Racing is arguably the most exciting hobby you can pursue - and with around 30,000 competition licence holders in the UK, you're in good company!
You don't need a blank cheque to get started. Trackday Trophy offers superb competition, on a range of the UK's most-loved circuits, with a range of classes to choose from.
As MotorSport Vision's in-house track day department and Trackday Trophy series organisers, MSV Trackdays (MSVT) can provide you with everything you need to get onto the grid. They can help you each step of the way - from your first track day right up to going racing. This can also include developing your track driving and racing skills with their driver training packages before you sit your ARDS (the Association of Racing Drivers Schools) test to obtain a race licence.
The steps you need to take to get a licence and then go racing are outlined below:
MSVT offer Novice Only, Road Car Only or General Track Days - drive your own car on circuit and get a feel for the exciting journey ahead
Driver Coaching - Learn from MSVT's highly experienced current and ex-racer ARDS instructors. The quickest route to drive faster!
Your ARDS test day will involve a number of stages, to prepare and assess you for racing.
You will need to purchase some essential safety equipment before you join the grid - as a minimum this could include fire-proof overalls, gloves, boots and crash helmet, and it is your responsibility to ensure these all meet the required safety standards. If they don't pass scrutineering, you won't be racing after all! From January 2016, all competitors will be required to use a Frontal Head Restraint (like a HANS device).
From top of the range made to measure race suites to off the peg options, Alex Reade has race wear for every budget.
Obviously you will need a car to take part but if you don't want to buy a car there are race cars out there for hire!
All cars must comply with MSA scrutineering requirements. Most cars are eligible for the Trackday Trophy, but if you are unsure of your cars suitability please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will consider your entry.
You can find a guide of what scrutineering entails here: Guide to MSA scrutineering requirements but for more comprehensive information on the specific requirements for car racing, please read the General Competitors Safety and Race Cars section of the MSA Competitors Year Book (blue book).
Test days offer a unique opportunity to push your car to the limit while being able to time the results. All cars on circuit must meet the minimum MSA regulations and all drivers on the day must hold current MSA competition licences, which must be presented on the day.
Trackday Trophy is well established as the most popular place to start your racing career, with regulations and a race format that are simple and designed to keep costs down. MSVT give plenty of support and a great atmosphere at every stage of your racing journey.