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In an experience normally reserved for the professionals, you now have the chance to feel the thrill of driving a single seater race car! These race cars provide you with a unique experience of what it's like to be driving a Formula 1 or Indycar on one of New Zealand's great tracks.
An experience that will suit both novice and experienced drivers alike, these race cars offer drivers that pure sensation of just you, the track and the car. You'll start by watching a DVD tuition which explains the basics of driving on a race track and also the tricks to driving these unique race cars. Then you'll move onto the tuition lap where one of the in-car consultants will take you and a passenger of your choice for a couple of laps around the track to learn the lines around the racetrack. Then it's all down to you!
Getting strapped into the Formula 1-styled single seater is an experience all on it's own. As you hit the starter button and feel the engine burst into life only inches behind you, your heart starts to race. Clutch in and engage first gear using the F1-style push buttons on the steering wheel, ease off the clutch and you're away. You'll be surprised at how easy they are to drive and how fast they are as you make your way onto the track.
Then just as quickly as it started, you'll see the chequered flag and it's time to head back into the pit lane.
The price quoted is for one person. There will be other drivers on track at the same time but on-track numbers will be limited.
In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the provider. Wet tyres will be fitted if it is felt the conditions require it. In a case of extreme adverse weather, your experience will be rescheduled by the provider.
Comfortable, casual clothing. A race suit, boots and helmet will be provided for the duration of the drive.
You will be required to sign a release waiver prior to driving. You are liable for any damage to the car while you are driving. An indemnity waiver fee is available to purchase on the day which will reduce the excess that you would have to pay.
This experience is located 5 minutes drive from the Taupo township.