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Why buy from us?
Now's the chance for you to experience the thrill of sideways driving, as you learn to drift a performance drift-ready car on this excellent half day experience. Master the basics in a custom prepared Lexus IS200 or Lexus IS250 drift car, before putting your newly learnt skills to the test on a final 4 lap drifting session. You'll round the day off experiencing first-hand what it's like to be a passenger in a car with a driver who competes in one of the many national or international drift series, where a competitive environment will be replicated against a lead car for six high speed passenger rides.
Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
Doughnuts – get taught how to do that perfect doughnut and control the car using steering and throttle control, maintaining that perfect circular slide
Figures of 8 – learn how to control the car while the weight is shifting from one direction to the other, using steering/counter-steering and throttle control
Short Circuit – be taught how to navigate the car with a mixture of left-hand and right-hand bends, with 4 attempts of the short circuit, the instructor will give you a demo lap, then your chance to beat the instructor
6-lap high-speed passenger ride (replicating a competition routine) - a lead car is sent and a chase car will follow in close proximity. You then have to hold your nerve as the drivers drift the cars as close as they can without touching
The instructor is alongside you for all the above driving sessions. They will be pushing you hard and fast to learn doughnuts, weight shift techniques as quickly as possible before your final 4 attempts at drifting around the short circuit.
You will be at the venue for approx 3.5-4 hours. There will be some waiting time between each driving session but you can expect a minimum of 20 minutes behind the wheel.
You can book a 10-month gift voucher or book directly onto any date. Please note, this experience is available at multiple venues so please check which dates are for which venue before booking. You can upgrade the validity when you order.
Sessions will be held in group numbers of no more than 20.
A full UK (or equivalent) manual driving license is required
You'll be required to provide proof of your driving licence (card part only) along with your voucher/confirmation
Please note, this experience is available at multiple venues so please check which dates are for which venue before booking
The surface conditions on the day may affect drive time due to tyre wear
The provider will endeavour to give each driver the maximum possible time behind the wheel
Expected driving time – 20-30 minutes during the session in either a Lexus IS200 or Lexus IS250 (from end of Feb 2021)*
Arms and legs must be covered throughout your experience.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, there might be some changes in the sessions times. These might be run in two parts - part 1 and part 2 - or your driving session may be done in the one sitting.
* - The Lexus IS250 is not available at Standlake Arena.
Severe weather may cause the event to be delayed or postponed.
This event runs at our Aldershot Raceway and Standlake Arena venues over a total of 3 sessions per day at the following allotted times - 08.05am, 11.05am and 14.05pm.
Aldershot Raceway and Standlake Arena dates are weekends only.
If you do not have a driving license you will be required to pay an insurance premium on the day of the event. You will be offered a collision damage waiver on the day if you wish to cover yourself should you damage a vehicle. This is optional and will not prevent you from taking part if you do not wish to take it.
Our ethos is that your 'experience' should begin from the moment you first browse the site and we can deliver this because of:
- Unlike other experience companies we don't just sell you a voucher and leave you to call the supplier to book yourself. We manage your entire booking process from A - Z saving you time and money on phone calls.
- We have been a booking agent for track days and experience days since 2003 and have built trusted relationships with all of the venues and suppliers. The owner and manager of trackdays.co.uk have both been around since the first launch and their combined knowledge of the industry is passed down to all new members of staff.
- We have vetted each venue and supplier and at least one of our team will have experienced the event first hand meaning we can give you honest, non-biased advice about what you are ordering.
- You are able to do your entire booking online, but if you do need to call us, our average answer time on our standard rate number is 20 seconds. Even during peak times when the phones are busier, you have the option to chat with us live online or email your enquiry.
- Once you have booked a date, we will help to ensure that you get the tickets in time for your event and will liaise with the suppliers on your behalf should you have any enquires.
- All of our customers are invited to review our service and the service of the operator running the event. As a returning customer you will be eligible for a trackdays discount code to use on your next purchase.
Customer Reviews for the Learn to Drift Half Day Drifting Experience with 6 Passenger Laps
Here is what our customers have said about this experience
4.6 / 5Based on 19 reviews
13 April 2022
Gates to the venur were locked when we arrived, called the contact number - they were all running late.
Waited around for 10 minutes before anyone bothered to introduce themselves.
Lots of staff wondering about, all ignoring us.
They'd lost the keys to all cars so was over an hour after arriving before anything got started.
Very poorly organised.
Instructors weren't actually qualified, just self taught.
Instructors and the owner commented how worn and battered the cars were!
Driving was fun, however the whole thing was over and we were leaving the premises by 10:15 (should have been 8am-12:00 experience morning) and they started over an hour late.
01 November 2021
I was bought this as a gift and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I felt that majority of the instructors made it very enjoyable although one instructor (name unknown) did not appear to want to be there at all and seemed put out by it all. I feel as though there were too many people for the session and that there was a lot of waiting around, potentially less than thirty minutes of actual seat time in the car overall. As an introduction to drifting I feel that the activities on the day worked well and would look to do a similar thing again.
31 October 2021
Staff and instructors were all good fun and really helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone who fancies getting into drifting or just wants to rag a car about for a morning on wet concrete.
26 October 2021
Booking in and facilities could have been much better (toilets and refreshments). But the actual driving experience really good
23 October 2021
Great value for money. Don't expect to go there and be a no 1 drifter by the end. Take all the advise from the team and just have fun!!