Bike Trackday Guide

Bike Trackday Guide

A track day is an opportunity to take your own bike on to a real racing circuit, away from the restrictions of the open road, and in a non-competitive environment. A wide variety of motorcycles can be taken on a track day, and you can ride at a speed that suits you. It’s one of the most enjoyable and safest ways to enjoy your own machine alongside like-minded individuals. Find out more by reading our guide below.

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What equipment do I need?

These are the basic items needed to take part in all motorcycle track days:

  • A valid riding licence for riders over 18
  • A federative licence for riders under 18
  • A roadworthy vehicle
  • Approved full face helmet (not off road MX style motorcycle helmets)
  • Either one-piece or two-piece leathers that zip all the way round (no skin/undergarments shown when rider raises arms above the head)
  • Leather motorcycle boots (up the calf muscle) and motorcycle gloves beyond the wrist
  • Full-length back protector

It’s always a good idea to keep your bike regularly serviced and in a road or track-worthy condition.

How safe are track days?

A track day is just about the safest place to explore the limits of your vehicle. On some days, you’ll have the option of running in groups of bikes with similar performance or with riders of a similar experience level. Track days are also run with the same strict controls as race events, so there are experienced operators in the control room who observe riding standards in liaison with marshals around the circuit, and monitor every inch of the circuit. The marshals also use the same flag signals as race events, so you’ll be warned if there’s anything happening on track.

Do I need insurance?

If you have a federative licence, personal insurance is already included.

If you don´t have a federative licence, it is mandatory to have an insurance that covers the rider during the event. This is a special insurance for race circuits.

We offer two possibilities:

  • Daily insurance: 25 €
  • Annual insurance: 120 €

Some riders already have their own insurance that covers this activity. In that case, it is mandatory to bring a certificate, which must specify that it is a special insurance for circuits.

It is not mandatory to have insurance for the bike itself. However, please be advised that if a crashed bike causes damage to the circuit, the owner of the bike will assume the cost of the repair. In the event two bikes crash, the owners of those vehicles will need to agree how to proceed.

What is the format of the track day?

Track days will run in a sessioned format, with bikes or riders grouped together, usually according to performance or experience levels.

What does a standard day look like?

You will need to arrive at the circuit around 60-90 minutes before your track activity starts. This will be so you can sign on for the event. If you haven´t signed on in advanced through our platform and there is availability, you will be able to sign on the day of the event, and view a safety briefing. The assistance to this briefing is mandatory.

How do I book?

Booking is extremely simple. You can see all available track days by clicking on this link. Many are operated by the circuit itself. 

Can I overtake slower bikes?

Yes you can, but generally only on the rider’s left hand side and only on the straights. Overtaking will not be permitted in braking zones or through corners, and will be monitored in race control. If you’re being overtaken, you can help the rider behind pass safely by moving over to the right hand side of the track to give room.

Can I bring friends or family to watch?

Spectators are welcome at track days, with viewing areas usually open free of charge around the circuit. They can also access the garages but shouldn’t enter the pit lane.

What happens if my bike has a problem and stops on track?

Breakdowns are rare on track days, especially with well-maintained bikes. If your vehicle does stop on track, you will be best to stop it as far from the track as you can, and as close to a barrier as possible. This will allow a quick and safe recovery of the vehicle.

What else should I do?

Simple things you should check before a track day begins include tyre condition, engine oil levels, and the condition of your brakes. It’s often requested that you tape your lights (headlights, indicators, taillights) so that any glass debris is kept off the track in the event of them breaking.

What other things could I bring with me?

The items mentioned above are the bare minimum, but you can make your life even easier by bringing a small selection of other tools and consumables. Your fellow track day riders will also help if needed.