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Castle Combe Racing School

A real driving experience! - Castle Combe Racing School
Event:- Race Car Standard Course

It was a chilly but bright day as we checked in at the reception. We were immediately made to feel welcome and I have to say that the whole operation is very professional and smooth. Initially we attended a safety and track briefing in the classroom. This lasted less than half an hour and was clear and concise. We were then allocated an instructor and put into groups of three.

Our group was driven around the track by our instructor Tony, in a Ford Focus 1.8. Initially slowly but by the fourth lap we were taking the bends at over 90 miles an hour. By this time Tony had his groups full attention and whilst exhilarating it was also a very hairy experience! Tony talked us through and showed us how to take the bends and drive safely at speed.

Then we each went out in turn driving with the instructor who marked our score sheets. Again starting slowly the instructor talked me through the circuit as I drove. By the forth lap I had gained a lot of confidence in both the car’s and my ability. I think I peaked at almost 100 miles per hour.

Finally we got the chance to go out in the Formula Ford racing cars unsupervised, just like a real racing driver. Whilst the cars are powered by just a 1600cc engine the Formula Ford lap record is several seconds faster than the best Ferrari lap so it was a real boys dream come true and I loved every minute of it.

All in all a fantastic experience and one I will certainly be repeating myself and recommending to others.

Castle Combe Racing School
Location: - Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7EY
Journey time : - about 40 minutes drive from Bristol.
Duration :- approximately 3 hours
Cost:- £165
Booking Details :- 01249 782417

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