Learn to Gymkhana! A whole day of learning how to gymkhana, with tuition from seasoned competitors and a little bit of competition, too!


  • Date: 17/12/2022 08:30
  • Location: Brands Hatch Circuit, West Kingsdown, Longfield, UK (Map)
  • More Info: Lower Paddock Area

Tickets


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Learn to Gymkhana!
£150.00
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Admit one driver.

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£0.00

Description

If you've ever fancied giving Formula G a go, but found competing a little bit daunting, this is for you. An amazing opportunity to dip your toes in to the world of gymkhana in a relaxed environment, all while being coached by experienced Formula G competitors. You'll also have the opportunity to ride along with the pros to experience close to race pace runs!

Before the event, you'll be invited to a Zoom call so you have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the day.

Upon arrival and signing on, you will receive a briefing before doing a track walk with the Formula G team to discuss the track, and gain invaluable hints and tips on how to navigate it. After that, the track will go live, with the Formula G drivers showing you how it's done (top tip: watching other drivers is a great way to learn the course!), before jumping in to your own cars to have a go with a team member by your side. While you're not driving, watch the action and do some 'spotting' for your fellow drivers to help identify where they can make improvements to their runs, or practice some skills in our freestyle arena.

After a break, to help your lunch settle, you'll have the opportunity to ride as a passenger with one of the Formula G drivers for a hot lap! And after that, it will be back to perfecting your runs, but this time without the help of someone sitting in with you - it will be time to drive solo! And, if you're up for it, we'll also let you run side by side so you can experience the thrill of a head to head 'battle'!

At the end of the day, we'll finish up with a small competition to see who is the fastest learner... will you make the top step of the podium? Only one way to find out! Regardless of how you finish, all drivers will get a pack of digital photographs of them shredding (or destroying!) the course.


Further information:

Strictly for drivers who have never competed in Formula G before.

Strictly limited to 20 drivers.

14-17 year olds permitted with the approval of the Organisers; please contact us first!

Ahead of the event, you will receive final instructions outlining useful information, exactly where to go upon arrival at the circuit, and other rules.

Drivers will need the following:

  • A car! Any car will do, but most drivers prefer a rear wheel drive car. Car sharing with a buddy may be possible - please contact us first.
  • A helmet - essential safety kit, you won't be allowed out on track without it.
  • An MSUK RS Clubman license - you can obtain this for free at motorsportuk.org.
  • A good sense of humour!

Other points to note:

  • Lunch is not provided; the Kentagon will be open all day for refreshments but is a 5 minute walk, so you may want to bring snacks and drinks with you to save time!
  • Spectators are sadly not permitted in the arena, but may watch from behind the fencing.
  • It's December, so likely to be cold and damp; the weather at Brands Hatch can be very changeable, please bring suitable clothing! If you have a gazebo we recommend you bring it!
  • Arms and legs must be covered when driving, and suitable shoes worn (trainers are perfect - heavy boots and sandals are not!).
  • This activity will not be covered by your insurance policy. Gymkhana is a very safe sport for driver and vehicle but there is always a risk of damage to your car.
  • There is limited space available in the paddock area - trailers and other support vehicles (if applicable) may need to be parked outside the arena. Please refer to final instructions when issued.
  • This is NOT a drift day. Anyone treating it as such will be asked to leave.
  • By attending you agree to abide by the rules and regulations set out here and accept that any breach of these rules and regulations will result in a warning or in extreme cases immediate dismissal and no refund will be issued.
  • In the event that the day is cancelled or curtailed for whatever reason, refunds (whole or partial as the case may be) are at the sole discretion of the Organiser.

Held under the General Regulations of Motorsport UK (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA) and the Supplementary Regulations.