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Young Driver Training

Young Driver Development Course

A course developed by MG Car Club Newcastle For its Junior Members

Cody McKay Motorsports has partnered with the MG Car Club of Newcastle to deliver the Young Driver Development Course available at the Ringwood Hillclimb Circuit off Italia Road (next door to Circuit Italia).

young driver training

Students from 12 to 18 years old can experience first hand what its like to be at the wheel of a car in a controlled and safe environment under Motorsport Australia certified senior coach – Cody Mckay as he teaches over 20 years worth of racing experience to students wanting to be involved in motorsport.

We take on all types of students with varying degrees of experience, from the P plater to the person that has never driven before, catering for all different needs.

Beginner students who have never driven a car before get to spend the morning with Cody personally as he demonstrates hands on the essentials of how to drive both an Automatic and Manual car. Whilst more experienced students spend the afternoon honing their skills on the Ringwood park circuit as Cody teaches students through the hillside section.


All students must hold a current:

Motorsport Australia Junior Speed Licence:

Mg Car Club Newcastle Membership:

Apparel Needed

  • Helmet – Open face recommended, Available for hire on the day.
  • Cloth Covering from neck to ankle, Can be long sleeve shirt/Jumper and long pants/jeans. No nylon allowed
  • Lace up shoes that cover ankles, No slip on shoes (Example Converse Star Chuck Taylors)
  • Gloves (strap up mechanics/utility gloves)

All apparel must be in good condition, no tears, damage, cracks etc. Any item deemed not suitable will mean dismissal from the course.

Vehicle Requirements

We encourage each participant to bring a car familiar to them, in the case of cars available through the club we have a limited range of Ford Fiestas in both Automatic and Manual available. These cars are generally used in the beginner morning class with one on one training or shared in the afternoon. Any car can be suitable for the day from low performance hatch backs to suv/utilities. All vehicles supplied must have any cargo removed and be road registered. For any concerns please contact us to check if a car is suitable for the day.

2024 Dates

April 20th

June 22nd

July 20th

September 28th

December 1st


Ringwood Park Motor Complex

Turning into Italia Road from Pacific Highway.

Ringwood Park is located on your LEFT side AFTER the entrance to Circuit Italia (100m after Circuit Italia Entrance).

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