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Availability- Training dates for Road or Track

 

We facilitate the highest level of development of  driving skills

Currently available training dates are listed below. Road training can be conducted across most locations in the UK by arrangement, but usually takes place in Oxfordshire, Beaconsfield start ( if London based ) or North Wales and the North West. All anti-hijack and group courses operate out of Oxfordshire, again except by special arrangement. Track skills development is at Ginetta's test facility in Lincolnshire, where we have the option of exclusive track use.

  

Note:  First time with us is a mandatory road session and also provides a route into our drivers club. Once you have completed the road day you can then develop your track skills and use road work to enhance this development.

 

Dates subject to availability  - please email for options. Updated Nov 16th

   

Please contact via phone during office hours or via text or email 24hrs for date availability.  +44(0)1925 26 33 54 or +44(0)7876 576 320


Current availability 
Bookings taken for road, off-road and track-based training. 
November - ring for cancellations. No dates currently.
December - some availability week 2/3
January 2018 - road and development  dates available in the new year. Next test track training course is last week Jan 2018

We are now running private development and testing work at Blyton on an exclusive use basis.

 

Want to learn to track drive. We firstly take you on road...... and then we visit one of the tracks below.

Want to find some track time and not sure where to visit? Here are a few possible options in the UK.

For a first time on track: Bedford Autodrome. Ideal circuit to get to you know the idiosyncrasies of your car. See how the car behaves when you don't get it quite right. Great track and low risk. Works really well wet or dry. Some decry it for not being an active race venue, but it really does serve a useful purpose and enables you to learn benignly when you get it wrong, rather than punishing you in a way that somewhere like Oulton Park or Brands may. Limited dates available at this circuit.

Anglesey (Ty Croes). Again great wet or dry. Brings in some elevation changes and a degree of camber. A real little jewel in North Wales. Fantastic in the wet.

Snetterton. I really do like the 300 circuit at Snett. Has a bit of everything. Learn where to turn in later than the rest -  and also early, interestingly, on a couple of corners. Learn which line to use when chasing and which when aiming for a settled lap. Pretty flat, apart from Bombhole, but a great, great challenge.

Donington Park offers elevation, camber, with the challenge of one corner feeding into another, esses and, of course, Craner curves, which has the Eau Rouge factor. One of the very best circuits in the UK.

Silverstone - a wide track, challenges the eyes to find the lines in a way that narrower circuits never really do. Fantastic, requires respect in the wet, especially in quick rear drive cars. Has to be driven at some stage in your driving career.

Oulton Park - highly technical, resembles a fast road in contrast to Silverstone. Commands respect but fantastic. Although people call Cadwell Park a mini Nurburgring I really believe that Oulton bears more comparison. Virtually always claims a car on every trackday.

Cadwell Park: The "mini-ring" circuit has slow and tight, fast sweepers, vertical challenges, down-hill braking entry turns. All sorts. A narrow circuit, testing in the wet, fast in the dry.

Rockingham: Oval banking, tight infield, various circuit layouts and a couple of really interesting corners. A challenge in slow and fast cars alike. I like this circuit. A lot!

Castle Combe- The circuit's claim to fame is that Quarry holds the "honour" of being the most dangerous circuit corner in the UK. Perhaps Oulton would argue that Druids is it's equal! This circuit has some great sections but, again, so very easy to get it wrong. The circuit really does teach you that early turn-ins are really not a good idea. Quite a LOT of cars come to a sticky end here on sections that look really quite innocuous, especially on busy "jap-fest-type" days. Not many noisy days available.

Brands Hatch - it's rare to get a chance to drive the full circuit on trackdays- and costly. The Indy layout is short but has Paddock Hill Bend to test one's mettle. Tricky in the wet but, again, but a circuit that has to be driven.

Thruxton - not really a straight in sight, this circuit is a challengingly fast track. Great in something like an M3, with slow technical entry into the chicane, mixed with a couple of really good flowing faster corners. Noise can be an issue here so check the noise limits beforehand.

Millbrook - A manufacturer's test track. There are various test sections on the Millbrook circuit which are available for training, including the high speed bowl where speeds of up to 160mph can be experienced, as well as an alpine road section and brake testing etc. We are permit holders to train on this site. Note it is a secure site where use of camera phones etc. is prohibited.

Blyton Park - a shorter sprint track but very testing and a popular venue for club sprints as well as testing by Ginetta, various race teams and Drivertuition! We have a good relationship with the circuit and can book the circuit for private and exclusive use. By arrangement. This is a great set-up track and a popular venue with our clients.

 

We can hire Bruntingthorpe, Millbrook, Blyton if individual use of a site is required.. Other options may be available and European Circuits may also be booked.
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