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Address: | Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-377 0338
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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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The Adrenalin Rush

I drove a V8 Commodore around track 3 at Taupo. The people running it were great. I did 12 laps with a co driver who explained the way to drive the track and best lines to take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2016
Salve B
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I drove a V8 Commodore around track 3 at Taupo. The people running it were great. I did 12 laps with a co driver who explained the way to drive the track and best lines to take handling corners to gain maximum speed. My weekend was part of a package a night at the Hilton with Breakfast included and the... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

I surprised my partner with and F1 experience, 12 laps and video for his Birthday today and he STILL cannot wipe the from off his face! The whole team was incredible, knowledgeable, supportive and super friendly. I cannot highly recommend this enough. I'm now looking forward to doing the V8 drive myself!

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Thank NicSiSi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

The staff are really friendly. The instruction is clear & helpful. It seems a lot to take in at first but the instructions on the lap's help you get the most out of you experience. The instructor does not make you hold back so you can really enjoy the experience. Seriously good fun.

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Thank Ian W
Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

This was a trip of excellents, the training and the track pre run was well explained. Speed is a desire that cant be denied by some.For those people i would recommend this as a excellent way to have a save and fast and enjoyable trip. I would recommend this as a way to have the thrill of a life time... More 

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Thank Douglas1335
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

From the very start this was a great experience. Booking and having to change the day was not a problem, the guys were very friendly and the laps around the track was amazing. Great fun and we'll worth the money.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Experience first-hand motorsport lovers and there cars. Awesome way to spend a good weekend for speed nuts.

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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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Thank Sharon J
Foxton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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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Thank John P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

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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