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WELCOME TO THE FASTTRACK TO MOTORSPORT

What is the FastTrack to Motorsport?

The FastTrack to Motorsport Championship at the Apex Race Centre gives anyone with a driving licence or a senior race licence the chance to compete for a any racing enthusiasts dream… A day on the track in real life race cars.

A collaboration between Re:Fuel (where the Apex Race Centre is based) and Race Car Experiences, the championship, which is designed to be accessible to all and not just the wealthy, uses our cutting-edge race simulators to test the skills and abilities of drivers on various tracks and cars. The top three drivers will then progress to a track-day final at Brands Hatch, where they will drive am array of track specific monsters, guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

The competition begins in April, and will run on until the end of August, with our talented top three going to their track day in September. So, why not give it a go? With talent spotters dotted across the paddock, you never know, you might just impress the right person.

For rules, terms and conditions, please scroll to the bottom of the page!

Team brefing at the FastTrack to Motorsport with Apex Race Centre finalists
Race Car Experiences Renault Clio at Brands Hatch during the FastTrack to Mototsport

How do I enter the championship?

To enter the championship, any driver with a full licence or 16 year olds with senior racing licence can book online via our website.

There will be 3 qualification rounds which are staggered. These can be done on release or you can do all 3, in one go, once they are all active. This is to encourage anyone from the country to come down, and make the most of their journey to The Apex Race Centre.

Click the button below to book your entry into the championship rounds. Take the opportunity to win yourself a fully funded track day in Real Life Race cars, the ultimate driving experience for all racing enthusiasts.

Member Benefits

Want to save yourself some money on your practice sessions, and give yourself a leg up in the FastTrack to Motorsport?
Well, every Member of Apex Race Centre will receive their first round entry for free.
Additional entry attempts will remain at regular cost.

Fast Track to Motorsport - Rules Terms and Conditions

Stage Setups

Every driver is encouraged to practice the combinations before officially entering the rounds, whether this be at the Apex Race Centre or from home. Times logged during the rounds will be certified by the attending race marshal and are final. If you do not hit your target during your first attempt, each driver will be allowed to purchase a second attempt – this is for the qualifications ONLY.

IMPORTANT
Every participant must be either 17 with a FULL UK drivers license
or 16 with a junior novice ARDS licence.
Championship entrants with a full ARDS license will be excluded from entry.

Qualification Round 1

Dates: 1st April – 30th April

Car and Track: Renault Clio x98 at Brands Hatch (Indy)

Style: Hot-Lap

AI: Off
Tyre Wear: Off
Damage: Off
TC: Off
ABS: Off
ESC: Off
Gearing: Semi-Auto Paddle Shift
Tuning: Pre-set Car Setup

Member Price: FREE first entry – £30 For any additional attempts

Non-Member Price: £30 entry fee + 1 additional attempt (maximum of 2 attempts per driver)

Qualification Round 2

Dates: 1st May – 31st May

Car and Track: BTCC Honda Civic at Donington (GP)

Style: Hot-Lap

AI: Off
Tyre Wear: Off
Damage: Off
TC: Off
ABS: Off
ESC: Off
Gearing: Semi-Auto Paddle Shift
Tuning: Pre-set Car Setup

Member Price: FREE first entry – £30 For any additional attempts

Non-Member Price: £30 entry fee + 1 additional attempt (maximum of 2 attempts per driver)

Qualification Round 3

Dates: 1st June – 30th June

Car and Track: BTCC Cupra Leon at Oulton Park

Style: Hot-Lap

AI: Off
Tyre Wear: Off
Damage: Off
TC: Off
ABS: Off
ESC: Off
Gearing: Semi-Auto Paddle Shift
Tuning: Pre-set Car Setup

Member Price: FREE first entry – £30 For any additional attempts

Non-Member Price: £30 entry fee + 1 additional attempt (maximum of 2 attempts per driver)

Semi-Final

Date: July  26th

Car and Track: BTCC Honda Civic at Brands Hatch (GP)

Style: Live Race

AI: On
Tyre Wear: Off
Damage: On
TC: Off
ABS: Off
ESC: Off
Gearing: Semi-Auto Paddle Shift
Tuning: Pre-set Car Setup

Member Price: £20 per driver

Non-Member Price: £40 per driver

Final

Date: August – TBD

Car and Track: Renault Clio x98 at Donington (National)

Style: Live Race

Price: TBD

AI: On
Tyre Wear: On
Damage: On
TC: Off
ABS: Off
ESC: Off
Gearing: Semi-Auto Paddle Shift
Tuning: Pre-set Car Setup

Member’s will gain 1 free round entry for each month their membership is active.

Driver’s must enter all 3 rounds to be valid for the Semi-Final hosted at the Apex Race Centre.

The organisers and partners of this program reserve the right to change or alter the rules without notice if necessary for the benefit of the championship and its entrants.

Motorsport is dangerous. The participants of this program accept there is a chance of injury or loss of life during the course of or resulting from the championship or scholarship programme.

Races at the Apex Race Centre: Race Director is Oli North and his decision is final.
Races at Race Car Experience: Race Director is James Shanks and his decision is final.

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