A nice little Single Seater & Stock Car Racing Experience within easy reach of Andover, Hampshire.
Single-seater racing car driving could not be more different to driving a road car. This Formula 1 style racing car positions the driver inches off the ground, with legs stretched out into the nose, for a unique driving experience. Following a safety briefing take to the track, being driven in an Octavia to gain valuable insight into the racing lines and learn where best to brake. Once primed, take control to drive the Porsche Cayman for three laps of the 2.4 mile Thruxton circuit before sliding next into the Formula Renault single-seater for a further five exhilarating laps. Rule the track for a total of 19 miles driving! Then hold on tight for a high-speed passenger ride finale with a pro driving an Octavia VRS.
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.
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, demo lap, 19 miles driving time and a high-speed passenger ride.
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 circuit is adjacent to and well signposted from the A303 between the M3 and M4, approximately one and a half hours from London. Proceed through the main entrance, up the drive and through the tunnel. The tunnel entrance is slightly off to the left at the top of the rise. Turn immediately left into the paddock car park and at the far end you will see the media centre building where you will need to sign in.
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.
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.