As Lewis Hamilton clinched his seventh World Drivers’ F1 Championship crown, Chippenham’s Castle Combe Circuit has unveiled an array of thrilling experience days and gifts aimed at providing local motorsport enthusiasts with presents they’ll never forget this Christmas.
The local race track has been a hub of high-speed petrol-infused action for over 70 years now, with its recently-launched ‘Driving Combe for Christmas’ campaign featuring special offers and all-new products to suit all budgets this festive season.
If you’re looking to provide a loved one with an unforgettable day out, Castle Combe’s driving experiences are the way to go. Ranging from high-speed passenger rides with professional racing drivers through to getting behind the wheel of a real-life race car, there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes.
Single Seater Driving Experience
Offering the ultimate thrill on the 1.85-mile circuit is the Single Seater Driving Experience, the closest they might ever get to driving an actual Formula 1 car on a real racing circuit. Develop confidence in a Ford Fiesta Zetec S hot hatch with your instructor before experiencing the full glory of an open-wheel Formula Ford 1600 racer for yourself.
With over 24 miles covered throughout the day, this is a great way to enjoy some high-speed action behind the wheel.
Prefer to live life slightly off the beaten track?
The venue’s Rally Drive Experience involves plenty of mud, thrills and spills on the dedicated off-road course adjacent to the track.
Again carried out by professional instructors, it’s hard not to finish this day without a huge grin on your face.
Here, you’ll start the day being taught some specific rally driving techniques to ensure you get the most out of your time on the mud. You’ll then take to the loose-surface ‘stage’ in high-performance Toyota Celica GTs and BMW Coupes, performing 10 laps and competing in a ‘time trial’-style competition with the other attendees. The day will be topped off with a thrilling high-speed passenger lap with your instructor at the helm.
Merchandise and More
As well as countless other driving experiences on offer, Castle Combe also boasts a comprehensive merchandise shop that features everything from stickers to clothing – the perfect place to find some fantastic stocking fillers.