My Australia: Episode 05 - Part 3

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Excuse me mate, can I ask you a few questions about motor racing?
Yeah, sure.
Okay, do you like it?
Oh, I can't say Iím a big fan of it but each time it comes on the TV you know, I wouldnít
refuse to watch.
Motor racing.
Itís good. Itís exciting.
Itís just different to every other type of sport there is out there.
Umm, that the cars go really fast.
I donít know, that itís entertaining.
And whatís the enjoyment you get out of driving?
Me out of driving? Not having people run into me for a start
Umm, just it gets you places, like, donít have to get a bus or anything.
Well, I like the accelerating, the taking off,
just the feel of taking off in like a V8.
Well, if I had hair Iíd be able to describe wind in my hair but I donít have hair.
Is there enjoyment though in driving?
In the country yes, off the road.
Every man in his life should have a convertible at some stage.
Itís a feeling that we all need to experience.
And would you ever like to go, you know, just drive around a racetrack like you know,
as fast as you could, like ...
What would that feel like?
Yeah, Iíd love it, yeah, itíd be a definite thrill, and adrenalin rush.
So thatís what some Australians think about fast cars, and Kema loves them as well.
Heís about to put on the safety suit and the helmet and go racing for real.
My name is Woohyun Kim. My nickname is Kema.
Iím from Seoul Korea.
There are four people in my family.
My parents and my older sister and me.
I have one more new family member, my brother.
He is my sisterís husband.
My sister has got married about eight months ago.
As you know most Korean men have to do military service so I also did three year military
service as a Marine.
Marine means special group. I volunteer to be a Marine.
efore I came to Brisbane I was in Cairns for three months.
I study English in my language school.
I think I improve my English so that was very nice time.
There are two purposes for coming to Australia.
The first one is to study English.
The second one is to experience Australiaís culture and life.
I think Australia is one of the most beautiful natural countries in the world and there is
a lot of beautiful places.
I live in an Woolloongabba apartment in Brisbane, near city, yeah.
Even though I live in my apartment in Korea for two years myself, I didnít cook too much
Not really good but I can cook nowadays because Iím getting used to my life in Australia
so I have to cook myself.
I work in pool hall in city.
I clean some tables and I give some drinks for customers. Sometimes play with my customer.
Iím going to drive V8 race car.
Iím so excited because itís my first time to drive racing car.
I guess I can do very very well.
I went to Townsville to watch supercar V8 racing car.
Itís my first time to see racing car, car racing.
It was absolutely amazing because amazing speed, very fast and of course, beautiful
racing models.
I didnít know how much Australian people like car race because in Korea itís ... car
racing is not very common.
All right ladies and gentlemen.
Welcome to V8 Experience, all here to drive the V8s today.
Thereís some important tips you can pick up on that can make your driving better out
on the open road.
Todayís activity is potentially dangerous.
There could be some kind of an incident that could result in an injury.
The injury could even prove to be fatal, so you need to be aware of the dangers of todayís
Iím ready to drive but Iím getting nervous a little bit
because it is my first to drive a racing car, but I guess itís a very nice experience,
This one hereís for you.
There you go.
All right.
All good.
Okay mate, in you jump.
This is Ross, heís one of our most senior instructors.
How you going mate?
Whatís your name?
My name is Kema.
Pleased to meet you matey.
All right, what I want you to do Kema is just sit back on the seat and relax.
Okay, thatís good there.
Howís your foot on the clutch pedal Kema?
All the way to the floor?
I think people have weak points and strong points.
One of my strong points is confidence.
You know, in Korea I take the left side handle but in Australia I have to drive right hand
so just about this Iím a little bit nervous.
The first lapís going to be quite slow.
I want you to hold the wheel in the ten to two position and Iíll actually help you steer
the car and put the car into the race lines for you.
And once we get out on the circuit weíll only use third and fourth gear.
So weíll go down into the corners, go down into third gear, back into fourth.
Thatís all youíll need to worry about.
Third and fourth.
Yeah, third then fourth, third and fourth all the time.
The first important thing in motor racing is the entry into the turn.
The later you can turn into the turn the earlier you can get on the bound, the faster you can
come out of that turn.
And itís a lot safer. If you turn in too early youíll still be on the brakes at the
apex as you sail out through the gravel trap.
Weíll just hold that speed at the moment.
Nice and slow for this first lap.
When youíre ready, into fourth gear
Okay two hands back up on the wheel, accelerate hard now.
You can go full throttle.
Hold it flat. Hold it flat, thatís it.
Righto, back to third gear now, third gear, over to the left,
brake, brake, brake.
Off the brakes, let it roll with the apex, thatís it.
Right out to the yellow cone, full throttle now.
Hold it flat, hold it flat.
Thatís it.
Lift off the throttle, turn in.
Now you can go full throttle again.
Hold it flat.
Just trust me, go to flat.
The speed of the car I drove in is amazing.
I travelled about one hundred and sixty kilometres per hour?
Straighten it up.
Roll it in.
Full throttle again.
Take it out to the right to the exit.
Keep it going, keep it going, keep it going, keep it going.
Howís that?
That puts a smile on your face.
When I was under stress in Korea I went driving around my home town.
Sometimes if I open car windows during driving I can feel refreshed, so I can get rid of
Wow! Howís that?
Well done.
Howíd you go?
Very nice. Fantastic.
You enjoy that?
Yeah, sure.
I think you did pretty well.
Thank you.
At first my speed is very slow but as time goes by I can speed up.
It was so exciting, absolutely, because after overtaking I feel ... I feel very nice, yeah.
My parents will be happy when I talk about it to them.
So maybe they proud of me and Iím proud of myself.
That looked like a whole lot of fun.
Time to wave the chequered flag now.
Thanks for watching My Australia.
Hereís whatís coming up on next weekís show.
Akki tries fishing the Aboriginal way with a spear,
The crab came up to my feet and tried to fight me or something.
After a day of snow skiing, Faye heads out looking for dancing at the local pub
and Michelle faces up to her fear of drowning and gets into the pool.
See you then.