24 May 2016

People aged 15 and over who want to either get an early taster of driving or improve their skills behind the wheel are invited to take part in free sessions at the county’s two premier racing circuits.

The Northamptonshire County Council-led CarKraft initiative, delivered in partnership with Northamptonshire Police, has three more available half-day sessions this year divided between Silverstone and Corby-based Rockingham circuit.

Who is CarKraft for?

CarKraft is aimed at two groups: non-drivers aged between 15 and 25 who will be able to experience their first driving lesson in a controlled environment; and drivers aged 17 and above who will be able to enhance their driving skills, being assessed by a police advanced driver in addition to a simulation of adverse road conditions on the wet grip area.

CarKraft sessions will be taking place this year on the following dates:

  • Sunday, June 5 at Rockingham
  • Sunday, September 11 at Silverstone
  • Sunday, October 30 at Silverstone

For more information and to book, please go to the Carkraft website.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council said: “This is an excellent initiative with our police partners which was designed to give young people the chance to enhance their basic skills in a safer and supervised environment.

“The intention is for these skills to provide a foundation for them to then drive in a way which increases their safety on the roads.

“This course has proved enormously popular in the past and I’m confident that this will continue.”

More information

The scheme is delivered for the county council by Northamptonshire Highways and jointly funded with Northamptonshire Police. Cars are provided by Renault UK and insured by insurance company Adrian Flux.

More information is also available on Twitter @CarKraft_info and Facebook/CarKraft.info