On Track Participant Requirements
- All drivers must sign the provided indemnity form at signing on prior to being permitted on track. Any driver under the age of 18 must have the consent from their legal parent/guardian to participate and they must countersign the indemnity form.
- All drivers must attend the mandatory drivers briefing in accordance with the event schedule before being permitted on track.
- All drivers must hold a current and Full DVLA Driving Licence and/or Motorsport UK Competition licence, which must be presented for verification at sign on.
- Licenced Junior Drivers – drivers aged 14-17 holding a Motorsport UK Junior Race licence only will be permitted to drive unaccompanied in Junior Specification cars in the dedicated junior sessions. Any junior driver aged 16+ who currently holds a junior licence but is eligible to upgrade to a senior Motorsport UK competition race licence may drive senior specifications cars unaccompanied.
- Unlicenced Junior Drivers – drivers aged 13-17 who do NOT hold a current Motorsport Junior Race licence may be permitted to drive in Junior Specification cars in the dedicated junior sessions subject to a pre-assessment of their car control ability by an instructor. Should the instructor be satisfied of their ability, and with the agreement of the organisers the unlicenced junior may participate but only when accompanied by an instructor.
- All drivers must wear suitable helmets for track day use – please bring your own unless you have confirmed with the exhibitor that they can supply one.
- All drivers must wear suitable footwear and must have all arms and legs covered with suitable clothing whilst using a motor vehicle on track.
- All drivers must be properly secured in the vehicle using safety belts.
- The driver shall reimburse BRSCC/Silverstone Circuits Limited the cost to BRSCC/Silverstone Circuits Limited for the repair of damage to the property of BRSCC/Silverstone Circuits Limited including the circuit or any part of the property (which for avoidance of doubt includes the catch fencing, safety barriers and safety vehicles) caused by the driver, servants or agents or any person in their party. All monies due to BRSCC/Silverstone Circuits Limited under this clause shall be paid by the driver within 14 days of the demand from BRSCC/Silverstone Circuits Limited.
- All instructors must sign the provided indemnity form at signing on prior to be permitted on track.
- All instructors must attend the mandatory drivers briefing in accordance with the event schedule before being permitted on track.
- Instructors must hold a Motorsport UK issued ARDS Instructor Licence, minimum Grade A or above.
- Instructors must ensure all drivers act in accordance with the requirements listed in this document and the briefings.
- Only instructors nominated by The Motorsports School are permitted to carry out ARDS tests during on track sessions.
- All instructors must wear suitable helmets for track day use – please bring your own.
- All instructors must wear suitable footwear and must have all arms and legs covered with suitable clothing whilst in a motor vehicle on track.
- All instructors must be properly secured in the vehicle using safety belts.
- The minimum age for passengers is 13 years old.
- All passengers must sign the provided indemnity form at signing on prior to being permitted on track. Any passenger under the age of 18 must have the consent from their legal parent/guardian to participate and they must countersign the indemnity form.
- All passengers must wear suitable helmets for track day use – please bring your own unless you have confirmed with the exhibitor that they can supply one.
- All passengers must wear suitable footwear and must have all arms and legs covered with suitable clothing whilst in a motor vehicle on track.
- All passengers must be properly secured in the vehicle using safety belts.
ON TRACK ETIQUETTE
- Please drive slowly in the pit lane and keep to the left until outside your designated garage. Speeds must not exceed 30mph.
- When joining the circuit enter in a similar to a ―motorway entry – i.e. keep to the right of circuit until clear of the pit lane exit and the solid white line ensuring full awareness for vehicles continuing on the racing line.
- Once on the circuit build pace gently and progressively.
- Use your mirrors but only on the straights – overtake and be overtaken on the left only.
- Brake and change gear in a straight line – do not brake in a corner as this causes instability in the vehicle.
- Slow the vehicle down sufficiently to a speed that enables you to balance the throttle between the corner entry and the clipping point and then accelerate progressively from the clipping point through to the exit of the corner.
- Do not feed the steering wheel through your hands; hold the wheel at quarter to three in the straight-ahead position and move with the wheel. This enables a direct relationship and understanding with regards to the amount of steering lock applied at any given point in a corner. Do not saw at the wheel.
- Use your mirrors regularly but only on the straights. Do not spend the whole lap looking in your mirrors.
- Overtake only on the left hand side.
- Overtake only on the straights.
- Do not overtake in the corners or final part of the braking areas.
- If you are being caught by faster traffic move over to the right and let the vehicle/s pass on the left.
- Slower drivers MUST never move off line in a corner. Remember no overtaking is to happen in the corners hence moving off line will compromise both yourself and the following vehicles. Wait until the exit and then move over.
- Slower drivers please do not hinder faster vehicles and put your foot down on the straights and this can lead to frustration and the potential for accidents is increased.
- Spins – If drivers spin or even worse crash it may be necessary to stop circuit activity. This causes unnecessary loss of track time for all drivers; it is therefore suggested that every precaution be taken to ensure that all drivers drive to the circuit conditions and their own ability at all times and not beyond. Please remember it is not the vehicle or conditions that cause a spin or accident it is purely down to the person driving the vehicle! The only exception to this is mechanical failure!
- Off track excursions – if you get stuck in the gravel valuable circuit time will be lost from the session. If this happens please get out of your vehicle when safe and stand behind the Armco. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR TOWING EYE IS FITTED.
- Always pay attention to flag signals. Drivers ignoring flag signals and or lights will not be permitted to continue driving on the circuit.
- Strictly no timing; this is NOT a test day. Anybody found to be timing, whether passenger, driver or spectator may be excluded from the rest of the day and could have their timing device confiscated.
- Remove ALL loose items from your vehicle.
- It is advisable to complete a slowing down lap once passed the chequered flag; no overtaking once passed the chequered flag.
- Windows must be up ¾ unless window nets are fitted.
- Only on-board cameras fixed by a mechanical method will be acceptable. Suction mounted cameras are not permitted. Exterior cameras with the exception of roll hoop mounted will not be permitted.
- Remember – BRSCC/SCL reserves the right to remove drivers from the circuit. This applies to anyone who is not complying with instructions, rules and regulations or a driver who may be a danger to themselves or more importantly other circuit users.
- Any driver that fails to attend the drivers briefing will not be permitted to take part in the track day.
- BRSCC/SCL reserves the right to exclude any driver considered as possibly unfit by reasons of health, consumption of alcohol and or prohibited substances including amphetamines of amphetamine type substances. Random breath tests will be carried out periodically to ensure that all drives abide by this rule, or following an accident where it is suspected to be alcohol related.
- All driver changes must be made in the pit lane or paddock area.
- If there is any reason to stop on the circuit, park the vehicle as far from the circuit as possible. Get out of the vehicle and move behind the safety barrier immediately. Do not cross the Track. Wait for the safety vehicle. The Venue is covered by CCTV, so the safety officials will be aware of a stationary vehicle.
- In the event of a collision, the driver MUST report to the SCL Medical Team and report to the BRSCC/SCL Event Manager. Any driver involved in a collision will have their wristband removed by the marshal at the point where they crashed. If the driver wishes to continue and is deemed medically fit to do so by the SCL Medical Team, then the driver must sign on again and will be issued with another wristband. Further incidents will result in exclusion from the track day.
- In the event of a spin, the driver must return to the pits and report to the BRSCC/SCL Event Manager. It may be deemed necessary to undertake a personal coaching session with an instructor. Further incidents may result in exclusion from the track day.
- In the event of an incident on the circuit, involving 2 or more vehicles, where driving standards are believe to be the cause, those drivers will have their wristbands confiscated until the Safety Team, and if required the chief instructor have reviewed the incident using marshals accounts and CCTV footage.
- If it is deemed that the incident was caused by poor driving standards, BRSCC/SCL, reserves the right to stop that driver from further participation. No monies will be refunded in this case. Those parties not at fault will be issued with a new wristband and allowed to continue.
- It is a condition of the driver’s participation in the track day that in the event of accident, loss or damage occurring during such track day they will not pursue any claim for damages against any other driver (save in respect of injury or death).
- Mobile telephones must not be used on the circuit by drivers or passengers, even if their vehicle is stationary. Anyone seen to be using one will be excluded from the track day.
- Re-fuelling and the storage of petrol (or other fuels) is not permitted in the pit lane.
- No naked flames (smoking, welding etc.) in the pit lane.
- The pit lane is strictly one way.
- Vehicle access to pit lane if not through the garages will be via the gate between the garage block.
- Service vehicles are not allowed in the pit lane.
- Reckless or dangerous driving will result in exclusion from further driving.
- Unless participating and signed on, no persons under the age of 16 are allowed in the pit lane or on the pit wall.