Will I be Fast Enough?
Will you be fast enough to take part in a track day? Is your car suitable?
Speed is the Creed....or is it?
A common misconception with track days is that you need to be on a par with Michael Schumacher or Fernando Alonso before you go on a track day, otherwise you will end up looking like a wally. This is simply not true. So long as you and your car are adequately prepared, you too can come along and have a go. You do not need any prior motorsport or track experience to participate.
But I’ve Got a Crap Car!
It does not matter if you drive a Lamborghini Gallardo or a Trabant. So long as your car has a valid MOT or could pass MSA race scrutineering, you are more than welcome to attend any Circuit Days event.
All Circuit Days track days are non-competitive events that enforce overtaking by consent only regulations. This means that it does not matter how fast or slow you or your car are, everybody has to overtake on the straights and with both cars’ consent.
If anybody is found to be driving in an intimidating fashion, i.e. driving too close to the car in front, flashing headlights excessively, etc they will be given a warning by Circuit Days staff.
Conversely, if anybody is seen to be not obeying the overtaking regulations, i.e. not checking their mirrors, not allowing faster cars to pass easily, etc they too will be given a warning.
As well as theoretically eliminating the risk of car-to-car contact, adhering to these simple rules also serves to remove the competitive element that can be inherent on this type of event.
Therefore it simply does not matter how fast you are, everybody is free to enjoy themselves - and at their own pace!