About the series

Since its debut in 2010, the popular Trackday Trophy (TDT) Series has firmly established itself as the best place for enthusiastic track day drivers and novice racing drivers to start their racing career!

  • About the series

About the series

Trackday Trophy is a series designed for production and production-based saloon, hatchback and sports cars with an emphasis on having fun.

MSVT’s aim was to create a series that was enjoyable for all concerned, so at the end of the 2009 season the Trackday Trophy (TDT) was launched. The series has a feel-good atmosphere and this has filtered down through the teams that have got involved since its inception.

This may be racing but, the environment in the paddock is all about having a good time, with teams helping each other out where they can to ensure (as much as possible) that all the cars make it to the grid.

Historically, TDT regulations have required at least one of the possible two drivers per team to be a novice (with fewer than six previous races) but following a revision of the rules for the 2016 season this is no longer the case! This exciting change now means that all of our new drivers and teams can share the knowledge and experience of the existing crop of TDT racers.

In addition to this change, the Novice Open Class also joins the Trackday Trophy class structure:

The class twins the retention of a novice driver requirement (meaning at least one driver will have to have competed fewer than six races) with a wider and more accessible ‘open’ class (for all vehicles up to a maximum of 175bhp/ton) giving novice teams the perfect platform to enter the world of competitive motorsport.


Each event consists of a 25-minute qualifying session followed by a 45-minute race, with qualifying and the race taking place on the same day to reduce overnight costs.

The races are designed with a mandatory pit stop to facilitate teams of two drivers. This allows the cost of running the car to be shared - together with the excitement! Solo entries are also accepted.


Cars will run in four classes based on power to weight ratio of the vehicle. The class structure will be as follows but may be subject to change depending on entries.

Class B: 151 – 175 bhp/tonne
Class C: 126 – 150 bhp/tonne
Class D: Up to 125 bhp/tonne

Guest/Invitation Class: Any other production and production-based saloon, hatchback and sports car that we have given permission to join the championship or single event.



The regulations for the series are reasonably relaxed, so that most cars that have already been developed for track days will be eligible.

Cars must:

  • Meet the basic Motorsport UK standards for safety (check out our Guide to Motorsport UK Scrutineering Requirements)
  • No more than 175 bhp per tonne
  • Minimum weight of 600kg (post-race and with driver)
  • Must be from the Motorsport UK list 1a, 1b or 1c. Slick tyres and motorsport wets are not permitted
  • Turbo cars must run ballast
  • Cars with sequential gearboxes must run ballast 


Additional Trophies can be purchased upon request - Please download the form and email to trackdaytrophy@msv.com

Contact Details
Tel: 0843 453 3000*
Email: trackdaytrophy@msv.com

*Calls to 0843 453 3000 are charged at 7 pence per minute plus your phone company's access charge.