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