YOU. THE TRACK. THE TRUTH.
The Audi R8 Introduction is the first, baseline skill-building course in a great series of comprehensive Audi high-performance driving programs unleashing all the capability found within the Audi R8. Using both the R8 and another aggressive Audi performance car, the RS5, this 1-day course is composed of classroom instruction, dynamic car-control exercises and four 30-minute lapping sessions—ample time to become a confident R8 pilot. For those who want more, we invite you to take part in the next level, R8 Intermediate.
Do I drive my own car?
All driving is conducted in vehicles provided by Audi.
Do I have to own an Audi?
No you do not, and many people attend the Audi sportscar experience for a test drive like no other. At the program you will experience Audi vehicles and learn the technology that goes into each vehicle.
May I bring a guest?
You may bring one guest and they are welcome to join you in the lounge and may watch you going through the program. Guests are not included in the catering plans, however, if you would like them to join you for lunch, please select the Guest Meal ticket option above. No guests will be permitted to lunch without the add-on.
What is the minimum age for a driver?
21. If the driver is under 21, please contact us.
Am I liable for vehicles damage?
What if it rains?
We run the program rain or shine. The Audis are well equipped to handle performance driving in wet conditions. Of course, in the case of unsafe levels of rain, the program is subject to cancellation.
What should I bring with me?
Please bring a valid, non-expired driver’s license. Failure to present a valid driver’s licence on the day of the event will prevent you from participating. We do not provide refunds or rescheudling options in this situation.
What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that will not hinder your driving. We recommend a flat, thin-soled shoe. Please be sure to dress weather appropriate, the program will run rain or shine.
Do I need to drive a manual transmission?
Do you provide helmets?
Yes, we provide helmets.
Are travel and accommodations included?
No, but we can recommend area hotels for you.
Which airports service Sonoma Raceway?
- San Francisco International (SFO): 1 hour
- Oakland International (OAK): 1 hour
- Sonoma County (STS): 40 minutes
“Professional, well done and a great experience with the R8 on the an excellent track. Suitable for first timers and more experienced drivers.”
“Worth every penny! Excellent instruction and maximum fun. The downtime and other misc stuff was kept to a minimum and actual time behind the wheel was optimized.”
“A high quality experience!”
“One of the best rushes to date! Instructors made it a lot of fun. Thank you. Hope to do it again.”