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Thank you for choosing an MSVTrackdays. These details will provide you with the information that you need to have a safe and enjoyable event. Its best to have a run through the essentials below so you don't get caught out by something you haven't thought of. Shortly before your event you will receive a secondary 'final instructions' email with finer detail including garage allocation (if applicable) - unless you have booked very last minute.

At the circuit all of the event team will be happy to assist if you get stuck on what to do next and where to go. The 'On the day' section will give you an overview of how things run. Noise limits are the most common question so we have started with them. If you have a question that we haven't covered on our T&C's or full FAQ's then please call us on: 0843 453 3000. Asking on the day may be too late.

Confirmation

  • Registration and indemnity form

    Registration and indemnity form

    This trackday will give you the opportunity to ride in the wheel tracks of racing legends and in a much safer, more liberated environment than on the road. Although we make every endeavour to ensure that risks are controlled, high speed riding is a dangerous activity and in attending the event you are choosing to accept those risks. When taking part in a track day, you do so entirely at your own risk.

    Registration/Indemnity form

    For Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, Oulton Park or Snetterton you will need to fill out this registration indemnity form before taking part in any track activity. If you are a junior rider and have been manually approved by MSVT to take part in the event, you will need this U18 registration indemnity form. For Bedford Autodrome it is this registration indemnity form. These forms will be available at registration but to speed things up it would be great if you would please download, print and complete one in advance. Please click on the link.

    Our office is open from Monday to Friday 8:30 - 18:00 should you need us in advance of your track day: 0843 453 3000

    Enjoy your event!

     

  • On the day

    Signing on
    The registration/signing on point will be indicated by a tall orange flag labelled "Sign On". Your final instructions email will pin point its location. To sign on you will need to fill out a MotorSport Vision indemnity form which is available to download from the registration/indemnity section above. If you are unable to print one in advance, copies will be available at signing on. For track days you must produce your valid UK fully unrestricted motorcycle licence (photo card or old paper licence) or its overseas equivalent at the time of registration; please note that photocopies cannot be accepted. Participants under the age of 18 will require their parent or guardian to be present, and to countersign their indemnity form. On most events a race licence is also acceptable. Please read our 'Rider requirements' section below if you are attending an ACU licence holder test day. Please see the requirements on the ACU assessment page if you are attending an ACU assessment event as the rider requirements differ to a regular track day or ACU test day.

    Noise Testing
    All vehicles must be noise tested before taking part in any on track activity. The noise limit for your event is indicated on the individual event page. Please see the Noise Limits section for further details.

    Safety Briefing
    A full safety briefing will take place prior to track activity; this briefing is compulsory for all riders. Should you arrive late, please report to a member of the event team or the Race Control Supervisor where arrangements will be made for you to be individually briefed. After registration and briefing you will be issued with two coloured wristbands. You will not be allowed access to the circuit without these.

    Sighting Laps
    All drivers must complete sighting laps prior to track activity and are an opportunity for you to familiarise yourself with the the circuit at a reduced pace.

    Tyre Support
    Tyre support will usually be provided during General trackdays, however this service is not usually available during Novice Only events. The tyre service in attendance will be featured on the event page along with contact details. Please note that MSV Trackdays are not able to guarantee tyre support at every event.

    Instruction

    Instruction can be booked in advance or on the day and your session will be allocated on arrival. Our professional instructors can provide you with valuable advice about all aspects of circuit riding and how to get the best out of your bike. A session of 20min instruction is available for £25 or for a full day of intensive instruction our Track Academy can be purchased in advance of your event.

    Photography

    Most events will have professional sports photographers taking high quality pictures of everyone out on track. Details will be given out in the morning drivers briefing. They can be purchased online after the event.

     

  • On track

    Track Notes

    • On entering the circuit please keep to the right hand side and adhere to the blend line. Do not move over until the circuit behind you is clear.
    • Use the first few laps to warm up your tyres and familiarise yourself with the conditions.
    • Consider other riders - Leave plenty of space when you overtake other bikes. No close or agressive passing.
    • RIDING STANDARDS. Any rider deemed as riding recklessly or in a manner considered to endanger themselves or other track users will be black flagged, removed from the track and given a warning that such riding is inappropriate. If the rider continues to give cause for concern a second black flag will be given and they will be denied further access to the track for the rest of the event. The event team reserve the right to exclude the rider immediately if the situation demands it.
    • If your bike breaks down please push it against the barrier and get into a safe position. Keep your helmet on.
    • Anyone who ignores red flags or the direction of marshals will be asked to leave the venue.
    • The medical/safety car has a paramedic on board and can join the circuit via emergency access points. Please be aware that these vehicles have the right of way.

    On a track day we use certain flags and lights to signal to all riders. When you are on your sighting laps please familiarise yourself with the position of the live marshal posts and light positions. The following are the types of flags you will see:

    Waved Yellow - Danger ahead, possibility of incident or hazard, reduce your speed by 30% and NO OVERTAKING.

    Red - A major incident has occurred and the session is immediately stopped. Please instantly reduce speed by 50% pull over to the right to allow recovery vehicles to pass and return to the pit lane. NO OVERTAKING.

    Yellow & Red Striped - There is a change in the track surface condition or something on circuit to avoid, i.e. fluid or debris, etc. Reduce speed, adjust line if required exercise caution.

    Black - There is either a mechanical problem with your vehicle, your have failed the driveby noise teast or we need to discuss an aspect of your riding. Please return to the pits immediately and report to a pit lane marshal.

    Chequered - The end of the session. Please reduce your speed and return to the pits. No fast overtaking is allowed during this lap.

    Pit Lane Notes

    • If you have use of a garage, please ensure you adhere to all the terms and conditions displayed therein.
    • Fire lanes must be kept clear at all times.
    • The pit lane is strictly one way, as is the track. The pit lane speed limit is 30mph.
    • Only people taking part in the current session are allowed in the pit lane.
    • It is forbidden to sit on the pit wall.
    • It is forbidden to re-fuel in the pit lane.
    • It is forbidden to store fuel in the garages or in the pit lane.
    • It is forbidden to smoke in the pit lane or garages.
    • Children under 16 are not allowed in the pit lane.

     

  • Rider requirements

    Licence requirements:

    DVLA Licence holders
    All riders must be over the age of 18 and hold either a valid fully unrestricted (not provisional or 33bhp restricted) motorcycle licence issued by the DVLA (or the equivalent foreign licensing authority in the rider's country of residence) with the appropriate category clearly indicated.

    ACU Road Race Licence holders for track days
    Riders who have a valid ACU Road Race licence 18 years or over can also attend trackday events in the appropriate group. ACU licence holder younger than 18 may receive special dispensation, subject to approval by phone with MSVT, on an event by event basis and must book by phone.

    MSV Trackdays offer ACU licence tests where you can obtain your ACU Road Race Licence. CLICK HERE for further details.

    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 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. Unless the rider is taking part in a dedicated 'junior testing session'; all riders aged 16 and under must book by phone and 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 on the day of the event.

    Equipment requirements
    All riders must be wearaing either one-piece leathers or two piece leathers that zip together ALL the way round. Textile suits are not permitted and neither are sparky sliders. ACU gold stamped full face motorcycle helmet, proper leather motorcycle boots above the ankle and leather motorcycle gloves beyond the wrist must be worn. We strongly recommend using a back protector.

    Spectators
    Unless accompanied by an adult at all times, no persons under the age of 16 years old are allowed in any operational areas or controlled track areas. Please note: no persons under the age of 16 years old are permitted on site at Bedford Autodrome.

     

  • Bike prep and requirements

    You should always keep your bike regularly serviced and in a road/trackworthy condition, but for the avoidance of doubt please note the following requirements and recommendations:

    Tyres
    They must be in good condition and we strongly recommend checking and adjusting to suitable pressures. Do remember to wait for your tyres to warm up during tthe first few laps.

    Brakes
    Your brakes must be in good condition when taking to the track. If it has a rear brake light then it must be working. Brake pads should have plenty of life left in them. During a track day our brakes will wear much quicker than on the road and it is good practice to check them throughout the event.

    Suspension
    Suspension and steering parts will define how well your bike handles on the track; always ensure that these components are in good condition.

    Engine
    Your engine will be under greater stress than normal. Check all fluid levels, chain and sprocket wear in advance. Never overfill the oil, and we suggest you always use the best oil you can afford to protect your engine.

    Bodywork
    The bodywork and all fasteners should be checked - you do not want any parts falling off on track. Touring bikes must remove all luggage boxes.

    Taping up of lights
    We recommend front and rear lights and indicators are taped up before going on circuit - in an accident the lenses in your lights can shatter, creating a hazard on track.

    Other
    You must ensure that you have enough fuel at the start of each session. You are likely to use three times as much as on the road. A simple tool kit is also handy to have with you.

     

  • Cancellation

    If you are unable to attend the booked trackday, please call our sales team as soon as possible during office hours (Mon-Fri 8:30 - 18:00). In these circumstances, then, provided MSV Trackdays are notified no later than 14 days prior to the original booking date, MSVT will endeavour to reschedule your booking or provide a credit towards a later trackday (subject to availability) up to the face value of the existing booking.* MSVT are unable to cancel, credit or refund bookings within 14 days of the event at the request of the customer. In most cases a name change is permissible.

    Any credit held by MSVT must be used within a three month period. For example, if you cancel your trackday on the 1st January 2014, you must have booked an alternative date by the 1st April 2014. Any credits not used within the three month period automatically cancel.

    Any amendments to trackday bookings must be requested by emailing our Trackday Sales team at trackdays@msv.com stating clearly the track day to which the amendment relates.

    Any cancellations or amendments to track day bookings requested by you will incur an administration fee of £20.

    MSVT may have to cancel a trackday due to events beyond its control, for example adverse weather conditions. This will usually be in the interests of safety. Where a trackday is cancelled in its entirety for such reasons, MSVT will endeavour to notify participants of the cancellation by email.

    However, MSVT cannot guarantee that participants will be informed of such cancellation before the date of the event and are unable to re-imburse third party costs incurred due to the cancellation. Where a track day is cancelled in its entirety for such reasons, MSVT will endeavour to offer a credit note to the value of the original booking to be used against another MSVT event within a three month period.

    *subject to administration charge.

     

  • Circuit Information

    Choose your ciruit using the link below.

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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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