With the 2016 V8 Supercar season well underway, chances are you’ve been watching the coverage and thinking, “I would love to do that”.
If that’s the case, then you owe it to yourself to give it a shot, by booking a Gold Coast V8 experience at the Norwell Motorplex.
The Norwell facility, which is owned by long-time V8 Supercar driver, Paul Morris, is host to the V8 Supercars Official Driving Experience. That means booking a Gold Coast V8 experience is booking a program officially endorsed by V8 Supercars.
The Gold Coast V8 facility offers a range of experiences that will let any V8-mad petrol-head live their dreams to the level they choose. If you have a street licence, you are eligible to sign up for a session.
If you don’t think you’re quite up to driving a V8, the first option on offer at the Gold Coast V8 facility is the experience of riding for a few laps with one of the company’s V8 Supercars race-winning instructors.
Aside from having a great time, you will also pick up a number of tips from the professionals at the Gold Coast V8 driving centre, tips that will help improve your every day driving.
If that experience simply whets your appetite for more, you can book a session to learn to drive a real V8 Supercar on the Gold Coast V8 track, which is a full 2.1km test track used by Morris and his racing colleagues.
Still not enough? Grab some mates and book a full-on training and racing session on the Gold Coast V8 track. You can decide if you are Whincup or Winterbottom, in your choice of race prepared Holden Commodore or Ford Falcon.
Morris and his team of driving instructors, who are all motorsport professionals, start the day at the Gold Cost V8 centre by giving their clients a full briefing before they get near the cars.
They’re well aware that, despite their dreams, many people who book a session at the Gold Coast V8 track may be having their first-ever experience at a race track, or having their first experience of driving at speed.
Morris and his team created the Gold Coast V8 facility not just for a big day out for thrill seekers. It also operates as a defensive driving school, but even if you think you are ‘just’ booking a drive-ride-race session in the V8 Supercars, you will improve your driving skills.
The team wants clients to walk away from their Gold Coast V8 day having become a safer driver, as well as having an experience they will never forget and learning more about the sport.
Nothing shakes the body like the roar of a V8 Supercar, and the Gold Coast V8 experience will give you a lifetime memory – and make you a better driver if you use the experience in a responsible way once you are back on the open road.