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Race Car Test Day
To Be Advised @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$200

Race Car Test Days are an opportunity for drivers to test their race cars on the National Circuit.

The days operate from 9am – 4pm and are scheduled periodically throughout the year.

Cars will be grouped by speed as follows:

  • Slow 1.22+
  • 1.15 – 1.22
  • Under 1.15
  • Open Wheelers/Sportscars
  • Karts (not on all Race Car Test Days)

Please note that the groups and session times may vary depending on the speed/number of cars on the day.

You will be required to have a transponder on your car. No transponder, no track entry.

All sessions are 15 minutes long, giving each driver at least five 15 minute sessions on track.

You will need to fill out an Indemnity form before you can go on track. You can do this prior to arrival by clicking on the link in your confirmation email.

Important Information:

  • Please do not book into a speed group that you do not belong to. If there are no spaces in your speed group, please call us on 09 280 6504.
  • Bookings close at 4pm the day prior. Walk ins will not be accepted.
  • This is not a promoter's event, if you have booked a garage with them but not with us, you will not be allocated a garage for the test day.
  • Any additional drivers are $50 each and will need all the same safety gear as the driver. Additional drivers can sign up on the day.
  • Hampton Downs Motorsport Park reserves the right to refuse or revoke any entrant at any time.

For any inquiries, please contact Samantha at experiences@hamptondowns.com or you can call the office on 09 280 6504.

EXPERIENCES/tickets

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TRACK CRUISE

  • Cruise the National Circuit in your own car
  • Controlled cruise behind our Lexus Safety Car
  • Passengers allowed
Activity

WET SKIDPAN

  • Get sideways in your own car
  • Passengers allowed
  • Guaranteed a minimum of three 3 minute runs on the skidpan, but where possible you will have unlimited access throughout the session
Activity

SUPERCAR FAST DASH

  • Experience the thrill of a lifetime
  • Up to 230km/hr as a passenger in our Lamborghini Huracan
  • 2 laps of the National Circuit
$169
$139
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DRIVE A V8 MUSCLE CAR

  • Drive our V8 Ford Mustang with our pro instructor alongside you
  • 5 laps of the National Circuit
  • Take it at your own speed
$395
$139
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GO KARTS

  • Have a crack on the now-famous Hampton Downs Go Karts
  • Up to 70km/hr
  • Tandem karts available

Activity

Lexus High Speed Safety Car

  • Experience speeds up to 160km/hr as a passenger
  • Takes up to 4 passengers, so you can bring your family or friends in the car with you
  • 2 laps of the National Circuit
$120
$139
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How it works

7AM

Track gates open

7:30AM

Registration begins in the Podium lounge

9AM

First session begins. All sessions are 15 minutes long, giving each driver at least five 15 minute sessions on track.

Things you need to know

Safety

These days are restricted to race cars only
You must bring your MSNZ logbook to registration
You must bring your civil or MSNZ license to registration
This is a non-drift day. All entrants are strictly supervised throughout the day to ensure there is no overzealous driving
Passengers are not permitted
Transponders are required

What to wear

A minimum of a single layer fire-retardant race suit, helmet, FHR, fire-retardant shoes, and fire-retardant gloves are compulsory

What we provide

Five 15 minute sessions on track throughout the day
Race suits, helmets, boots, gloves, frontal head restraints are available for hire from Hampton Downs at an additional cost (subject to availability)
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Customer reviewS

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The Go Karting was absolutely great fun!

The Go Karting was absolutely great fun!

The Go Karting was absolutely great fun!

The Go Karting was absolutely great fun!

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FAQS

Can I take a passenger?

No, although you can pay $50 for an additional driver to drive your car or kart.

How many laps on the track do I get?

We do 5 x sessions per category for 15 minutes. The laps depend on the speed that you are going.

What license do I need and what requirements are there for the car?

You and all other drivers will need either a valid civil license of restricted or higher, or a Motorsport NZ (MSNZ) License. Your car must also hold a current MSNZ Logbook.

What license requirements are there for me if I am in a Kart?

To test a kart on our Race Car Test Day you will need either a MSNZ License, a valid NZTA restricted license (or higher) or a senior Kartsport license.

Can I attend if my car does not have a roll-cage?

Yes, the car must have a MSNZ Logbook and you must wear an FHR (Frontal Head Restraint), which may require a harness bar to be installed in your vehicle.

What safety equipment is required?

You will require a full kit including; Helmet, FHR, fire retardant gloves, suit, and boots.

Is this a race day?

No, it is not. This is a chance to test your car before a race day.

What happens if I forget my transponder?

If your car does not have a transponder, you will not be permitted to enter the track.

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