A one-person experience, this drift taster experience will teach the aspiring drifter all the necessary elements of this extreme driving skill necessary to take on sweeping bends with style and control. This experience will take place on a purpose-built track at Bovingdon airfield, where you’ll be given a quick safety briefing. Once you’ve climbed into the drift-prepared MX-5 with your instructor, you’ll be shown how to break traction, balance the car, learn about weight transfer, transitional drifts and more. Once you feel confident, it’s time for the real drift circuit for 10 laps, where you can reach speeds of over 60mph ‘steering from the rear’ through the sweeping bend. Maybe if you fancy something a little racier, you can always upgrade to a Porsche Cayman.
This 90 minute experience is a great introduction to the exciting world of drifting. You’ll have the chance to put a drift-prepared car – the Mazda MK2 MX-5 1.8S, equipped with safety roll cages, suspension set-up and low friction over-tyres for ease of drifting - through its paces under the guidance of an experienced professional. Your experience will begin with a theory classroom session covering the principles of car control and safety briefing, before you progress to an introductory course on linking drifts. Your experience will be complete as you are let loose on the track for four laps of drifting action! Your experience will end with a debrief with your instructors.
Your voucher is valid for ten months, for one person. This experience is available Monday - Friday, excluding bank holidays, and you may upgrade to a Saturday morning for £39. Sessions run from 8.30am - 4.30pm. Minimum age is 17 years. Minimum height is 5ft; maximum height is 6ft 2ins. Maximum weight is 18st/114kg. Participants must have a valid UK driving licence, which must be presented on the day (photocopies will not be accepted). Participants must be physically fit and have no health conditions which might affect their ability to drive. You will be required to sign a disclaimer form before your experience. You must wear suitable flat-soled shoes. This experience lasts approximately 90 minutes with 20 minutes driving time. Subject to availability and for an additional charge, you are welcome to upgrade to drift in a Porsche Cayman, book extra laps or a high speed passenger drift hotlap with a professional driver. All dates are subject to availability.