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Now you should be excited about getting on track! For some it can be easy to forget that it’s just about enjoying yourself. Don’t take it too seriously or feel some kind of pressure to be an accomplished circuit rider in a day. Take it all in and enjoy. Understand that many riderds will be nervous and you will need to make allowances for this and be patient. There is no rush, no winners, trophies or talent scouts.

The full safety briefing can be a lot to take in and so below are some key parts that are useful to know in advance along with some explanation. Please feel free to call or email us during the week with any queries you may have. 0343 4533000 or trackdays@msv.com.

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: 0343 453 3000 (normal landline rate). Asking on the day may be too late.

Confirmation

We send out 'final joining instructions' twice. The first one approx one week prior and then again a day or two before. It may be worth checking your spam/junk if you haven't received it. This email is essential. The person that made the booking must forward this email to all other riders included on their booking.

Click HERE to download a summary document that details all our safety measures currently in place for trackdays.

  • 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. When pulling off circuit into the pit lane, use your indicator or hand and stay right early to allow following bikes s a clear route passed.
    • 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 aggressive passing. Being overtaken is ok and a very regular part of track days that you need to get used to - don’t resist. Easy smooth overtaking will avoid ‘bunching’ of riders.
    • 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 instructed 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.
    • Talk to people around you that you don’t know – it’s a good thing, the atmosphere is great – tap into it.

    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:

    • Green - indicates live marshal points during the sighting laps.
    • Yellow - Minor incident or hazard at that part of the circuit, reduce your speed by 30% and No overtaking.
    • Red - A major incident has occurred and the session is immediately stopped. Please 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 and exercise caution. 
    • Black - There is either a mechanical problem with your vehicle, you have failed the drive-by noise test 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.
    • No more than 20l of fuel in each garage and none 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 or on the pit wall.
  • 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 bhp 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 track day events in the appropriate group. ACU licence holders 16-18 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 wearing either one-piece leathers or two piece leathers that zip together ALL the way round (less than a 5" gap remaining). 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.

  • 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 the first few laps.
    Brakes 

    From 2021 all bikes must be fitted with front brake lever guards. 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 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 pressures than the road. Check all fluid levels are correct, plus chain and sprocket wear.
    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 will use more than on the road. A simple tool kit is also handy to have with you.

  • Cancellation

    If you are unable to attend the booked track day, please email 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 an MSVT 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 track day 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 cancellation/amendments to track day bookings must be requested by emailing the MSVT team at trackdays@msv.com stating clearly the track day to which the cancellation/amendment relates to.

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

    MSVT may have to cancel a track day 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 reimburse 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.

    More information

  • Registration and Indemnities
    Registration and Indemnities

    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.

    For all MSVT events on circuit you will need to complete an online check-in prior to arrival. This involves an online indemnity and briefing for all riders. The final joining instructions email sent to you prior to the track day will contain a 'link' that takes you to the check-in and briefing. You should complete the indemnity/check-in straight away. You will need to click the same link again 24hrs prior to your track day to access the compulsory safety briefing. If you have booked on other riders you will need to forward the final joining instructions email to them so they can click the same link to register - using their own email and details. Essential helpers do not register.

    Our office is open from Monday to Friday 8:30 - 18:00 should you need us in advance of your track day: 0343 453 3000 (landline rate).

  • On the day

    Signing on

    The registration/signing on point will be indicated on your final instructions email. To sign on you will need to have already completed the online check-in and safety briefing. If not you will be sent away to complete before rejoining at the back of the queue. You must produce your valid licence at the point 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 have countersign the online check-in. Please read our 'Rider requirements' section or call us, in advance of your booking, if unsure. During registration you will be issued with a wristband and vehicle sticker (to go on the front of your vehicle). Arrive early - the registration process is not quick and you will miss track time if you all turn up at the end of registration period!

    Noise Testing
    At all circuits, except Donington Park, vehicles must be static noise tested before taking part in any on track activity. The noise test area will be indicated on your final joining instructions email, plus often on the day by a tall orange flag labelled 'Noise Testing'. The noise limit for your event is indicated on the individual event page. Please see the Noise Limits section for further details.

    Sighting Laps
    After the safety briefing the first group will be needed almost straight away to start sighting laps, so you ideally need to be ‘good to go’ prior to the briefing. All riders 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 and some '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 time 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 20 min 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.

  • Can people come and watch or help me?

    All circuits are currently working behind closed doors with no spectators allowed. This is necessary to limit numbers in the pit and paddock areas.

    One essential helper (over the age of 16) is allowed per rider booked, free of charge. At Bedford Autodrome essential helpers need to sign on due to the unusual layout of the venue.

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

    All circuits have noise restrictions. It is extremely important that we operate in compliance with our limits to ensure the future of track days. Anyone wishing to have their bike tested before booking is welcome to come during our track days and have a noise test free of charge. Please check with the circuit before coming.

    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) 5,500rpm 8,500rpm    
    300cc (4 stroke) 5,500rpm 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 5,500rpm 6,500rpm 7,000rpm
    +750cc (4 stroke) 4,500rpm 5,000rpm 5,000rpm 5,500rpm
    125cc (2 stroke) 7,000rpm      
    250cc (2 stroke) 5,500rpm 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

    01474 872 331
    Indy Circuit (Daytime) - 102dB(A) Indy Circuit (Evening) - 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.
     

    Oulton Park

    01829 760 301
    All circuits - 102dB(A) Please note that we run some events at 98dB(A). Please see the booking page of your event for details.
     

    Cadwell Park

    01507 343 248
    All circuits - 105dB(A) Please note that we also run some evenings at 102dB(A). Please see the booking page of your event for details.
     

    Snetterton

    01507 343 248
    Daytime - 102dB(A) Evenings - 102dB(A)
     

    Bedford Autodrome

    01234 332 400
    All circuits - 101dB(A) Bedford Autodrome also has a 87.5dB(A) drive-by limit which is measured at a distance of 20m.

    Donington Park

    01332 810 048
    All circuits - 98dB(drive by only)  Please note that we run some unsilenced events. Please see the booking page of your event for details.

    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, circuits have a continuous automated 'drive-by' meter operating to ensure vehicles continue to adhere to the noise restriction in place. If the drive-by monitoring level show that your bike exceeds the limit then you will be called into the pit-lane to address the noise level before going back on circuit.

    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. Donington Park 98db (for quiet days only. Some events are unsilenced).

    There are many variables that will result in different readings at different circuits for the same bike.

    More information

  • Noise limits for each circuit

    Brands Hatch

    01474 872 331
    Indy Circuit (Daytime) - 102dB(A) Indy Circuit (Evening) - 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.
     

    Oulton Park

    01829 760 301
    All circuits - 102dB(A) Please note that we run some events at 98dB(A). Please see the booking page of your event for details.
     

    Cadwell Park

    01507 343 248
    All circuits - 105dB(A) Please note that we also run some evenings at 102dB(A). Please see the booking page of your event for details.
     

    Snetterton

    01507 343 248
    Daytime - 102dB(A) Evenings - 102dB(A)
     

    Bedford Autodrome

    01234 332 400
    All circuits - 101dB(A) Bedford Autodrome also has a 87.5dB(A) drive-by limit which is measured at a distance of 20m.

    Donington Park

    01332 810 048
    All circuits - 98dB(drive by only)  Please note that we run some unsilenced events. Please see the booking page of your event for details.

 

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