Driver development

The Buckmore Park Driver Development Programme is an intensive, week-long academy designed for 15 individuals looking to pursue a career in motorsport.

This pioneering initiative is more than just an opportunity to drive; it’s a comprehensive development journey that combines on-track experience with off-track education.

expert led

The Driver Development Programme features an exceptional lineup of motorsport experts, each a leader in their field, dedicated to guiding you on your journey to success. These include drivers from McLaren F1, Formula E and Jenson Button's and Rubens Barrichello’s former performance coach, as well as learning from Lando Norris’ former head of communications. These industry specialists are here to impart their knowledge, share their experiences, and help you develop the skills necessary to excel both on and off the track.

Programme content

From on track coaching to detailed classroom training, our meticulously crafted itinerary ensures every participant gains essential skills, both on and off the track. Here's a day-by-day breakdown of what to expect in this intensive and exhilarating journey.
Please note: full programme subject to change.

Monday 19th August - Friday 23rd August 2024
Each day runs from 10am to 4:30pm




Day 1: telemetry & set up

After a track walk and introduction drivers will be put through their paces. After lunch provided in our clubhouse, the afternoon will consist of understanding kart dynamics and mechanical set up.




Day 2: Commercial & Media

A morning workshop on raising sponsorship and the commercials of motorsport followed by an afternoon on track with media training with 1:1 interviews in the Buckmore media pen.




Day 3: Simulators

Drivers will be taught how to give feedback to mechanics and engineers including how to diagnose handling issues. In the afternoon we will head to the simulator suite to spend time on our state-of-the art, full motion sim rigs with a very special guest.




Day 4: Fitness & Vision Training

After a morning back on track in our Sodi RT10's we have some essential fitness & nutrition workshops with Dean Fouache who has worked with some of the biggest names in motorsport.  We finish the day with a deep dive on sports psychology and vision training.




Day 5: Club 100

To round of the week we are having a full day with Club 100. Each driver will have up to a full hour in Club 100 2-stroke karts as well as 1:1 coaching. We finish the week with a full debrief and graduation.

Pricing & Eligibility

The full programme cost is £1950 (inc VAT)

Price includes:
- Minimum of 1 hour circuit/sim time each day
- Expert tuition
- Lunch and refreshments
- Development Programme Team Kit
- Attendance for 1x parent/guardian
- Limited to 15 drivers
- Motorsport networking opportunity

Participants must be a minimum of 12 years of age on 19th August 2024.

Participants must be 157cm or taller.

In partnership with Rochester Motor Club we are offering a fully funded scholarship place available to low income households.

Please apply as normal below and there will be an opportunity to apply for this scholarship at the end of the application.

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