manufacturers like Ferrari
have their own test drivers on permanent retainer, and have legions more on call should the need arise. But who does an upstart exotic automaker call when it needs to set up its new machinery? Loris Bicocchi. He's largely responsible for the dynamic performance on such exotica as the Koenigsegg
Zonda and Bugatti
EB110 and Veyron
. He's been doing it for decades, but now that he's turning 50, Bicocchi has come to the realization that he can't do it all himself forever, so he's opening up his own high-performance driving school targeted specifically at training the factory test drivers of tomorrow.
The advanced driving school is being established at the Nardo test track in Italy, and encompasses a three-day program, from theory to behind-the-wheel tutelage. Participants in the program stand to benefit from Bicocchi's vast experience, but also his unique perspective. According to the veteran hot shoe, the test driver should be involved with the development of a performance automobile right from the drawing board up to final set-up. Who are we to disagree? Visit lorisbicocchi.com for more info
[Source: Drivers Republic