is very knowledgeable. I found his advanced driving course
to be informative and thoroughly enjoyable. The track day
in particular was thrilling. I highly recommend Junaid to
any person who wants to experience what their performance
car is capable of."
Audi RS4 Avant
so much fun out at Killarney with advanced driving instructor
Junaid Hamid. It made all the difference having someone
with so much experience teaching me what would take ages
to learn on my own. Thanks for the help, laughs and letting
me know when the red mist was descending.
Junaid as an instructor definitely gave me the confidence
to tackle my first track day. His calm demeanor and wealth
of knowledge did the trick. Highly recommended. More power
Suzuki Swift Sport
you want to get comfortable with the limits of your performance
car, Junaid’s Speedstar Advanced Driver Coaching comes
highly recommended. You’ll find it an exhilarating
and entertaining learning experience."
Car Magazine Journalist
Renault Clio RS
all about Nikesh's track experience here!
and informative. We learnt alot and the class definitely helped
alot . "SFC" Subaru Fun Crew did the class before
our Track Day."
Subaru Fun Crew Club
absolutely recommend advanced driving lessons from Junaid
Hamid at Speed Star Advanced Driver Coaching. A friend of
mine also saw tremendous value in it for improving driving
style and being more alert and composed etc.both on the track
and on the road. The skills learnt on the track are transferable
to daily road driving. A simple example I can use is when
a family commented on my "upgraded brakes", but
my car's brakes were not changed and it was actually just
smoother breaking and gear changes which I learnt on the track
during my lesson.
Prior to my advanced driving lessons on the track at a Street
Car Track Day held at Killarney, my dad and I attended a pre-track-day
class. This introductory class covered the basics of how to
prepare your car, yourself, to racing lines and vehicle dynamics.
The class prepared me for the track day and eased the nerves,
as my first track day before any lessons was a frightening
On my second track day, this time with the very capable Junaid
sitting shotgun, talked me through the track while I was driving
and coached and helped me to improve my driving style/technique
and times. By the last session of the day, I eventually shaved
off 3 seconds off my best time from previous sessions of the
day, by applying these basic driving techniques.
A few days later, Junaid returned my best laps taken from
his go-pro footage including lap times and telemetry of each
lap. This allowed us to do some analysis for where improvements
can be made.
Most importantly, at the end of the day, much fun was had,
we were safe, I actually felt an improvement was made, and
I would like to return to the track.”
Ford Fiesta ST
worked with Junaid many times I can vouch for his professionalism,
work ethic and endless dedication to the motoring industry.
Not only has he over the years gained the experience required
to be a great driving coach, but his constant drive to learn
new techniques and technologies has made him the go to person
in Cape Town when it comes to high performance driver training.”
TV Host, Stunt Driver
as appeared in The Daily Voice, November 8, 2013.