Have you always wondered what your car could actually drive like if you got the chance to put it through its paces. ? Obviously driving above 70mph on the roads is illegal and out of the question, so why not take it on a Trackday. So what are Trackdays? A Trackday is a controlled day on track for cars or motorbikes. They are mainly held on circuits throughout the country at some of the most famous circuits such as Silverstone, Donington Park and Oulton Park.
Also famous circuits in Europe are being used for Trackdays such as Spa and the legendary Nurburgring in Germany.
Trackdays are a great way to get the most out of your car or motorbike as they are very well priced and are professionally run with track marshals in place to ensure the safety of the drivers and that every driver adheres to the rules. Car Trackdays are are mainly run as open pit lane format, this means that you can go out on track for as long as you like and when you decide to come off you than just get in line and wait to go back on track.
Motorbike Trackdays are a little different as they are mainly run as 3gph (3 groups per hour). The groups tend to be split into novice, intermediate and advanced with each group getting 20 minutes on track per hour. With such a rise in popularity more and more people are looking to take part in Trackdays, but if your a little worried about taking your own car or bike on track you can always look to hire one out, with some great vehicles to choose from, such as the Ariel Atom , Lotus Elise amongst others. All cars and motorbikes will need to be road worthy and be under the DB (noise limit) restrictions to attend.
So whether your a complete novice looking to book yourself onto a Car Trackday for a different sort of Driving Experience to see if you will enjoy it or your a pro just wanting to get some laps in before a big race, Trackdays are the perfect event for you to take part in.