Wannabe racing drivers practising their skills at the Johnny Herbert Rockingham Experience, will be learning the tricks of the trade in SEAT cars. As an official vehicle partner to the UK’s fastest racing school SEAT has supplied a fleet of 140 mph 180 bhp Ibiza Cupra R’s to provide the "touring car" experience. In addition, two specially prepared SEAT Toledos will hone drivers’ skills on the skid pan. SEAT joins JHRE’s other vehicle partners with illustrious sporting pedigrees such as Lotus, Westfield, AC Cobra and Ferrari.
The Johnny Herbert Rockingham Experience, based at the Rockingham Circuit in Northamptonshire, offers the complete driving experience including F1 driving techniques, single seater driving, pit stop challenge and high speed passenger rides on the famous Oval circuit. But it is the touring car experience where the SEAT Ibiza Cupra R’s come into their own, performing on the International Infield Circuit’s challenging combination of high speed and technical slow speed corners. This circuit really tests the mettle as the driver learns to balance the car whilst pushing it to its limits – all under the watchful eye and guidance of one of the JHRE’s ARDS qualified instructors.
"The Johnny Herbert Rockingham Experience and SEAT cars make perfect partners," said Mark McKenna, Head of Marketing for SEAT UK. "Rockingham is the perfect place to demonstrate their performance and handling and under the skilled tuition of the JHRE instructors members of the public will soon discover what SEATs are capable of and what a pleasure they are to drive."
Chief Instructor at the JHRE Chris Ward says: "We are delighted to have SEAT as one of our main vehicle partners. We see it as the ideal fit, SEAT as a brand is young, vibrant and fresh. As the UK’s newest and fastest racing experience the synergies between the two brands are obvious and our instructors are reporting that the Ibiza Cupra R’s handling is exceptional and ideal for our touring car saloon experience."
The Johnny Herbert Rockingham Experience official opening is 11 May.
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