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AMG Driving Academy

The AMG Driving Academy offers you boundless possibilities to push your limits ‐ with training and events around the globe. Meet interesting people with the same passion and enthusiasm for automobile performance while experiencing high performance technology in our Mercedes-AMG cars.

Ensuring safety through Mercedes-Benz driving courses


Learn the skills that will make you a better driver from professional race-car drivers. Enhance confidence in your own driving capability with a programme designed to build your awareness, vehicle understanding and defensive driving tactics. Expert tuition in advanced driving skills, collision avoidance and skid control will help you get to grips with the tarmac before you get behind the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG. Covering dynamic driving from safety, technology and high-performance motoring, this comprehensive course will teach you how to make the most of your vehicle and how to make critical driving decisions when you need it most. AMG is the hallmark of Driving Performance and our product line-up honours this promise in every way.

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The Programme

Our instructors will deliver a theoretical and practical course that will make you aware of street safety and vehicle physics before you learn how to drive a highperformance car on a racetrack. The schedule is as follows:

07h30 – Welcome and registration:
    Skidpan session:
  • Collision avoidance and skid control
  • Emergency lane changing
  • Oversteer and understeer
  • Timed handling course
Track session:
  • Vehicle familiarisation and track orientation
  • Load alternation
  • Cornering, braking, steering and acceleration techniques
  • Braking recognition
  • High-speed track circulation
17h00 – Departure

Course Duration and Times

Full day

The Venue

Zwartkops Raceway

Dynamic PRO-Drive R10 500(p.p.)

Under professional tuition by our motorsport trainers you will be exposed to our powerful AMG’s to get the adrenalin pumping and then cross over to our super powerful and exhilarating SLS AMG. During this intensive high performance training we learn how to perfect your high speed driving skills with an assessment through video and data recording.

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The Programme

Individual arrival

Welcome and registration

On track theoretical Briefing

Course Content:

  • Vehicle familiarization and track orientation
  • High performance balance and control
  • Weight transfer
  • Cornering, braking, steering and acceleration techniques
  • On circuit sector analysis



Individual departure 

Course Duration and Times

4 hour Morning or Afternoon session 

The Venue

Zwartkops Raceway

Basic Training R6 500(p.p.)

The AMG Basic Training experience is perfect to satisfy your need for speed, teaching you how to achieve your goals in the process. With plenty of seat time, you’ll lay the foundation for mastering a high-performance vehicle. Exercises include slalom, handling, emergency braking, cornering, car control – all at the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG. Care for more? This course is aligned with the high international standards of the global AMG Driving Academy and is the ideal preparation for the AMG ADVANCED-Training that is offered worldwide.

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The Programme

Our instructors will deliver a theoretical and practical course that will make you aware of street safety and vehicle physics before you learn how to drive a high performance car on a racetrack. The schedule is as follows:

08h00 – Welcome and Safety Brief

Skidpan session

  • Car Control Handling
  • Auto-X Practice Competition

Track session

  • ABS Brake / Lane Change
  • Cornering techniques
  • Lead & Follow


16h30 – Departure

Course Duration and Times

Full day



The Venue

Zwartkops Raceway

Course Instructor

Course Instructor - Clint Weston

Clint Weston

I believe in combining pure adrenalin, high speed driving, maximum safety, education and passion for everything AMG stands for.

Course Instructor - Auret Rossouw

Auret Rossouw

It is very rewarding for me to know that I can change someone’s attitude towards driving and understanding what a vehicle can do in different circumstances.

Course Instructor - Christoff Snyders

Christoff Snyders

Giving instruction on something that I love and being able to help someone with their driving skills is extremely rewarding.

Course Instructor - Ebrahim Mohammed

Ebrahim Mohammed

It is most rewarding to building someone from where they walk in very nervous & unsure, to being comfortable and able.

Course Instructor - Laren van der Westhuizen

Laren van der Westhuizen

Driver training ticks all the boxes of my passions and I can't think of a better way to spend a day than improving people’s skills in some of the best cars around.

Course Instructor - Valentino Meirotti

Valentino Meirotti

At the end of the day when drivers depart with better skills and brimming with confidence, I know I have helped put a better driver on our roads.

Course Instructor - Muhammad Hoosain

Muhammad Hoosain

My ultimate goal is to continue to pursue and share this passion I have for this career and to instill in others the ability to become safer drivers, all the while continuing to offer a heightened experience.  

Course Instructor - Donovan Taylor

Donovan Taylor

I have a passion for the brand as well as helping people in any way I can so being an instructor at the AMG Driving Academy ticks all the boxes in my criteria for day to day satisfaction. 

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