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New to track days? An Introduction

If you have never been on a track day before then you're in the right place! We have events and products specifically tailored to track day novices to ensure that your first experience of riding your bike on circuit is not only fun but also "pressure free" as well. On our Novice only track days you won't find any seasoned trackday riders or racers as these events are restricted to riders who have little or no experience.

Participating in an MSV Track day isn't about riding on the limit, it's an opportunity to experience the performance of your bike within a safe, controlled and professional environment. You'll have the opportunity to learn new riding skills that are useful not only on the track, but the road as well.

Brake boards and apex cones are laid out on circuit at all our novice events, providing a constant guide of where your bike should be positioned so that you are as smooth as possible through each corner. In addition to this, we have qualified instructors on hand ready to offer you advice and one-to-one training, with prices starting at just £30 for a 20 minute session.

To find out what the requirements are to take part is worth checking through the Frequently Asked Questions.

These events are designed for you;

Taster Sessions

Our Track Day Taster Sessions are the cheapest and easiest way to get on track where 20 minutes of track time is available for just £25. They are a great way to see what track days are all about without committing to a full day. You will receive a full safety briefing including track techniques, followed by three limited speed laps led by a pace bike before you complete the remainder of your session at your own speed.

Novice Only Track Days

Our Novice Only Track Days allow anyone to experience the thrill of riding on a race track without the pressure of being surrounded by more experienced circuit riders or racers. You will receive way more track time than on a Taster Session which will give you a chance to really get to see what you and your bike are capable of!

Road Bike Only Track Days

Our Road Bike Only Track Days capture the excitement of the track while ensuring a relaxed atmosphere without the worry of being on track at the same time as track or race bikes. This type of event is the perfect opportunity for riders to experience what it is like riding their own road bike on a race circuit and explore its capabilities in a safe environment.

Rider Training

As a track day novice we highly recommend instruction to get the most out of your track day. We have a selection of training packages available which start at just £25. You can book a 121 session with an instructor either in advance or at the event. The instructor will assertain your experience and ability, talk through the plan, get out on circuit with you and have a good de-brief after. For an intensive day of exclusive 121 we have our Track Academy. This is the most effective option available to improve your speed around a circuit. Feel free to give us a call if you would like to talk it through.

Booking Your Track Day

Its best not to roll-up on the day without checking you tick all the required boxes.

  • What is it all about?

    What is it all about?

    The essence of a track day is simple. A non-competitive event allowing riders of road and track bikes to come to a race circuit and explore their bike's performance in a safe, controlled and professional environment. Rider etiquette is of ultimate importance and so there is no close or aggressive overtaking. Riding is monitored with poor or dangerous riding dealt with swiftly.

    Please read question 2 and 3 to make sure you conform and then to guarantee your place on an event you do need to book in advance.

    Spectators are also welcome at all of our events, except those held at Bedford Autodrome due to its unusual site layout. Please not under 16's are not permitted in the pit lane on on the pit wall at any circuits.

    Instruction is available at all our events and highly recommended. This is the best investment you could ever make for going faster and safer. There are a range of instruction options to suit your budget.

    Garages can be reserved in advance for a small fee. Please see the booking page of your track day for further details. Any garages not reserved on the day are available free on a first come first served basis.

     

  • What do I need?

    All riders must hold one of the following licences and comply with the relevant regulations in order to take part in a track day: Road licence must be a full unrestricted, valid driving licence issued by the DVLA (or the equivalent foreign licensing authority in the driver's country of residence and be 18 years or above) with the appropriate category clearly indicated. ACU race licence aged 18 and above.

    Riders aged 16 and above with a race licence may still be permitted with special dispensation agreed prior to every event on a case by case basis and must book by phone every time.

    Rider Requirements For Dedicated ACU Licence Holder Test Days Only

    All riders must hold a valid competition licence issued by the ACU, AMCA or FIM. We can accept riders below the age of 16 years of age as part of a dedicated junior session or on a session where they will be participating with bikes and riders of a similar pace. Riders under 16 must book by phone. Unless the rider is taking part in a dedicated 'junior testing session'; all riders aged 16 and under must have specific permission from MotorSport Vision in writing prior to booking. Any rider under the age of 18 years of age will need a dedicated U18 indemnity form counter signed by there parent or guardian, who must be present, on the day of the event.

    Equipment Requirements

    • ACU approved full face helmet (not off road style motorcycle helmets)
    • Leather motorcycle gloves reaching beyond the wrist
    • Full one piece leathers or two piece leathers that zip 'all' the way round (not hip to hip).
    • Motorcycle boots that reach high enough to cover the bottom of the calf muscle (no metal toe sliders).
    • A motorcycle that is fit for the purpose and passes the noise requirement for that event.

    We strongly recommend the use of a back protector. Riders must have a good command of the English language and all clothing must fit well and be in good condition with no rips or holes. Metal knee and/or toe sliders are not allowed. For the avoidance of doubt, textile equipment is not permitted on trackday events.

     

  • What about my bike?

    The Bike. All bikes must be fit for purpose. If it has a rear brake light then it must be working. The bike including tyres must be in a good serviceable condition both mechanically and bodily and suitable for its intended use on the track. It is 'your' duty to ensure that the vehicle remains in this condition for the duration of the activity, in the interests of your safety and the safety of others at the circuit. Touring bikes must remove any luggage boxes.

    Noise Restrictions. The vehicle you intend to use must conform to our noise regulations. Full details of these can be found in the FAQ Noise Regulations section. If MSV is of the opinion that any vehicle does not comply with the applicable noise restrictions, the relevant vehicle will be prevented from participating in the remainder of the event unless and until the noise emissions are addressed to bring them within the applicable limit.

    Accident Damage and Insurance. MSV do not require you to have insurance cover in place on its track days. However, whilst track day accidents are rare, by using your bike on circuit you do so at your own risk. It is highly unlikely that your normal bike insurance policy will cover you for a track day but there are specialist insurance companies who provide track day insurance.

     

  • What happens on the day?

    A Typical 'day event' will run like this:

    Signing On (7:30-8:30)

    Complete and sign the riders indemnity form, driving licence check and allocation of instruction session if requested.

    Noise Testing (8:00-8:30)

    Before taking part in any track day, your vehicle is subject to a noise test. Please see the noise testing regulations to see how this is measured.

    Safety Briefing (8:30 - 8:45)

    This will cover everything you need to know about the day from rules of the event, through to bike preparation, riding techniques, ettiquette and circuit information.

    Familiarisation/Sighting Laps (9:00)

    Familiarisation laps are carried out behind a pace bike at the beginning of your first session. These give you a chance to experience each bend at a reduced speed and note the live marshal post and circuit conditions before continuing with the session.

    Sessions continue (9:00 - 17:00)

    Events will typically follow one of two formats with an hour break for lunch. Open Pitlane - you can go on and off circuit as you choose. Or sessions - vehicles are grouped according to the users track experience. Sessions are typically 20 minutes on rotation. It's time to put your vehicle through its paces. Warm your tyres, start off slow and build up your pace up throughout the day. There is no rush.

    Evening Sessions

    The format is the same as a 'day event'.

    Sign-on and noise testing (16:00 - 17:00)

    Briefing (17:00)

    Sighting laps and sessions (17:30 - 20:00)

     

Noise Regulations

All racing circuits have noise restrictions and at MSVT we are unfortunately no exception. It is extremely important that we operate in compliance with our limits to ensure the future of track days. On MSVT events the noise testing area will be indicated by a tall orange flag labelled 'Noise Test'.

  • Static Noise Testing

    These days, all racing circuits have noise restrictions. It is extremely important that we operate in compliance with our limits to ensure the future of racing for everyone that abides by the rules.
    Anyone wishing to have their bike tested before a test day is more than welcome to come to one of our circuits during our events and have a noise test free of charge.

    The initial test is a static test which is carried out using a handheld meter. YOU MUST HAVE A WORKING REV COUNTER. As per ACU guidelines, each bike is measured 0.5 meters away from the exhaust at a 45 degree angle when the engine is being held at the following RPM:

    Engine Size

    1 cylinder

    2 cylinder

    3 cylinder

    4 cylinder

    250cc (4 stroke)

    300cc (4 stroke)

    5,500rpm

    8,500rpm

    7,000rpm

       

    400cc (4 stroke)

    5,000rpm

    6,500rpm

    7,000rpm

    8,000rpm

    600cc (4 stroke)

    5,000rpm

    5,500rpm

    6,500rpm

    7,000rpm

    750cc (4 stroke)

    5,000rpm

    5,500 rpm

    6,500rpm

    7,000rpm

    +750cc (4 stroke)

    4,500rpm

    5,000rpm

    5,000rpm

    5,500rpm

    125cc (2 stroke)

    7,000rpm

         

    250cc (2 stroke)

     

    7,000rpm

       

    500cc (2 stroke)

     

    5,500rpm

    7,000rpm

    7,000rpm

    In cases where the motorcycle has two separated exhausts the measurement will be taken as above from the median point between the two.
    For bike testing, the noise regulations for each of the circuits are as follows:

    Brands Hatch

    Oulton Park

    Cadwell Park

    Snetterton

    Bedford Autodrome

    Indy Circuit (Daytime) - 102dB(A)

    All circuits - 102dB(A)

    All circuits - 105dB(A)

    Daytime - 102dB(A)

    All circuits - 101dB(A)

    Indy Circuit (Evening) - 102dB(A)

       

    Evenings - 102dB(A)

     

     

    GP Circuit 101dB(A)

           

    Please note: we also run some events at 98dB(A). Please see the booking page of your event for details.

    Please note that we run some events at 98dB(A). Please see the booking page of your event for details.

     

    Please note that we also run some evenings at 102dB(A). Please see the booking page of your event for details.

    Bedford Autodrome also has a 87.5dB(A) drive-by limit which is measured at a distance of 20m.

     

     

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    For Supermono class, Vintage and Classic prior to 1973, the test RPM will continue to depend upon the mean piston speed corresponding to the stroke of the engine, according to the table produced in the ACU Sound Control Regulations.

    Additional Information
    Factors such as air temperature and humidity can affect the level of noise that your bike is producing. If you are ever within 1dB(A) of  a particular limit then we suggest that you strongly consider having your exhaust looked at before making another booking.

    Ducati Panigale fitted with the 'plain standard exhaust only' will be permitted leniency on the static test. Drive-by limits are still strictly enforced.

     

  • Drive-by Noise monitoring

    In addition to the initial static test our circuits have a continuous automated 'drive-by' meter operating to ensure vehicles continue to adhere to the noise restriction in place.

    If the results of the drive-by monitoring show that your vehicle is generating drive-by sound levels appreciably higher than vehicles with comparable static test results, then you will be called into the pit-lane to address the noise level being generated.

    The circuits drive by limits are:

    Brands Hatch 92db. Evenings with a 98db static have a 88db drive by

    Oulton Park 89db

    Snetterton 92db

    Bedford Autodrome 87.5db

    Exhausts do get louder with age as the packing deteriorates and it may be that you need to purchase a baffle (db killer) or have the exhaust repacked before attending another event.

    More information

     

  • Noise limits for each circuit

    Brands Hatch

    Oulton Park

    Cadwell Park

    Snetterton

    Bedford Autodrome

    Indy Circuit (Daytime) - 102dB(A)

    All circuits - 102dB(A)

    All circuits - 105dB(A)

    Daytime - 102dB(A)

    All circuits - 101dB(A)

    Indy Circuit (Evening) - 102dB(A)

       

    Evenings - 102dB(A)

     

     

    GP Circuit 101dB(A)

           

    Please note: we also run some events at 98dB(A). Please see the booking page of your event for details.

    Please note that we run some events at 98dB(A). Please see the booking page of your event for details.

     

    Please note that we also run some evenings at 102dB(A). Please see the booking page of your event for details.

    Bedford Autodrome also has a 87.5dB(A) drive-by limit which is measured at a distance of 20m.

     

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