FAQ Driving Experience
Who is eligible to participate in the Audi driving experience?
All participants must be a minimum of 21 years and up and have a valid driver’s license on the day of the experience.
Where is the Audi driving experience?
The Audi Driving Experience is located at Circuit of The Americas:
9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd
Austin, TX 78617
What is the minimum for each program, in order for the date to be guaranteed?
Audi Sport Dynamic: 8 participants
Audi Sport Track Initiation: 8 participants
Audi Sport R8 Track Initiation: 12 participants
Audi Sport R8 PRO Track: 12 Participants
Can I bring a guest to watch during the experience?
In order for you to bring a guest, you must add the 'Plus 1' when you are booking your experience online. If you arrive with a guest without paying the additional 'Plus 1' fee, you will be required to pay onsite before the experience begins.
Do I have to own an Audi to participate?
No, the Audi driving experience is open to everyone.
Do I need previous experience to take the course?
No, previous experience is not required for the Audi driving experience.
What do I need to bring on the day of the Audi driving experience?
Dress casual and wear comfortable shoes (no sandals, high heels or boots). Bring your confirmation email and driver's license on the day of the event. All registered participants must present a valid driver's license permitting them to drive passenger vehicles on the date of the event. The organizer of the event will ask to view your driver's license and sign a waiver before driving commences. For complete terms and conditions of the Audi driving experience, please refer to our Legal and Disclaimers section.
Will food and beverages be provided?
Audi Sport Dynamic will provide refreshments and snacks. Audi Sport Track Initiation will provide a gourmet meal. Audi Sport R8 Track Initiation will provide breakfast and lunch. Audi Sport R8 Pro Track will provide breakfast and lunch both days.
Can I drive my own car?
No, vehicles will be provided. Vehicles that are not part of the Audi driving experience fleet are not permitted in the driving areas at any time.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel greater than 180 days of the experience date, COTA will provide a full refund. If you cancel between 180 days and greater than 90 days of the experience date, COTA will provide a 50% refund. If you cancel less than 90 days of the experience date, there will be no refunds issued. We must receive your cancellation by email to Rachel.Beaudine@theCircuit.com. We are not responsible for personal or business conflicts, cancelled travel arrangements, medical emergencies, or other unforeseen changes in your plans that prevent you from attending your scheduled event. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason and a refund or alternate date will not be granted if you are a “no show”.
What if I need to reschedule my date?
If it is necessary to reschedule your program, please notify Rachel.Beaudine@thecircuit.com immediately. Rescheduling is accepted 90 days prior to an experience date. Rescheduling less than 90 days prior to an experience date is on an exception basis only with a 25% fee assessment based on the total cost of your experience. COTA will not reschedule your event if no prior notice is provided. We consider this to be a "no show" and your entire event fee will be forfeited. We are not responsible for personal or business conflicts, cancelled travel arrangements, medical emergencies, or other unforeseen changes in your plans that prevent you from attending your scheduled event. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason and a refund or alternate date will not be granted if you are a “no show”.
How many participants per car?
There are two participants per car. Participants will be paired up in cars to allow for driving and observational learning opportunities.
Is there an instructor in the car with me?
No, the instructors communicate with the participants via radio inside the vehicles.
Who insures the event cars?
Audi insures the event cars at the Audi driving experience.
How much time is spent in classroom and in the vehicle?
All programs offer 15% in classroom/debriefs and 85% in the vehicle.
What if it rains during the program?
All programs run rain or shine.
What is the difference between Audi Sport Dynamic Experience ($595) and Audi Sport Track Initiation Experience ($995)?
Audi Sport Dynamic Experience ($595) does not include track time. The experience is strictly dynamic exercises in our designated dynamic parking lots. Audi Sport Track Initiation Experience ($995) includes dynamic exercises and then drivers rotate on to the track for lead and follow training.
Where do I sign the digital waiver?
The digital waiver is located on the confirmation email. Make sure to sign this waiver 7 days prior to your experience. Make sure all guests attending the event with you sign the digital waiver as well. Guests must also sign the waiver to enter the facility.
Do I need a parking pass / where do I park?
The parking pass and directional map is provided in the confirmation email. Scroll down until you see 'Attachments' and you will see a PDF file in blue that reads 'general ADE directions'. Download and print the parking pass and map. Place the parking pass on the left side of the dashboard before you arrive to the facility.
Am I allowed to bring a camera and/or video camera?
Yes, you are allowed to take photos and video while at the Audi driving experience. You may bring GoPros and mount them INSIDE the vehicle. However, the use of personal dash or windshield mounted cameras on the vehicles (such as GoPro cameras) are prohibited for safety precautions.
What else do I need to know?
Please limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages the night before your event.