ARDS Test

£310
N/A hours long
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N/A laps covered
N/A miles covered

So you want to take the next step and actually go motor racing? The first thing you will need is an MSA National B competition licence.

  • Take the ARDS test to get a national B license
  • Learn from the best race instructors in the UK
  • Drive the fastest circuit in the UK in a Porsche
Only   £310

About the ARDS Test

You can take the course here at Thruxton in a Porsche Cayman 2.9. There is a set procedure to secure your licence which is set out by the MSA:

  1. Apply to the MSA for your ?Go Racing? starter pack, which will include:
    • Licence application form
    • Go Racing video
    • MSA yearbook
    • Starting Motorsport handbook
    • Association of Racing Drivers Schools leaflet.
  2. Have a racing medical examination with your doctor and ensure that the form is signed and returned to you - some doctors may charge for this.
  3. Contact us on 01264 882222 to book your course. The ARDS test consists of the following:
    • Classroom briefing
    • Driving test. The instructor will demonstrate the lines and technique to you before you drive for a minimum of 5 laps.
    • Two multiple-choice exam papers

Please remember that although you will receive tuition and help on your course, the main purpose is to test your suitability to hold a competition licence. If you feel you would benefit from additional track time, we offer an ARDS PLUS course which caters for this need. Click here for more info.

Once you have successfully completed the course you must send all the relevant paperwork to the MSA to be validated:

MSA Motorsport House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook, Slough, SL3 0HG Telephone: 01753 681736

About the Junior ARDS Training Program

Thruxton also run the Junior ARDS course for 14 to 16 year olds and up. The cost is ?600. Below is the criteria for applicants: 1. The minimum age for a driver to take the course and hold a Race Licence is 14 years old 2. Application must be supported by or received from a Junior Race Championship organizing club. These are BARC (Junior Ginetta), BRSCC (T-Cars) and 750 Motor Club (SaxMax).

Once they have completed the Junior ARDS Training Programme the registered Thruxton Junior ARDS Instructor will sign off their application. Their licence will then be issued in the name of the driver but held by the organizing club of their championship (until they are 16 years old ? then they will hold a full licence).

For more information on the ARDS Junior Driver Training Programme, please call 01264 882222.

The Cars

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Porsche Cayman

The latest Porsche Cayman is a genuine junior supercar. Similar in looks to the 911 but with a mid-engine layout.

Out on track the car gives incredible feedback, allowing the driver to build in confidence and enjoy the increased power and incredible grip that the car generates.

0-60
5.8 seconds
Top Speed
163 mph
Power
261 bhp
Torque
221 lb/ft
Engine Size
2.9 litre 6 cylinder
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Configuration
Mid engine, rear wheel drive
Cars with In-Car Recording

ARDS Test Availability

Open Dated Voucher

Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £310

Show Dates For

Friday 19 January 2018 - £310
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Gift Pack Options

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Standard Gift Box - Free

Gift pack will include our current brochure, list of dates to attend and a personalised card for the recipient with their name and a personalised message.

Why Buy A Driving Experience From Thruxton

Our Top 5

  1. No on the day pressure to purchase expensive accident damage waiver at registration. The price you see is the price you pay
  2. Thruxton is the fastest race track in the UK and a fully licensed FIA venue - not a disused airfield.
  3. No 70mph speed limits or numerous "cone chicanes" to keep the speed artificially slow
  4. The latest models from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin
  5. You drive on the full 2.4 mile circuit as used by the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and other top class championships plus we have all the expected venue spectator facilities
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Need to Know Information

The ARDS can be purchased as an open gift voucher valid for 1 year from the date of purchase

The ARDS test operates from Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire

We operate on selected weekdays and Saturdays. Please note: there is a ?10 premium if you choose to book on a Saturday, payable when a date is booked

Drivers must hold a full licence | On the day drivers must wear clothes that cover their arms and legs | Helmets, race boots and gloves are provided

Spectators are welcome - free of charge