Are you looking for a track day in the South West?
Are you looking for a track day at Castle Combe Motor Racing Circuit?
Are you wanting to experience the thrill of taking your own car around a proper race track?
Are you wanting to increase your high speed driving skills safely and under a controlled environment?
Would you possibly like the one-to-one tuition of a Racing Instructor in your car either demonstrating how to drive well around a race circuit, or giving you instruction as you drive your car around the circuit?
Do you want to do all of this without selling your car to pay for it? Well, look no further....
Each year, the Bristol Pegasus Motor Club hires Castle Combe circuit and all that comes with it so 55 cars of all shapes, sizes, ages and performance trot up for a bright and early start of 8.00am and enjoy the circuit for the day. The cars go through Scrutineering, max 100db noise (see booking information for more details), the drivers are briefed, and the tickets handed out.
£129.00 [£139 to non BPMC members] (2013 prices) buys the driver part of that day and 4 sessions out on the track with a small group of six cars for a maximum of 5 laps a time. IF and only IF the weather is good and the drivers behave themselves, addition runs can be had pending time towards the end of the day - close at 5pm.
The main attractions of the day are that:
Drivers can go & drive their own car around a race circuit
Drivers can go & have one to one tuition from a top instructor
The day is NOT a race day; the day is a chance for drivers to enjoy their cars and to improve their driving skills in the safe environment of a controlled circuit.
The day is excellent for newcomers, with a limited number of cars on the track, there is plenty of space to go at a speed that the drivers are happy with and will not impede others on the circuit. The "Castle Combe Racing School" provides an Instructor who gives a briefing to all drivers before they go out onto the track. To help the beginners there are cones out on the circuit to show turn-in points and the apex of a corner. There is also the opportunity for some one-to-one tuition. The Instructor will take a driver out in their car and show them the lines and braking point for their car. Everyone who has done this has come back very impressed and the Instructors are really pleased when the pupils who then go out and put into practice what they have been taught.
When and Where?
The event takes place at Castle Combe Racing Circuit, Chippenham.
THE 2013 EVENT IS ON SATURDAY 1ST OF JUNE - ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN !
Click HERE to go directly to the downloadable regulations and booking form.
Although the event is organised by The Bristol Pegasus Motor Club, we do invite other motor clubs along for the day. We have a good relationship with the Mini Cooper Register who have attended the event for a number of years. We have a great deal of regulars, and also a refreshing amount of new drivers each year wishing to increase their driving skills in a controlled environment on a motor racing circuit. We have a great deal of interest in the on site driving instructor who is part of the days fees. Please note entry priority is given to BPMC members.
What types of cars take part?
This is the great thing about the day. As long as your vehicle has a valid tax disc, a valid MOT, is drive worthy and passes the Scrutineering, it can go out on the track (see regulations for more details). Remember this day is not a race; it is an organised event to increase your driving skills and test your car. As a result, we have a vast array of different cars. Historically, the Mini Cooper Register bring um.... Minis, but we have a great presence of Westfield, MG and Lotus cars. But also we have the "normal" side of motoring too. People bring their family cars along too. We have even had diesel estates!
What about passengers?
Absolutely! Minimum age of 16. Maximum one passenger per car.
Both drivers and passengers must sign an indemnification form.