Single Seater and BMW M3 Driving Experience at Brands Hatch
This was a christmas gift which I was eagerly awaiting all year. I am very happy to say that it did no disappoint, and in fact exceeded all my expectations.
The welcome and briefings all made the experience much more "real" and I felt like a real race car driver.
The whole day was very well run and I would happily recommend it, in fact I am now trying to drop hints about my Christmas present this year (rally master!!)
Had a great time and cannot wait to do it all again.
24 August 2012
Great day out
Fantastic experience getting to drive an M3 and a single seater. Allowed to push it more than i expected in the M3 and encouraged by positive coaching. would have liked a couple more laps in the M3 though.
the single seater wasnt quite as quick as i expected but that is probably for the best for novices like me, and was by no means slow. i was expecting to have to hold back for safety but was able to push hard. time on the track about perfect as im quite fit but was getting tired at the chequered flag!
the whole experience at a couple of hours felt good value for money without eating up a whole day, and oulton park in particular is a great venue, therefore overall i would strongly recommend this to anyone with a love of driving or motorsport.
09 August 2012
Fantastic Race Car Driving Experience
Brands Hatch is one of the better venues to undertake a race driving experience for all parties involved. Spectators can wander around the pit lane, the garages and the enclosed 1st floor observation room which affords an almost 360 degree of the 1.2 mile circuit. But for the drivers, it's even better. The Race Master Driving Experience allows the participant to drive a BMW M3 for almost 20 minutes accompanied by an experienced driver acting as co-pilot. He shows you the correct lines, braking points and driving tips. At the conclusion, you receive a written report and score card, points out of 100. Then on to the highlight of the day, driving a single seater race car around the circuit. No pace car, the only restriction sadly, is the gearbox limiter at 4,000 revs, which you hit regularly, especially on the Brabham Straight. On the day I drove, it was heavy rain. I didn't think it would go ahead, but it did. Only snow and fog seems to curtail any activities. Although initially disappointed with the weather, I just embraced it and went for it, even making several overtakes. A waterproof over-suit and gloves are provided, much needed. Needless to say, it didn't dampen my adrenalin rush at the end of the 20 minute session. One bonus over other driving experiences I have done, is at the completion of the single seater session, each driver is presented with a certificate and a written record of lap times. Even though I was probably one of the oldest people in our group, I set the 2nd fastest lap time. Life in the old dog yet. Only now, I want to relive the experience, this time in the dry. It is just so addictive. This is probably one of the best packages on the BuyaGift website for single seater experiences. Here's to the next birthday!
06 July 2012
Brilliant Gift as Always
Love this race day, its the third time i've done it now and i hope i get it again next year! Would defo recommend. Got it when there was a sale on so great value too.
05 February 2012