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Test Drive Renaults On-Track & Road In August 2016

Renault Range Roadshow activities

The Renault Range Roadshow is a family-friendly event whereby motorists test cars on race tracks, and the road, in July/August 2016. Further incentives include: driving lessons for 11 to 17 year olds, an in-car treasure hunt, go-karts for 4 to 11 year olds, and cupcake icing so visitors keep "a tasty memento", Renault revealed.

Available vehicles

The Renault Megane is a small, family class, vehicle and available to test. The manufacturer claimed this "all-new" version: "has instant appeal with its fully redesigned front end and harmonious, expressive, lines". Prices for this 5-door hatchback start from £16,600 and motorists can either test it on a circuit, or the road. 

The Clio is a smaller, supermini class, hatchback that costs from £11,145. Renault said that it has: "a compact body, sleek styling and lots of get-up-and-go." The Megane is the only vehicle that can be tested on-track – with a professional instructor to hand, of course – but the Clio is available for a 30 minute, on-road, jaunt.

The Renault Captur is a further, on-road, prospect and this compact, crossover class, vehicle costs from £14,575. Alternatives include the: Renault Kadjar (larger crossover class vehicle that costs from £18,495), the Twingo (city class model priced from £9,495), and the Zoe (electric supermini which costs from £13,945). 

Roadshow locations and dates

The Renault Range Roadshow visits a range of venues. 

  • Dunsfold Park, Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, GU6 8TB, United Kingdom (August 6th and 7th 2016). This site is home to the BBC's Top Gear team and backdrop to a number of Hollywood films. Highlights include Casino Royale and The Da Vinci Code.
  • Croft Racing Circuit, Dalton-on-Tees, DL2 2PL, United Kingdom (August 13th 2016). British Touring Car, British Rallycross and Pick-up Truck Racers test their metal via this 2 mile circuit.
  • Rockingham Motor Speedway, Corby, NN17 5AF, United Kingdom (August 20th and 21st 2016). Rockingham hosts a range of prestigious events including the British Touring Car Championship, and the British F3/GT Championship.
  • Knockhill Racing Circuit, Saline, KY12 9TF, United Kingdom (August 27th and 28th 2016). The venue is 1.3 miles long, 10 metres wide, and has a "demanding, road-circuit, style track".

Renault Range Roadshow places can be booked online at https://www.renaultdrive.co.uk. Participants simply specify the favoured: venue, date, time and vehicles, e.g.  Megane (on-track) and Captur (road test). There is also the chance to win a Clio Cup Hotlap with a Clio Cup race winner, every hour, throughout the day.