John Stevens started coaching at Brands Hatch, and subsequently became Chief Instructor at the Audi Quattro High Performance Driving School, a position he held for 16 years. He was responsible for the programme and instructor training during the formation of Audi's South African school, based at Kyalami, and his services have also been employed by Ford, Renault and Toyota for their works rally drivers.

His private pupils have included drivers competing in Formula 1, GP2, Formula 3000, CART, International Sports Cars, Formula 3, Super Touring, Historic racing and the British Rally Championship, among many other categories. In addition, he is one of the world's leading motorcycle race coaches, having advised riders at everything from club level to Superbikes.

During his career John has coached drivers at all the major UK circuits and many more around the world, including the following:

Adria
(Italy)
Albacete
(Spain)
Bahrain
(Bahrain)
Cabalen
(Argentina)
Dijon
(France)
Estoril
(Portugal)
Hockenheim
(Germany)
Hungaroring
(Hungary)
Imola
(Italy)
Knutsdorp
(Sweden)
Kyalami
(South Africa)
Laguna Seca
(USA)
Le Mans
(France)
Maggione
(Italy)
Monte Carlo
(Monaco)
Monza
(Italy)
Mugello
(Italy)
Nürburgring
(Germany)
Parana
(Argentina)
Paul Ricard
(France)
Querataro
(Mexico)
Rio Cuarto
(Argentina)
San Jorge
(Argentina)
Sepang
(Malaysia)
Spa-Francorchamps
(Belgium)
Surfer's Paradise
(Australia)
Swartkops
(South Africa)
Valencia
(Spain)
Vancouver
(Canada)
Welkom
(South Africa)
  Zandvoort
(Netherlands)
 

John's tuition is as relevant to the road as it is to the race track, and he is becoming increasingly sought after as a high performance road driving instructor. This aspect of his work includes training salesman at car dealerships to demonstrate their products in the most effective manner. 

A former motocross rider, John enjoyed a lot of success racing in Formula Ford, winning the Daily Mail Star of Tomorrow championship and setting a lap record at Thruxton which stood for six seasons. He has also raced in Formula 5000 and saloon cars.

 

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