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Doninton Trackday Info

Entry to the circuit from 5pm on Friday. You will be able to park up in front of the garages, though it's likely you won't be able to get in until they're unlocked on Saturday morning. Camping at the circuit is not allowed but there is a public campsite very close. (Leaving unoccupied motor homes at the circuit should be fine, and I doubt anyone will be checking them too closely).

Timetable for the day is as follows:

08:00Sign on
08:30Safety briefing
09:00Novice session begins
09:20General use
13:30Novice session begins
13:50General Driving resumes
17:00End of day (depending on light conditions)

Drivers and extra drivers must arrive promptly to the 08:30 safety briefing, if anyone is late and the briefing has begun, they will have to wait until the second late drivers briefing at 09:30. Passengers must sign on, but do not need to attend the briefing.

Signing on and briefing is in the Bookatrack Caterham showroom near the paddock entrance. If you have ordered a decal pack for delivery at Donington, please collect them when you sign on.

Bookatrack are providing a free hog roast in their facility at lunchtime. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are provided all day in both the Bookatrack showroom and the Grad's hospitality garage.

Instruction: We have one Bookatrack instructor, who can provide instruction free of charge.  There are 10 30-minute sessions available starting at 9:30.  Email me if you want to take advantage of this, with a preferred time. Priority will be given to new drivers if it is oversubscribed (it probably won't be). You will obviously need a passenger seat in your car to receive instruction.

Bookatracks rules and regulations (some of which obviously don't apply to our cars):
  • All cars must pass a 98dB drive-by noise limit
  • Drivers and passengers must sign on and obtain a wristband to be allowed access on track.
  • All drivers must attend a safety briefing at 08:30. (For late arrivals the second briefing will be at 09:30).
  • Road cars must be MOT’d, race cars must have passed MSA scrutineering within the last year (We do not scrutineer cars therefore it is the responsibility of participants to ensure their car is in track worthy condition)
  • All participants must wear a suitable crash helmet and have covered arms and legs.
  • Slick tyres are permitted but only if the car has adequate roll protection.
  • Passengers must be 16 years or older, if under 18 years old a parent or guardian must counter sign their disclaimer. (No children under 16 years of age are allowed in the pit lane).
  • Hand held cameras cannot be used whilst out on track.

Let me know if you have any questions.  For late / on-the-day queries, my mobile is oh-7785 728512.

Finally, the day is still rather undersubscribed, so if you have any friends with a Caterham or other "seven-type" car with around 100-150 hp who might want to join us, please encourage them to do so. They would need to take out a £10 social membership, then book through the events link, or contact me if that's closed.

Roger on 22 February 2017 at 09:31Link

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