Donington Park Race Day Self Drive

Self Drive took on a whole new meaning at Donington Park motor racing circuit on Thursday, 17th July, when Huddersfield’s Arrow Self Drive treated a handful of its customers to a specially organised track day experience with professional racer Josh Caygill.

Arrow Self Drive clients attended the exclusive event at the world-famous Leicestershire track and loved every minute.

Ably tutored by Netherton 24-year-old Caygill, who competes in the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup as well as representing the UK in the pan-European VW Scirocco R Cup series this year, the special guests had the opportunity to enjoy high-speed passenger laps in the talented racer’s AWM-prepared Volkswagen Scirocco.

Providing a ‘hands-on’ driving experience at one of the best race tracks in Britain, the Arrow Self Drive guests were based at a temporary trackside ‘garage’ for the entire day where they were able to enjoy all aspects of the action.

Starting off the day with a full safety briefing before benefitting from professional instruction, the VIPs then had the opportunity to drive the track before perfecting their skills with more expert tuition.

The highlight came after the lunch break when the guests were all offered the rare opportunity to join Caygill – who formerly competed at British Championship level in motorcycle racing – and AWM team principal Aaron Mason for some ‘hot laps’.

Reflecting on the day, Caygill said: “It was fantastic helping to give the Arrow Self Drive guests such a memorable day out, I had a great time and from the smiles on the faces I think everyone really enjoyed the day. It’s always great giving people a bit of an insight into what it’s like on track at racing speeds, thanks to Arrow Self Drive for organising such a fantastic day.”

At the end of the trackday a trophy was presented to Mark Gledhill, of Crowther & Shaw, who was deemed the overall winner of the self-drive experience. He said: “As a keen car enthusiast and trackday driver, it was fantastic to meet up with Josh and pick up some useful advice on how to drive faster and maximise the car’s potential.

“I have driven many tracks without receiving training so it was fantastic to pick up lots of useful tips that will hopefully allow me to drive quicker in the future! Thanks to Arrow Self Drive I had a great day and Josh is a super young man who I wish all the best to for his future career.
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