Driving an Formula 1-style single-seater racing car is unlike anything else. You're strapped into the open cockpit with legs stretched out into the nose of the car, with acceleration and handling that will blow you away. Learn the racing lines under expert tuition by driving four laps in the superb Honda Civic Type R. Then sit back and relax as the expert instructors take the wheel for some demonstration laps before it is your turn to take control of the single seater. Hurtle around the track for ten thrilling laps and feel the road as your super-responsive car reacts to every tiny adjustment you make. There's a trophy for the day's best driver and everyone receives a certificate.
Selected weekday and weekend dates throughout the year. Weekends are always busy; book at least six to eight weeks in advance.
Minimum height is 5'1'', maximum is 6'4''. A full British or international manual driving licence must be produced on the day in order to participate.
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 any doubt.
Your experience will last for up to two hours including a 15 minute briefing, tuition, driving time and a debrief. Arrival is vital at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
There are a maximum of 28 people taking part, broken into smaller groups.
Spectators are welcome. Please note that pets are not permitted at the circuit.
Wear trousers, a long-sleeved shirt and slim, flat-soled shoes, as the pedals in these cars are close together. Don't wear nylon. A helmet is provided.
These Honda Blackbird motorcycle-engined single-seaters are F1 styled racing cars with open cockpits, giving you a taste of real motor racing. Professional photographs can be purchased on the day. 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.
The day was everything I could have expected and the staff were friendly and helpful, both on site and on the phone.
From the moment I arrived at the race track the staff were friendly and well organised. When it got to the driving of the cars - in my case the Seat Leon Cupra and the single seater - there are no words for the handling and the speed that I experienced while on the track. For anyone thinking of doing this experience I would thoroughly recommend it.
Having just completed my experience at Knockhill Racing Circuit, I would like to pay tribute to both the Red Letter Days staff who made the booking process simple and a pleasure, and also the track staff, everyone from sign-in to the instructors were first class and showed true professionalism in the way they carry out their respective jobs. I cannot thank them enough, the tuition was world class, and the experience was something I will remember for a long time, thanks again!!
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