As a birthday present from the other half (my birthday isn’t October before you ask), I went to Rockingham Circuit today where I had a High Speed Passenger Ride – okay I didn’t get to drive the thing myself, but that’s okay because some maniacal racing driver did!
100mph through the chicane, overtake a Porsche on the inside, a few fast right-handers (does he know where the brake pedal is?), phew that was late, slowed to 50-ish through a right-angled corner, through another right-hander, 80mph through the left hander and overtake another Porsche on the outside (round the corner), keeping the momentum going through the next left hander, brake late into the hairpin coming out of it nearly sideways and recover. Now down the straight, quickly ask if I’m okay (doesn’t matter what the answer is by the way 🙂 ) and we’re off on another lap.
Great experience, but wish I’d had more time on the day as there were opportunities to drive some really great cars at cheap-as-chips prices (£70 to thrape the nuts out of anything from an Aston Martin, Ferrari 360, Lotuses and some great sounding V8 Touring cars).
Rockingham Circuit is near Corby in Leicestershire and they also have a sister track near Liverpool. There are all sorts of driving experiences you can enjoy at these tracks and you can book direct with them through their website at www.racing-school.co.uk (without going to red-letter day voucher companies).