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Bike Track Days Questions Answered

Bike Track Days Questions Answered

Using your vehicle on circuit is subject to rules and requirements. Although there are no speed restrictions and many of the laws of the road do not apply, a racing circuit is a controlled environment and there are many elements you need to be aware of. These FAQs cover the questions that we are asked most often, including those related to COVID-19.

Current COVID distancing measures

Click HERE to download a summary document that details all the safety measures currently in place for trackdays. In addition, here are some frequently asked questions:

  • Can we camp?

    Overnight camping is now permitted at all MSV circuits (except Donington Park and Bedford Autodrome) the night before or nights in-between consecutive events.

    Bedford - No camping
    Brands - Free
    Cadwell - Free April-Oct. £5 all other months. No camping Dec & Jan 
    Donington - No camping 
    Oulton Park - Camping is free the evening before from April-Oct but not available all other months 
    Snetterton - Free April-Oct and £5 all other months

     

  • How does the online check-in and briefing work?

    We send a 'final instructions' email twice prior to the track day. The first one is around a week before and the second a working day before. This email will contain comprehensive information on your track day and will feature a link for online check-in and briefing.

    Each participant must check in using this link prior to attending. This involves completing an online indemnity and briefing for all drivers. You should complete the indemnity/check-in straight away. You will then need to click the same link again 24 hours prior to your track day to access the compulsory safety briefing. If you have booked other drivers and passengers 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. Passengers will need to complete the online check-in but not the briefing.

    Our office is open from Monday to Friday 8:30-18:00 (Closed Bank Holidays) (Nov-Feb) Fri 8:30-17:00 should you need us in advance of your track day: trackdays@msv.com

  • Are spectators or helpers allowed to attend?

    As of the 19th July spectators are permitted.

    At Bedford Autodrome spectators (min age 16) need to sign-on and receive a wrist band - no charge.

  • Can I Hire a helmet?

    From the 19th July helmet hire is available. Although we recommend you supply your own.

  • Can we purchase food and drink on site?

    Yes - from the 19th July our restaurants will be open. We request facemasks are worn when being served.

    All customers are welcome to bring their own food and drink to the circuit. 

  • What if I have to Isolate?

    You should not attend a trackday if you (or someone you live with) has symptoms of COVID-19, you have tested positive or you are required to self-isolate. If this applies, contact us as soon as possible. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms whilst participating in an event, or you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and informed you need to self-isolate, you should leave the venue immediately and avoid any close contact with others

  • Is the reward card scheme still running?

    The Reward Card discount scheme is back. Customers request a Reward Card during the event at the registration desk. At each trackday main drivers will need to ask for the card to be stamped. After the second stamp the card is handed in.

    We will then cross reference the details when received at HQ and email you as soon as we can with your unique 10% discount code. Then you can make the booking online with the discount. We are unable to apply the discount after booking.

OTHER GENERAL FAQS

Generic questions that are good to get answered.

  • How do I book using a credit/voucher

    We have a dedciated page HERE

  • What are your terms and conditions?

    Our booking terms and conditions have a dedicated page and we have tried to look after you and use reader friendly language. Should there be sections you are unclear of, please call us before booking and we will help: 0843 453 3000*

    More information

  • What happens if the weather is poor?

    It is very rare that we will have to cancel an event due to adverse weather conditions. If the circuit is deemed unsafe by the event team we will delay circuit activity until it is safe to proceed. Our events do take place if it is wet. If the circuit is deemed unsafe to run without any circuit activity taking place then we will transfer your booking to a suitable alternative date or issue a credit note. Unfortunately, we cannot rely on the weather forecast in most cases and the decision not to run is most frequently made on the day of the event.

  • What if I am late or forget my license?

    Don't worry. Your place is safe. Should you arrive late, please report to an MSVT member of staff, where arrangements will be made for you to be individually registered and sighted. Please note that you will miss out track time if you do arrive late and you will need to wait for a member of the team to be available.

    If you do not have your licence available you will need to use the online DVLA licence check service to prove you have a valid licence. You will need to go to www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence and go through the process and choose the option to share/print your licence entitlements and bring this with you along with official photo id such as a passport. We cannot verify race licences on the day.

  • What happens if I keep running off circuit?

    This information applies to all our events. There are two parts. Firstly if you go off circuit or spin you must come into the pits immediately and report to the marshal. If not you will be black flagged. We need to check your car is ok before continuing, discuss your error and note your wristband number. If you go off/spin again the car may be excluded from the remainder of the day at the discretion of the Chief instructor. An out of control car puts yourself and others at risk.

    The second part is putting one or more wheels off the outer 'limits of the circuit' i.e beyond the white lines. We have the following system in place which runs hand in hand with Motorsport UK regulations: You are now permitted to drive on the track asphalt up to and including the white line, and on the full extent of any kerbs (marked red/white). However you are not permitted to put a wheel beyond the white lines or kerbs.

    If anyone does not comply, the following actions will be taken by the circuit:

    • 1st infringement Black/white driving standards flag warning
    • 2nd infringement Black flag, report to control tower, final warning without penalty
    • 3rd infringement Black flag, 20 minute track time exclusion
    • Further infringements Black flag, 20 minute track time exclusion

    Decisions by circuit staff are final with no right of appeal against any penalty or right to review evidence. If track limits regulations are abused, especially in a repeated and/or deliberate manner MSV will exclude both the car and driver individually and MSV with no refund or compensation.

    Please keep it on the black stuff.

  • Do you have a waiting list if a track day is full?

    Yes. Go onto the booking page of your chosen track day and click the reserve button. A box will pop up for you to enter basic contact details.

    If a space becomes available we will email everyone on the reserve list with a link to book online. This system will run up until one working day prior to the track day.

  • Circuit Facilities - Are all the circuits the same?

    In general the services and facilities are broadly the same but there are differences. Please click the circuits page for the specific circuit details.

    There are catering facilities available at most of our events where breakfast, lunch and teas and coffees etc. are usually available.

    At some venues there are fuel pumps on site for track day use. However, at other circuits there are petrol stations within a close proximity of the circuit so please ask any member of staff for directions.

    Camping is available at 'most' circuits the night before. Free in the summer and £5 off season.

    Circuit access is typically from 6:30/7:00 in the morning for day events and 15:00 for evenings.

    More information

  • What are the requirements for taking part?

    Rider and vehicle requirements can be found in a dedicated section HERE

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