Wannabe truck racers of all ages will be able to put their driving skills to the test at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on 21-22 July, thanks to a truck racing simulator on the MAN Truck & Bus stand.

Having warmed their tyres on a practice lap, the nine racers will then battle it out in an action-packed race. Just like the real race trucks that will be thundering around the track at Convoy in the Park, the contestants will be able to experience the thrills and spills of the challenging Donington circuit.

The simulator will be free to use, and every day a prize will be awarded to the person with the fastest lap time at the end of the day.

This is just one of a number of driving experiences that will be on offer at Convoy in the Park. Other attractions include the opportunity drive one of two Taylors Transport’s driver training vehicles. Accompanied by a qualified instructor, visitors will be taught how to drive and reverse the trucks around a short course. [www.convoyinthepark.com/2018/05/15/latest/taylors-transport-offer-driver-training-trial-visitors-convoy-park/]

In addition, there will be the opportunity to drive a US truck – either a Kenworth or a Peterbilt. On both days drivers can book a 15-minute driving experience or passenger ride. [www.convoyinthepark.com/2018/06/11/latest/grab-chance-drive-american-truck-convoy-park/]

There are a range of other attractions at the event, including live music, comedy, trade show, kid’s zone and more than 1000 show trucks. For more information, and to book tickets, go to www.convoyinthepark.com

This article was first published on Truckanddriver.co.uk

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