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Brands Hatch Drift School

Brands Hatch, Kent
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    • Drifting cars at legendary Brands Hatch in Kent
    • Team includes two stalwarts of the drifting world!
    • Learn to drift in a prepped MX5
    • Passenger ride duel available as well
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Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

If you fancy flinging an MX5 around , head to Brands Hatch and go drifting! Going fast in a straight line is great fun, but sliding sideways around a bend at serious speed is just out of this world. It takes skill, concentration and maybe a bit of beginner's luck, but this is an amazing experience in Kent.

First up we must mention the instructing team at this Brands Hatch school. Head honcho Rich Newton has many, many years of experience judging drifting competitions (no pressure to try and impress him then!) and when we tell you chief instructor Kenny Lam is known as the grandfather of British drifting, we think you get the idea of the calibre of this Kentish school.

As for the cars, we're talking Mazda MX5s. Upgraded bits and bobs all over the car mean these white and black liveried little sports cars are nothing like the ones you see cruising the High Street. Maintaining and running a drift car takes a lot of money and mechanical skill, with the tyres being changed more often than we've had hot dinners, but it's hardly surprising after these guys have been playing for a few hours.

We have two experiences for those who want to drift and one for those want to be drifted. On the Intro and Half Day sessions you'll be taking your MX5 around a zoned off area of the paddocks here at Brands. You'll start learning the basics on the training pen, where you'll get a feel for the sensation of swinging the car out. Then you'll move on to mastering doughnuts, before taking it one step further to perfect figures of eight.

Those on the longer half dayer get a whole bunch of laps on the short drift circuit that has been set up at in this corner of Brands Hatch to bring your total driving time up to 65 minutes. Now that's a lot of sliding and tyre screeching.

If you opt for the drifter passenger experience, you will be taken out onto the drifting course by one of the school's top instructors in a top-notch car. This is where it gets serious, so it's full face race helmet on and get ready to go head to head with another car. And it seems the aim of the drifting game is to get as perilously close to your colleague as possible. Now we see the attraction of going to Brands hatch drifting - it's seat of your pants stuff for sure!

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2 reviews, 5/5 average rating.
Brands Hatch Drift School
5.0
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Review posted 7 months ago
What a brilliant experience. The people there were brilliant and the instructors are fantastic. Could have been slightly better organised but didn't take much away from the day. Well worth a go!
Yes, I recommend this product.

Brands Hatch Drift School
5.0
By
Review posted 7 months ago
1/2 day drifting with flatout factory was amazing, the day was amazing, the people were so friendly and helpful already saving to go again can not recommend this enough
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• A Drifting Experience in a Mazda MX-5 drift car
• You will be in a group of up to 6 people on the day

Introduction to Drifting
• A session where you'll learn to initiate and control donuts
• Second session in the MX5 where you'll learn to drift a figure of 8 and transition the cars directions mid drift
• Three passenger laps in a pro car experiencing a demonstration of professional drift skills
• A competition driving five laps on the purpose set up drift course where you will attempt to hit the targets with the rear of the car
• Around 15 minutes personal drive time
• Allow spending two to three hours at the venue

Drifting Half Day
• A session on initiating and maintaining drift donuts 
• A second MX-5 session drifting through figure of 8's learning to link drifts together
• Ten drift initiations and 25 short course laps
• Ten demonstration passenger laps by a professional drift driver in a pro-spec drift car
• A game of drift on the short corner course where you'll attempt to hit a target with the rear of the car
• Around 65 minutes drive time
• Allow spending half a day at the venue

Hot Lap Passenger Ride
• Six drift passenger laps
• Two passenger ride sessions, one in a 'Lead' car and one in a 'chase' car
• Experience the control and skill of pro drift drivers
• Allow an hour at the venue

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When is it available?

• Selected weekday dates throughout the year, subject to availability

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Where can I do this experience?

•  Brands Hatch, Kent

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Who is it suitable for?

• Minimum 18 for driving experiences, 16 for passenger laps
• Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult on site
• A Full UK Driving Licence is required

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome to come and watch

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Anything else I need to know?

• This activity takes place in a coned tarmac paddock area, you do not drive on Brands Hatch Race Track

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