Getting race ready with Mark
Racing drivers from different categories had the chance to spend time training, talking fitness and preparation with Mark on Saturday during the Get Race Fit event at the Porsche Human Performance Centre at Silverstone.
The preparation for a race starts long before the driver puts his helmet on and slides into the car. There is a huge amount of work to be done in advance to prepare the body and mind for the challenges on and off the track.
‘I’ve been on quite a strict training regime over the last 12 years ensuring my body was able to cope with the G-forces, different climates, the pressure of operating at the highest level, being competitive and winning races,’ said Mark. ‘You need to be very disciplined and stick to your program. There are a lot of good drivers out there and you need to make sure you stay on top of your game.’
During the workshop Mark trained together with the racing drivers, gave some insights into how his preparation and training has changed to cater for the specific demands of endurance racing and gave advice on how they can get the most out of themselves for their racing season.
Mark was joined by former racing driver Richard Attwood, the first ever Le Mans 24hr winner for Porsche in 1970, who shared the experience of his motor racing career.
Mark added: ‘The young drivers have been here today to understand how they can get more out of themselves and understand the fitness aspect of their sport, their dietary requirements, the general discipline and how they can plan their day to day training.
I’ve been trying to help where I can to give a little bit of advice along the way. You can see they’re bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready to go. They want to be competitive and Porsche have got a great set-up here at Silverstone to put something back into the scientific side of the sport for these guys.’
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Véroniqueon March 5, 2014 Reply
Mark, I am very happy to attend for the first time in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I’ll be there to support you throughout this wonderful week.
Good luck in your new career.
I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you and encourage you in person June 10, 2014.
I wish you the best ….
Amarildoon March 20, 2014 Reply
Mark whats your email adress can you email me?