Below we take a look at what is required to take part in a track day as well as some top tips!
WHAT IS REQUIRED?
- You must be over the age of 18 and have a full valid drivers licence, of which the original copy must be presented on the day
- Helmets are required – we can provide these free of charge on the day at Goodwood
- You must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or have a medical condition or be on any medication that effects your ability to drive or that can cause sudden symptoms
- You must be suitably clothed (full length trousers, if in an open top vehicle full length sleeves too)
- Track specific insurance is not required, but recommended should something unlikely take place. It is unlikely that general road policies will cover track driving
- It is important that you ensure you are within any lease/finance agreements by taking your vehicle on track
- You must have a 4 wheeled vehicle. No open wheel cars are permitted. If you do not have your own vehicle, we offer Caterham Car Hire options.
- Your vehicle must be in good repair with all components such as tyres and brakes in good condition
- The car has a seatbelt or harness, working indicators and rear lights
- Slicks are only permitted if you have a roll cage and the driving conditions are perfect
- Your car must meet the noise restrictions (see below section titled “Noise Limit”)
OVERALL RULES, REGULATIONS AND T&Cs ENFORCED BY GOODWOOD MOTOR CIRCUIT
Please view here. If booking onto one of our track days, these must be strictly adhered to.
To ensure that the industry is being kind to neighbours, most tracks have a noise limit. This is known as a Decibel (dB) reading. After signing on, you will be directed to the noise test area, where you will be told what to do.
Our Goodwood Track Day has a noise limit of 105dB static, and 101dB drive-by. The majority of vehicles will be under this noise level, including most standard cars, McLarens, Ferraris and Porsches.
If you are concerned about meeting the noise limit, you can pick up a decibel reading device easily via amazon. You can also download decibel reading apps on your phone.
Failing to meet the noise limit may result in you not being able to participate in the track day with no refund.
After booking you will receive an email which will outline everything that you need to know which will include documents to read to make sure that you are fully prepared for the day.
Some top tips
- Inspect every critical component of your car, we would also recommend having the car serviced if it has been a while since its last check.
- Ensure your tyres are in excellent condition.
- Make sure you read any emails sent from us in advance (check your junk folder if you can’t see any!) – they include documents that outline important things you need to know as well as the full schedule for the day!
- Take a look into track day insurance. We strongly recommend taking out some track insurance as it can prove to be very worthwhile should the worst happen.
- Be comfortable – some people wear racing suits and shoes, others wear jeans jumper and trainers. Wear what you are most comfortable in!
- Make sure you keep hydrated throughout the day, this can have a huge impact on your focus.
- Get a good night’s sleep the night before, you need to be on your A game!
- Always complete a cool down lap before coming into the pits.
What happens on the day?
You will always receive a full itinerary before the event via email, however as a general rule the gates will open at 07:30. From there, you get your car noise tested and then head to the sign in desk. At some circuits there is a mandatory safety briefing at 08:30, however some circuits carry out the safety briefing online ahead of the event. The tracks open at 09:00. At 12:30 the track will close and you can feast on some lunch before the circuit reopens at 13:30. At 17:00, the event draws to a close.
We hope this article has helped you get an idea of what is required to take part in a track day.