Single-seater racing car driving is massively different to driving a road car. This Formula 1 style racing car positions the driver just inches off the ground, with legs stretched out into the nose, for a unique driving experience. Take to the track after a safety briefing, first of all being driven in a Porsche Cayman by the instructor and gain some insight into the racing lines and learn where to brake. When you are ready, proceed to drive the Porsche for three laps of the 2.4 mile Thruxton circuit before you slide into the Formula Renault single-seater for five exhilarating laps. End with a high-speed passenger ride with a pro driving a Mazda 3 MPS.
Selected Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from February to November. At least two dates per month. Dates fill very quickly, so please allow at least six weeks advance booking notice.
Minimum height is 5'1'', maximum is 6'5''. Maximum weight is 18 stone. All participants must sign a disclaimer confirming a full British or international manual driving licence and good health.
Motor racing may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice or severe rain) which would make driving at speed dangerous. Please call the venue if in doubt. Any unused laps are credited for another visit.
Lasts around two and a half hours, including a briefing, safety guidance, driving time and debrief.
Numbers on the Day
All in-car tuition is on a one-to-one basis, briefings are shared with up to 16 people.
Spectators are welcome. A camera will come in handy. The venue offers good facilities for spectators and drivers. Children must be closely supervised at all times and dogs are not permitted at any circuits.
Dress comfortably (preferably avoiding synthetic clothing) and wear narrow, flat-soled shoes. A helmet and any special clothing are provided.
Thruxton is one of the fastest circuits in the UK and a popular course in the British Touring Car championships. For safety reasons, revs are limited. Buy extra laps in the Formula Renault on the day, subject to availability. When booking expect to be offered the choice of buying a collision damage waiver at £20 to £40 additional charge. Please note there is no obligation to purchase this optional waiver.