Mini Grand Prix
Ready to race it out against your mates?
If you’re looking for an event with a little bit extra, whether you’re celebrating an occasion or just simply want to enjoy some time out with your mates or family, then our Mini Grand Prix experience is the way to go. With guaranteed exclusive use of the track for your group, an upgraded race format and trophy presentation to finish – you can arrange an event to remember!
Who can race?
Mini Grand Prix are available for ages 14+ with a minimum inside leg measurement of 29 inches (Adult karts only) and groups must have a minimum of 8 or 12 drivers depending on track capacity at your desired location.
What’s the format?
It’s a simple yet very effective race format built with finding the ultimate champion in mind. Once you have been signed in, kitted out in your racewear and been through our safety briefing, its race time. You and your group will have exclusive use of the circuit whilst on track and will start things off with some practice laps to learn the circuit and get to grips with your kart before moving onto qualifying which is all about the fastest lap, just like in Formula 1 it only takes a touch of magic on one lap to take pole position. Your race will start out on the grid with an endurance style sprint to the chequered flag, where the aim is to hang to first place or risk the glory being snatched from you by your competitors. After every session on circuit drivers are rewarded with a break where you’ll be able to view your personalised race data printout of your performance and after the final session at the end of your Grand Prix it’s capped off with a trophy presentation for the top 3 drivers over on the podium.
The exact format and timings do vary from venue to venue as listed below:
2 x 15 minute – 5 minute practice leads straight into a 10 minute qualifying session, the race is a 15 minute sprint to the chequered flag.
3 x 10 minute – A 10 minute practice session followed by a separate 10 minute qualifying event and then a 10 minute race to find your winner.
Our Central London Tower bridge site operates an 8 minute practice, 8 minute qualifying followed by your race final which is also 8 minutes long.
- Race-suit and helmet hire
- Safety briefing
- Exclusive track use
- Personalised electronically timed lap print outs
- Trophy presentation
How long is the experience?
We recommend to allow 1.5 - 2 hours in total from arrival for your Mini Grand Prix experience for groups of up to 30.
All members of your group will be requested to arrive at the venue 40 minutes prior to your designated track time. We’ll get everyone signed in, into their race-suits and after a short safety briefing everyone will head to the pits.
How much does it cost?
Prices start from £30pp + balaclava purchase, scroll to the track list at the bottom of this page to check your preferred track!
Do I need to book?
Yes pre-booking is essential whether it’s in advance or on the day!
Want to pay less or get more track time for your money? Check out our weekly karting Offers here.
How do I book?
We are afraid that our exclusive Mini GP experiences cannot be booked online, so once you are ready to book please free to start a chat with one of our friendly sales team who will be able to help you build your perfect event with us.
Our online chat facility is available from 10am to 5:15pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 4:30pm on Saturdays and from 10am to 3pm on Sundays so if you are in need of assistance outside of these hours please feel free to fill out our Event Enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you as soon as they can.