New Starter Driving Experience

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Juniors can now get behind the wheel of a MINI Cooper and learn the essential skills needed to drive a car safely. The circuit's fully qualified ARDS Instructors will be on hand to help teach the core skills and assist drivers to develop their knowledge and enjoy the experience of driving a MINI

  • Drive the brilliant MINI Cooper
  • Learn the essential skills needed to drive a car
  • Drive on Croft circuit

All Dates are now full for this season. A voucher purchased after 11th August 2022 will have to be taken in 2023.

Only   £110

Experience Format

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Pupil drives the Min Cooper - Session 1

The unique driving experience briefing details the important information you need to know. Our qualified ARDS instructor will take time to explain the fundamental controls of a car - steering, throttle, brakes, clutch and gears. This first session will consist of gentle runs on sections of the track and in the paddock areas at Croft Circuit, building on the skills learnt from your instructor.

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Pupil drives the Mini Cooper - Session 2

This session aims to get pupils travelling faster.

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And finally!

The pupil will complete the course by driving 2 laps of the 2.12 mile International Race Circuit.

About the New Starter Driving Experience

It’s never too early to start! If you are not seventeen yet, but older than thirteen, then Croft has the ideal experience to give you the basic driving skills and get you on the race track as well! The New Starter Experience aims to help you acquire the basic car control skills that will be invaluable when you apply for a provisional driving licence. Under the expert guidance of your driving instructor, you will learn how to drive a Mini Cooper S smoothly, progressively and importantly under control. This will take place on the track and in and around the paddock areas. Each New Starter Experience is approximately two hours long and with two pupils per car (alternating - not in the car together) you will get plenty of time in the right-hand seat. After the two driving sessions the pupil completes the course by driving 2 laps of the international 2.12 miles of the race circuit. These experiences take place on weekdays during school holidays only.

Please note that the minimum age is thirteen years old and you must be over 5' tall.

The Cars

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Mini Cooper S

Retains all the spirit and fun of the original MINI with the often quoted kart like handling qualities

9.0 seconds
Top Speed
126 mph
122 bhp
160 lb/ft
Engine Size
1.6 litre 4 cylinder
6 speed manual
Front engine front wheel drive

New Starter Driving Experience Availability

Open Dated Voucher

Open Voucher Valid for one season only - £110

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.

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
  3. Drive a racing car on the same circuit as the BTCC race each season
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Need to Know Information

  • This experience can be purchased as an open gift voucher for 1 season from February to October
  • This experience takes place on weekdays during the school holidays.
  • This experience is for young drivers at least 5ft tall, over 13 years old and under 18 years old
  • This experience operates from Croft Circuit
  • Spectators are welcome - free of charge