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Driver Training: Skidpan Day

  • 21 Jul 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sutton Road Driver Training Complex
  • 30


  • Official BMW Club Member Price.
    Participants may share a car, however it is $120 per car to book a place on the day.
  • Non-Member Price.
    Participants may share a car, however it is $140 per car to book a place on the day.


We are excited to announce our 2nd driver training session for the year: The Skidpan at Sutton Road Driver Training Complex, Sunday 21 July 2024. 

For those that aren't familiar, the skidpan is a slippery circuit that replicates driving on snow/ice or hitting a patch of oil. It's smooth concrete, water is applied to provide the slide..... Vehicle speeds are less than 50 km/h and as the circuit is so slippery, there is very little wear on tyres and very low risk. The fun factor is extreme as you attempt to control your car with little or no traction! 

The Skidpan will help you to better understand your vehicle and car control in general, including what to do when there is understeer or oversteer. 

This is a great learning event for everyone.  We strongly encourage new drivers to come and learn more about their vehicle and for experienced drivers to refresh their skills and of course, have fun! Skills learnt on the skidpan are invaluable and can save lives.

Some important things to note:

  • No burnouts or black marks to be left on the skid pan
  • Suitable clothing and appropriate footwear (no thongs, open-toed shoes, or high heels).
  • There are noise limits…..Vehicles must not exceed a noise limit of 85db at 30 meters. Any road registered vehicle *should* be less than this.
  • Participants are solely responsible for any property damages.
  • There will be more experienced members there to help out. If you would like some assistance please come see us after the briefing.

If you would like to take passengers you are more than welcome to.

There will be light refreshments and tea/coffee facilities as well. We recommend bringing lunch with you however, if you need to buy lunch Queanbeyan is only a few minutes drive away....

*Drivers briefing will be at 8:15am sharp. The fun begins at 8:30*.  

NOTE: We've put together special pricing for everyone. $120 ($140 for non-members) is per vehicle with multiple drivers allowed, for the ENTIRE day. Places are limited, register early to avoid disappointment!

We are looking forward to seeing you there and most of all have FUN!

About us

BMW Car Club Canberra is made up of BMW enthusiasts brought together by one of the world’s greatest motoring companies. It is an official car club, fully insured and supported by BMW AG. Most of our drives take place in Canberra and the surrounding areas including the NW South Coast and Southern Tablelands. We’ve been active since 1985.

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Joining the BMW Club not only unlocks countless opportunities for you to get to know your car, but also for you to engage with other BMW enthusiasts, get some track action with your BMW and most of all have fun. You’ll also get access to the wealth of BMW knowledge held by other members, and discounts on BMW driver training, BMW parts & servicing.

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