Your first step to becoming a professional racing driver
12 Month Validity
Goodwood Motor Circuit
Goodwood Racing School is a member of the Association of Racing Drivers Schools. Here you can take your entry-level test, the Novice Driver Training Course, commonly known as the ARDS test. Passing this course is a requirement for those wishing to apply for their first race licence. To take the test you should be a competent and confident track driver and have a good knowledge of the rules of driving the track. You must be 17 or over to take the test.
Your day will include:
One-to-one tuition from a professional Grade A Race Instructor
Three 15-minute sessions on track
Welcome and classroom session
Tea and coffee
Lunch for driver. Additional lunches can be purchased
Debrief and licence stamping (if applicable)
Motorsport UK Go Racing Pack
Before booking your ARDS test at Goodwood you must buy an Motorsport UK Go Racing pack. For more information click here. You must also have a medical with your Doctor and ensure that the form is signed and returned back to you.
Available for morning and afternoon slots. Runs at least one date every month throughout the year.
Drivers must hold a full driving licence which will need to be presented on the day - photocopies will not be accepted. Participants must be a confident track driver and have a good knowledge of the rules of driving on a track. You must be 17 or over to take the test. All drivers must have a good understanding of the English language for instruction purposes. Please note: anyone deemed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to participate.
Driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice, heavy rain or high winds) which would make driving at speed dangerous. Please call 01243 755055 if in any doubt.
Expect to be at the venue for six hours. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time.
Numbers on the Day
Share the classroom sessions with up to four other participants. All driving time is held on a one-to-one basis with a qualified instructor. There will be a maximum of 10 cars on the circuit at any one time.
Family, friends and children are welcome to spectate and can bring a camera to record the experience. Viewing is available for spectators. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash at all times. The Old Control Tower at the Motor Circuit sells coffees, soft drinks and hot and cold snacks. Viewing is available for spectators from this venue. You can also purchase additional lunches for your guests, this can be done when purchasing your track day or by calling 01243 755055.
Dress warmly and comfortably in trousers and a long-sleeved top. Wear flat-soled shoes and bring driving gloves if possible. Flip flops are not permitted. A helmet is provided.
The vehicles are covered by comprehensive accident insurance but this will not apply if you drive recklessly, dangerously or if you cause damage to yourself or anyone else. The person driving the car will be required to sign a disclaimer accepting liability in the event of damage being caused to the car through their negligence.
Browse through our Ultimate Driving experiences or Track Days and find the perfect gift or treat yourself to something you've always wanted to do. Add your gift to the basket and then proceed through our secure checkout. You'll receive an order confirmation at the end of the checkout confirming all your details and what you have purchased. Alternatively, if you want to book a date and time there and then, this can also be done online.
2. Once you receive your voucher
Your gift will be sent within three working days of purchase. Inside you'll find your Goodwood gift voucher which includes a map of the circuit and what you need to bring with you.
3. Book your experience
Please choose a date and time that suits you from the available dates online. Call the Customer Sales Team on 01243 755055 and make your booking. Your voucher will be valid for 12 months from date of purchase and your voucher must be booked and used within this time.
4. Enjoy your experience
The time has come to enjoy your driving experience at Goodwood Motor Circuit. If we are experiencing extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice, heavy rain or high winds) please do give us a quick call to confirm your experience is still running. We want you to have a great time on your experience and would love for you to leave us feedback on our TripAdvisor page.