Piaggio Ape Racing
Try the crazy thrill of Piaggio Ape racing in Hertfordshire, exclusive to Red Letter Days and seen in Top Gear magazine. The three wheeled vehicles have been Italian style icons since 1949 and for this experience, they've been upgraded to racing spec with added stabilisers. After an introduction on how to drive the Ape, split into teams of two and have 20 minutes of practice laps to decide qualifying positions. Then it's time to race! With a proper Le Mans start, race across the track, jump in the right Ape, get the engine started and go! During the 40 minute race, decide a driving strategy with pit stops to switch drivers. Race on a 1 kilometre circuit and the top three teams are rewarded with a trophy!
- Ape (pronounced ap-ay) racing - exclusive experience to Red Letter Days
- As seen in Top Gear magazine
- A thrilling race not for the faint hearted
- Race in teams of two around a 1 kilometre track with trophies for the winners
- Availability Description
Runs Sunday–Friday at least once every two months. Dates for 2019: Sunday 23rd June from 6pm, Sunday 7th July 6pm, Wednesday 24th July 7pm, Thursday 8th August 7pm, Sunday 19th August 6pm, Sunday 8th September 6pm, Wednesday 18th September 7pm, Sunday 20th October, Wednesday 20th November and Sunday 15th December.
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age is 16. Minimum height is 4'6'' and maximum is 6'6''. Maximum weight is 18 stone. This experience isn't suitable for anyone with a back or neck complaint or for pregnant women.
Racing might be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice, heavy rain or high winds) which would make driving at speed dangerous.
Lasts around two hours, with a total of one hour on the track (including 30 minutes of hands-on driving time per driver).
- Numbers on the Day
Teams are split into groups of two and up to ten teams race on the day.
- Dress Code
A racing suit and helmet are provided. Wear flat shoes. Scarves cannot be worn when driving.