Outdoor Grand Prix Karting at Castle Combe
Karting isn't just for kids - it's how many Grand Prix champions (including former Formula 1 world champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton) start out. Whatever your racing ambitions, this experience is fun; whether you're a novice or an expert you'll enjoy this fast and furious session, racing others head-to-head around a specially-designed track. You'll start with a briefing on safety and driving technique. Then you'll take the wheel for some untimed practice laps to familiarise yourself with the karts and the 350 metre outdoor circuit, followed by race heats and finals. The top six drivers go through to the final, and the fastest three win trophies. These 200cc karts are faster than standard karts and can reach speeds of up to 45mph.
- Fancy yourself as an F1 driver?
- This is where Ayrton Senna and world F1 champion Lewis Hamilton first made their names
- Untimed practise laps to get you familiar with your kart and the circuit
- Race heats, semi-finals and finals
- Winners get prizes
- Availability Description
Twice a month on Saturday afternoons. We recommend booking four weeks in advance, even earlier for summer dates. The venue is closed during the Christmas period.
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age is 15. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum height is 6'6''. Maximum weight is 18 stone.
The track is outdoors but racing will go ahead come rain or shine.
The session length is determined by the number of drivers on the day, as a guide it's usually around three hours. Please arrive a few minutes in advance of the booked time to ensure a prompt start. Latecomers cannot not be admitted.
- Numbers on the Day
The number of competitors can vary from 36 in winter to 48 in summer, with five drivers on track at any one time.
- Dress Code
Wear flat shoes or trainers. A helmet will be provided. Race suits are also provided. If it's wet rain suits are provided, but you might want to bring a change of shoes and socks.
- Other Info
Refreshments are available throughout the experience.