Rookie Drive at Silverstone

A great Experience in Towcester, Northamptonshire.

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If you’re itching to get in the driving seat but haven’t got a provisional licence, now’s your chance. What’s more, this takes place at the home of the British Grand prix, Silverstone, so is the perfect place to get started! After a welcome and briefing from a qualified advanced driving instructor, take to the tarmac handling pad in a sporty Renault Clio 200 Cup. With 30 minutes behind the wheel, you will learn the fundamentals of driving from an experienced instructor. Master the art of clutch control, gain familiarisation with gears and learn how to pull away and navigate around those all important obstacles.


At least one weekend date every two months throughout the year. The circuit closes between mid-December and mid-January for the winter shut-down.


Track driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice or severe rain) which would make driving dangerous. Please call the venue if in any doubt.

How long does the experience last?

Expect to be at the venue for up to an hour and a half, with around 30 minutes driving. Please arrive 30-40 minutes prior to the start time to attend the essential safety briefing.

How many other people?

There will be one car and instructor to every two participants and you will be present in the vehicle throughout the experience.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome and can bring a camera to record your experience. Please note that pets are not permitted at any circuits. There is a coffee shop at the drive school selling coffees, soft drinks and hot and cold snacks.

What do I wear?

Dress warmly and comfortably in trousers and a long-sleeved top. Wear flat-soled shoes and bring driving gloves if you wish. A helmet will be provided.

Are there any restrictions?

Maximum weight 18 stone. Minimum height is 4’10”; maximum height is 6’3”. Minimum age is 13, maximum is 17 and all participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Anything Else?

There is often an official photographer on-site on the day (but this cannot be guaranteed). 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.

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