Help / FAQ

With electronic briefings on our website now available you can never be late. However we do ask that if you have not been to your chosen circuit you arrive intimate to do sighting laps.
You need to bring your drivers license with you, which will be asked for at registration. If you do not have a road license but are over the age of 18, then a full competition license must be presented.
Yes, you need to wear a helmet at all times on track. If you are in an open car then the helmet needs to be full face, an open face helmet is okay in a closed car. The helmet needs to be from a recognised manufacturer. If you do not have a helmet you can hire one for the day ( subject to covid regulations )at a cost of £20. We will ask to hold your driving licence or a similar form of deposit to ensure you remember to return it, helmets are expensive!
You need to have your arms and legs covered at all times on circuit. Jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt are fine. You should wear shoes with a thin sole that you are comfortable driving in. Remember most circuits originated from old airfields and are often colder and windier than domestic environments so something warm is also recommended.
You don't have to have your car insured on track, some conventional road insurance policies may even cover track use (check the small print) however should you wish to purchase specialist cover, there are a number of companies offering track day insurance.
Your car doesn't have to be road registered to take on track as long as you can get it to the track!
Each track has its own noise limits which are set by the local council; they are very strictly adhered to as the track can face closure if the limit is frequently exceeded. If you are unsure you can take your car to your local track where most circuits will be happy to test it for you. If your car exceeds the limits the circuit owners may ask you to cease participation in the track day unless you can solve the problem and unfortunately Opentrack have no say in this decision.
Unless you are using slick tyres at Brands Hatch then no, your car does not have to have a roll cage to be used on track.
Your car needs to be in a good state of repair and should be fitted with a towing eye or equipped with a suitable bracket for easy recovery. Your car must be fitted with seat belts. Although not mandatory, we would also recommend that you have a secured fire extinguisher in your vehicle within reach of the driver. Opentrack reserve the right to refuse access to the track for any vehicle we feel may be unsafe or not track worthy.
A good road tyre is perfectly adequate for track use, but always make sure you're running the right tyre for the weather conditions that are expected for the day. We do allow slicks on cars as long as they are appropriate to the weather conditions and remember, if you are using slick tyres at Brands Hatch then you MUST have a roll cage fitted.
You have no need to worry, Opentrack have been around for almost 14 years, and during this time we have learnt quite a lot about running track days. If you are unsure of lines of a track we have instructors available who will be happy to explain them and take you out on track until you are comfortable on your own. If you would like to book some instruction please just ask at sign on at the start of the day.
Opentrack have a reputation for excellence that we pride ourselves in. We keep the numbers down and consequently we get some stunning cars on track. However, attitude and consideration towards fellow attendees is far more important than what car you drive. Everyone coming to a track day has one thing in common – we all enjoy our cars. So virtually all types of car are welcome as are customers with little experience to well hardened racers!
Opentrack run with an open pit lane at almost all our events. However at Goodwood we do operate in sessions with drivers getting around 9 sessions per day
You should never stop on the circuit except in the case of mechanical breakdown or instruction from a marshal. If you spin off and can rejoin the track safely do so carefully, however if forced to stop through mechanical failure park as safely as possible and as far off the racing line as possible and use hazard warning lights if fitted. Driver and passenger should then move behind the safety barriers or as instructed by a marshal and wait for recovery.
Passengers are welcome Opentrackat a cost of £20 per day. They must also comply with the clothing and helmet stipulations mentioned above and be over the age of 14. But 16 for Spa / Silverstone and Bedford. There is a maximum of two people allowed in a car at one time. Spectators are also welcome at no extra charge.
Additional drivers cost £40 for the day at most UK tracks and Goodwood is £50 as it includes Lunch.
We will allow you to bring two cars for no extra cost if you wish to use one car in the morning and the other in the afternoon. If you wish to alternate the cars constantly throughout the day then we will charge 50% of the track day fee for the second car.
Yes, if you comply with the following: Nat B junior licence holder – you need to have a Grade A ARDS instructor with you all the time at the track and on circuit and be using a relevant car, for example, Ginetta Junior; or Nat B licence holder or above – at 16 you can go out on your own but with no passengers unless they are an ARDS instructor. You will also need to have a parent, guardian or instructor with you at registration to countersign your indemnity form irrespective of your grade of competition licence or if you hold a full road licence.
Most circuits have fuel available however they are not always open all day and it can often be more expensive.
Garages are available free of charge on a first come basis at all UK circuits, if you want us to reserve one specifically for you there is a charge of £30.
We have professional photographers in attendance at all UK events. The photos can be downloaded from out Flickr account between 24 and 48 hours later
As long as you booked direct you can cancel your space any time with Opentrack and get a credit instantly to your "Opentrack account" to use in the next 12 months (T&C apply).
We officially have access to the circuit for the day of the event only however most circuits try to accommodate access prior where possible depending on the event that has been held on that day. For further details please contact the circuit directly.