Discover the high-octane thrill of drifting with this exciting driving experience. An expert instructor will teach you all about this exhilarating method of driving during this full day experience, and you’ll have the chance to learn techniques including J-turns, handbrake turns, power and lift-off over steer and weight transfer dynamics. You’ll even be able to enjoy a fantastic track drifting session, as well as additional laps in a race-prepared BMW M3, before finding out how the professionals do it with a white-knuckle instructor-driven passenger lap.
This experience is a great introduction to the exciting world of drifting! Throughout the day you’ll have the chance to put a drift-prepared car – the Mazda MK2 MX-5 1.8S, equipped with roll-over bar and the all-important Torsen limited slip-differential for ease of drifting - through its paces under the guidance of an experienced professional.
Your experience will begin with a theory classroom session covering the principles of car control and safety briefing, before you progress to learning J-turns and handbrake turns. After getting to grips with losing traction you'll master donuts using power oversteer, before learning about linking drifts, incorporating management, correction and recovery of oversteer. After a break for lunch you’ll familiarise yourself with weight transfer dynamics on a fast corner - including breaking traction with the Scandinavian flick and lift-off oversteer weight transfer dynamics! Your full day experience also includes a high-speed circuit session with additional laps in a race-prepared BMW M3, as well as an adrenaline-pumping passenger hot lap – hold on tight as your expert instructor glides around the track at top speeds! Your experience will end with a debrief with your instructor.
This experience is available at Hertfordshire:
Hertfordshire (South East) - Hemel Hempstead
Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person. This experience usually runs on Sundays - however weekdays are available by arrangement. Minimum age is 17 years. Minimum height is 5ft; maximum height is 6ft 2ins. Maximum weight is 18st. Participants must have a valid UK driving licence, which must be presented on the day (photocopies will not be accepted). Participants must be physically fit and have no health conditions which might affect their ability to drive. You will be required to sign a disclaimer form before your experience. You must wear suitable flat-soled shoes. This experience lasts approximately 8-9 hours with a minimum of 1 hour and 40 minutes driving time. All dates are subject to availability.
1Get ready to glide with this exhilarating drifting experience! You’ll put a stunning drift-prepared Mazda MX5 through its paces as you learn all about this unique and exciting approach to driving. Under the guidance of an expert instructor you’ll learn a variety of drifting techniques including J-turns, handbrake turns and power over steer, before taking to the track with several adrenaline-pumping circuit drifting sessions. Your experience will also include a fantastic instructor-driven passenger lap – a chance to see how it’s done by the professionals!
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1 out of 1(100%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Drifting is one of those activities that most petrolheads want to experience, but find it impossible to do so without wrecking your own car. Therefore when I saw that this day had been added to the buyagift roster I jumped at the chance to swap my voucher over.
My high expectations of the day were easily surpassed, easily the most fun I've had on a driving or trackday. The team of Jonny, Luke and Dave were all highly enthusiastic and really encouraged you to push as hard as you dare.
I only had one apprehension before the day: that the MX5's used wouldn't be 'drifty' enough. This fear evaporated the moment I first accelerated on the low grip surface, the chuckable MX5's were ideal!