ARDS Test

£275
N/A hours long
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N/A laps covered
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So you want to take the next step and actually go motor racing? The first thing you will need is an MSA National B competition licence.

  • Take the ARDS test to get a national B license
  • Learn from the best race instructors in the UK
  • Drive Croft circuit in a MINI Cooper S

Exclusive ARDS test day on Tuesday 28 February 2017. A fantastic chance to take the ARDS test at the legendary Croft circuit with expert tuition to give you the best chance of passing

Only   £275

About the ARDS Test

You can take the course here at Croft in a MINI Cooper. There is a set procedure to secure your licence which is set out by the MSA:

  1. Apply to the MSA for your 'Go Racing' starter pack, which will include:
    • Licence application form
    • Go Racing video
    • MSA yearbook
    • Starting Motorsport handbook
    • Association of Racing Drivers Schools leaflet.
  2. Have a racing medical examination with your doctor and ensure that the form is signed and returned to you - some doctors may charge for this.
  3. Contact us on 01325 721815 to book your course. The ARDS test consists of the following:
    • Classroom briefing
    • Driving test. The instructor will demonstrate the lines and technique to you before you drive for a minimum of 5 laps.
    • Two multiple-choice exam papers

**Please remember that although you will receive tuition and help on your course, the main purpose is to test your suitability to hold a competition licence.

Once you have successfully completed the course you must send all the relevant paperwork to the MSA to be validated:

MSA Motorsport House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook, Slough, SL3 0HG Telephone: 01753 681736

About the Junior ARDS Training Program

Croft also run the Junior ARDS course for 14 to 16 year olds and up. The cost is £600. Below is the criteria for applicants: 1. The minimum age for a driver to take the course and hold a Race Licence is 14 years old 2. Application must be supported by or received from a Junior Race Championship organizing club. These are BARC (Junior Ginetta), BRSCC (T-Cars) and 750 Motor Club (SaxMax).

Once they have completed the Junior ARDS Training Programme the registered Croft Junior ARDS Instructor will sign off their application. Their licence will then be issued in the name of the driver but held by the organizing club of their championship (until they are 16 years old then they will hold a full licence).

For more information on the ARDS Junior Driver Training Programme, please call 01325 721815.

The Cars

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Porsche Cayman

The latest Porsche Cayman is a genuine junior supercar. Similar in looks to the 911 but with a mid-engine layout.

Out on track the car gives incredible feedback, allowing the driver to build in confidence and enjoy the increased power and incredible grip that the car generates.

0-60
5.8 seconds
Top Speed
163 mph
Power
261 bhp
Torque
221 lb/ft
Engine Size
2.9 litre 6 cylinder
Gearbox
6 speed manual
Configuration
Mid engine, rear wheel drive

ARDS Test Availability

Open Dated Voucher

Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £275

Gift Pack Options

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Gift Voucher - Free

Making your driving experience gift extra special is our Gift Voucher.

Inside the pack is a personalised presentation card of the driving experience - showing the exact driving experience the recipient will be attending.

Also included is our full colour driving experience brochure with a list of driving day dates they attend to do their experience.

Why Buy A Driving Experience from Croft

Our Top 3

  1. No on the day pressure to purchase expensive accident damage waiver at registration. The price you see is the price you pay
  2. No 70mph speed limits or numerous "cone chicanes" to keep the speed artificially slow
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Need to Know Information

The ARDS can be purchased as an open gift voucher valid for 1 year from the date of purchase

The ARDS test operates from Croft Circuit

We operate on selected days.

Drivers must hold a full road licence | On the day drivers must wear clothes that cover their arms and legs | Helmets, race boots and gloves are provided

Spectators are welcome - free of charge