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    Survivor guide: Thruxton


    Survivor guide: Thruxton

    Thruxton Circuit is located near Hampshire village Thruxton. In addition to hosting a number of events, including British Formula Three, Car, Superbike and Pick-up Truck races, the circuit’s 2.356-mile (3.793 km) track is also used to offer an exciting range of driving experiences.

    Thruxton experiences

    Possible options include off-road, junior and skid pan experiences, as well as the chance to either drive one of Thruxton’s high-powered fleet cars or spend some time as a passenger in a BMW M4.

    Tiff Needell experience

    Being a passenger may not seem all that exciting at first glance. The fact that participants get an opportunity to experience the legendary car control of British racing driver Tiff Needell (often seen on TV series like Fifth Gear and Top Gear) first hand says it all.

    Thruxton fleet cars

    The fleet of cars participants can choose from includes, for example, the tasty Lamborghini Aventador Roadster and the Ferrari 458 Spider; a Porsche Cayman and the Toyota GT86.

    Surviving driving experiences

    Sessions commence with a safety briefing, followed by a driving demonstration. Participants learn essential rear drifting techniques like skidding, weight transfer and throttle control, then get onto the purpose-built course. Often paired up with other participants, they will then get to negotiate the track’s many bends, turns and twists with professional instructors providing advice and tips over two-way radio. To prevent motoring accidents, it is vital to:

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    • Pay close attention during the safety briefing, driving demonstration and rear drifting instruction
    • Remember that these are powerful vehicles at all times
    • Take heed of advice and follow instructions by professional instructors throughout the session
    • If tiring, take a break, because lack of concentration can cause vehicle collisions
    • Drink plenty of caffeine- and, of course, alcohol-free liquids to stay adequately hydrated
    • Eat light before sessions, as heavy meals can cause sleepiness

    Sadly, accidents at Thruxton do occasionally happen, more often than not because drivers over-estimate their capabilities on the track. Getting over-confident should therefore be avoided. Sometimes, drivers forget to switch back to ‘regular road driving mode’ after leaving the track and subsequently cause a road traffic accident. Remembering where you are is elementary if traffic accidents are to be prevented.

    Calling for help

    If you were injured at Thruxton or in an accident on the road that was not your fault, you may be eligible for driver injury compensation. Call for advice and help in conducting your claim for compensation by dialling Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone number now on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    Author: SM Content

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