YOUR BIKE, OUR TRACK
Experience the adrenaline rush of riding round Britain’s only MotoGP circuit. Whether you’re a novice biker or a pro, you’ll love the thrill of the track, the camaraderie of the pits, and the expert, friendly instruction. Open the throttle and hone your riding skills around the legendary corners and straights of the famous Silverstone circuit.
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The 1.6 mile National circuit is the northern part of the famous Grand Prix circuit, and includes iconic corners such as Maggotts, Luffield and Copse.
The 1.8 mile International circuit is the southern loop of the famous Grand Prix track. A good mix of corners, and includes iconic Hangar Straight.
Grand Prix Circuit
Ride in the shadow of legends on the 3.6 mile, 17-corner, fast-flowing Grand Prix circuit. Quick, challenging and rewarding.
Stretching over 1.08 miles, Stowe is in the middle of all the action. We think it’s the ideal teaching circuit.
We are just looking at the best available dates in 2017 to run our Bike Track Days. Check back to this page over the next couple of months for an update or alternatively, sign up to our newsletter.
You’ll be based in the Wing Pit and Paddock for the International circuit, Heritage Pit and Paddock for the National and GP circuits, and Stowe Complex for the Stowe circuit.
Once you arrive, our meet-and-greet team will direct you to your group garage area, where you’ll register. Once you’ve done this, you can grab a free breakfast roll and hot drink to start your day right.
You will be grouped into one of three riding groups. Each group will have its own instructor, who will show you the ropes on and off the track. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you have, and tell you about our one-to-one video review sessions that are also available on the day.
After the team introduction and safety briefing, each group will take it in turns on track. We make sure everyone gets enough track time, so each riding group will have six sessions of about 20 minutes each.
- 07:00 registration opens
- 08:15 registration closes
- 08:20 welcome and safety briefing
- 09:00 track opens – first group on track
All three riding groups rotate throughout the day
- 17:00 track closes
There is a one-hour lunch break on the National and International circuits.
YOUR RIDING GROUP
We put you into one of three groups, depending on the information you give us about your experience when you book. This helps us ensure you’re on track and with riders of similar ability. To make sure you’re in the right group, we’ll check how you’re doing throughout the day, and make changes to your group if necessary.
GROUP 1 (WHITE)
For track day newcomers or riders with limited track experience. Practise your skills with expert instructors and enjoy riding in a safe, encouraging environment. ‘See the track as an extension of the road’.
GROUP 2 (BLUE)
For more experienced road or track riders with a few days under their belt. Take your riding skills up a gear as you make the most of your machine. The Silverstone track is waiting.
GROUP 3 (RED)
For more experienced track day riders looking to spend some valuable time on the UK’s only GP circuit. Not only will you have the freedom of a quiet track, you’ll have it for the longest time possible.
MASTERCLASS with Niall Mackenzie
In a dedicated classroom area, you can work through your personal riding goals with an expert instructor. Visit the Masterclass tab more information.
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Masterclass - New for 2016
Masterclass runs with the help of former GP rider and BSB Champion, Niall Mackenzie. It’s perfect for all abilities looking to improve their riding skills. Niall oversees the Masterclass team on most dates, but when he has racing commitments, double World Superbike Champion Troy Corser and British Supersport champion and TT winner Steve Plater head up the days. See below for the full list of dates.
After you’ve completed a questionnaire, Niall will review your information and create a programme for you and your instructor to work through. Throughout the day, we’ll review your progress, as well as film your ride and analyse the footage with you.
At the end of the day, you’ll have an assessment with your instructor. Niall will give you this written assessment, along with a copy of your riding footage.
- Masterclass host
- VIP classroom area
- 3:1 rider to instructor ratio
- Breakfast and lunch, tea, coffee and water
- USB with footage of your day
- End-of-day written assessment
- Leather hire available
|Thursday 11 August||Steve Plater|
|Friday 12 August||International Circuit||Steve Plater|
|Friday 26 August||National Circuit||Troy Corser|
|Friday 16 September||International Circuit||Troy Corser|
|Thursday 29 September||Troy Corser|
|Tuesday 4 October||Niall Mackenzie|
|Eligibility||Group 1 (white)||Group 2 (blue)||Group 3 (red)|
|A2 licence with restricted motorcycle to 46 bhp||√||X||X|
|DVLA full unrestricted motorcycle licence||√||√||√|
|European or Rest of World full unrestricted licence||√||√||√|
|ACU licence (if rider is 18/19 years old then proof of 10 meetings must be provided)||X||√||√|
- Insurance: standard insurance does not cover Bike Track Day riding. Please make your own arrangements for accident cover.
- Minimum engine size: 300cc (125cc race bike) in a road or track-worthy condition (machine suitability is at the discretion of circuit staff).
- Leathers: one-piece leather suit or two-piece zip together from hip to hip. NO CORDURA OR TEXTILE SUITS ALLOWED. Silverstone leathers are available to hire when you book.
- Helmet: must comply with current ACU/FIM regulations.
- Noise: all motorcycles must comply with the Silverstone Circuit noise limits of 105dB static test and 102dB drive-by test. Aftermarket cans or exhausts must have baffles fitted.
- Riders must be 20 or over: or 18 with an ACU licence and a minimum of 10 meetings (proof required at sign on).
- Please have the photocard of your DVLA (or country equivalent) licence.
Don’t have leathers for your track day? Hire a set from us for the day. We stock a full range of Alpinestars 2 piece leather suits to fit various sizes from 36’ to 52’ inch chest and 5ft 2’ – 6ft 5’ height.
You can book your leathers at the same time as booking your track day and your suit will be waiting for you on the day.
“Your facilities are fantastic. The whole day was professionally run and friendly. This was the best track day yet.”
“Best track day I’ve ever done.”
“The best-run, most relaxed and most enjoyable I’ve attended by far.”
“Silverstone is amazing. I loved every minute I was out on track.”
“Slick organisation, attention to detail and impressive customer care mark out the new Silverstone track days.” Read the full MCN review.
“It was the perfect testing ground for my own skills and a brilliant day out.” Charlie Oakman ‘Ultimate Sport’ – Fast Bikes Magazine. Read Charlie’s full report
Yamaha has given us a fleet of YZF-R1 bikes – fitted with a class-leading electronics package – ready to test out on the tarmac. These have been developed directly from MotoGP’s World Championship-winning machines – so naturally they were our first choice for track days and development programmes. Visit the Yamaha website for full product details and dealer locator.
Hertz UK helps keep things moving, by giving us two brand new Ford Jumbo vans. We use the vans for bike recovery on track days and offsite events – they enable us to travel comfortably with up to four bikes. For more information visit the Hertz website.
The Yamaha R1 instructor bikes are all crash protected, courtesy of R&G – a company that sets the standard in crash protection. Even a bike falling from its side stand could cost thousands to repair, so having crash protection is essential. For more information please visit the R&G website.
Our instructors’ Yamaha R1s are fitted with Pirelli’s latest Supersport tyres – Diablo Rosso III. For more information visit the Pirelli website.
When i buy a gift voucher, can the recipient decide to use it at a later date?
Many people buy vouchers for a loved one and let them choose their own date. Vouchers are available from as little as £5 here or over the phone by calling 0844 3728 329.
Do I need a motorcycle licence to attend the track day?
Yes, you’ll need a minimum of an *A2 restricted motorcycle, country equivalent or an ACU race licence to attend. *Riders must be 20 years or over.
I’ve never ridden on a track before, can I get some help?
Not to worry, a high number of our customers have never been on track before, but we will ensure you are in a group with riders of a similar ability. Your host instructor will also be on hand in between sessions for advice and tips.
What time does the day start?
Registration opens at 7am, and closes at 8.15am. Please aim to arrive in good time to park up, sign on and have a hot drink before the safety briefing at 8.20am.
My bike isn’t a sports bike - does this matter?
We have all types of road bikes brought to our track days, from naked bikes to tourers. Silverstone track days are about seeing the track as an extension of the road, regardless of what you’re riding.
Can I hire a bike?
Yes, hire bikes can be booked in advance through Track Bike Hire UK. Visit their website or telephone Jason directly on 07713 630352.
Is instruction available on the day?
Yes, you’ll have a host instructor who will help you with your riding. One-to-one sessions are also available to book for £30. You can have your session filmed and take it away on a USB for £50. Please see our Silverstone hostess on the day.
Do I need to do anything to my bike to ride it on track?
Your bike just needs to be road or track worthy. For more information please check out our terms and conditions/rider information.
I don’t have leathers, can I wear my textile suit?
Unfortunately, textile and Cordura suits are not permitted on UK tracks. We have Alpinestars leather suits available to hire. Add these to your booking when you book your place online or call 0844 3728 329.
Will my bike be too noisy?
Our circuit regulations include noise limits, which we monitor on a ride-by basis at 102dB. Any bikes failing this will be black flagged and tested at 105dB. If you have a baffle for your bike, please make sure it’s fitted.
Can I buy fuel at the circuit?
We have an onsite fuel station selling super unleaded fuel. All major credit/debit cards are accepted.
Is my bike insured while I’m on track?
You’ll need to contact your insurer to see if you’re covered, as some insurers offer track day cover as part of your policy. It’s not compulsory to have your bike insured on track, but if you wish to do so, and your insurer doesn’t provide this service, search online for ‘bike track day insurance’.
Is there somewhere yo buy food & drink?
Yes, our Pit Stop Café will be open, selling snacks, meals and refreshments.
Is there a technician there on the day?
IDP Moto attend every event, offering tyre changes, sales and technical support. Contact them on 01327 855752.
Can I bring spectators with me on the day?
Spectators are more than welcome to come along. There are plenty of places to watch from, and the Pit Stop Café will be open, serving food and drinks.
Are children allowed to come along?
Yes, but all children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Also, children are not allowed in the garages or the pit lane.