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Racing Car Driving Experience at Thruxton 10217250

5 out of 5 (based on 9 reviews)
£175
Location: Andover - Hampshire
For 1 person
Valid for 20 months
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Overview

It is almost every mans dream to be like Stirling Moss, James Hunt, Nigel Mansell, Lewis Hamilton and all the other super star racers. It's a dream that never goes away, we all secretly think that we'd love to have a go in a proper racing car on a real race track, but very few people ever get that opportunity. This is your chance to make those dreams come true, you can drive a genuine single seat Formula Renault racing car around Thruxton, Britain's fastest motor racing circuit. Home of the British Formula 3 championship, Thruxton also plays host to the British Superbike championship, this is a racing circuit with pedigree. For your race day you will receive a welcome, introduction and safety briefing from one of the fully qualified ARDS instructors who will then take you out onto the track in a Porsche Cayman for 2 instructor driven training laps. Then you'll get the chance to get to know the track by driving the Porsche yourself for 3 laps. Confident that you are able to master the challenges that the track holds you will then get to drive a genuine Formula Renault single seat race car around the circuit for 5 laps, this is your chance to show Messrs Moss, Mansell, Hamilton et al just how you could've been one of them. After your drive you'll be given an assessment from one of the highly trained instructors on how you did. To top the day off you will be taken on a high speed passenger lap of the track by one of the professional racing drivers. Finally, as a memento of the day you drove a real racing car you will receive a commemorative certificate.

What's included?
  • Introduction and safety briefing with a fully qualified instructor
  • All safety and protective equipment
  • 2 instructor driven demonstration laps
  • 3 laps driving a Porsche Cayman 2.9
  • 5 laps driving a Formula Renault single seat racing car
  • A high speed instructor driven lap in a performance saloon car
  • Driver analysis and assessment
  • Individual commemorative certificate
What do I need to know?
  • Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person
  • This experience is available on selected week days only
  • Min. age is 17 years
  • You must hold a full UK driving licence which you will need to bring with you on the day. Photocopies will not be accepted
  • Min height 1.52m/5'0”
  • Max height 1.83m/6'0” - drivers over 1.83m/6'0” but under 1.93m/6'4” may still participate but they will drive a Sports 2000 racing car rather than a Formula Renault single seater
  • Max weight 114Kg/18st
  • There are no medical restrictions but participants must be able to drive the car without any modifications needed to enable them to drive. If in any doubt about your suitability for the experience, please check with the supplier before booking
  • All dates are subject to availability
  • Please bring weather appropriate outdoor wear
  • When driving participants must wear long sleeved shirt, trousers and flat & thin soled shoes/trainers
  • Photo's and DVD's of your experience may be available to purchase at the venue
  • It may be possible to purchase additional laps on the day of the event
  • Please allow approximately 2 ¼ hours for this experience

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Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (based on 9 reviews)
9 out of 9 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Best day ever (well nearly!)
05 August 2019
For my 50th my very thoughtful husband gave me a driving experience (Porsche Cayman & Single Seater) at Thruxton. From booking the date I was looked after at every step of the way. Thruxton contacted me the day before to say that the time I had chosen was also when several of the same staff at 1 company would be there and might I prefer to choose another time instead so I didn't feel 'left out' so I went for an earlier time. When I turned up they were so professional and friendly everywhere I went, from the briefing, driving instructors to the pit team especially Wicky! The photos and video were all excellent quality - I had the best day ever and one I can look at and watch time and time again forever! Thank you Thruxton.
Kezza
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Track day at thruxton
11 August 2018
It was amazing apart from the one Porsche Cayman Indtructor I had who was very moody and did not give many tips on how to improve. However all the other staff were great and friendly I would highly recommend this experience
Lucas
Age: 18-24
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Great gift
10 February 2017
The experience was very well organised, with plenty of staff around to show the way. The briefing was clear and well presented. The instructor in the Porsche was reassuring and encouraging. The drive in the racing car was exhilarating, though a little scary! I was disappointed that the final drive as a passenger with a professional driver was only for one lap. I was unlucky enough to be the sole back seat passenger. It was recommended I sit in the middle to see better, but this meant I was thrown around all over the place.
JimRich
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
great experience
29 August 2016
had a great afternoon at thruxton. a proffesional and exciting time and a experience i will do again at the blink of an eye
willo
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Great day out
30 April 2016
This was a 60th birthday present from my children. It was a fantastic experience for my rides. I drove a Porshe around the circuit which was excillerating and a never to forget experience. I also has a white knuckle ride in a Peugeot in which I was amazed the car stayed on the track. I also had a fast ride in a saloon and the racing car experience. All in all it was a great day out and a much bigger organisation set up than I expected. The staff were brilliant too, nothing was too much trouble. Well recommended.
Mikemalo
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Fab Friday
12 October 2015
Had a great day at the Thruxton circuit on Friday 9th October curtousy of the wife (birthday gift). We found the day really well organised with very little waiting time between vehicles and the staff were all very professional.
Will C
Age: 25-34
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Thruxton single seater driving experience
21 June 2015
Great drive and experience. Made more enjoyable because met Tiff Nedell who signed his book and had a photo taken with me. Whole trip brilliant.
Cara09
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Brilliant day!
07 June 2015
The day was very well organised, good helpful staff, great fun driving at Thruxton.
Land Rover Man
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Thurxton racing car experiance
30 August 2013
Always enjoyed doing this and it's a recommend experiance if you like driving fast. Well organised and structured it's recommended. Options on the day to extend your experience, which you will probably want to do, so budget for a little more.
Scripophilist
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Racing Car Driving Experience at Thruxton
£175