Thursday, 30 July 2009

Thursday, 30 July 2009

What is the Kempt GP?

The Kempt GP is our way of getting to know you and give you the opportunity to mix with our other guests in a relaxed atmosphere. What’s more, you’ll learn some genuine driving skills and get to blast around in some serious sports cars.

The event is run by ex-Benetton F1 pilot Andy Walsh and the rest of the driving gurus at Car Limits. These chaps are experts in their (air)field and have improved drivers of all skill levels, including current F1 competitors and BBC F1 anchor Jake Humphries (read his glowing tribute here).

With assistance from three experienced instructors, you'll begin the day learning from the pro's as you get to grips with the two circuits set up especially for the event. The format of the day is structured so that you learn basic skills in the morning and use them to put in some serious lap times in the afternoon. Once you've honed your driving style you'll take part in the grand finale, the Fastest Lap Challenge.

The Cars
If your wheels are just that little bit flash then we'd actively encourage you to bring them along. Several of us will so you'll be in good company and North Weald is the perfect place to explore the limits of a car safely and responsibly.

If you're not bringing your own car (or even if you do and fancy a bit of variation) then you'll get to zoom around the course in a Lotus Elise (just about the best damn car to fling around a track) and a slightly more forgiving Porsche Boxster.

The Prize
Setting the fastest time in the end-of-day shoot-out will gain the winner a Magnum of champagne. It's your choice whether you use it to soak your fellow competitors or take it home for a champion's celebration. And of course, everyone gets their place in GP history on our illustrious leaderboard.