We really like this Experience near Loughborough, Leicestershire.
The gorgeous Aston Martin is a beautifully crafted modern classic with awesome power, phenomenal acceleration and superb handling. With the R8, Audi’s leading designers have pushed the boundaries of racing technology, futuristic construction and luxury refinement to deliver a car capable of 187 mph. Start with a briefing from an ARDS-qualified instructor, who’ll also run through some basic driving techniques and give an introduction to the track. Next, take the wheel of either the Aston Martin V8 Vantage or DB9 to drive four laps around the 1.8 mile long track. Then step into the Audi R8 for a further four laps. Driving skills are assessed on a completed driver analysis form. Walk away with a certificate as a memento.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year, at least two dates per month.
Driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions like ice, heavy rain or high winds, when driving at speed might become dangerous. The venue makes contact if the experience is cancelled for any reason.
Lasts approximately two hours. This includes briefing, safety guidance, driving time and debrief. Please arrive 45 minutes in advance of the booked time to ensure a prompt start.
Up to 30 people take part. Your briefing will be shared with a group. All driving is held on a one-to-one basis. There tend to be large numbers taking part at weekends.
Spectators are welcome and a camera will come in handy. The venue offers good facilities for spectators and drivers, including a US-style diner. Pets are not allowed at racing circuits.
Wear trousers, a long-sleeved shirt and narrow, flat-soled shoes, as the pedals in these cars can be close together. Wear natural fibres like cotton, rather than synthetics like nylon.
Minimum height is 5’2”, maximum is 6’6”. Maximum weight is 20 stone. A full British or international manual driving licence must be produced on the day in order to participate.
All instructors are Association of Racing Drivers Schools (ARDS) qualified. 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.