Racing Car Driving Experiences
There are performance cars, there are supercars, and then there are racing cars. They do exactly what it says on the tin, they race. Usually reserved for highly skilled, trained and naturally gifted drivers, Trackdays range of authentic race car experiences gives you, the general public, motorsport enthusiasts and petrol heads the chance to strap in and get a feel of what a car that disregards comfort and convenience in the pursuit of performance can really do on a track.
Choose from GT cars and single seaters featuring the likes of the Ferrari 458 Challenge, Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo, McLaren MP4 12C GT3 and Radical SR5 for a truly unforgettable racing experience.
What is a race car experience?
A race car experience is exactly what it sounds like. A session or number of laps driving a car that was specifically created to race and compete around race circuits and race tracks.
Generally, these experiences start with an in-depth safety briefing that’ll teach you the basics about on-track safety, track etiquette, optimal driving techniques and racing lines. Fully preparing you for your time behind the wheel.
Some packages include sighting laps, which will get you a spot in the passenger seat next to an instructor who’ll talk you through the circuit layout as well as point out apexes and braking points. This may be followed by a high speed lap, again depending on the package, giving you a glimpse of what these machines can really do in the right hands.
Then it’s your turn. Belt up and set off as you experience a number of laps alongside an instructor, with one-to-one tuition that’ll help you make the most of your time in the hot seat. Feel the raw power, the ultra-responsive steering and the stiff suspension as you speed around the track in the ultimate race car. A number of the single seater racing car gift experiences we offer, also include a high speed passenger ride to finish, usually in a performance sports saloon.
Are these real racing cars?
Yes. These are bonafide racing machines. From the Grand Prix ready single seater racing cars and cup versions of their retail counterparts to the cars that’ll never be road legal, built from the ground up for speed and performance.
The Ferrari 458 Challenge was built to compete in Ferrari’s single-series racing championship - Ferrari Challenge. The McLaren MP4-12C GT3 was created and destined for a similar fate, to compete in the FIA Group GT3 series and later in the FIA GT1 World Championship. The Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo competes in the Italian manufacturers Super Trofeo series. And the Renault 2000 competes in the Formula Renault series that has previously featured F1 champions Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton.
Is there a race car driving experience near me?
We work with providers up and down the country to get the best possible coverage for customers. We currently offer racing car experience days close to a number of major cities, such as Curborough near Birmingham, Three Sisters near Manchester, Blyton Park near to Sheffield, Hull and Leeds, as well as Bovingdon Airfield just north-west of London.
For those that aren’t lucky enough to live near one of our UK race car experience locations, we offer supercar driving, as well as American muscle car experiences, at a much larger number of venues. So you can get on track in an Aston Martin Vantage, a Ford GT40. These driving days aren’t just for adults, either, with junior driving available for kids and teens.