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Starter (Bronze) Drift Experience

 

 

A great experience for those who have no knowledge or experience of drifting – or for those who have played endless games of Forza but as yet haven’t had the chance to experience rear wheel drive and a welded diff! Using our own specially-prepared BMW 3 Series cars, we give you the chance to get out on track and master the physics behind drifting.
On your arrival to the venue we’ll get you signed on, and into our briefing area. One of our instructors will take you through the day and explain the venue, the cars and the techniques we’re going to get you demonstrating. You’ll get a technical explanation of what we’re looking for and will show you to what to pay attention to in our live demonstrations. We operate in small groups of four per car – meaning there is ample opportunity to explain the experience to you and let you ask any questions if there’s anything more you might wish to know. Whilst theory definitely has its place – we believe the best way to learn is with you behind the wheel, and we know you’ll be keen to get started!

 

 

Lesson 1: Handbrake Turns: Down in our smooth tarmac playpen areas, you’ll learn to get a feel of the car. Everyone’s probably attempted a handbrake turn in a darkly lit car park at some point – but we’re going to show you how it’s done properly using our Hydraulic Handbrake setup. Balancing the throttle, clutch, handbrake and steering we take you out and demonstrate the manoeuvre, and then it’s over to you for three attempts at getting the car sideways using the handbrake.

Lesson 2: Donuts: Revs up, drop the clutch and let those tyres screech! We demonstrate this for you, drifting the car in a perfect circle and then you’re back in the hot seat for three attempts at this technique. Now used to the car, we find pupils get their confidence up and have a great time trying to perfect that circle round the cone.

Lesson 3: Figure of 8: If pupils got the hang of the donut, we’ll get them straight into learning the art of the transition. Learning how to shift the weight left to right across the car, pupils will start steering from the rear, using the power of the big BMW engines to steer the car round the course. This gives pupils a chance to really show off! If anyone’s feeling less confident or wants to spend more time mastering the Donut – our instructors are more than happy to work with you and set a goal for the day that suits you!

Lesson 4: Game of Drift!: Full of knowledge, skill and confidence – it’s time to do battle! Our pupils will set out onto the course and will have their instructor demonstrate a full corner from the track, showing them how to initiate the drift with the handbrake, and use “clipping” cones to fine tune their lines and accuracy around the corner. Pupils will then jump in and have five attempts to master this, as our course official judges them. The stakes are high and pressure’s on – who will be the winner for the day?

High Speed Passenger laps: Before we get you back into the Office to finish the day we’ve got more in store for our pupils. We bring a selection of high specification cars with uprated power, body modifications and uprated steering kits to each event and get you buckled into our passenger seats for three adrenalin-filled laps of our custom-designed track. Some of our high-speed passenger laps include BMW M3, BMW M5, Nissan Skyline, Nissan 200SX/Silvia, Toyota Chaser and Toyota Supra. Pupils will have a chance to see the same techniques they’ve learnt put into action on track, feel the G-force, and get a chance to realise they’ve now got the basic knowledge to help them take their drifting story to the next stage…

Debrief: Full of adrenalin – we’ll try to bring you back to earth and get everyone in for our informal prize giving, where the winner of Game of Drift will be announced! You will have time to find out more about the venue and our events, and grab a quick chat with the staff to find out how you got on during the day and how we can help you for your next visit!
Please allow 2 ½ hours from arrival to departure.
Total time in the cars is approx. 15mins.
Small group sizes, maximum 4 per instructor and car. Free Entry for all Spectators, extra passenger experiences for family and friends will be available on the day of the experience (subject to availability) – so please just ask a member of staff!

 

 

 

Reviews of the Bronze Experience from some of our customers:

Tripadvisor customer October 2017: Properly good fun
Made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived for the Bronze Experience. Instructors were brilliant. Super professional without being too serious & genuinely seemed to get a buzz off customers enjoying themselves in the car. Instructors also give great feedback on your driving in the drivers debrief. The drift taxi is an incredible experience! Great day out.
Tripadvisor Customer August 2017: Amazing!
Me and my pal did the Bronze experience drift lessons and it was brilliant fun. Instructors were super calm and helpful, and everyone was in good spirits and happy to chat. The passenger lap they offer was amazing. Great prizes too for ‘Drifter of the Day’!

Tripadvisor Customer May 2016: Just want to say that the whole experience was very enjoyable, fun and well organised. The instructors was awesome in providing advice and pointing drivers to right direction on how all the drifting works. After the first hand break turn, I felt relaxed and really enjoyed the whole package. Hats of to the instructor guys but also mechanics which was always ready and dealt with the cars very swiftly. Deffo will be back. Thanks for great day!!

 

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