A one-hour experience teaches drivers how to deal with loss of control caused by locked up wheels, understeer and oversteer
About This Deal
- Available vehicle: BMW 3 series
- Drive in extreme conditions and learn how to navigate the loss of car control
- One-hour session includes drivers’ briefing, five to ten minutes in the car and 20 minutes of driving per person
- Led by a professional race car driver
- Up to three people in the car at the same time
- Restrictions: under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
- Driver requirements: must have a full UK driving license
- What to wear: sensible footwear and clothing
Drivers can jump onto the Tockwith Motorsports skidpan, a slippery circle ideal for simulating precarious driving conditions such as extreme weather and treacherous sharp bends. Under expert instruction, students will have an in-car briefing lasting five to ten minutes, during which they will learn more about the rotten tricks of the road that can lead to loss of car control, and how to deal with it, at a pace to suit the individual. This will be followed by a 20-minute practice under the instructor’s eye, initially at low speeds, then steadily increasing. By the end of the session, students will be acquainted with the causes of loss of car control and will have an opportunity to practice the control of any likely skid they may encounter on the road.
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About Tockwith Circuit
Tockwith Circuit features a race car circuit and a kart track, along with a skid pan which simulates hazardous road conditions. It’s home to the Tockwith racing team, including Sarah Moore, who was nominated for the 2009 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, and Nigel Moore, who was the Youngest British driver to do Le Mans 24 hour in LMP1 category. The driving centre was set up in 1970 as a training centre for under 17s. They now boast a range of facilities, including various circuits for everything from karts to dual-control cars and trucks. Experiences such as race car driving, corporate days and stag and hen dos are also up for grabs.