Junior Driving Experience Stage 1

£75
N/A hours long
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N/A laps covered
N/A miles covered

Juniors can now get behind the wheel of a modern car and learn the essential skills needed to drive a car safely. Our Advance Driving Instructors (ADI) will be on hand to help teach the core skills and assist drivers to develop their knowledge and enjoy the experience of driving.

  • Drive a modern car
  • Learn the essential skills needed to drive a car
  • Expert tuition from an advance driving instructor
Only   £75

Experience Format

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Briefing and instructor demonstration

Our unique driving experience briefing details the important information you need to know before getting behind the wheel and heading out on track. Our advanced ARDS/ADI instructors will take the time to explain the fundamental controls of a car - steering, throttle, brakes, clutch and gears (10 minutes)

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Guest drives the Fabia

Each pupil will be given time to get used to the controls and improve their driving technique with help from our advanced ARDS/ADI instructors.

About the Junior Driving Experience Stage 1

Young drivers can now learn the essential skills needed to drive, from the drivers seat of a modern car with expert tuition from our advance driving instructors.

Young drivers at least 4ft 10 inches (1.47m) tall and over 12 years old can attend our Stage 1 Junior Driving Experince to learn the essential skills needed to drive a car.

This experience operates in the paddock areas at Thruxton Circuit.

Initially drivers will have expert tuition with an Advance Driving Instructor (ADI) in a Skoda Fabia in the paddock areas, first as a passenger and then taking full control to develop their core skills. Pupils will master the basic techniques of driving which includes; Moving of and stopping smoothly and in a controlled fashion. Steering through various cone layouts. Clutch control and gear changing. Reversing and negotiating a set course involving all the skills learnt.

Total driving time is 45 minutes, split in to two sessions.

The above is what we aim to achieve (and we think we will with most pupils) but everyone is different, with some learning quicker than others, our ADI will tailor each session to the individual pupil

Pupils who complete this experience can go on to do our Stage 2 Junior Driving Experiences where they can drive on the main circuit and in the Porsche Cayman and the Jaguar F-TYPE

The Cars

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Skoda Fabia

Skoda Fabia with dual controls

0-60
10.6 seconds
Top Speed
122 mph
Power
60 bhp
Torque
107 lb/ft
Engine Size
1.0 litre 3 cylinder
Gearbox
5 speed manual
Configuration
Front engine, front wheel drive

Junior Driving Experience Stage 1 Availability

Open Dated Voucher

Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £75

Gift Pack Options

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Premium Gift Box - £3

This gift pack includes a Thruxton branded gift box. Inside the box is a presentation card of their driving experience - showing the exact driving experience the recipient has been given, complete with image of the main car in the driving experience taken by ace automotive photographer Pete Gibson.

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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

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

This experience is for young drivers over 4ft 10 inchs (1.47m) tall, over 12 years old and under 18 years old

This experience operates from Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire

We operate on selected Saturdays and weekdays during the school holidays.

Spectators are welcome - free of charge