2017 Motor Sport gift guide part 4: experiences and kit


Part four of the Motor Sport Christmas gift guide with breathtaking driving experiences and essential racing gear

MSV RallyMaster

You’ll be strapped into a rear-wheel drive, 198bhp Toyota GT86 at Brands Hatch or Oulton Park with a professional rally driver instructing you through power slides, drifts and Scandinavian Flicks. If you book before December 31, you get a free 2018 BSB or BTCC ticket at any MSV venue to boot. And it has deputy editor Joe Dunn’s seal of approval.

From £89 MSV Driving Gifts

Lapland Ice Driving

Four-time WTCC champion Yvan Muller is the ambassador for this extreme ice-driving experience, which includes two days of performance, then intensive driving on their icy renditions of Silverstone, the Nürburgring, Le Mans (Bugatti) or Paul Ricard, with a range of performance and supercars to choose from. Temperatures range from a staggering -5 to -40 degC from January to March, but you do get a discount on driving sessions. 

From £1640 Lapland Ice Driving

Mercedes-Benz World AMG Experience

A Mercedes-Benz driving specialist will guide you through Mercedes’ handling circuits in an AMG vehicle at their complex in Surrey. Slide sideways through wet and dry conditions, and on their special skid pan for an hour of excitement. Mercedes offers discounts for bookings made before December 31.

From £190Mercedes-Benz

RSR Nürburgring Taxi

Taxis around the Green Hell get booked up around a year in advance at the many companies offering rides in a road car. However, this particular experience allows you to become a passenger in a race-prepared BMW 235i or Porsche Cayman S in full race conditions through the combined Nürburgring circuit. RSR says that it will take just under 10 minutes, which is rapid, and it stresses that ‘you need to be fit and not scared of close racing action or the occasional sideways moment’ to partake.

From £378 RSR Nürburg

Juha Kankkunen Driving Academy

Four-time WRC champion Juha Kankkunen runs a rally driving school in northern Finland, and this opportunity is so rare you may just want to save it for yourself. Either jump in a road car, your own supercar, or a rally-spec Subaru Impreza (if you’re an advanced driver) on Kankkunen’s ice circuit in northern Finland. 

£POA  Juha Kankkunen

Racing gear

Adidas Adistar Race Gloves

Our assistant video editor and FF1600 racer Hamish McAllister picked these stylish race gloves from Adidas. 

From £90 Demon Tweeks

Arai GP6 Race Helmet

Motor Sport editor Nick Trott swears by his Arai GP6 race helmet, and understandably so.

From £1149 Grand Prix Racewear

Adidas Climacool Race Suit

Once again an Adidas product, and one that many drivers see as essential. A solid, comfortable race suit with an Adidas leather bag included. 

From £1054Race-Boots


That shiny new helmet needs some protection itself, so Headcase has made a durable case which shields your head protection during transport. Handy. 

From £36 Demon Tweeks

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