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MX5 Drifting at The London Circuit

Bovingdon Airfield, Hertfordshire

  • Drifting experiences at the London Circuit
  • 8 x driving laps of the drift track 
  • Learn to slide in the Mazda MX5
  • Or upgrade on the day to 350z or BMW

What's Included

  • Learn to drift with professional instructors
  • Drive on the specialist drift track with a range of technical corners and series of ‘Zen Garden Roundabouts' covering slow and fast corners
  • 30-minute introductory briefing : covers racing lines, throttle/braking technique and track day safety etiquette
  • 4 x instructor-driven sighting laps (including 1 fully sideways high-speed passenger lap) in the BMW E90 Drift Taxi
  • 8 x driving laps in the Mazda MX5* with 1:1 tuition 
  • Drive times vary dependent on the participant

* Upgrades to Nissan 350z or BMW E90 can be arranged for a £20 charge payable on the day (subject to availability)

What Can I Expect

Get an MX5 drifting! The best fun you can possibly have in a Mazda and it all happens at the London Circuit. 

The original Mazda MX5 is a true pocket rocket from Japan, the home of drifting. Super light at just 1000kg, this car tops out at 127mph for a 1.8l engine with 145bhp. It's a brilliant little car to go drifting in - and that's all because it's rear wheel drive.

You'll find the MX5 nippy, agile and more than partial to a bit of oversteer. The perfect set up for learning to drift. And with an expert drifter sitting beside you in the passenger seat to give you in-car coaching, you're bound to get drifting totally  nailed.

To make sure you know the lay of the land, all experiences start with instructor-driven sighting laps in the school's BMW Drift Taxi. One of these laps will be at high-speed, so you'll witness first hand the serious sliding skills of these drivers!

Then it's over to you. Time to take your first slides into the dark art of drifting in the MX5. Over eight driving laps you'll learn to drift, balancing precision and speed, in what is one of the most exhilarating ways to develop your car control skills.

You'll be out on the specialist drift track, which features a range of technical corners and a series of ‘Zen Garden Roundabouts', which give you a blend of slow and fast corners, with lots of run off so you can spin off in safety!

And a little tip off from us to you : you can upgrade on the day (payable locally) to turn your MX5 drifting experience into a BMW or Nissan 350z drift session if you feel the need for more power!


  • Selected weekdays throughout the year
  • Upgrades to include Saturday mornings are available (payable direct when booking your date)
  • Experiences are subject to availability and weather conditions


  • Bovingdon Airfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Suitable For

  • Minimum age is 17
  • Maximum age is 80
  • Height restrictions: minimum 5ft, maximum 6ft 2ins
  • Weight restrictions: maximum 18 stone
  • A full manual driving licence is required
  • Participants must be physically fit with no serious health conditions


  • Friends and family are welcome to come along and can participate in passenger hot laps  or driving laps,  for an additional charge payable on the day

Anything Else

  • Flat soled shoes must be worn
  • Glasses must be worn if needed
  • Lunch is not included - refreshments and snacks are available to purchase onsite
  • Drivers will need to sign a form accepting risk and vehicle damage liability of up to £10,000+VAT.  Alternatively damage liability reduction is available to purchase on the day starting from £27
  • Please note rebooking within 14 days of your booking will incur a fee