We are BARC (Thruxton) Limited, trading as Thruxton Circuit, (Registered number: 00966771), and BARC (ITMRS) Limited, trading as Thruxton Experiences and Thruxton Motorsport Centre (Registered number: 02442798). Our registered offices are 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). We are committed to ensuring that all of our customers enjoy their experiences and visits. To ensure there is no misunderstanding with regard to purchase or participation of any activity, please read the following information carefully. Call us on 01264 882222 if there are any issues you would like to discuss.
We 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.
WARNING: MOTORSPORT CAN BE DANGEROUS
Thruxton Circuit is a live race circuit and motorsport venue. The use of the venue and the activities undertaken there, by their very nature, carry an element of risk. In spite of the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, accidents can and do happen. In respect of these, you are present at your own risk.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you wish to contact us for any other reason, including because you have any complaints, you can contact us by:
Telephone: 01264 882222
HOW TO PAY
You can pay for items on our site using any one of the following methods:
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.
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Terms and Conditions of Website Use
These Terms and Conditions of Website Use ('Terms') apply to your use of the Thruxton website located at www.thruxtonracing.co.uk.
Please read these Terms carefully.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATING TO THRUXTON EXPERIENCES
Thruxton Circuit 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.
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.
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 20 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 in our opinion 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 experience 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.
Experience Gift Vouchers
- Gift Vouchers are normally 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. Operating days will be advised on our website and will be updated throughout the year. Otherwise, please 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.
- 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 Experiences 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.
You will forfeit the entire course fee if you fail to attend on the day and time of your booking.
All experiences are run on specific dates during the year.
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. 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 between February and November, primarily during the week but with a limited number of Saturdays. We do not operate the circuit driving experiences in December or January. Due to popular demand, we advise booking as early as possible in advance to increase your choice of dates. 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 Skid Pan experiences are run on specific dates during the year. Due to popular demand, we advise booking as far in advance as possible to increase your choice of dates. There are good spectator facilities. Spectators are welcome free of charge.
The Skid Pan is operated with two guests per car. You will be both a driver and a passenger, in front and rear-wheel drive cars.
The Skid Pan is operated with two guests per car both being a driver and passenger, in front and rear-wheel drive cars.
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 as far in advance as possible to increase your choice of dates. 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.
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, but we will usually continue to operate where it is safe to do so. Thruxton Experiences ONLY will decide whether to run the event, stop for a period of time or cancel it completely. We will not cancel an event in advance on the basis of a poor weather forecast as they are often unreliable and Thruxton’s weather system is often different to nearby locations. As such, a bad weather forecast is not an acceptable reason for you to cancel your event. If you do not attend as scheduled on a day that operates you will 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.
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.
in-car videos and photography
In-car videos and professional photography extras are available to purchase in advance and on the day. Should a video or photo file be corrupt or of poor quality, we will refund the full cost of the video and/or photograph to the original purchaser.
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.
- 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. If you are unable to safely or comfortably drive a vehicle, we will do our best to find you an alternative vehicle on the day.
Available for ages eight and upwards. For further details visit www.thruxtonkarting.co.uk or ring 01264 882231.
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, please 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 resolve issues 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.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATING TO THRUXTON CIRCUIT RACE MEETINGS
Thruxton normally hosts six race meetings each year and the public may buy tickets to spectate at these events from the thruxtonracing.co.uk website.
It is a condition of entry to any race event at Thruxton that you are in receipt of a valid ticket for the event. This ticket will be scanned on your entry to the circuit to confirm its validity.
####RACE EVENT TICKET CANCELLATION POLICY
If you cancel your order more than 4 weeks prior to the start of the event for which you have bought tickets, you will be entitled to a full refund.
If you cancel your order less than 4 weeks before the start of the event for which you have bought tickets, you will not be entitled to a refund.
To request a refund, please email: email@example.com stating your name, address and booking reference.
These terms and conditions replace all previous information and come into effect as from 1 November 2022.