Honda Civic Type R
Performance Driving Course


Honda Civic Type R Performance Driving Course


Get ready to take to the track in one of the UK’s most sought after Hot Hatches! An expert instructor will give you 1:1 personal track tuition and put you through your paces while showing you the best techniques and skills to ensure you get the most out of the 306bhp Honda Civic Type-R.

Your Honda Civic Type R Experience

  • Personal welcome and briefing
  • 2 laps demonstration drive by your expert instructor
  • 3 x 5 intensive laps of tuition
  • Debrief with driver assessment and certificate



Honda Civic Type R
Performance Driving Course


  • 2 Lap demo drive
  • 3 x 5 Lap driving session
  • Weekday Dates
  • Valid 8 months

Racing Heritage

Constructed with Honda’s intimate racing know-how and Championship winning pedigree

Road or Track

The Type R has been constructed with both the open road and track in mind

First Turbocharged Type R

The heartbeat of the car is a direct-injected 2.0 litre VTEC TURBO engine

The Stats

306 bhp and a top speed of 167mph with sublime traction and grip to match

Type R DNA

Unquestionably a Type R; but with performace that far exceeds its predecessors


The Type R is now the fastest front-wheeled hatchback around - 0 to 60mph in 5.7 secs


Scottish Car of the Year Awards - Hot Hatch Winner 2015


Designed around two core principles: raw speed and agility

The '+R' Button

Discover more feel and an intensified driving experience at the touch of a button

Honda Civic Type R Performance Driving Course

"We are delighted to announce that Honda UK are now the official vehicle supplier at Knockhill and there has never been a better time to get behind the wheel at our famous FIA/MSA certified venue!

If you want quick and you want grippy, you're going to love this. These cars are not for the faint hearted! Honda's NEW Civic Type R has been causing a stir ever since its development was confirmed in 2013. Now, following a record breaking performance at the Nurburgring the type R is one of the UK’s most sought after Hot Hatches.

Your Visit

  • Personal welcome and briefing
  • 2 demonstration laps driven by your expert instructor
  • 5 coaching laps driving the Honda Civic Type R
  • Pit and feedback
  • 5 further coaching laps driving the Honda Civic Type R
  • Pit and feedback
  • 5advanced laps driving the Honda Civic Type R
  • Debrief with driver assessment and certificate

Visiting time approximately 1.5 hours

Registration building - Circuit Office

Q. Do I need a full driving Licence for this experience?

A. Yes! A full valid UK/European driving licence is required for this experience. We may ask you to produce your licence and ask that you have this available.

Q. How long is the Honda Civic Type R Performance Driving Course Gift Voucher Valid for?

A. Generally our gift vouchers are valid for 8 months if purchased in the months of January through to October and 12 months if purchased in November and December. Please check the validity stated on your chosen Gordon Shedden High Performance Driving Experience package.

Q. Must I use the Honda Civic Type R Performance Driving Course voucher before the expiry date?

A. Yes, although we will be happy to extend your voucher at a charge of £10 per month for a maximum of 6 months. After this time your voucher will be expired.

Q. How soon will I receive my voucher?

A. An e-voucher will be sent to you instantly on completion of your order! Our gift vouchers and gift boxes are posted out to you within 1 day using Royal Mail’s first class post service. For those really urgent postal orders you can select Next Day Delivery for an additional £5 fee.

Q. What does a Honda Civic Type R Performance Driving Course e-voucher look like?

A. Our e-vouchers are sent directly to your email address as a PDF attachment. This prints off easily on to A4 sized paper and shows lovely images and full experience details. It’s a super quick and easy way to order a gift voucher, simply purchase then print off and present! There is no charge for sending an e-voucher.

Q. What does a Gift Voucher look like?

A. Our printed gift vouchers look great! They are A4 sized and contain experience images and full details of your visit; there is a perforated section at the bottom with security foil and booking details. We will post this out to you with a glossy gift wallet and accompanying envelope. Our packaging is unbranded to keep the gift a secret until the big day. There is a charge of £1.50 for this service.

Q. What is included in the gift box?

A. If you choose to add a gift box to your order, we will enclose an A4 sized printed gift voucher in a metal presentation box alongside a quality branded ballpoint pen and Knockhill keyring. This is posted out to you in an unbranded protective cardboard wrapping just the right size to fit through your letterbox. It’s a lovely gift in itself and fun to wrap up and keep them guessing. There is a charge of £6.50 for this option including postage.

Q. Are the Honda Civic Type R Performance Driving Course gift vouchers refundable?

A. For your peace of mind you can return your voucher to us within 7 days of receipt for a full refund. All refunds will be made to the purchaser by the original payment method. After the 7 day period and before the expiry date you may transfer the voucher to an alternative driver, experience or product from the Knockhill range.

Q. What happens if I pick the wrong experience?

A. Our driving experience collection is completely flexible! If you have chosen the wrong experience, we will be happy to change this to any other experience within the same price range at no additional charge. You can also upgrade to another experience at any time.

Q. Do I have to arrange a date for the Honda Civic Type R Performance Driving Course?

A. No! A suitable date and time can be arranged with us anytime within the validity period.

Q. How do I arrange a date and time to take part?

A. You can contact us by telephone! We are available 7 days a week from 9am until 6pm (5pm at weekends).

Q. What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my Experience?

A. We are normally unaffected by the weather and experienced at operating within the Scottish climate. Your safety is our number one priority and should the weather become extreme and we feel it is not safe to drive on track; your experience may be withdrawn. If this happens we will make every effort to contact you before you make your journey to Knockhill, unfortunately for late cancellations this may not be possible. Your experience can be rearranged for another date suitable for you and we can grant you 3 additional months validity on your voucher if you need it!

Q. What if I need to cancel my chosen date?

A. We will be happy to accept one cancellation and rebooking at no extra charge; all we ask is that you give us 14 days’ notice. Any cancellations out with this period will be subject to an additional £20 cancellation fee. Non-attendance will incur a 50% additional rebooking charge.

Q. Can I arrange ‘Extra Products’ on the day of my Honda Civic Type R Performance Driving Course?

A. Yes, however all products are all subject to availability so prebooking is recommended.

Q. Will there be other people driving on track at the same time?

A. Yes, there will be other cars on track.

Q. Can my family and friends come along to spectate?

A. Yes, the more the merrier! All our experiences are great fun for spectators too. Friends and family are welcome to cheer you on from the ‘Pit Lane’ or view from the warmth of ‘Race Control’. We do ask that you leave your dogs at home as they are not permitted within the venue.

Q. How early should I arrive for my Experience?

A. Please arrive at least 20mins before your allocated briefing time. You should report to the circuit office for registration, located in the main paddock.

Q. Is there an age restriction?

A. Yes, you must be at least 17 years old and hold a + with a full valid UK/European driving licence. There is no upper age limit.

Q. Is there a height and weight restriction?

A. There are no set restrictions for the Honda Civic Type R Performance Driving Course. The seating area of the Type-R Car may be restrictive for some of our larger or taller customers. If you have any concerns at all about your comfort in the vehicle you are very welcome to come along at any time prior to the experience and try it out for size.

Q. What sort of clothes and footwear is best?

A. Dress for comfort and outdoors. We suggest Jeans and trainers or anything that you are comfortable driving in. High heels, sandals and flip flops are best avoided.

Q. What happens if I crash?

A. We take your safety and the safety of our staff and our other customers very seriously at Knockhill; if you follow the directions and guidance of our instructors and experience team this is highly unlikely. However, motorsport is dangerous and should any accidents happen on track all vehicles are the responsibility of Knockhill Racing Circuit Ltd and you will not be liable for damage to them. Our operations team are all highly trained in emergency first aid for your safety and peace of mind. We also hold public liability insurance to the value of £10, 000,000.

Q. Are there any other charges or fees?

A. In a word NO! There are no hidden charges with our experiences. We don’t ask you to sign up for expensive liability waivers or cancellation insurances. The price we charge offers you a full experience with first class facilities, expert instruction and allocated laps on track. You can purchase extra products such as Karting to enhance your Experience; these are entirely optional and are available for your enjoyment at Scotland’s National Motorsport Centre.

Q. HELP, I have a question that is not covered above.

A. Please call us on 01383 723337 and we are delighted to help. We are available 7 days a week from 9am-6pm (5pm at the weekend). You can also email us

Knockhill Race Track

Knockhill Racing Circuit is Scotland’s only approved MSA and FIA Internationally graded Circuit and is famous for hosting major televised motorsport events such as the British Touring Car and the British Superbike Championships. It is a demanding road-circuit style track, 1.3 miles (2km) long, and 30 feet (10 m) wide, with a unique series of twists, turns, drops and climbs, varying by around 200 feet (60m) from highest to lowest point. Feel the thrill of Knockhill’s legendary track as you push your driving skills to the limit on the same International Circuit as driven by Jackie Stewart, Stirling Moss, David Coulthard, Paul De Resta and our very own Gordon Shedden.

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