— THE JOURNEY
After years of racing success, stunt action in a multitude of films and the envious position of @racingdriversam in the CarWow videos and social channels, Sam Maher Loughnan has launched the Drivetac Academy in collaboration with the Drivetac racing team. The academy is complemented by a hand-picked team of instructors and is run on a secure facility in the heart of the Rutland countryside.
Driven to succeed
The facility is now available teaching professional stunt men and women to drive, racing drivers to hone their skills and go faster and the general public and professionals to tactically protect themselves when out on the open roads or confined in an urban environment.
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Ryan has been racing for 24 years after starting in karting age 11 winning 13 championships during that time. After winning national championship Ryan moved up in to single seaters age 16. Over the next few years Ryan raced in Formula Vee, Formula Ford and Formula 1000. Ryan was offered a place on the Caterham F1 driver program and planned to compete in F3 the following year, but he was unable to raise the funding and Caterham pulled out of F1. Ryan then moved over to racing GT cars and Radicals competing in Britcar Endurance series in a BMW M3 GTR and BMW Z4 GT3, Dutch Supercar Challenge in Lamborghini Super Trofeo and BMW M3 GTR, South African Endurance Series in a Shelby Can-Am, 24hr Series in a BMW M3 GTR and the Radical Challenge. In 2022 Ryan finished second in the GT3 class in the British Endurance Championship.
Ryan started instructing in 2009 and is an A grade ARDS instructor currently working with various race teams and drivers in different series as well as manufacturers like McLaren and Lamborghini. Over the years Ryan has done a lot of drifting work as well as some competitions in South Africa and has also done some driving in a Bollywood movie and some promotional videos and adverts.
Conor has been working professionally since 2010 as a Stunt Performer.
From been fully engulfed in fire falling out of boats to swinging swords on Vikings and Game of Thrones. Leaping from truck to truck at 40mph in Norway, to car chases and car rolls in places like Beirut and Morocco. All this and much more, all while teaching Precision Driving since 2011.
Conor’s proudest achievement was being Nominated for a Taurus World Stunt Awards in 2020 in the Best Fight Category.
— TRUSTED BY THE BEST
British stunt register accredited
Our chief instructor Sam is a not only a recognised race winner in a multitude of disciplines, he was also trained in Hollywood as a stunt driver by the renowned Bobby Ore. With driving accolades in films including Drive, Bourne, and other Hollywood Blockbusters, this is an exclusive opportunity to gain your qualification from the best in the country.
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With an established background in motorsport and engineering we set about the creation of our own race team in 2009. Originally competing in the BRSCC Fun Cup and Porsche Boxster championships, the team has expanded and diversified the portfolio to include the like of GTs, Radical sports cars and heavily modified production cars across a mix of endurance and sprint racing series.
During our time competing in some of the top championships the UK has to offer we have worked with several major manufacturers such as Mercedes-AMG, Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche to name but a few, and have won silverware in every category we have entered – including multiple championship wins.
— Working at the highest level
I’m immensely grateful for my journey with DriveTac, led by the fantastic Sam and his remarkable team. From day one, they trust you behind the wheel, seamlessly combining solo driving with detailed instruction. In just nine months, their expert guidance took me from a novice to passing my BSR exam with flying colours. DriveTac not only builds a solid stunt driving foundation but also hones essential on-set skills like radio etiquette. The team’s dedication is unparalleled, and I wholeheartedly recommend DriveTac to anyone aspiring for the stunt register. In a nutshell, DriveTac is an unparalleled experience—effective, thorough, and transformative. You will not be disappointed.
I’ve been training with Sam and his team since June and he’s developed my understanding and handling of cars in so many ways and he’s not only able to coach but the way he drives is unbelievable!
If you’re interested in doing Precision Driving for your stunt skills or you just want to be amazing at driving and enjoy some average Irish banter go train with these guys. They are the best (I’m not biased as I’ve done others and there is no comparison!)
Their knowledge and facilities are unparalleled and the amount of seat time you get to refine and practise is more than what any other course offers.
The team is amazing and their wealth of stunt experience & knowledge / racing pedigree and the training facilities are second to none. Also, the coffee is banging.
If you want to be the best, train with the best. Go check it!
I started with Drivetac in April and I’ve had the best time learning with them over the past 6 months. Sam and his team have put together an unbelievable course to train us all up to such a high standard. Before the course, I would not have been confident enough to drive on set, but now I absolutely would! The instructors are very clear with their teaching and the amount of seat time we get in these courses won’t compare to any other school. Because of this, so many skills are covered in such a short time! The guys at Drivetac make every course so much fun… so much so, I keep going back to learn more and develop my skills further. Couldn’t rate Drivetac enough. Thank you Sam and team!
This tactical course was an absolute eye-opener. Personal safety, self-defence, passenger protection and awareness around the car were disciplines I could never have imagined. The instructors provided the most thorough education in an easy to understand manner and I now have a much better insight in to safeguarding myself, my car and my passengers.
I’ve gained a new found confidence in my performance car’s abilities and my own skills as a driver.
Before heading to Drivetac for the first 3 days of training, I was told I would be a totally different driver by day 3. After 6 days I couldn’t believe the progress I had made!
The team headed up by Sam can not only explain the skills in way that I could understand but can all get behind the wheel to demonstrate with ease which is a crucial part of the learning process for trainees.
The level of film set knowledge and application for driving stunts makes the course an absolute must for drivers wanting to break into the industry.