sponsor of the Swans, Volkswagen will be happy to pass on a recommendation.”
The Performance Driving Centre – located at Norwell off Exit 45 on the M1 Motorway – is also home to the world’s only authentic V8 Supercars Official Driving Experience.
Morris will join Pepsi MAX Crew Ford driver, Chaz Mostert for the PIRTEK Enduro Cup V8 Supercar Endurance Races later this year.