Go-karting has long since been a popular event for corporate days, team bonding or stag parties and if you live in and around the Basingstoke area then it’s an experience that all motor enthusiasts ought to give a whirl to at least once.
However, in these days of increased virtual reality technology, did you know that, as an alternative, you can even get to experience the thrill of piloting a Formula One car in a virtual simulator?
Basingstoke Go-Karting Opportunities
Whether you like motor sport or not, it’s difficult not to get caught up in the adrenaline rush that hits you when you put on the crash helmet, take your seat in your kart and rev up on the start line, the waft of diesel in your nostrils and the shrill roar of the engines around you.
For those looking to give karting a go in and around the Basingstoke area there are a few venues you can visit.
Karting Nation and Absolutely Karting both offer venues in Basingstoke, providing a thrilling couple of hours behind the wheel for young and old alike.
The centres both offer relatively similar opportunities, catering for parties, corporate days, groups and stag parties.
The arenas / tracks are indoors so the fuel charged fun can take place regardless of weather and anyone over the age of 8 years old can get onto the track.
Each track offers a variety of different experiences and races with which you can enjoy. For kids there’s the chance to impress schoolmates with birthday party experiences. These include expert tuition on safe driving and a series of different races, all fully equipped in appropriate safety gear and karts to suit their age and size.
For the older participants who are feeling the need for speed then there’s a host of race types and driving day to suit the party or individual. There are those who might just want to roll up, suit up and hit the track, pitting their skills against other drivers in straight races (often including qualifiers and grid placements).
If you’re arranging a party, stag do or team bonding day then, of course there’s the chance to take on your mates in individual Grand Prix or perhaps team relays or Le Mans style races.
Whatever the format, go-karting remains a hugely popular activity for groups and individuals and a memorable day for the hidden adrenaline junkie within.
Now, for an exhilarating alternative to karting you might want to consider a hair-raising simulator experience at The Race Centre.
Just 40 minutes drive along the M3 from Basingtstoke the centre offers a unique and truly thrilling opportunity to all motor enthusiasts to get an idea of what it must be like to tear around the circuit in a Formula One car.
Individuals get to sit in their own F1 race pod, handling their own custom designed steering wheel and operating their own pedals. In addition you’re then immersed into a virtual race through the simulation screen which seems to envelope you.
With stunning audio to accompany, this is a chance to put your driving skills to the test in a completely immersive racing experience that motor enthusiasts are certain to love.
Like karting this is a great party or corporate opportunity with the centre catering to such events.
Are you a budding Lewis Hamilton or a plodding Sunday driver?