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Why buy from us?
Arguably, one of the most iconic Formula 1 Circuits in the world, the legendary ‘Old’ Nürburgring held the German Grand Prix up until 1976. At a staggering 14.1 miles in length, with over 150 corners, this track is guaranteed to provide a thrill and driving experience that racing enthusiasts dream of and now it’s your chance to test yourself against it.
After a near fatal crash in 1976, the circuit was no longer used due to safety concerns. However, in 1984, this iconic venue was rebuilt using a small part of the original track but an entirely new section was built to ensure it matched modern day safety requirements.
And now, this track is available to race through on one of our most unforgettable experiences! This experience is run as an independent operator day; meaning you will only be on track with track focused enthusiasts in their cars, not alongside motorcycles, buses or vans. Please note: this experience is NOT on a general public Touristenfahreten day.
The Nordschleife really is a circuit that needs absolutely no introduction and this track combined with the Renault Clio car we have on offer for this unique Arrive and Drive day truly gets the blood pumping and provides an adrenaline thrill that arguably can’t be beaten.
Not only is your car taken to the event and prepared for you when you arrive - thus eliminating the stresses of a regular track day - but it all takes place in a relaxed and informal environment, so you can really enjoy the day and get to know the car and the circuit properly with less time pressure.
The expert ARDS grade B and above instructors at these events will be there to give you a warm welcome, and rest assured that they are the cream of the crop as they’ve had many years of previous race and tuition experience at venues like these. What’s more, with low car participation numbers at each event, the element of risk is minimised and allows you to explore the track at its best.
This is a completely unique driving experience and there are extremely limited numbers. So petrol heads, waste now time and secure your place today, before someone else does!
The itinerary for this package is clearly divided into two parts which are outlined below, and we would ask that you read through this and the General Information under the ?Requirements? tab carefully prior to making your booking.
UK - Pre-Trip
All drivers who book for this event will attend a Motorsport UK approved circuit prior to their chosen trip, to be assessed by a S Grade ARDS instructor on competency to drive at speed, and to familiarise yourself with your chosen car prior to the main event.
It is a mandatory requirement that this is taken prior to the main event in order to be assessed, so please ensure you have enough time to participate prior to booking.
Instructors will carry out a full assessment of whether or not you will get to attend your trip based on your performance here. If successful, you will be attending the main trip. If unsuccessful, you will be offered helpful tips for improvement.
Arrival at the venue by own means
Safety and circuit etiquette briefing for all drivers by the organiser
One to one briefing with your instructor and refreshment
1 x familiarisation laps of N?rburgring, driven by instructor with detailed explanation on technique braking points, dangers to avoid etc
1 x lap of N?rburgring driving your chosen car at pace?
Debrief and lunch / tour of the old circuit if booked - or you can even help fuel the car and kick the tyres!?
1 x further lap of N?rburgring to enjoy
Debriefing session and certificate presentation / photos
Options for further laps and hot laps*
*- Please note these are dependent on availability.?
Please allow to be at the venue on both the pre-trip assessment in the UK and on the trip itself for the full day.
There are also additional options to add extra demo laps on the day at a cost of £85, in-car filming to your event day at a cost of £45, and to add 1 extra passenger ride lap in the Renault Clio for £175.
You can order a 10 month gift voucher or book directly onto a forthcoming available date of your choice from our Events calendar. There are also additional options to add extra demo laps at a cost of £85, in-car filming to your event day at a cost of £45, and to add 1 extra passenger ride lap in the Renault Clio for £175.
Minimum height to participate in this event is 5 ft
Maximum height to participate in this event is 6 ft 6 ins
Liability insurance is included
A full UK driving licence is required to take part in this event without exception (These are the rules of the venue and insurance)
Participants are advised to wear flat soled shoes for this event to ensure that they can drive comfortably
Please note this experience is not for novice drivers, and it should be noted that driving too slowly causes hazards to other cars that will result in the experience being forfeited - no exceptions or refunds are possible
In case of inclement weather, such as fog, ice or snow affecting the track at the venue, we will be advised by the supplier when it is safe to run. If a decision can be made in advance of the event day, customers will be informed of this as soon as possible. A wet track or rain during the day does not mean that the event will not operate.
Please note that spaces on both the pre-trip assessment in the UK and on the trip itself are limited to 10 spaces each. Vouchers are valid on selected days and dates in 2021 only. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer extensions on vouchers for this particular experience, and refunds are not permitted for non-attendance.
Our ethos is that your 'experience' should begin from the moment you first browse the site and we can deliver this because of:
- once you buy a voucher you are not then left to book the experience yourself. We handle your booking from A-Z, not only providing online dates but also dealing with the supplier to secure your date. Even after you have had your experience, we will ask you for a review of the event to ensure everything went ok.
- Our core staff have been working in the industry since 2004 and have all the experience necessary to deliver the experience that is perfect for you.
- Each venue and provider has been vetted by us and reviewed by our customers meaning we can give you honest, unbiased advice about what you are ordering.
- We have 3 lines of communication; phone, chat and email and our customer service centre is open 6 days a week. The average answer time for our call centre to answer is 20 seconds and we have a vast help section where you should be able to find any answer online.
- Once you have chosen a date, we will help to ensure that you get the confirmation in time for your event and if need be we will liaise with the supplier on your behalf if there is a problem.
- After each event we invite our customers to review the venue and the provider. This valuable feedback is then used to improve our service and also made public to other customers considering the same event. As a returning customer you will be eligible for a drivingexperience.com discount code to use on your next purchase.