A great experience for those who have no knowledge or experience of drifting – or those who have played endless games of Forza but as yet haven’t had the chance to experience rear wheel drive and a welded diff. Using our specially prepared BMW 3 series cars we give you the chance to get out on track and experience drifting first hand.
On your arrival at Driftland we will get you signed on and into our briefing area. Where we will take you through your time with us by explaining the venue, safety factors, the car you will be using and some of the techniques you will be introduced to. We will explain the technical side of what you are about to experience, don’t worry if you don’t grasp it at this stage, as the instructor will also give you a live demonstration when in the car. We operate in small groups of four people per instructor/car – one person in the car at any one time including the instructor so that you really get to feel that 1-2-1 experience of drifting!!
Technique 1 – Hydro Initiation: Everyone has probably attempted a handbrake turn in a car park at some point – but we are going to demonstrate to you how to do it properly using the hydraulic handbrake setup. The instructor will demonstrate what is required then it is over to you to take the first step in drifting!! By rapidly building your speed towards the drift initiation point, you will need to decide your entry speed, initiation point and drift line. Always remember though your instructor will be sitting right next to you advising you throughout your whole experience, so no need to panic. Duration 5 minutes in car per person.
Technique 2 – Balancing the car/Throttle control: Using the technique you will have gained from the first exercise it is now about balancing the car and picking the point of where to come on throttle, this is a term in drifting called ‘catching the slide’. As you will now be more familiar with the car and have a bit of confidence behind you, incorporating both these techniques whilst moving onto ‘holding the slide’ should feel like a natural progression. Duration 5 minutes in car per person.
Technique 3 – Drift the corner: Now with all your acquired knowledge and surging confidence, there will be no holding you back! You will initiate a slide and drift a full corner of the track. You will have 5 minutes of practice doing this and then battle will commence. It is crunch time, you will be asked to take part in 3 judged runs and points given for each of your runs. Who will come out on top and be drifter of the day in your group!! Duration 10 minutes in car per person.
We all then head back into the briefing room for some feedback from your instructor on your experience and to find out who has won the ‘Drifter of the Day’ award along with a certificate presentation for everyone.
You will also be able to have a chat with the Driftland Staff about the venue, our events and how we can help you progress into learning how to Drift!!
Please allow 2 ½ hours from arrival to departure.
Small group sizes, maximum 4 per instructor and car. One person in the car per instruction.
Free entry for all spectators.
Please Note - This voucher is for 1 person. - The order of proceedings may vary based on numbers on the day. - Your voucher does not guarantee a weekend slot. - Bookings cannot be cancelled or rescheduled within 7 days of the date of the experience. - One rebook is permitted. - Book early to avoid disappointment on selecting dates. - Drivers must hold a valid UK manual driving licence. - Available on selected dates. - An e-voucher will be emailed to you with your unique code on it and instructions to redeem using our on line booking system. - Vouchers are valid from 9 months from the date of purchase.