Getting ready to tear it up at Rockingham!

young drivers and parents at rockingham speedway

Posted by Holly West-Robinson on 11 July 2017

It’s nearly that time of year again where Marmalade will be taking 10 lucky young drivers and their parents to one of Europe’s most famous racetracks – Rockingham!

Last year’s event saw the competitors have a supercar head to head in a Lamborghini and Ferrari, put their foot to the floor in an Ariel Atom, go topsy-turvy in some mighty 4x4s, wheel spin in the GBS Auto Test, skid on the R3 wet grip, whizz around in an F4 single seat race car, and completely indulge in a banquet of Rockingham’s finest food!

funky collage of mixed photos from Marmalade Rockingham event last year

The aim of last year’s event was to establish who the safer driver was out of the parents and the kids - by putting them through tests and scoring them based on knowledge, skill and reaction times!

Unexpectedly most of the kids actually turned out to be the safer and better equipped drivers than their makers! When we rounded up the overall scores of the day and also interviewed each of the parents and children based on who they thought was “the better driver” – we uncovered some surprising results!

So that’s a brief overview of what we got up to. It’s safe to say the ambassadors had a whale of a time last year, as did their parents! It truly was an unforgettable experience for all the drivers including the staff!

So what do we have lined up this year for Rockingham?

Well… we certainly do not want to give away too much! But let’s just say the day is still going to be based on the safety aspect of driving, as well as be packed with full throttle fun involving the supercars, R3 training and GBS auto test. We’ll also be putting the drivers through a series of challenges to really test their skills and see if they understand the consequences of unsafe driving and what it actually feels like to be that person in that driving seat.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on our official Facebook page where we’ll also be presenting next year’s Marmalade’s “Win a Car” competition! If you fancy yourself a brand new Vauxhall Adam Slam – be sure to head over to our competition link and get entering! After all… you have to be in it to win it! ;)

See you soon Rockingham!

About the Author

Holly West-Robinson
Holly West-Robinson

Hi I'm Holly and I'm a young driver based in Peterborough! I love tattoos, food, drawing and anything art related, enjoy hanging out with friends and family and making a fool of myself XD I'm a huge lover of music and also a part time DJ in the underground drum and bass scene. I passed my driving test first time when I was 17 years old have been loving life and my new found freedom ever since! I'm definitely one of the adventurous types who's always up for a good old road trip!