Junior Skid Pan Experience

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

For drivers between the age of 12 and 17 without a driving licence.

Participants must have already successfully completed the Thruxton Junior Stage1 driving experience.

  • Learn how to control a skidding car
  • Drive new front and rear wheel drive cars
  • Give yourself the best chance to control a car
Only   £129

About the Junior Skid Pan Experience

A one hour session on the skid pan driving both the MINI Cooper and Toyota GT86.

Each session will run with up to four participants, the pupil, when driving, is always accompanied by the instructor.

At the end of the session all participants would have had equal time as a driver in the MINI Cooper and Toyota GT86.

Each session will start with a 10 minute briefing and short demonstration. The remaining 50 minutes is all driving.

Driving Content

  • Straight line slalom, weight transfer and direction change controlling under and oversteer.
  • Prolonged control of under and oversteer on 45m diameter circle.
  • Exercises will be experienced with all electronic stability systems switched on for first run.
  • Time trial to end session.

The Cars

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Toyota GT86

A 200bhp revvy flat four engine, light weight and a limited slip differential make the perfect car to experience the skid pan

7.6 seconds
Top Speed
140 mph
197 bhp
151 lb/ft
Engine Size
2.0 litre 4 cylinder
6 speed paddleshift
Front engine rear wheel drive
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Mini Cooper

Retains all the spirit and fun of the two preceding models with the often quoted kart like handling qualities ? it is true, even on the skid pan.

9.0 seconds
Top Speed
126 mph
122 bhp
160 lb/ft
Engine Size
1.6 litre 4 cylinder
6 speed manual
Front engine front wheel drive

Junior Skid Pan Experience Availability

Open Dated Voucher

Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £129

Show Dates For

Saturday 28 October 2017 - £129
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Sunday 29 October 2017 - £129
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Thursday 2 November 2017 - £129
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Friday 10 November 2017 - £129
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Saturday 25 November 2017 - £129
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Sunday 26 November 2017 - £129
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Sunday 10 December 2017 - £129
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Tuesday 12 December 2017 - £129
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Saturday 16 December 2017 - £129
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Saturday 20 January 2018 - £129
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Thursday 25 January 2018 - £129
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Sunday 28 January 2018 - £129
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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 operates from Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire.

We operate on selected weekdays and weekends.

Spectators are welcome - free of charge.

If you need to contact the Skid Pan on the day of your experience please call 01264 316156.