Hot Laps Driver Audition: "An Exceptional Motorsport Experience" Audition Now

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bonus: half price 6 lap practice drive

Auditions for Australia’s fastest job are closing soon! Get paid for driving hot laps at Australia’s premier race tracks (including Bathurst).

Do you have what it takes to be a professional hot lap driver for Australia’s largest race car experience company? You won’t know if you don’t try.


  • Become a V8 Hot Laps Driver – show us what you’ve got!
  • Half day audition includes two 10 lap sessions with coaching and single day CAMS licence
  • CAMS Accredited program with 10 positions for top qualifiers at Sandown Shootout in Melbourne
  • Bonus: Purchase and phone 1800 887 223 for your half price 6 lap practice drive (Save $184) 
Become a Hot Laps Driver

Become a national V8 hot lap driver!

Get behind the wheel of a V8 racing car on all of the best supercar circuits to make everyone’s dreams come true. You’ll even be doing hot laps on the Mount Panorama Racing Circuit in Bathurst.

Craft your circuit driving skills with track time that every aspiring racer would love to do and be paid $500 dollars per day for about 45 weekend days for one year. That’s $22,500 in extra weekend pay without needing to give up your regular work. All airfares, car rental, accommodation and meals will be paid for.

The 10 highest point scorers will attend the Sandown Top 10 Shootout, an all-expenses paid advanced race seminar in Melbourne for final interview and instruction. If your combined 3 lap average, is the fastest in the Shootout, you will be awarded a one-year contract as a professional V8 hot lap driver.


I've witnessed so many drivers with the potential to become motorsport professionals. There's more talent sitting in the grandstands than in the race cars. We've given Australians the chance to show how good they are and the 2020 winner Hamish Ribarits is now a Hot Laps Driver on our team. Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a high level performance driving competition with the potential to fast track to regular racing.

George Elliot

Here’s how it rolls…

Applicants will be required to purchase a test drive package driving two 10 lap sessions – a Practice session, then the judged Qualifier session.

For this exclusive bonus for Fastrack V8 VIPs you will also receive the opportunity to purchase a 6 lap Super Drive at half price to get in some extra practice.

Select your preferred track from the 4 venues below and pay your competitor entry fee now to secure your place on the grid.

On the day, you’ll be assigned a professional in-car coach. Your Qualifier session will be scored by your professional coach and independently by a professional racing instructor using your live action in-car recording.

Points will be awarded on your ability to be smooth, consistent and your improvement on track with focus on:


  • Helmet

    Ability to make decisions around safety, fast. Safety before ego.

  • Seat

    Ability to be smooth.

  • Steering Wheel

    Steering wheel (car) control.

  • Race

    Hitting apexes.

  • Pedal


  • Speed

    Throttle control.

  • Yoga

    Ability to remain relaxed and calm.

  • Smile

    Attitude towards customers.

  • Mirror

    Cockpit cycle.
    (Mirror, track, gauges, customer.)

  • Stop Watch


The 10 highest point scorers will be invited to participate in the Sandown Shootout, a race driver seminar and final interview. Each will be given 3 high speed qualifying laps solo your combined 3 lap average, is the fastest in the Shootout, with the fastest over all being awarded a one-year contract as a professional V8 hot lap driver.


Life goes fast… book your audition now!

Final audition dates:

Sydney Motorsport Park NSW – Dec 13,14,15  2019 – Feb 14,15,16  2020

Sandown Raceway VIC – Dec 7,8  2019 – Feb 8,9,29 & Mar 1  2020

Barbagallo Raceway WA – Mar 14,15  2020

Mallala Motorsport Park SA – Mar 21,22  2020

  • V8 Hot Lap Driver Auditions - Sandown

    Sandown Raceway - Melbourne, VIC

    • 20 Drive laps
    $1,400.00 @$70/lap
  • V8 Hot Lap Driver Auditions - Barbagallo

    Barbagallo Raceway - Perth, WA

    • 20 Drive laps
    $1,400.00 @$70/lap

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

Can I choose my own coach?

No. In the interest of transparency and possible bias, your professional coach will be allocated randomly on the day of your audition.

When will I be notified if I've been successful or not?

The scoring process will end up ranking the Top 10 drivers for the Shoot Out. If you score ranks you below those drivers you will receive an email notifying that you have been unsuccessful prior to the Shoot Out confirmation.


How will tyre management work in the final shoot out?

All tyres will be rotated and compared for equal wear.

Will the contestant with the fastest lap time in the final be the winner?

Will the contestant with the fastest lap time in the final be the winner?

(A) No. The combined time of the 3 flying laps will be averaged and the quickest combined time will be determined to be the successful applicant. Consistency and speed combined is required to be a successful hot lap driver.

What happens if I crash a car?

you will be deemed unsuccessful in your audition and the car will be replaced by a car with the same capabilities for the next driver auditioning.

What if a car has a mechanical issue?

The car will be checked and if an issue discovered that can’t instantly be rectified you will immediately be place into another car with equal capabilities and start your session again.

Do I need a helmet and driving suit?

NO. You will be fitted with a driving suit and helmet. You will need soft driving shoes or sneakers.

Am I guaranteed to be on television?

No this will be determined by producers during editing.

Terms & Conditions

Applicants must have a current Australian driver’s license.

Applicants who have worked as a driving instructor/coach either as a contractor or employee for Fastrack V8 Race Experience since 1st of January 2017 are NOT eligible to apply.

Applicants agree to acknowledge that the decision based on the judging criteria will be accepted as final.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a CAMS license.

Any additional extended training period will be supplied by Fastrack V8 Race Experience prior to the commencement of the contract.


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