Single Seater Race Car Experience at Taupo Motorsport Park

Single Seater Race Car Experience at Taupo Motorsport Park


The astonishing Formula Challenge race car is a purpose built slicks and wings single-seater. It features a race developed Suzuki GSXR 1100 engine that produces 110kw at 6800 rpm and reaches 0-100kph in 3.4 seconds. Location: Taupo Motorsport Park, 5 minutes from Taupo City.


Experience Description

The Experience

Single Seaters in pit lane
Single Seater happy man

10 laps driving

In an experience normally reserved for the professionals, you now have the chance to feel the thrill of driving our single seater racecars!

A driving experience that will suit both novice and experienced drivers alike, these racecars offer drivers that pure sensation of just you, the track and the car.

Comprehensive Tuition

You’ll start by watching our DVD tuition which explains the basics of driving on a race track and also the tricks to driving these unique racecars. Then you’ll move onto the tuition lap where one of our in-car consultants will take you and a passenger of your choice for a couple of laps around the track to learn the lines around the racetrack.

Then it’s all down to you!!!

Getting strapped into the Formula Challenge single seater is an experience all on it’s own!! As you hit the starter button and feel the engine burst into life only inches behind you, your heart starts to race. Clutch in and engage first gear using the F1-style push buttons on the steering wheel, ease off the clutch and you’re away. You’ll be surprised at how easy they are to drive but how fast they are as you make your way onto the track.

Includes a Certificate and Photo

Then….. just as quickly as it started, you’ll see the chequered flag and it’s time to head back into the pit lane.
And just in case it is all just a blur, you’ll be presented with a certificate with your fastest lap and a picture of you just before you had the thrill of your life!!!!!

Get on the Leaderboard

This experience is timed so you can see how you did compared to others on the official Leaderboard.
Qualmark endorsed provider with over 15 years experience
With 15 years of experience, this is New Zealand’s only Qualmark endorsed provider of motorsport experiences.

Several vehicles prevents disappointment

Several practically identical vehicles helps ensure that you’ll get a drive on the day booked, as if one vehicle breaks down the other is still available.

Multiple days every month

Multiple days available every month so it’s easy to have your drive on a day that suits you.

The Vehicle

Open Wheel Race Car

The Formula Challenge race cars provide you with the unique experience of what it’s like to drive a Formula 1 or Indycar. They feature a race developed Suzuki 1100cc engine that produces 150hp, propelling these little rocketships from 0-100kph in 3.4 second and can achieve a top speed of 230kph!

The Circuit

Taupo Motorsport Park

Location: 5 minutes from Taupo City.

Taupo Motorsport Park

Ricoh Taupo Motorsport Park (also known as the Taupo Race Track) is a premier driving experiences and Motorsport facility in Taupo, New Zealand. It has hosted many of the biggest Motorsport events in the country, including the A1 Grand Prix, V8 Supertourers, NZV8’s, D1NZ and Truck Racing.

Free Personalised Gift Cards

Open Wheeler Experience Gift Card

Couriered Free Nationwide

All DriversDay experiences come with a free gift card in a bold blue envelope, dispatched within 24 hours and couriered free nationwide overnight. With your personal message alongside pictures and experience information, you’ve got the perfect gift.

Allow approximately 1-2 days for North Island delivery and 2-3 days for South Island.

Yes spectators can come along and be with you in a the pit area. They are welcome to take pictures or film.
Please wear enclosed shoes. (No jandals or sandals)
This experience will go ahead in most weather conditions. If extreme weather causes the track to closed or the experience is unable to go ahead for any reason then a suitable future date will be discussed and re-booked at no further cost.
Manual. All participants must be able to competently drive a manual car.

How Vouchers Work

1. Buy a gift voucher for any one of our DriversDay experiences
2. We’ll courier you an awesome printed gift card with your personalised message
3. You or your gift recipient then has 15 months to book a date to do the experience

Availability of dates:

This experience operates approximately 6-8 days per month. New dates are generally announced a few months prior the events.
Click here to use a voucher for this experience

  • Free Personalised Gift Cards – Couriered Free Nationwide
  • 15 Months to use your gift voucher
  • 28 Days to return for a 100% Refund
  • No Deposit Payment Option with 30 Days to Pay
  • Free Voucher Exchanges





Tauranga Chamber of Commerce

Watch Video