Audi Driving Experience FAQ
IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT TO PARTICIPATE?
Participants are required to be at least 21 years of age and must possess a current valid driver license.
ARE THERE PREREQUISITES FOR ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES?
No prerequisites required. Our team is trained to adapt to all skill levels and provide an exhilarating experience catered to any and all guests. From first timers to hardcore motorsport enthusiasts – participants with zero track experience all the way to seasoned track experts alike will have fun.
WHAT CARS WILL I BE ABLE TO DRIVE AT THE AUDI DRIVING EXPERIENCE?
You will have extensive seat time in several high-performance vehicles from the exhilarating Audi line-up - from the 400 horsepower TT RS to the race-inspired RS 3 featuring the signature Audi Sport five-cylinder powerplant. Further enhance your experience with our Track Initiation programs where you will pilot the motorsport-derived, 602 horsepower R8 V10 Plus.
HOW LONG IS THE EVENT?
Depending on what program you are attending, it runs from approximately 8:00 am to 12:00 pm for half day programs and from 8:00 am to approximately 5:00 pm for full day programs.
MAY I DRIVE MY OWN VEHICLE?
No, it can stay safe and sound in the paddock parking area. Your insurance company will thank you later.
DO I HAVE TO SHARE A VEHICLE WITH ANOTHER PARTICIPANT?
Yes – while participants are required to share cars, rest assured that the experience provides participants with ample seat time in the as they familiarize themselves with Circuit of the Americas and the high-performance Audi lineup.
AM I LIABLE FOR VEHICLE DAMAGE THAT MAY OCCUR DURING THE EVENT?
No, we take care of insurance so you can focus on having a blast. For maximum enjoyment, we do recommend that you keep everything in one piece, though.
Certified professional instructors are on hand to give you the tools that will get the most out of these high-performance vehicles.
WHAT IF IT RAINS DURING THE PROGRAM?
All programs run rain or shine – water only adds another exciting element to your experience! In the event of lightning strikes we will hold the progression of the program until they have passed. Otherwise, we’ll just turn on the wipers.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
Be sure to have your valid driver’s license with you, and an appetite for thrills.
WHAT TYPE OF ATTIRE IS APPROPRIATE FOR THIS EVENT?
- Dress in cool, comfortable clothing
- While we certainly appreciate an impeccable fashion sense, open-toed footwear and high heels are not permitted for your safety. We recommend flat, thin-soled footwear such as driving shoes or sneakers.
- It’s a good idea to bring a hat or ballcap, as well as a windbreaker or fleece jacket to anticipate any weather changes during the day.
WHAT IF I AM COMING WITH A FRIEND AND WOULD LIKE TO BE GROUPED WITH THEM?
Simply send us an email ahead of time with your request and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate.
MAY I BRING A GUEST?
Spectators are welcome to attend for a nominal fee – just select the ‘Plus 1’ when booking your experience online. Please note that they will not be permitted to ride in the vehicle with you during your experience.
AM I ALLOWED TO BRING A CAMERA OR VIDEO CAMERA?
Absolutely! You are allowed to take photos and video during the event – we just ask that you skip the selfies while you’re piloting an R8 at 100+ mph and keep both hands on the wheel! We also allow the use of your personal dash or windshield mounted cameras (such as GoPro cameras). Drone usage is restricted.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS FOR EACH PROGRAM FOR A DATE TO BE GUARANTEED?
Audi Track Discovery: 12 participants
Audi R8 Track Initiation: 8 participants
Audi R8 Track Immersion: 12 participants
Audi R8 Track PRO: 12 Participants
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
With our program minimums, other guests are counting on you! Not to worry, if you cancel greater than 180 days of the experience date, we will provide you with a full refund. If you cancel between 180 days and greater than 90 days of the experience date, we will provide you with a 50% refund. Sadly, if you cancel within less than 90 days of the experience date, there will be no refunds issued. We must receive your cancellation by email, and we are not responsible for personal or business conflicts that may arise. Reach out to us prior to your scheduled event should you need to reschedule to another date.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Be sure to get a good night of rest beforehand, since the day starts early and is packed full of driver-focused activities. We’d also recommend limiting your consumption of alcoholic beverages the night before your event.