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Car Track Days Questions Answered

Car 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 know.

These FAQs cover the questions that we are asked most often.

Other General Faqs

Here's a range of questions that we are typically asked about trackdays.

  • How to book using a credit/voucher

    We have a dedicated page with details HERE

  • What are the terms and conditions?

    Our booking terms and conditions have a dedicated page. Should anything be unclear, please call us before booking and we will do our best to help: 0843 453 3000*

  • 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 you are late or forget your licence?

    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 lose 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 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 you 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.

  • Can you use recording equipment?

    Yes you can as long as cameras and other equipment are safely and securely attached to the car only using mounting systems specifically designed for that purpose. Professional 'designed specifically for the purpose' suction mounts/adhesive mounts need a secondary secure fixing such as a tether.

    The event team do reserve the right to insist on adjustments or refuse use of the equipment if they deem it unsuitable/unsafe.

  • Is there 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 venues the same?

    In general the services and facilities are broadly the same across all the MSV circuits, but there are some 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?

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

  • When are we open?

    Our office is open from Monday to Friday 8:30-17:30 (Closed Bank Holidays). Nov-Feb we close a little earlier on Fri at 17:00. Contact details are at the bottom of the web page.

  • When are dates listed?

    Typically early Spring dates are listed late November. April to September dates are listed late January/February and October onwards are listed around August. There are still extra dates added throughout.

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