Advanced Skid Pan Experience

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

More time on the Skid Pan than the standard 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. The advanced skid pan experience includes the same content as the 1hr experience plus additional time on the skid pan, see below

  • Learn how to control a skidding car
  • Drive new front and rear wheel drive cars
  • Additional time on the skid area
Only   £185

About the Advanced Skid Pan Experience

The advanced skid pan experience includes the same content as the 1hr experience plus the following:

  • Driving dynamics - the causes of under and oversteer.
  • How the driver influences these states and best corrective action.
  • What electronic stability control systems are actually doing to a car to help keep it under control.
  • Intensive driver tuition helping you consistently control a sliding car, including braking and obstacle avoidance.
  • Understanding the limitations of electronic stability systems in adverse conditions.

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 time (approx. 50 minutes per driver) 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 as 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

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

Advanced Skid Pan Experience Availability

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Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £185

Show Dates For

Saturday 13 June 2020 - £185
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Wednesday 17 June 2020 - £185
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Friday 19 June 2020 - £185
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Saturday 18 July 2020 - £185
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Saturday 15 August 2020 - £185
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Saturday 5 September 2020 - £185
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Saturday 26 September 2020 - £185
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Saturday 10 October 2020 - £185
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Saturday 7 November 2020 - £185
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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 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.