Track Day Organisers

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Track Day Organisers – UK & European Track Days – Car Track Days

Track Day Associations

The Association of Track Day Organisers (ATDO).

Track Day Organisers

Anglesey Circuit.
BHP Trackdays
BookaTrack
Bruntingthorpe
Cadwell Park
Circuit Days
Daniels Motorsport
Easy Track
Gold Track
Javelin Motorsport
Mondello Park
RMA
Track Day List
Track Days UK
Track Skills
UK Track Days

Track Days – USA

Unlimited Laps

Track Day Information

Circuit Driver
Track Day List

UK Track Day Directory. Sites include UK Track Day Dates and Prices and General Track Day Information such as Insurance, Car Setup, Circuit Descriptions and Track Day Driving Techniques – A brief introduction to track days: Track Day Car Preparation – Basic things here.

 
The track day car should be in perfect running order as track time will exploit any weakness in the cars mechanics – Brakes and suspension should be in excellent condition and/or undertake a pre track day check to ensure their condition. Brakes and suspension will undergo stresses well beyond that experienced on the road, even under spirited driving, and will even test standard parts which are in perfect order to their limits continued at bottom of page

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Track Day Associations

The Association of Track Day Organisers (ATDO).
A non-profit making organisation, which was established in 1999 to set general safety standards and a code of practice for track days.  The ATDO website contains links to all of its members websites which include uk track day organisers as well as companies offering preparation services and track day insurance. We’ve included a few below.

Track Day Organisers
Anglesey Circuit.
Based in North Wales the circuit runs many track days during the year and has been regularly featured in EVO Magazine.

BHP Trackdays
Enjoy your Driving Experience Track Days at BHP Trackdays in the UK. BHP Trackdays Ltd based specialise in organising driving experience track days events in the UK.  Oulton Park, Castle Combe,

BookaTrack
Organises uk car track days at airfields and UK circuits such as Croft, Snetterton, Donington and Spa Franco champs in Belgium. Angelsey, Rockingham, Silverstone, Oulton Park

Bruntingthorpe
Our privately owned and managed facility includes several alternative circuits ranging from a 4.2 mile (6.75km) main circuit incorporating a 2 mile (3.22km) long 60m wide straight, through to the 2 mile “short” circuit which has an interesting mix of fast corners and a 1 mile (1.6km) long straight.

Cadwell Park
Fondly nicknamed the ‘mini Nürburgring’, Cadwell Park is held closely in the heart of many motorsport fans. Located 10 miles north of Horncastle and five miles south of Louth, the Lincolnshire circuit is especially popular with bikers nationwide.

The star event on the Cadwell Park calendar is the British Superbike Championship over August Bank Holiday weekend. The annual BSB trip to Lincolnshire is known for its party atmosphere, attracting the biggest crowds of the season to witness some of the world’s best riders tackling the infamous ‘Mountain’ section, where bikes frequently get airborne.

As the circuit’s reputation continues to build, there are an increasing number of club car events taking place at the circuit. The 2.25 mile circuit will feature meetings from the Historic and Classic Sports Car Clubs, the British Automobile Racing Club, the MG Car Club and MSVR. The always-popular Vintage Sports Car Festival will again return to the circuit in June.

Circuit Days
We are a car track day organiser, running events at all the major UK and European race circuits. Track Days at Outlon Park, Silverstone South, Cadwell Park, Bedford, Spa, Mallory, Brands Hatch, Anglesey

Daniels Motorsport
Need to organise a special event or day out for your firm or company? Contact us for rates on renting some of our race prepared cars for a taste of the race track. A special instruction session is given before driving and as these are private events, only a normal road licence is required.

We can organise:
Corporate hospitality and entertainment including track side spectator boxes, introductions to the team and drivers, hospitality suites and refreshments to entertain any guests.
We can offer a diverse range of media marketing options at a realistic budget and we would be pleased to discuss your marketing plans. Your advertising message can be managed to provide the maximum exposure and impact including the production of promotional videos.

Easy Track
The oldest and original UK trackday club, we even invented the word! Top level instructors at premium, uncrowded events across the UK.

 

Products & Services Offered: Car trackdays, bike trackdays, driver training, superbike school and road tours

 

Gold Track
A uk car track day organiser using high profile UK circuits such as Brands Hatch and Silverstone. Goodwood, Snetterton, Mallory Park, Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Goodwood, Donington

Javelin Motorsport
Our policy is simple we aim to organise no nonsense, safe Track Events that are friendly, non elitist and most of all FUN. Supercars are not essential just a sensible attitude and a love of driving YOUR car. Cadwell, Silverstone, Elvington, Mallory, Snetterton

Mondello Park

Mondello Track Days – Mondello is Ireland’s premier race circuit and offer regular track days for cars and bikes

There are two types of car track day, one catering for all machinery and the other for VIP Club members only.

RMA
High profile uk car track day organiser, with events taking place in Spa, Nurburgring. Most in the Czech Republic as well as UK Circuits such as Bedford Autodrome. Bedford, Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Donington, Rockingham, Castle Combe

Track Day List
Track Day List was established and rapidly became one of the leading sites offering information on track days. It was the first site to put track days into the web 2.0 area with Google Maps integration, searchable database and much more. The number of visitors keeps on snowballing, and all track day organisers are listed on the site.

Products & Services Offered: Track Day List offers a list of track days in the UK and mainland Europe. It covers circuits such as Silverstone, Cadwell Park, Oulton Park and more. All major trackday organisers are listed, and it is the most comprehensive source for trackdays in the UK. Come and visit it to check it out.

Track Days UK
The UK’s number one website to book your car or bike track days and driving experiences. Trackdays.co.uk is independent so we are not tied to any one track or provider.   This means we offer a huge choice of days at circuits located across the UK and Europe, so we’re bound to have what you are looking for – all at highly competitive prices. Pembrey, Snetterton, Donington, Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, Oulton Park, Bedford, Goodwood, Mallory Park, Mondello, Croft

Track Skills
Trackskills is a company, based in Northern Ireland, providing drivers both experienced and novice, with the opportunity to drive their own cars on motor racing circuits, gaining confidence and knowledge of their respective vehicles whilst maintaining a high level of safety at an affordable price. The company is managed by two well known competitors – Donal O’Neill and Keith Wray – who have wealth of experience in the motorsport arena with distinguished careers in both 2 and 4 wheel competition.

UK Track Days
We specialise in running car Trackdays on behalf of car and owner clubs. It’s becoming increasingly popular to drive your car on a race track and UK Trackdays can create an exclusive trackday program to suit any organisation or club.

Track Days – USA

Unlimited Laps
UnlimitedLaps is about high performance driving. We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area and we offer performance driving and lapping days at locations throughout Northern and Southern California.

Track Day Information

Circuit Driver
On Line magazine dedicated to uk track days, european track days and club motorsport. Articles include circuit guides, track driving techniques, car preparation and more. An excellent resource. Requires subscription

Track Day List
A searchable list of track days taking place in the UK and Europe. Searchable by track, date, organiser, track day type, duration, sound limits and more

 

A brief introduction to track days.

Car should not be smoking or leaking fluids as this will be a black flag offense or even lead to refusal of entrance onto the track. Exclusion of this kind is nonrefundable. All fluids should be checked before going onto the track. Oil levels need to be at the top as oil surge in the corners is a real possibility on most cars without baffled sump and this can lead to oil starvation.

Engines will be running at full throttle for long periods of time so it is essential that the cooling system is in excellent working order.

Brake pads should have plenty of life left in them as 5 mins track time can be the same as 100’s of miles of road driving.

Tyres will also take massive punishment during track time, while the tyres should be in good condition used tyres can be used as this may be preferable to destroying new tyres. Ideally track focused tyres should be used not only will they last longer but also provide more grip. All windows and mirrors should be clean.

Driver Prep – If possible try and familiarise with yourself prior to the track day, there are many UK track guides available for UK Circuits. Circuit Driver is an excellent starting point. Games console games can also be a great way of learning the track TOCA touring car has a large selection of UK Tracks on it which are very realistic. This preparation can help maximise pushing the car to the limit rather than having to drive slowly to get to know the track. it is also safer to be up to speed with the other drivers.

Tracks – Track days are now a popular fixture at many of the premier race circuits in the UK.  Circuits will act as a venue for track day organisers and/or organise track days themselves directly. Track days also take place on disused airfields and these tend to be cheaper than track days on circuits. Track days held on airfields are probably not as rewarding as circuit track days as the sense of speed is reduced but they can be an excellent introduction to track days as visibility is excellent and hard objects are usually a long way from the track itself.

Organisers – The ATDO listed above is our point of reference for any track day organiser in the UK. All track organisers listed are vetted and approved by the ATDO which is an independent governing body. Track day organisers which are part of the ATDO will have all the necessary safety measures in place such as marshals, insurance and medical staff and facilities.

Cars Used – Any road car can be used for track days as long they are in a road worthy condition although track day time will increase the wear and tear on a car dramatically. There are many disposable track day cars available in the UK ie cars which can be bought for less than 2000 pounds and provide a lot of enjoyment for little outlay. Obvious track day cars would include the MK2 Astra GTE this car has the XE engine and puts out 150hp in a relatively light car. Replacement parts are also plentiful. The Fiat Tipo 2.0 16V is in the same mould as is the Nissan Primera P10 eGT 150hp and the list goes on.

All in all track days provide excellent entertainment and allow road cars to be taken to their limit without the threat of speed cameras in a controlled environment.

see also:
race/rally schools
track day insurance
tyre manufacturer
public liability insurance
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