On a cloudy day in Northamptonshire, the unmistakable noise of an accelerating race car pierced the air. It was our first BRDC track day at Silverstone since we became an official Patron of its Young Driver Programme, nurturing the most promising young drivers and the future stars of motor racing.
James Kenyon, head of business sales, joined Jon Macrae, a Winged Boots customer, on the 16th April to take to the tarmac and put the pedal to the metal in some enthralling vehicles on the world-renowned track. James said, “It was a great way to get a taste of the level of motorsport enjoyed by the most famous racing drivers and an amazing way to kick off this rewarding partnership. Being down in the pits I could really imagine how amazing the atmosphere is going to be during the Formula 1 Grand Prix on the 12th-14th July.”
Jon took his Radical SR3 and Lotus Exige out on to the famous track, reaching speeds of up to 140mph on the straights and 125mph on the intricate corners. The Radical SLR arrives with its own team of mechanics, who changed parts in between laps and kept all eyes on the track car throughout. With an open cockpit and a body lower to the ground than a lot of other racing cars, as James said, “You step out after one lap completely buzzing!”
A regular attendee to track days across the country and the world, Jon explained that the culture was a lot more respectful at the BRDC day. “I enjoyed going to a day like that because I was surrounded by well-experienced drivers as opposed to the more novice drivers that I’m used to at other track days,” Jon said. “The etiquette and the friendliness of everyone else was on a different level and it was much more enjoyable.”
“I love to book my travel with Winged Boots because I’ve always received an excellent service with you guys in the past and having partnerships like this definitely increases my loyalty to the company.”
By being an official Patron of the BRDC’s Young Driver Programme, we now have access to five major race events held at Silverstone throughout the year, including the anticipated Formula 1 Rolex Grand Prix in July. An extension of our current The Extra Mile event series which incorporates evenings at our private box at The O2 Arena, London and private dining events, if you’d like to meet the team and enjoy a day with Winged Boots, register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org today.
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