Skid Pan Experience

£99
1 hours long
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N/A laps covered
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In a safe and controlled environment we will help you develop the skills needed to correct and control a sliding car, a situation that you may encounter on the public roads. Not only is this great fun, but more importantly a hugely worthwhile investment in your own and your passengers safety.

  • Learn how to control a skidding car
  • Drive new front and rear wheel drive cars
  • Expert tuition from advanced driving instructors
Only   £99

About the Skid Pan Experience

In a safe and controlled environment we will help you develop the skills needed to correct and control a sliding car, a situation that you may encounter on the public roads. Not only is this great fun, but more importantly a hugely worthwhile investment in your own and your passengers safety.

Unlike many venues, we use modern front and rear wheel drive cars so that you will understand and feel how the electronic safety systems, fitted as standard to most cars, will help in adverse conditions, but also how to control a sliding car when all the systems are switched off relying on pure driver skill. We feel this will give you the best preparation for anything the roads and weather may throw at you!

  • This skid pan experience is a one hour session on the skid pan driving both the MINI Cooper and Toyota GT86.
  • Your experience will start with a 10 minute briefing and short demonstration. The remaining 25 minutes is all driving.
  • Your skid pan instructor will be outside giving detailed advice, instruction and encouragement via a two way radio.
  • Each session will run with up to four participants, two in each car driver and passenger.
  • Driver and passenger will swap places half way through the session in each car.
  • After both have driven one car, they will swap into the other car.
  • At the end of the session all participants would have had equal time as a driver and passenger in the MINI Cooper and Toyota GT86.

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

0-60
7.6 seconds
Top Speed
140 mph
Power
197 bhp
Torque
151 lb/ft
Engine Size
2.0 litre 4 cylinder
Gearbox
6 speed paddleshift
Configuration
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.

0-60
9.0 seconds
Top Speed
126 mph
Power
122 bhp
Torque
160 lb/ft
Engine Size
1.6 litre 4 cylinder
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Configuration
Front engine front wheel drive

Skid Pan Experience Availability

Open Dated Voucher

Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £99

Show Dates For

Thursday 14 September 2017 - £99
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Saturday 14 October 2017 - £99
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Sunday 15 October 2017 - £99
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Thursday 2 November 2017 - £99
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Thursday 25 January 2018 - £99
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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.