Learn to drive the Maserati Way


January 30, 2006

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January 31, 2006 Having a high performance automobile is not much use if you aren’t a high performance driver – indeed, it might get you into a whole lot of trouble and has been known to be fatal. Which all adds up to a fantastic excuse to attend the Maserati 2006 Master GT driving course. The Maserati Master GT courses are based at the Paletti de Varano de'Melegari Autodromo in the mountains near Parma in Italy and have exclusive use of this demanding and road-like circuit, and its wide range of facilities that can provide artificial rain, low grip surfaces to mimic snow and ice and full telemetry facilities so that drivers can examine in the classroom exactly what they were doing behind the wheel while on the track. All cars are provided and the full Maserati range is on offer including the Coupe, GranSport, GranSport Spyder and the Quattroporte, all in manual and Cambiocorsa sequential manual gearbox versions. The team of ten instructors is lead by Ivan Capelli, a veteran of nearly 100 F1 Grand Prix starts during his motorsport career.

The course costs 3500 Euro plus your transport to Italy, and the price includes use of the cars and facilities, accommodation at the Hotel Parma and, of course, this being Italy, meals at some of the finest local restaurants during the two day/two night course.

If Italy seems just a little too far away from where you are, Maserati has also just announced the establishment of Maserati Master USA driving school, which is directly modelled on the Master GT Driving School and will provide expert driver training in Maserati products in an equally elegant setting.

Twelve two-day and eight single-day programs will be offered beginning in March and with each course offering a total of eighteen seats.

Master Maserati will be held at the Road Atlanta circuit with support from Panoz Racing School. Each program will include all technical equipment necessary, gourmet catering, concierge service with a full business centre available. The two day course will also feature one night at the Château Elan resort including a Maserati supper with instructors and Maserati North America staff.

Needless to say, being organized by Maserati means that this is also the most pleasurable and exciting school it's possible to imagine!

Enquiries direct to your local Maserati dealer.

About the Author
Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, (Australia's largest Telco), (Australia's largest employment site),,, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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