Welcome to the ARDS (The Association of Racing Drivers Schools) Official Website.
ARDS represents all the Racing Schools in the UK and is recognised by the MSA, which delegates the responsibility for regulating member Racing Schools and for licensing circuit instructors to ARDS.
ARDS Member Schools operate the initial Novice Driver Training Course - usually known as the ARDS test, and a requirement for drivers applying for their first race licence - as well as the Advanced and Junior Driver race training courses. All ARDS members also run experience days, corporate days and manufacturer days; some also run track days for drivers wanting to use their own cars on track.
All events and activities run by ARDS members are managed by experienced, qualified personnel and employ only ARDS licensed instructors. This means that whatever activity you take part in at an ARDS School you can be assured that it is;
- professionally run by fully accountable companies
- fully insured
- using regularly maintained, suitable cars and specialist vehicles
- fully approved by the venue owner and local planning authorities
- run at a venue which is subject to annual inspection and licensing by the MSA
- has appropriate paramedical support for all operating days
- has suitable facilities for driver briefing, driver training and spectators
If you want to find an ARDS member school where you can take your ARDS test - or you would like to find out more about becoming an ARDS instructor - this site should provide the answers.
And if you are looking for more advanced race tuition, driving experiences, corporate days or manufacturer events please click on the links to ARDS member schools and they will help you find the approved specialist expertise in your area.
Please note that www.ards.co.uk is the ONLY Official Website for the Association of Racing Drivers Schools Limited. No other websites represent the views of or carry any authority from ARDS. For information you can rely on we strongly recommend you use only this website and the websites of the MSA and ARDS Member Schools for which you can find links from this web site.