1. WHAT IS A TRACK DAY?
Trackday, n. A gathering of pleasure seeking motorcycle enthusiasts for the purposes of having fun, improving their skills and riding their motorcycles around a motor racing circuit.
So there you have it. It’s about having fun, and learning more about you and your bike's capabilities. Track days are an opportunity to ride your bike at high speed without worrying about what’s coming the other way or how to keep your licence intact. So if you’re fed up with speed humps, cameras and traffic, this is your chance to go and play!
2. WHAT DO I NEED TO TAKE PART?
You will need a motorcycle (use your own or hire from us), the correct clothing, a motorcycle licence, and suitable medical insurance. You also need to be medically fit to ride a motorcycle.
Clothing: Full motorcycle leathers (1 piece or zip together 2 piece), a helmet approved for motorcycle sport, and suitable motorcycle boots & gloves. Back protectors are also recommended.
Licences: You will need either a full road motorcycle licence, or a motorcycle competition licence that is valid for the type of machine you will ride on the track. You will not be required to show your licence on the day, but you will be required to sign a declaration to confirm that you have one.
Medical insurance: Suitable medical insurance is compulsory for all track days in Spain. Note that a European Heath Insurance Card, and most standard travel insurance policies do not cover you for potentially dangerous pastimes such as trackdays. Specialist insurance is available cheaply – click here for details.
Medical fitness: It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically fit to ride a motorcycle (with correct corrective eyewear if required), and to that you are not suffering from any condition (or taking any medication) that could affect your ability to control a motorcycle at high speed or otherwise. You will be required to sign a declaration and indemnity to this effect prior to the commencement of activities. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more details.
3. IS FUEL AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCUIT?
Yes, fuel is available at the circuit.
4. IS FOOD & DRINK AVAIALBLE AT THE CIRCUIT?
Yes – all circuits have a cafeteria that will be open all day.
5. HOW MUCH TRACK TIME WILL I GET?
Circuit operating times and events formats vary from one circuit to another, but normally you will get 6 to 8 twenty minute sessions on the track each day. This is more than enough for most, and it is very rare for anyone to do every session simply because the track time available is more than they can physically do.
6. HOW DO I GET SOME INSTRUCTION?
Please see the options/tuition page for details.
7. WHAT ABOUT INSURANCE?
Medical insurance is compulsory for all circuits in Spain (see Q2 above). You (and your bike) are not covered by our insurance for any loss, injury or damage that you (or your bike) may sustain while you are riding on the circuit – everybody rides at their own risk – please see our Terms & Conditions for details.
8. WHAT ABOUT TYRES?
Tyre life varies depending on a multitude of factors (tyre of bike, riding style, suspension setup, type of tyre, circuit and temperature), but typically you can expect a rear tyre to last for anything from 1 to 4 trackdays, and a front to last around twice as long. We take a small stock of tyres in the most common sizes at the circuit, but we strongly recommend that you order your tyres in advance to guarantee availability. A tyre price list will be emailed to you along with your final instructions approx. 4 weeks before the event – please also see the options/tyres page for more info.
9. WHAT IF I CRASH?
It goes without saying that safety is our priority at every event, but incidents do happen, and we would be liars if we said they didn’t. But they are much less frequent than you might imagine. The secret is to take a sensible and measured approach to the day. Listen to what you are told in the briefing, always warm your tyres, and build your pace gradually. Remember that there is only one person controlling the throttle, and the throttle works both ways. Because we space the bikes out around the circuit, the accidents that do occur usually involve only one bike. Being ‘taken out’ by someone else is very rare indeed. But even if the worst should happen, bear in mind that circuits have large tarmac, gravel & grass run-off areas, so you are unlikely to hit anything – and regardless, qualified marshals and medics will be with you very quickly indeed. There are no telegraph poles or stone walls to hit, no traffic coming the other way, and no side turnings or pedestrians to worry about – so one thing is for sure – it’s a hell of a lot safer than trying to ride fast on the road.
10. ARE SPECTATORS AND PASSENGERS PERMITTED?
Non-riders are welcome to attend and there is no charge for spectators at the circuit. Pillion passengers are not permitted whilst riding on the circuit.
11. WHAT SORT OF BIKES & RIDERS ATTEND THESE EVENTS?
There is a wide range of bikes at all events, and although sports bikes are obviously the most popular, we also see plenty of naked bikes and sports-tourers. You don’t need a Superbike to take part – sure, you will see some exotic tackle there, but you can have fun with anything that’s fast enough to be exciting. There’s no pressure to perform and there’s a group for all levels of experience from novice to expert – it’s just about having fun at your own pace.
12. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE IN EACH GROUP?
We usually have a maximum of around 35 riders per group, but often it is less. Bear in mind that the circuits we use are much bigger than those in the UK, and we have far fewer bikes on track – so even with 35 bikes out there, it’s almost like having the place to yourself!
13. WHAT IS THE ITINERARY FOR THE EVENT?
You will be sent a detailed itinerary along with you final instructions around 4 weeks before the event, but normally you will need to attend a safety briefing at around 9am on the first day only. The briefing will be followed by registration, and we normally operate track sessions from approx. 10.00 to 17.00 or 18.00 each day (the actual times may vary from circuit to circuit).
14. WHAT ABOUT THE NOISE LIMITS?
There are no noise limits whatsoever at most of the circuits we use in Spain. One or two of the eastern European circuits do have a noise limit – but where this applies, it is a “full race” limit of 105db, so no problem for bikes with race exhausts.
15. WHERE AND WHEN ARE THESE EVENTS HELD?
See the events page for a list of dates, venues & prices, etc.
16. HOW DO I BOOK, AND WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANCEL?
See the events/booking & vouchers page, and our Terms & Conditions for details.
17. WHEN & WHERE DO I NEED TO DROP OFF MY BIKE?
You will be receive detailed transport instructions at least 4 weeks before the event – normally the bike drop off day for the main depot is the Saturday before the event, and the collection day is the Saturday after the event. The main depot is in Sandy (Bedfordshire), but other optional collection points are available nationwide – please see the events/bike transport page for details.