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Address: | Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-377 0338
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Description: At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New...
At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New Zealand's best motorsport experiences. With 15 years of experience behind us, Formula Challenge is New Zealand's only Qualmark endorsed provider of motorsport experiences, guaranteeing a great time whether it's as a birthday, anniversary gift or as corporate team building or client incentive day, you'll love it! The Formula Challenge racecar and driving experiences cater for everybody, from first timers with no track experience to hardened professionals, and with our fleet of V8 Holden and Ford racecars, along with the grid of Formula Challenge single-seaters, we're able to fit all shapes and sizes. Come and experience one of the most sensational days of your life at Taupo and Hampton Downs Motorsport Parks and you'll leave with memories that'll last a lifetime. Well, until you come back for another go that is!!
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Father vs Son challenge

Awesome day. The team at Formula Challenge were incredibly friendly and helpful. Great briefing and the guys really enjoyed their challenge. Re match will occur I think!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Levin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Awesome day. The team at Formula Challenge were incredibly friendly and helpful. Great briefing and the guys really enjoyed their challenge. Re match will occur I think!

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Foxton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Fantastic experience for motorsport lovers and adrenalin junkies. Safety is paramount and the team ensure you watch a safety video prior to racing. My choice of car was a V8 Holden. The instructor took me through each stage when racing the car and being my first time in a V8 and racing laps, he me feel confident to take on... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A family member was recently given a voucher for their birthday so we joined in for the mornings fun. Formula Challenge is a well run attraction, friendly staff with obviously a big focus on safety. An unexpected bonus was my wife & I being invited to partake in 2 training laps in a V8 street car along with the birthday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

On arrival you will hear the massive v8's, the motorcycle engines and of course the Formula Challenge cars' massive engines. The experience itself is an amazing piece of art. Driving into corners with unimaginable speed and exiting them with an even greater speed you will feel the adrenaline rush through your veins and will hunger for more.. The prices are... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My husband had the opportunity to drive the v8 today. This is an extremely well run attraction and the staff were very professional, safety conscious and friendly. They made the experience relaxed and easy. I was not expecting myself and daughter to be able to do a lap of the track also (in a road car). This made our day.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Bought a voucher for the experience for hubby's 50th . He did the single seater race car. I got to go out with him & the instructor on the two training laps in the V-8 saloon. That was exciting enough for me! Then it was his turn in the single seater, came back from his experience smiling from ear to... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Really good time at the Taupo motorsport circuit with these guys. I got a single seater experience present from my sister. I'd lways wanted to go to one of these things and Formula Challenge didn't disappoint. Really good team who were helpful and despite running what I'm sure could be quite a dangerous activity they were never too busy to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If you enjoy driving your car you owe it to yourself to book one of these events. These guys combine the easy going friendly Kiwi approach with dead serious safety and skill qualifications. The instruction available on the V8 cars is first rate. Follow the advice and your lap time is limited only by your personal skill. The instructor gives... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Just did the single seat race car experience and it was wicked!! Thanks to mark and the team for looking after me today. They tutor you first and show you the lines around the track in the V8 racecar before you are strapped in and off you go. It was raining a bit when I raced but it added to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I rarely post reviews but this deserves one. Finished our laps 30 minutes ago and still on a massive high. Very welcoming staff who are patient, friendly and really do love their jobs, and I can see why. Highly recommend doing this activity no matter your gender or age. Would quite happily spend all day and all my savings at... More 

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