Racing Addict Driving Experience

3 hours long
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21 laps covered
50.4 miles covered

This is experience is a motorsport fans dream. Plenty of laps in the Formula Renault racing car (Lewis Hamilton won the UK Championship) You'll also get to drive the Porsche Cayman to learn the circuit. Afterwards, hold on tight first in our two-seat racing car, then meet Tiff Needell and sample his high speed driving in the passenger seat of the BMW M4 - we'll also video it for you to take home!

  • Drive a racing car on the UK's fastest race circuit
  • Meet Tiff Needell and experience his high-speed sideways driving
  • Learn the circuit in a Porsche Cayman
Only   £399

Experience Format

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Our senior ARDS Race Instructor will give a full briefing detailing the important information you need to know before getting behind the wheel and heading out on track; circuit layout, racing line, turn in, apex, exit, braking, throttle control, driving Position, steering, pedal control, gear change, understanding paddle shift, overtaking and flag signals. As part of the briefing we have a unique CGI sequence which shows how a vehicle reacts to the inputs made by the driver including; chassis dynamics, weight transfer, oversteer and understeer.

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Instructor demonstration

3 laps

Driving on a race circuit is very different to normal road driving. To make the most of the cars guests will be driving on track you need to learn the racing line and braking points. Our ARDS race instructors will be on hand to help throughout your experience

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Guest drives the Porsche Cayman

3 laps

Three laps driving the Porsche Cayman. Nowhere else in the UK will you drive the class leading sports car as your introduction to a driving experience. With 3 laps behind the wheel you'll not only have a huge smile on your face but be ready to take on the next car, no doubt feeling like the next Lewis Hamilton

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Guest drives the Formula Renault Racing Car

5 laps

Watching Formula 1 will never be the same again after you've experienced driving a proper single seat racing car on a proper race circuit. Many of the current crop of F1 drivers have raced in this formula with Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton both winning the UK series. Once seated with the racing straps fitted around you the engine bursts into life you'll feel like a Grand Prix is about to start. Once up to speed, everything clicks into place as you and the car become one, getting quicker every lap, the car responding instantly. A truly unique experience and one that will be remembered

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Guest drives the Formula Renault Racing Car

5 laps

Having already had five laps in the Formula Renault Racing Car, we guarantee you'll be raring to get back in the car for another five

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High Speed Passenger Ride in a two-seat racing car

2 laps

It's a two-seat racing car that runs on slick racing tyres has an F1 style paddle-shift gearbox which is connected to a whopping 2.8 litre V6 naturally aspirated engine. It's a white knuckle ride you'll never forget. Under brakes you'll feel the car searching for grip then the tyres forcing the chassis in to the next corner at seemingly impossible speeds

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Meet Tiff

Tiff will take the time to explain the details of the BMW M2 and what to expect. Time to get your camera out for a photo next to the car!

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High Speed Passenger Ride with Tiff Needell

3 laps

Three exhilarating laps with Tiff at the wheel as he talks you around Thruxton and squeezes every last horse power out of the new BMW M2 whilst pointing sideways at the same time!

About the Racing Addict Driving Experience

Our Racing Addict Experience gives customers the chance to have two five-lap sessions in the racing car, plus have a two-lap high-speed ride in our two-seat racing car AND jump in the BMW M4 with Tiff Needell and sample his high speed sideways skills first hand (we'll also record it in 360 video for you to take home)

Before driving the racing car there's time to get to grips with the race circuit in the fantastic Porsche Cayman. The mid-engine car is great fun and incredibly rewarding to drive, it gives great driver feedback - accurate and responsive steering and great handling balance.

The Cars

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Porsche Cayman

The 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.

5.8 seconds
Top Speed
163 mph
261 bhp
221 lb/ft
Engine Size
2.9 litre 6 cylinder
6 speed manual
Mid engine, rear wheel drive
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Formula Renault

Firmly strapped into the cockpit the car is an extension of you. It will react to every input. When you brake it stops, turn the steering wheel and it darts left or right. Road cars seem soggy and unresponsive by comparison.

We also have the Sports 2000 racing car for customers who are too tall to drive the Formula Renault. These Le Mans looking cars are very fast and have downforce to help corner at high speeds. Great fun to drive!

4.5 seconds
Top Speed
140 mph
130 bhp
110 lb/ft
Engine Size
1.7 litre 4 cylinder
4 speed non-syncro
Mid engine, rear wheel drive
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Two-Seat Racing Car

Our two-seat racing car is purpose-built by Fab-Tech and designed to allow a passenger to experience an open-wheel racing car with a professional driver at the wheel. Experience downforce and extreme acceleration and braking force around the fastest circuit in the UK.

2.8 seconds
Top Speed
160 mph
295 bhp
245 lb/ft
Engine Size
2.8 litre V6
6 speed paddle shift
Mid engine rear-wheel drive
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The BMW M2 feels like it was made to lap Thruxton's fast sweeping corners. The car is equipped with a 405hp 3.0 Litre Twin Turbo engine with a seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission.

4.2 seconds
Top Speed
155 mph
405 bhp
406 lb/ft
Engine Size
3 litre straight 6 with twin turbos
7 speed double clutch paddleshift gearbox
Front engine rear wheel drive
Cars with In-Car Recording

Racing Addict Driving Experience Availability

Open Dated Voucher

Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £399

Show Dates For

Thursday 30 June 2022 - £399
Friday 1 July 2022 - £399
Thursday 14 July 2022 - £399
Friday 15 July 2022 - £399
Friday 29 July 2022 - £399
Saturday 30 July 2022 - £399
Friday 5 August 2022 - £399
Saturday 6 August 2022 - £399
Tuesday 23 August 2022 - £399
Friday 2 September 2022 - £399
Saturday 3 September 2022 - £399
Friday 23 September 2022 - £399
Saturday 24 September 2022 - £399
Saturday 24 September 2022 - £399
Thursday 29 September 2022 - £399
Friday 30 September 2022 - £399

Gift Pack Options

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E-Voucher - Free

Your gift will be delivered by email straight to your inbox, so it's ideal for last-minute presents. Delivery is free and you’ll receive a personalised experience voucher with an optional gift message.

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Gift Voucher Pack - £2.50

Gift voucher pack includes; our current brochure with details of all our experiences and information about Thruxton, personalised gift voucher with an optional gift message and a list of dates to attend.

Why Buy A Driving Experience From Thruxton

Our Top Reasons For Buying A Driving Experience At Thruxton

  1. No on the day pressure to purchase expensive accident damage waiver at registration. The price you see is the price you pay.
  2. Over 35 years of experience in operating driving experiences.
  3. We'll automatically extend your voucher if you have to cancel due to Covid-19.
  4. Our driving experience days operate in a covid safe environment. Find out more
  5. Thruxton is the fastest race track in the UK and a fully licensed FIA venue - not a disused airfield.
  6. No 70mph speed limits or numerous "cone chicanes" to keep the speed artificially slow.
  7. Models from Ferrari, Mclaren, Aston Martin, Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Ford, BMW, Alpine and single-seat racing cars.
  8. 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

  • We have over 40 years of experience operating driving experiences and activities

  • This driving experience can be purchased as an open gift voucher valid for 12 months from the date of purchase

  • We'll automatically extend your voucher if an event has to be cancelled, or you can't make a date booked due to Covid-19

  • This driving experience operates from Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire. An FIA and Motorsport UK licenced venue

  • This driving experience operates in a Covid safe environment

  • We operate on selected weekdays and Saturdays. Please note: there is a £15 premium if you choose to book on a Saturday, payable when a date is booked

  • Drivers must hold a full drivers 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


360 in-car videos available for this experience

The ultimate memento of your visit to Thruxton. Our 360 cameras will capture all the action of your drive in 4K, true 360-degree video for you to enjoy afterwards on all your devices. 360 Videos can be pre-purchased online (save £5) and booked on the day of your visit.

Record your drive in 1 car - £20 (Save £5)
Record your drive in 2 cars - £30 (Save £5)
Record your drive in 3 cars - £35 (Save £5)


Why buy a driving experience at Thruxton

We are one of the very first operators of driving experiences and have an outstanding reputation for doing things properly. We have always taken great pride in making sure that every visitor has a fantastic day that exceeds their expectations, so trust us to look after you and your guests.

  • Everything is geared around a quality experience and we limit numbers to ensure this
  • We only use professional ARDS qualified race instructors who will make your drive more enjoyable
  • All our supercars are maintained by main dealerships and run on premium Pirelli tyres
  • We have a state-of-the-art hospitality building and restaurant with a viewing gallery
  • We will always do our best to accommodate special requests

Here's what we don't do:

  • We don’t restrict the circuit – you drive the full 2.4-mile FIA licenced race track
  • We don’t create artificial corners to slow you down
  • We don’t sell at cheap prices to get you here and then pressure you to buy extras on the day
  • We don’t cut corners on safety or quality

Tiff Needell highlights why a driving experience at Thruxton offers more than other venues.


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