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Silverstone’s general test days offer you the chance to test on multiple circuit configurations.
Whether you want additional track time prior to your race meeting or need to test a new car/bike.
Semi Exclusive/Exclusive Testing:
Semi and Exclusive Testing can be arranged for race teams. Regular availability updates can be sent upon request.
Stowe Circuit, with its new lengthened circuit and garage facilities, is ideal for shakedowns.
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Silverstone General Testing Days:
- Silverstone Grade A ARD’s Licenced Instructors can be booked to give tuition on the day*.
- Circuit Familiarisation can be arranged before your Test day.
- Race Admin area available with Cloud wifi.
- On the day booking service for future dates.
- Instructor briefings are available for novices.
For information on regulations, noise limits and our terms please view our FAQs.
*Vehicle restrictions and charges apply.
2017 Testing Dates
To book onto any of the available testing dates, click on the ‘BUY NOW’ button, or speak to the team on 0844 3728 235.
More 2017 Testing dates will be released over the coming weeks. Check back to this page at a later date for more information or alternatively, sign up to our newsletter.
Tuesday 31 January
Friday 17 February
Friday 10 March
The circuit reserves the right to: session any day, move any machine from one session to another or cancel any Test Day. We will endeavour to give as much notice as possible, but this cannot be guaranteed.
In *Open Wheel Sessions – Sports Prototypes may be included.
For information on regulations, noise limits and our terms please view our FAQs tab.
If you are filming on the day, please download and complete the following In-car Camera Indemnity Form.
Offer prices cannot be used in conjunction with any ongoing offers, promotions or discounts.
Important Information: Please note that you agree to our Terms and Conditions when booking. Please read our cancellation Terms before booking.
Dates are provisional and are subject to change.
Do I need to have a Race Licence?
All drivers/riders must hold a current MSA/FIA or ACU competition race licence, which must be produced at registration on the day of testing. All drivers/riders must also sign an indemnity form before driving on the circuit. Silverstone Circuits Limited has the right to refuse drivers who do not produce their licence.
Can my instructor/friend join me as a passenger?
Silverstone recognised ARD’s Licenced Instructors (Grade A or above) are now permitted in car for General Testing!* To book a Silverstone Grade A Instructor on Silverstone Test day* call on 0844 3728 235 today!
*Vehicle restrictions and charges apply.
I am 15 years old can I Test?
All drivers participating in testing must be at least 16 years of age. (Where a championship allows under 16’s to compete, call SCL for more details.) Any drivers under 18 years must have their indemnity form signed by a guardian or a letter signed by the guardian confirming a team manager can act as a guardian must be supplied at sign on.
I have lost my Race Licence can I Test?
Please call the MSA and ask them to email a confirmation to the circuit confirming that a valid licence is held – email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring photo I.D. to sign on. Silverstone Circuits Limited has the right to refuse drivers who do not produce their licence.
Do I need to wear a race suit?
All drivers must wear helmets and safety clothing, which comply with governing body technical/safety regulations.
What are the noise restrictions?
Noise limits will be applied in accordance with our circuit regulations as follows:
- National Circuit – 105dB on a static test and 102dB on a drive-by test.
- Grand Prix Circuit – will be in compliance with MSA championship regulations relevant to the vehicle being tested, maximum limit 108dB static test and 105dB on a drive by test, if in doubt please call.
Please see Section (J) Common Regulations for Competitors : Vehicles – Appendix 1 Chart 5.18: Maximum Noise Limits
Drive by limits will be 3dB less than those levels stipulated in the ‘Blue Book’ Offending vehicles will not be allowed to continue testing.
Should your vehicle fail the static or the drive by noise test and you are excluded from further participation, you will not receive a refund.
If you believe that your vehicle may exceed the above limits then please request a noise test prior to going out on circuit. For the avoidance of doubt measurements are taken at 0.5m at a 45 degree angle with engine running at ¾ maximum revs. There are 3 noise meters located around the circuit which will measure your drive-by noise limit. No racing engines may be run before 08:30hrs or after 17:30hrs.
Do you sell fuel and if so which type? Where can I refuel?
Fuel Station opening times (adjacent to the Heritage Pit and Paddock) are: 08:30 – 17:00. Race Days 8.00 – 17-00. The Fuel Station supplies Gulf Super unleaded (97octane), Gulf Super 102 (102 octane). Gulf diesel.
You must refuel in the garages and paddock but not in the pit lane.
Is there somewhere to buy food & drink?
When testing runs from the National Paddock our Pit Stop Café will be open, selling snacks, meals and refreshments.
When running from the International Paddock, our Media Café will be open, selling snacks, meals and refreshments.
Can I bring my children to the Test?
Due to the hazardous environment i.e. ‘live paddock’ children under the age of 16 are not allowed on site unless accompanied by an adult. This adult must supervise the child at ALL times. There is no exception.
Children are not allowed to ride cycles on site without direct supervision of an adult and they must wear cycle helmets
Can I book a garage?
Available on request at a cost of £65 Inc VAT.
Can I take photographs or film?
You agree to use images and footage responsibly. Any images taken at the event should be strictly for personal use only and not used for any commercial purposes, including on board cameras. If such images include imagery of an accident you must make such images/footage available to Silverstone Circuits Limited and agree not to post such images/footage on social media sites including but not limited to YouTube and Facebook.
How do I enter the pit lane?
Vehicle access to pit lane via the gate between garage number 6C and garage 7A.
What are your payment terms?
Payment is taken by credit card at the time of booking. In the event of a cancellation, a refund will only be given if more than 7 days’ written notice is received (e.g., if your test day is the 20th, notification must be received no later than 17.30hrs on the 12th).
In the event of a cancellation less than 7 days before the test, NO refund or transfer will be issued.
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Should your car breakdown on the day before or during the event day, unfortunately, no refund or transfer will be issued.
Do you charge for Additional drivers?
Yes – £50 per additional driver. Licence requirement for additional drivers : All drivers/riders must hold a current MSA/FIA or ACU competition race licence, which must be produced at registration on the day of testing. All drivers/riders must also sign an indemnity form before driving on the circuit. Silverstone Circuits Limited has the right to refuse drivers who do not produce their licence.