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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Pictues of this event can be found in our Picture Gallery here

Porsche Driving Experience at Silverstone - Saturday, 16th of June 2018

 

Dear Member,

By popular demand, we return to Silverstone on Saturday, 16th of June 2018 for the Porsche Driving Experience.
This is a unique and exciting drivers day in which you can take the latest 911, Boxster, Cayman or GT car on the track. Each driver will be accompanied by a top driving instructor who will guide you in honing your driving skills and help you to unwrap the performance of the latest in the Porsche sports car range.

 

 

You will receive instruction in fast road, track driving and in learning to cope with unusual surfaces - kick plate, ice hill, handling circuit, low friction and situations that will make you a better and safer driver in the future - the choice is yours.

Do not be intimidated, YOU may choose exactly what you wish to achieve and on which areas of the tracks you wish to drive, ensuring you will get the very most from your experience. Many who attended last years visit have indicated that they wish to return to practice again in this exciting and unique event. The courses are designed with you in mind, to build confidence and skill in equal measure.

It is YOUR day.

Cars are supplied by Porsche. You may use your own car if you wish, provided that it is street legal, but the cost is the same. Own car users may also drive a Porsche supplied car.

Pictures of last years event are accessible on our website here and the official Porsche Driving Experience page can be visited here to get more detailed information. The online brochure is available here in pdf format.

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Programme
11:30 - 12:15          Arrive at Porsche Experience Centre, Hanger Straight Silverstone.
                               Registration and refreshments.
                               PCI will split into 2 groups (1 & 2).
12:15 - 12:30          Welcome and safety briefing.
12:30 - 13:30          3 course lunch in Porsche restaurant.
13:30 - 14:15          Group 1 on track. Group 2 - Leisure time in Porsche Experience Centre.
14:15 - 15:00          Group 2 on track. Group 1 - Leisure time in Porsche Experience Centre.
15:00 - 15:45          Group 1 on track. Group 2 - Leisure time in Porsche Experience Centre.
15:45 - 16:30          Group 2 on track. Group 1 - Leisure time in Porsche Experience Centre.
From 16:30             Afternoon tea and depart at leisure.

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Cost and booking
Spaces are limited so please book immediately to avoid disappointment.

Drivers: €285 per person
GT Drivers: €370 per person (only 4 GT spaces available)
Spectators: €32 per person

Prices include refreshments, lunch and afternoon tea both for drivers and spectators.

A deposit of €120 is payable on booking with the balance payable on the 1st of May 2018. The spectator €32 is payable on booking.
Deposits are non-refundable and travel to Silverstone is not included in the price. (more details below)

It is advisable to book now as places are limited.

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Driver requirements

  1. Must produce a PCI 2018 membership or associate membership card.
  2. Must produce a current driving license on the day.
  3. Must be aged over 21 and under 80 years of age and have held a full driving license for 2 years. Over 25 years for GT cars and have held a driving license for 5 years.
  4. Not have been convicted or had a period of disqualification within the last 5 years
  5. Not have received any other conviction with a period of disqualification of more than 6 months within the last 3 years.
  6. Be medically fit and have eyesight up to the requirement of a road driving test.
  7. Must follow all reasonable instructions of the PDE Driving Consultants.
  8. Must wear a seatbelt at all times.
  9. Complete and sign a "Conditions of Participation" form before participating in the experience.
  10. If you wish to drive your own vehicle, then special conditions apply. Please request these before booking from sr@porsche-club-ireland.com
  11. Porsche reserves the right to exclude any participant who does not comply with the conditions of the above clauses or who is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In such cases there will be no reimbursement of the Driving Experience fee.

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As this event is on a Saturday, many will like to travel as a one day, 2 day or 3 day trip.

To allow maximum flexibility, it is best that participants make their own air, car hire and hotel bookings (if a hotel is required).

There is a 2 day round of the British Classic Car Race Championship at Silverstone on that weekend (Saturday/Sunday) so it may interest some to spectate at that.

Silverstone is just 50 minutes from Birmingham airport and hire cars are available at a very reasonable cost.

For those who wish to stay overnight, our designated hotel is the Park Inn by Radisson at Northampton Town Centre (0044-1604739988) which is about 25 minutes from the track. B&B, single £80, double or twin £90 per room. These are superior rooms. Standard rooms are available at a discount. Mention Porsche Club Ireland when you book.

Best flights to Birmingham (prices as of 1st of April)

Ryanair
Saturday, 16th of June         Dublin (DUB) - Birmingham (BHX)          06:25 - 07:35 from €16.99
                                             Birmingham (BHX) - Dublin (DUB)          20:25 - 21:30 from €16.99

Sunday, 17th of June           Birmingham (BHX) - Dublin (DUB)          20:25 - 21:30 from €16.99

Aer Lingus
Saturday, 16th of June         Cork (ORK) - Birmingham (BHX)            06:45 - 08:10 from €54.99
                                             Birmingham (BHX) - Cork (ORK)            20:30 - 22:05 from €40.99

Sunday, 17th of June           Birmingham (BHX) - Cork (ORK)            21:00 - 22:35 for €40.99

Car Hire                               Approx €30.00 per day - Try www.holidayautos.com

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*** PAYMENT DETAILS ***
 
PAYPAL
Pay email address membership@porsche-club-ireland.com and state "Silverstone" in the comment field.

EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer to the Club Bank Account)
If you wish to pay by EFT or by lodgement directly to our bank account, we would ask you to make sure that you input your name, membership number and "Silverstone" on the transaction. For ease of identification please email membership@porsche-club-ireland.com to advise of payment for the records.

Porsche Club Ireland Bank Details:
IBAN: IE74AIBK93252359467094
BIC: AIBKIE2D

CREDIT CARD
If you have a smart phone, please text our Secretary (086-0467583) who will send you a payment link back via text message. 
Please do not send your credit card details by text or email!

CHEQUES
Send your payment by cheque made payable to “Porsche Club Ireland” to: Porsche Club Ireland, 26 Millers Court, Old Quarter, Ballincollig, Co. Cork, P31 FW53

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Don't miss this event - One of the most exciting days on the 2018 calendar

The ideal birthday present for Porscheophiles.

Good Luck,

Mel Nolan
Southern Region Organiser
Porsche Club Ireland