Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

We are Thruxton Motorsport Centre a company registered in England and Wales under company number 02442798 and with our registered office at Thruxton Circuit, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8PN. Our VAT number is GB673 972 391. We operate the website www.thruxtonracing.co.uk (our website or site). Thruxton Motorsport Centre is committed to ensuring that all of its customers enjoy their experiences. To ensure there is no misunderstanding with regard to purchase or participation of any experiences please read the following information carefully. Call us on 01264 882222 if there are any issues you would like to discuss.

This page (together with our Privacy Policy), tells you information about us and the legal terms and conditions (Terms) on which we sell any of the Goods listed on our website to you.

Thruxton Motorsport Centre are committed to providing you with Terms which are easy to understand and which are fair to you. Your statutory rights are not affected by anything contained in these Terms. For more information on your legal rights, contact your local Trading Standards Office or Citizens Advice Bureau or any equivalent organisation in your country.

These Terms will apply to any contract between us for the sale of Goods to you (Contract). Before ordering any Goods from our site please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them. Please note that before placing an order you will be asked to agree to these Terms. If you refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to order any Goods from our site.

You should print a copy of these Terms for future reference. The Terms will also be made available for you to download.

We amend these Terms from time to time. Every time you wish to order Goods, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms which will apply at that time.

These Terms, and any Contract between us, are only in the English language.

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We only use your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please take the time to read our Privacy Policy, as it includes important terms which apply to you.

CONTACTING US

If you wish to contact us for any other reason, including because you have any complaints, you can contact us by:
Email: info@thruxtonracing.co.uk
Telephone: 01264 882222

HOW TO PAY

You can only pay for items on our site using any one of the following methods: debit card, We accept the following debit or credit cards: Visa, Mastercard and Maestro. When you use a credit/debit card you confirm that the card being used is yours or that you have been specifically authorised by the owner of the credit/debit card to use it. All credit/debit cardholders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to authorise payment to us, we will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery. If you are a customer whose credit/debit card is not denominated in Sterling or Euros, the final price will be calculated in accordance with the applicable exchange rate on the day your card issuer processes the transaction.

In order to offer you Klarna’s payment methods, we might in the checkout pass your personal data in the form of contact and order details to Klarna, in order for Klarna to assess whether you qualify for their payment methods and to tailor those payment methods for you. Your personal data transferred is processed in line with Klarna’s own privacy notice

Terms and Conditions of Website Use

Thruxton Motorsport Centre is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 02442798 and with a registered office at Thruxton Circuit, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8PN. Our VAT number is GB673 972 391.

These Terms and Conditions of Website Use ('Terms') apply to your use of the Thruxton Motorsport Centre website located at www.thruxtonracing.co.uk.

Please read these Terms carefully.

The Terms incorporate: • Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us; and
• Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our Sites.

These Terms along with our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy constitute a legally binding agreement between you and us. By accessing or using our Services, you agree that you (or your parent or legal guardian) have read, understand, and are bound by the terms and conditions set forth herein. IF YOU (OR YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN) DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OR OUR PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICES.

Venue

Thruxton is an FIA licenced motorsport venue and as such meets all the requirements laid down by the governing body of motorsport in the UK, (Motorsport UK). We operate with full third party public liability insurance cover. All the instructors are qualified and licenced by the Association of Racing Drivers Schools (ARDS), a body recognised by Motorsport UK.

Participation

All participants on adult experiences must: 1. Hold a valid UK, EU, US, Australian or other recognised driving licence for a manual car. 2. Sign an indemnity before taking part in any activity 3. Attend the briefing 4. Be fluent in English. If the instructor is concerned about the customer's ability to understand and react to verbal instruction, the instructor can immediately stop the drive. 5. Due to the nature of our driving experiences and the cars we use, they are not suitable for drivers who are deaf or have a physical disability that requires special equipment to control and drive the car. We are also unable to offer driving experiences to blind people. If you are at all unsure about the suitability of someone to drive at Thruxton, please call to discuss.

Driving

Once your course is booked, Thruxton allocates your experience slot and covers the associated costs for the appropriate vehicles and instructors. We require you to arrive in plenty of time (at least twenty minutes before the start of your course). All participants must attend a pre-event briefing. Failure to do so or being late may result in you not being able to participate in the experience. We reserve the right to refuse an experience to anyone who is deemed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

All attendees must abide by the experience rules and regulations as described in the briefing. They must drive in a manner as instructed and where relevant no more than the specified rev limit. We reserve the right to stop the experience if we feel a customer is driving in a potentially dangerous manner. They will be unable to complete their course if any car is damaged whilst they are in control and will not be able to claim a refund.

If you decline to drive a car that you have booked to drive as part of your experience, we are under no obligation to replace it with another model or refund any monies but will consider a request for a possible alternative.

Please be aware that on an event day, we may need to replace the car you have booked to drive with another model. In these circumstances, we will offer a model of equal or superior performance and flag up this change to you beforehand.

Where required, helmets/safety equipment must be worn, no exception will be made.

Gift Vouchers

  • Gift Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase and must be booked by the beginning of the tenth month. The chosen activity must be
  • undertaken within the one year period.
  • Gift vouchers can be refunded for up to two months (eight weeks) after purchase subject to a £25 charge. After that time the vouchers are not refundable in any circumstances.
  • Gift Vouchers cannot be extended. It is the recipient's responsibility to understand the valid period, operating days within that time and to plan accordingly to use it before the valid period expires. A list of operating days is included in the voucher pack and is also listed on our website. Otherwise, call our office to ask for an up to date list.
  • Gift vouchers can be exchanged for higher value vouchers with the difference in price being paid. If you exchange for a lower value voucher a £25 charge will be made and the balance refunded.
  • Gift vouchers can be transferred to other people.
  • Any refund will be made to the purchaser and not the voucher holder.
  • The voucher must be returned before a refund is given.

Deposit Booking

  • A deposit can be paid to reserve a place (or places) on a specific experience on a specific date. The balance of the experience fee will be paid on arrival at Thruxton on the experience date.
  • A confirmation only (not a voucher) will be sent on receipt of your deposit payment.
  • Deposit bookings can be refunded up to two months (eight weeks) after the booking has been made subject to a £25 charge being made. After that time deposit bookings are not refundable in any circumstances.
  • Deposit bookings will not be refunded within the above two month (eight week) period if it is within two weeks of the course date as time vehicles and staff have been allocated to you.
  • Any refund will be made to the purchaser only.

Cancellation of Booked Date

Thruxton Motorsport Centre operates a cancellation policy and offers its customers a purchased cancellation cover policy that gives extra flexibility once a date has been booked.

Without Cancellation Cover

Once a date has been booked (either a voucher that has been booked in or a deposit paid against a specific date) it can be moved only once and only if the change of date is made more than two weeks before the original booked date. A charge of £40 will be made at the time the booking is changed. You will not be able to change your booking if you are within two weeks (14 days) of the original booking. You can send someone else in your place though.

With Cancellation Cover (Price confirmed on price list or website)

Once a date has been booked (either a voucher that has been booked in or a deposit paid against a specific date) it can be moved only once (for no cost) up to one week before the booked event. You will not be able to change the booking if you are within one week (seven days) of the original booking. You can send someone else in your place though.

No Shows

You will forfeit the entire course fee if you fail to attend on the day and time of your booking.

General Information

All experiences are run on specific dates during the year. (see date list)

Third-party insurance is included in the cost of the experience. Animals are prohibited on or around the circuit and airfield. Young children are allowed in and around all the relevant buildings but must be supervised at all times. Please note that whilst family and friends are welcome to attend the briefing, it is not suitable for babies and small children, who can distract other participants. You are welcome to film from all the normal public enclosures. Thruxton Motorsport Centre is constantly trying to improve and upgrade their experiences. As such your experiences and the vehicles used may differ from that described in the brochure.

Circuit driving experiences

Circuit driving experiences operate primarily during the week with very limited Saturday availability between February and November. We do not operate the circuit driving experiences in December or January. Due to popular demand, we advise booking three - six weeks in advance to guarantee your first choice of date. Drivers - please note that there may be some waiting between the cars you drive. This may be the same for participants of the 3 car passenger ride. Family and friends are most welcome to attend and watch. There are good spectator facilities at various points around the circuit. There is no charge for spectators. There is a restaurant on-site should you require any refreshments at Thruxton.

Skid Pan experiences

All experiences are run on specific dates during the year. Due to popular demand, we advise booking three - six weeks in advance to guarantee your first choice of date. There are good spectator facilities. Spectators are welcome free of charge.

The Skid Pan is operated with two guests per car both being a driver and passenger, in front and rear-wheel drive cars.

All drivers will be required to wear a three-ply surgical type face mask whilst in the vehicle, they will also be required to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer on entry to the vehicles and when changing from driver to passenger and vice, versa.

One-to-One and Junior Driver experiences will be operated with one guest at a time with the instructor in car with a face mask and sanitisation.

Any driver booked on the Skid Pan may bring a maximum of 3 guests, each party will have a table and four chairs allocated to them, spaced a minimum of two metres from adjacent tables, guests will be required to stay at their allocated table or maintain the governments recommended social distancing guidelines.

There will be no drinks or refreshments available in the Skid Pan building, but please do not hesitate to bring your own, if so, please dispose of the empties in the bins provided.

On arrival, all guests and drivers will need to remain in their cars or outside of the Skid Pan building until 5 minutes before there designated start time.

Please use the hand sanitiser provided to clean your hands prior to entry into the Skid Pan building. The host will direct guests to a table which will have printed laminated guidelines and a sign-on sheet for the driver to sign.

The instructor will carry out the driver briefing from a designated area delineated by tape at the front of the building with guests and drivers seated. After the briefing drivers will be allocated to a vehicle asked to apply a face mask and sanitize their hands prior to entering the vehicle.

Drivers will re-sanitise their hands at all driver changeovers. There will be hand sanitiser in the vehicles

None driving guests may go outside to take photographs but will be required to sanitise hands prior to re-entering the building.

At the end of the session guests and drivers will be asked to leave promptly via the rear door and wooden gates allowing for cleaning of the building and cars and the next group to enter via the front door without any cross over.

4x4 driving experiences

4x4 experiences operate at weekends unless you have a group booking (3+) when weekdays can be considered. Due to popular demand, we advise booking three - six weeks in advance to guarantee your first choice of date. Family and friends are most welcome to attend and watch, however, there are limited opportunities to see the vehicles on the 4x4 track. There is no charge for spectators. Third party insurance is included in the cost of the experience. Animals are prohibited on or around the circuit and airfield. Young children are allowed in and around all the relevant buildings but must be supervised at all times. Please note that whilst family and friends are welcome to attend the briefing, it is not suitable for babies and small children, who can distract other participants. You are welcome to film from all the normal public enclosures. Thruxton Motorsport Centre is constantly trying to improve and upgrade their experiences. As such your experiences and the vehicles used may differ from that described in the brochure.

Weather

We try to run the majority of events at times of the year when they will not be adversely affected by the weather. In the event of snow, ice, fog or heavy rain the event may be cancelled or be restricted. Thruxton Motorsport Centre ONLY will make the decision to run the event, stop for a period of time or cancel completely. Generally, weather forecasts are sufficiently unreliable to make any definitive decision the day prior to an event and as such a bad or unpromising forecast, the day before your event is not an acceptable reason for you to want to cancel your event. Non-attendance on a day that operates in spite of bad weather forecasts will see you lose your experience completely. If your driving is cut short because of bad weather, you will be able to return on another day to complete the balance of your experience. Refunds will not be given.

Clothing

You'll be spending a lot of time outside so wear appropriate clothing but when driving you must wear long trousers, long-sleeved top and thin-soled narrow shoes. The pedals in racing cars are very close together. Helmets, wet weather suits and a limited number of racing boots are available to use on the event but if you have your own you are welcome to wear them.

Karting

Helmets, dry or wet weather suits, gloves and balaclavas will be issued at registration. If the weather is wet you are advised to bring a change of clothes.

Size

  • Minimum height: 5'
  • Maximum height: 6' 4". The Formula Renaults can accommodate people up to approx 6'. If you are unable to fit into the Formula Renault and are under approx 6' 4" you will drive a Sports 2000 racing car.
  • Minimum age: 17 but must hold a full driving licence.

The above sizes are a guide only. Some participants who fall within the guidelines may have very long or short legs for instance and find it impossible to drive. If you are close to the above limits we may only be able to determine your suitability to drive when you are actually here on the day and can try the actual vehicle.

Junior Karting

Available for ages eight and upwards. For further details visit www.thruxtonkarting.co.uk or ring 01264 882231.

Complaints

Our aim is to give customers an enjoyable and memorable driving experience. However, if there is anything about your driving experience that you are unhappy with, we would like you to discuss it with the senior manager in attendance on the day [please ask at registration to see this person]. We will be available to discuss your complaint and if possible remedy the issue on the day of your visit. It is very difficult to discuss with as much accuracy and to offer acceptable solutions after the event, when you are no longer at the venue. As such, any complaints or issues regarding your driving experience, will be dealt with fairly ONLY on the day of your visit. We regret that we cannot enter into correspondence or discussions regarding complaints after you have left the venue.

These terms and conditions replace all previous information and come into effect as from June 2020.