Extreme Rally and Supercar Driving Experience
Good cars and instructors, needed lunch providing
I opted for the full day driving experience. The day follows the description on on the site pretty accurately, but please note when they "break for lunch" you don't actually get lunch provided - so ensure you bring a packed lunch, or can drive into the nearest town. This is the first full day driving activity that I've done where lunch hasn't been provided.
The facilities were adequate given we were in the middle of nowhere - hot tea and coffee, bags of crisps and biscuits with an outdoor portable toilet. I thought the £12 charge for a spectator was excessive - how much tea and crisps can one person get through?
The cars were maintained well, with the mechanics constantly tweaking and fixing any faults. The £25 photo option was available, although no examples were on display as to what you actually get, which would of allowed a more informed decision as to whether to purchase or not.
As you were sharing a car between 4 drivers, the cycle was 6-7 minutes in the car then 50 minutes waiting, so ensure you bring something to read if you're easily bored. It would of been nice that if any spare capacity on the day was available it was offered to drivers to purchase additional sessions, rather than leaving cars idle which was the case when I was there. I would of happily bought-up spare sessions to increase the amount of time spent in the car and improve my skills.
The instructors were knowledgeable and gradually let you build up your speed as you gained experience of the course during the session, although the course was reset at luchtime, so you had to start again from scratch in the afternoon session (maybe so the people there for a half-day session only weren't disadvantaged?)
In all, I had an enjoyable day driving very fast cars round a very bumpy airfield!
22 October 2012