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Formula Challenge Racing

| Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-377 0338
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Formula One Car Drive

This is an awesome experience. Great event, well organised and great staff. Would be happy to do... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Happy_Holidays_NZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
Caterham driver is disappointed

This is not a race car experience. It’s driving round a track in a glorified slow go kart. There is... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
William R
,
Halifax, United Kingdom
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Drive a REAL racecar on a real racetrack At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New Zealand's best motorsport experiences. With 15 years of experience behind us, Formula Challenge is New Zealand's only Qualmark endorsed provider of motorsport experiences, guaranteeing a great time whether it's as a birthday, anniversary gift or as corporate team building or client incentive day, you'll love it! The Formula Challenge racecar and driving experiences cater for everybody, from first timers with no track experience to hardened professionals, and with our fleet of V8 Holden and Ford racecars, along with the grid of Formula Challenge single-seaters, we're able to fit all shapes and sizes. Come and experience one of the most sensational days of your life at Taupo and Hampton Downs Motorsport Parks and you'll leave with memories that'll last a lifetime. Well, until you come back for another go that is!!
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  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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| Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This is an awesome experience. Great event, well organised and great staff. Would be happy to do again.

Thank Happy_Holidays_NZ
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Craig G, Manager at Formula Challenge Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thanks for the review we always like customer feedback. Glad you enjoyed the drive and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This is not a race car experience. It’s driving round a track in a glorified slow go kart. There is just no power in the single seater car, suspect accelerator peddle is stopped 1/4 open. Was an expensive way to see a good track, such...More

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Craig G, Manager at Formula Challenge Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Hi William. Thanks for your feedback, we always like to hear what customers think of their experience and we are sorry that this was not up to your expectations. We have our cars set up for the novice driver which most of our clients are,...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Formula Challenge Racing is a big must to go and see and to meet your New Zealand Talent Like Conrad Clark

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

It's something that I have wanted to do for a long time, and finally saved up and did it. I did the ultimate experience and got to drive both the V8 and single seater. All the staff were really friendly, giving lots of advice and...More

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Craig G, Manager at Formula Challenge Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thanks for the review, always great to get feedback. Glad you enjoyed the drive and we look forward to seeing you again. Will pass on your comments to the staff.

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

My partner and I just love motor racing and recently went when they had the drifting A beautiful sunny day made it even better This park is lovely and well appointed

Thank Liz G
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Great set up and the staff were excellent. My husband did the Formula Challenge in a single seat racecar and really enjoyed the experience. Although expensive, worth it for a special occasion. Staff make family welcome and feel part of the experience.

Thank Heather P
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed it but was very expensive. Is a thing you only do once because of the price. Great for stag do

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Driving and seeing on TV is not the same. If you a somewhere where you have possibility to try, like in Taupo, I highly recommend this.

Thank Max K
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My husband, father inlaw and brother inlaw all done their laps in a v8 and being a family holiday, we all came along too. We cannot thank the staff enough!!! The whole family got to have a lap with the instructor!!! It was the best...More

Thank Shari G
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was a birthday present for my Husband, and a Holden man that loves the sound of a noisy engine and fast cars, so this was right up his alley

Thank Pauline B
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angelagage
1 March 2017|
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Response from Craig G | Property representative |
$390 for 10 laps of track 3 of the Bruce Mclaren Motorsport Park
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Sonny637
14 May 2015|
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Response from FCRacing | Property representative |
Thanks for your question It take about 1 to 1 half hours to do one of our courses and you do need to book as we cant always get on the track. Next day is Monday the 18th at 9.00am or 1.00pm Thanks
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Vishnu162004
29 March 2015|
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Hi All drivers best be 14 years or older and they must be able to drive a gear shift car Our prices start from $240.00 for the single seaters and $290.00 for the V8 Hope to see you soon
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