Drifting Experience - Full Day! Perfect your driving skills with nearly 2 hours of drive time at the wheel of a Mazda MX5.
- Hemel Hempstead (Hertfordshire)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
The Hertfordshire 'Gold' drifting experience is the pinnacle of
drifting lessons - a full day of sideways madness in a race-ready
Mazda MX-5. You will have an impressive 38 laps of driving to hone
your skills and build up your speed and confidence, and by the end
of full day at the motorsports academy you should be able to quite
comfortably hold and link some incredible slides. At 1.2km this is
the longest drifting track in the UK, and offers participants the
fastest experience around!
The day begins with some theory training on basic track driving, before you head out in a sports car for a sighting lap to get a feel for the track - then a hot lap with the professional driver at the wheel! With a senior instructor in the passenger seat throughout the remaining 38 laps, you'll be using the handbrake extensively to practise high speed drifts at sharp angles and long transitions to 3rd gear entries. You'll be taught how to link corners confidently and drift sideways on full lock around the purpose-built track - with drifting speeds up to 80mph, you're guaranteed to see some smoke from the tyres!
This is an incredible experience gift for petrol-heads and driving enthusiasts, and makes for a heart-pumping adrenaline-fuelled day that will never be forgotten.
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The Gold Drifting Experience is available on selected weekdays and Saturday mornings throughout the year. The track is closed on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Please note: Saturday date requests will incur an additional £39.00 surcharge which can be paid upon booking.
Optional insurance is available to purchase on the day for £20, this will zero the excess of £1400.00+VAT.
Minimum Age: 17 (must hold a full, valid
Minimum Height: 5'0"
Maximum Height: 6'4"
Maximum Weight: 18 stone.
Automatic licences cannot be accepted, as all cars used for the drifting experience are fully manual. The centre is happy to accept international driving licences as long as they are valid, and manual driving licences.
Drivers must be fit and healthy - this is a thrilling experience which will raise your heart-beat. If you have any health concerns relating to this experience, please check with a medical professional, prior to booking a date at the track.
An optional collision waiver will be available on the day. This will cost £20.00 and will cover you for any damage to the vehicle - there will be no excess to pay. (Instructors have the right to void the waiver if the driver is irresponsible or negligent).
Experience Duration: 04:00
Time at Venue: 04:00
Please allow four hours for this 50 lap experience.
The day includes one sighting lap, one drift hot lap, and thirty-eight driving laps.
Participants: The Hertfordshire Drifting Full Day - Gold Experience is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: -1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Spectators are certainly welcome to come along and watch you
progress throughout the full day of drifting.
There is a hospitality suite on-site so that they can stay warm and dry if the weather is bad. If there is availability, there may also be the option of purchasing hot laps with instructors on the day.
The most important thing to wear is a pair of flat, flexible
shoes or trainers. Otherwise just be comfortable and warm
Helmets and all other safety gear will be provided on the day.
The Gold drifting experience may be cancelled if the weather
conditions are bad enough that the driving is not safe. If this is
the case, the event will be rescheduled for a later date.
If the track is quite waterlogged there may be some delays throughout the day, however there is a hospitality suite where you can wait so that you are out of the cold and rain!
A really good day - nearly 50 laps broken into 10-15 lap sessions with time to recover/relax between. Tutors are excellent and really do try and teach you how to drift fast and transition neatly - plenty of tyres down to the carcass as evidence ! Unlike one or two other 'fast-car' events you are not treated as cattle to be ripped off. 10/10 recommended.
This week we are going in a completely different direction by talking to Jonny from Drift Limits, boasting the UK’s fastest drifting experience. If you’re a fan of driving days, super cars and all things speedy, then this is definitely an experience worth reading about.
1) Hi Jonny, please explain your journey as ‘Drift Limits’ so far.
Since the early days of getting into motorsport I did a few driving experiences but really felt they lacked integrity for the keen petrol head, I found they were very restricted in terms of how hard you can push the cars. I have been racing for 3 years and then moved onto become an ARDS instructor with the ambition of developing a driving experience where you can really lean about car control and follow our motto ‘ find your limit’ at the UK’s fastest drifting experience.
The type of job it is means you’re constantly on your toes. It can be incredibly rewarding watching guests progress their skills in a short period of time. I guess I’m fortunate in being able to say I love what I do.
2) Yes that must be rewarding, what has been the biggest or most memorable event you have provided?
Ah, so many awesome days! Last week we had Harry Main and Buttsy Butler from Monster come up and play. We also had a demo shoot for Jack Reaper stunts which was good fun despite all the screaming in my ear!
3) Sounds great! Is there any inside information you can give us?
Yes, definitely – come to one of our days and we will divulge! Ha, really just listen to the instructors to get the most out of the day. Be patient and you will progress quicker. Some people find the 3rd gear corner very daunting sideways at 60mph. You have to focus and forget about what you previously thought was possible.
After a session at Drift Limits you’ll come away a better driver and obtain new skills in the car control department. The track experiences allow guests to drive dream cars that are bonkers fast!
4) Do you have any exciting plans for the future that you’d like to tell us about?
Big plans – the track layout is currently being extended and resurfaced, and it is already the fastest drifting experience in the UK. We have a Ferrari 430 GT3 race car and Formula Renaults joining the fleet soon, so we’ll have quite a few more experiences to offer looking forward.
Thank you for talking to us, Jonny, definitely something I would love to try! Stay tuned for more information drifting experiences.
You don't need to purchase the additional options when you buy the voucher. You can choose to upgrade when you redeem and book a date with the centre.