ARDS & Personal Tuition

About ARDS


Becoming a racing driver is easier than you think with Castle Combe Circuit and Motorsport UK.

Whether you're a seasoned track day veteran, a former racing driver, or are starting out fresh, Castle Combe Circuit offers the full racing driver starter package in the form of Motorsport UK's nationally-recognised ARDS Novice Driver Training Course.

To start things off, you'll need to purchase the associated ARDS 'Go Racing' Starter Pack – available directly from Castle Combe Circuit – which contains:

  • A Competition Licence application form
  • A booklet outlining the next steps towards your first Competition Licence
  • A Motorsport UK USB stick featuring the Motorsport UK Yearbook and an instructional film
  • A Motorsport UK keyring.

Once you have your Starter Pack, you will need to book and pass your ARDS Novice Driver Training Course at Castle Combe Circuit. 

If you are under 60, you will no longer need a full medical, but must obtain a vision test from your optician.

It's then a case of completing and returning your application form in order to obtain your licence! You will then be able to compete in eligible club-level or championship events.


Why book your ARDS Novice Driver Training Course at Castle Combe Circuit?

Wiltshire's Castle Combe Circuit is the West Country's home of motorsport and by far one of the most exciting race tracks in the UK.

The venue has over 70 years' experience in organising and hosting spectacular competitive events, with seasoned fully-qualified instructors meaning you're in safe hands.


2020 Dates: 

Friday 28th August



Full Course: £320 

Written ARDS: £50

Book Yours

To book an ARDS Novice Driver Training Course, please contact the circuit office on 01249 784156 and ask for Emma.


Personal Tuition

Want some one-to-one training in the run-up to your course? Why not sit alongside one of our top ARDS instructors to build your confidence, learn the circuit, and get on your way to winning!

School Car 1/2 hour: £130

Own Car 1 hour: £180

Call the office on 01249 784156 to book


Please Note

Drivers must hold a full driving licence. Arms and legs must be covered at all times (you do not need a full race suit or HANS device).

Check out Merlin Motorsport for clothing, helmets and much more:

Spectators are welcome - free of charge. 


Motorsport UK

Motorsport UK is the UK's governing body for motorsport. For more information, head over to