The Motorsports School

ARD's testing at Lydden Hill

The Motorsports School

The Motorsports School offer the opportunity to take your ARD’s test and begin your racing career at Lydden Hill Race Circuit alongside selected car track day dates. Candidates, if successful, will accquire their MSA National “B” race licence, allowing them to compete in Car circuit races through out the UK.

The Motorsports School is a Registered ARDS (Association of Racing Drivers School ) Member School. Governed and approved by the MSA (Motor Sports Association) the Motorsports School Prides themselves in only using fully Qualified, Licenced & Insured ARDS Instructors.

How to get your race licence

Firstly each candidate must obtain the MSA Go Racing starter pack, which is available From the MSA for approx £100 (this does include your first years licence fee) please visit or contact Paul Jones 01978 663054 

Each pack will include:

  • Licence application form, with your first years licence fee included

  • Go Racing DVD.

If you are 18 or over you will need to have a medical examination with a  Doctor who will fill in the medical section of the licence application form, some Doctors may charge for this. This can be done before or after your ARDS course, but must be completed before you apply for your race licence (if you already have a MSA licence that requires a Medical e.g. Karting this can be transported).

Then you are ready to contact the motorsports school on 01455 502412 to book your course!


What does the ARD’s test consist of?

Classroom briefing and watch the MSA Go Racing DVD.

Written multiple choice test – 27 questions based on the information given by our instructors in the earlier briefing and on the DVD.

Driving assessment, our instructors will demonstrate the lines, braking points, apex’s and techniques. You will require before you drive on the circuit. This will be demonstrated in car by your instructor.

If you think that you need some extra tuition / training  prior to sitting your test,  this is available with our Pre ARDS sessions. Please don’t worry – we will not be looking for you to set a new lap record and although it is a assessment, we want you enjoy yourself as well.