You will receive what we call ‘Final Instructions’ by email a few days prior to the event. This will confirm timings, the location of the registration and briefing as well as reiterate certain rules, regulations, procedures and requirements. Please make sure you read these properly before leaving home.
If you have pre booked a garage you will receive a copy of the garage plan shortly before the event.
If you have pre booked instruction you will be notified of your time slot at registration if this has not already been arranged directly with the instructor.
A typical day will run on the following lines:-
- 8.00am - Registration commences.
- 8.40am – Drivers briefing – attendance is mandatory for all non members
- 9.00am – Familiarisation laps behind pace car.
- 9.20am – Circuit opens, where after we will endeavour to operate the day with an open pit lane allowing unlimited access to all participants, however we reserve the right to run sessions if the circuit length relative to the number of participants, potential speed differentials or weather conditions dictate that sessions would be in the best interest of safety.
- 1.00 -2.00pm - We would usually have a break for lunch.
- 5.00pm – Circuit closes, earlier during winter hours due to restricted daylight
With over twenty years of experience in the track day market we have found that the average participant drives less than two hours cumulatively during the course of the day, which is longer than a Grand Prix! In reality there aren’t too many track day drivers or cars that can manage much more and barring stoppages we will always endeavour to guarantee at least two hours track time even if we have to resort to sessions.
Instruction on RMA Events
On RMA track days we offer an exclusive familiarisation session to all newcomers prior to commencing the day. Further instruction is available from Leyton or one of our other ARDS Grade A instructors from £40 for a thirty minute session. Ideally we would recommend two sessions, one in the morning and another in the afternoon, with some time on your own putting into practice what you have learnt from your instructor.
You will probably end up doing around two hours driving on track - which is longer than a Grand Prix and enough for most people, although of course you are free to spend the entire day on track if you and your car are up to it!
For the experienced racer we can arrange instruction from the very man who coaches the F1 Pilots, although his fee will be somewhat more than £80 an hour! All our instructors work on a freelance basis so you usually would pay them directly.