Yamaha R1M
Masterclass

No matter your ability, improve your riding skills around the UK’s only F1 track with the help of former GP rider and BSB Champion, Niall Mackenzie.

LASTEST COVID-19 GUIDANCE

Our team has worked hard to incorporate Government Covid-19 guidelines to make our activities safe for everyone, this does mean that you’ll notice some changes on the day

Small details that make the difference

2021 YAMAHA R1 MASTERCLASS DATES

*Dates are subject to change due to 2021 calendar availability.

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Grand Prix Own Bike 102 dB(A) - Sold Out

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International Own Bike 102 dB(A)

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£449
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International Yamaha R1M Bike 102 dB(A)

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£749
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Grand Prix Own Bike 102 dB(A)

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£599
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Grand Prix Yamaha R1M Bike 102 dB(A)

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£899
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Grand Prix Own Bike 102 dB(A)

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£599
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Grand Prix Yamaha R1M Bike 102 dB(A)

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£899
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Grand Prix Yamaha R1M Bike 102 dB(A)

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£899
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Grand Prix Own Bike 102 dB(A)

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£599
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WHAT TO EXPECT

YOUR MASTERCLASS DAY
Former BSB rider, Niall Mackenzie is your VIP host and will oversee your track day. When he has racing commitments, we'll ensure you have an equally experienced VIP host.

Niall will review your information and create a bespoke programme for you and your instructor to work through. We’ll review your progress throughout the day, as well as film you ride and analyse the footage. 

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.
 

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE

  • 07:00-08:15 Registration open
  • 08:20 Welcome and safety briefing
  • 09:00 Track opens – first group on track
  • All three riding groups rotate throughout the day
  • 13:00-14:00 Mandatory one-hour lunch break 
  • 17:00 Track closes

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Masterclass host
  • VIP classroom area
  • 2:1 rider to instructor ratio
  • Breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee and water
  • USB with footage of your day
  • End-of-day written assessment
RIDER REQUIREMENTS

RIDING GROUP
You’ll be assigned to a group depending on your experience level, to ensure you’re on track with riders of a similar ability. We’ll check this throughout the day and make changes 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.

GROUP 2 (BLUE)

  • For more experienced road or track riders with a few track days under their belt. 
  • Take your riding skills up a gear as you make the most of your machine. 

GROUP 3 (RED)

  • For more experienced track day riders.
  • If you’d like to spend some valuable time on the UK’s only Grand Prix circuit, this is the group for you.
Eligibility Group 1 Group 2  Group 3 
A2 Licence with restricted motorcycle to 46 bhp Y N N
DVLA full unrestricted motorcycle licence Y Y Y
European or Rest of World full unrestricted licence Y Y Y
ACU licence (if rifer is 18/19 years old then proof of 10 meetings must be provided) N Y Y
BEFORE YOU BOOK

We've got some requirements you need to meet. 

INSURANCE
Standard insurance does not cover Masterclass Day riding. Please make your own arrangements for cover.

MINIMUM ENGINE SIZE
300cc (125cc race bike) in a road or track-worthy condition (machine suitability is at the discretion of 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 booking.
 

HELMET
Your helmet must comply with current ACU/FIM regulations.

NOISE LIMIT
All motorcycles must comply with our noise limits of 105dB static and 102dB ride-by. Aftermarket cans or exhausts must have baffles fitted.

RIDERS MUST BE 20 OR OVER
If you’re 18, have an ACU licence and a minimum of 10 meetings, you’re also good to go (we’ll require proof at sign on).

BRING A COPY OF YOUR LICENCE
Please have the photocard of your DVLA (or country equivalent) licence.

HELPFUL STUFF
Find our Terms and Conditions here

REFUNDABLE CRASH DAMAGE DEPOSIT (CDD)
When hiring one of our bikes a £2,000 CDD is payable on the day by credit or debit card. If you damage the bike, you’ll be liable up to a maximum of £2,000. If you break a lever, you’ll only be charged for the damage done.

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED

No leathers or want to try a new bike? No problem!

LEATHER HIRE
We stock Alpinestars 2-piece leather suits to fit sizes from 36’ to 52’ inch chest and 5ft 2’ – 6ft 5’ height. Book at the same time as your Masterclass, and your suit will be waiting when you arrive. 

BIKE HIRE FROM TRACK BIKE UK
All of Track Bike UK’s Yamaha R1 and R6 hire bikes come with full professional pit crew style support for the day offering you that real race experience, from tyre warmers to the latest race spec tyres. 

TYRES
We’re pleased to partner with Holbeach Motorcycle Tyres Ltd to provide you with tyre options for your track day . Simply visit their website to pre-order your chosen tyres, select the track day during checkout, and your tyres will be delivered on the day.

CIRCUIT

Masterclass day will run on one of Silverstone’s three world-famous circuits.

GRAND PRIX
3.660 miles / 5,890 km

The Grand Prix Track layout has undergone many developments to create a challenging and fast circuit since hosting the inaugural Formula 1 World Championship round on May 13, 1950.   

NATIONAL 
1.640 miles / 2,639 km  

The shortest of Silverstone’s three layouts, the National Circuit can provide some of the most exciting racing the venue sees each year. Here, the long Wellington straight leads to the tightening Brooklands corner, with braking duels and overtaking at a premium.

INTERNATIONAL
1.85 miles / 2.97 km

Lead the race from start to finish on this 1.85-mile fast and technically challenging circuit with its combination of high-speed corners and straights, also used by Formula 1.

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Track Days circuits at Silverstone
WE'VE TEAMED UP WITH

We hand pick our partners to ensure your day is the best.

YAMAHA 
Our fleet of YZF-R1 bikes are fitted with a class-leading electronics package and developed from MotoGP championship winning machines.
Yamaha website

R&G 
The Yamaha R1 instructor bikes are all crash protected, courtesy of R&G. 
R&G website

PIRELLI
Our instructors’ Yamaha R1s are fitted with Pirelli’s latest Supersport tyres – Diablo Rosso III. 
Pirelli website

Masterclass Day Photos

Moments, captured

Bring the roar of the engines from your Masterclass home with you.

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Bike Track Days

Make it roar

Ride in the tyre tracks of MotoGP, World Superbike and British Superbike legends.

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HAVE A QUESTION?
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COVID

Following the latest Government update and relaxation of Covid-19 Measures in England we have introduced some changes to the way our Track Days are run, view more of what to expect here

As the wearing of masks and social distancing are no longer a legal requirement the use of these measures will not be enforced. Of course should you feel more comfortable you’re absolutely welcome to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing where possible. 

Be assured that we will continue to provide plenty of Hand Sanitising Stations around the site for your use. 

You’ll also notice that we will continue to enforce some of these measures with our staff, with the use of protective screens, face masks and social distancing. This is nothing to worry about and is focussed one ensuring our team stay as safe as possible to allow us to continue to deliver unforgettable events throughout the summer. 

Prior to your departure to the venue please consider the following;

If you are experiencing any of the common Covid-19 Symptoms, including a new persistent cough, high temperature, loss of taste and smell. Should you be experiencing any of these symptoms please do not attend the event and ensure you book a PCR test. 

If you have been identified as a close contact needing to self-isolate you must not attend the event. 

If you are unable to attend for the above reasons you must:

  • Send an email to [email protected] as soon as you are aware.
  • Notifications must reach us by 8.30am on the day of your booked Track Day. Non-notification will be treated as a no show and no refund and/or reschedule will be permitted
  • You will need to arrange a COVID-19 PCR test sending the test results within 7 days, or provide proof of your close contact notification from NHS Track & Trace.  We will then be able to re schedule your Track Day. Rebooked Track Days must be taken within 3 months from the date of your original day.
On The Day

It is essential that you bring your photocard of your DVLA licence (or country equivalent) with you, especially if your day is on a Sunday or bank holiday as we will be unable to verify it with the DVLA if you should forget it.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have your licence, you will not be allowed on the track.

Following the latest Government update and relaxation of Covid-19 Measures in England we have introduced some changes to the way our Track Days are run, view more of what to expect here

As the wearing of masks and social distancing are no longer a legal requirement the use of these measures will not be enforced. Of course should you feel more comfortable you’re absolutely welcome to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing where possible. 

Be assured that we will continue to provide plenty of Hand Sanitising Stations around the site for your use. 

You’ll also notice that we will continue to enforce some of these measures with our staff, with the use of protective screens, face masks and social distancing. This is nothing to worry about and is focussed one ensuring our team stay as safe as possible to allow us to continue to deliver unforgettable events throughout the summer. 

Yes children are permitted. However anyone aged 16 or under is not allowed in our Pit Lane and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

All riders must wear:

  • Helmets that comply with the ACU/FIM technical & safety regulations. If you have your own helmet that complies please bring it, if not you can hire one at the circuit for a small fee on the day.
  • A one-piece leather suit or two-piece zip together from hip to hip. Silverstone Alpinestars leather suits are available to hire when you book online or call 0844 3728 329.

PLEASE NOTE: No cordura or textile suits are permitted on UK tracks.

Yes you will be directed on arrival to your area within the shared Masterclass garage.

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.

Security at the Circuit

Yes, 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 and agree not to post such images/footage on social media sites including but not limited to YouTube and Facebook.

Amenities / Facilities

Yes, our Pit Stop Café will be open, selling snacks, meals and refreshments.

Bike/vehicle Requirements

Yes! You're welcome to bring guests or spectators. 

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone aged 16 or under will not be permitted in the Pit Lane and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Ticketing and Joining Instructions

You will receive an email confirming your purchase at the time of booking. Your joining instructions will be emailed to you approximately 7 days prior to the track day. If for any reason you do not receive your joining instructions, please email [email protected] with details of your booking number.

Full payment is taken by credit card at the time of booking.

If you need to cancel, you are able to transfer to another day provided that we have received 14 days written notice by email to [email protected] (e.g. if your track day is the 29th for example, then notification of your cancellation must be received no later than 17:30 on the 15th of that month)

Please note:

  • In the event of a cancellation less than 14 days before the test, no refund or transfer will be issued
  • No refunds are given - only a transfer based on the conditions above is possible
  • Should your car breakdown on the day before or during the event day, unfortunately, no refund or transfer will be issued

If you need to cancel, you are able to transfer to another day provided that we have received 14 days written notice by email to BikeTrack.Day [email protected]. - e.g. If your track day is the 29th for example, then notification must be received no later than 17:30 on the 15th of that month

PLEASE NOTE:

  • In the event of a cancellation less than 14 days before the event no transfer will be given
  • No refunds are given - only a transfer based on the conditions above is possible
  • All transfers MUST be taken within 3 months of the original date

Yes, our gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the time of purchase.

Many people buy vouchers for a loved one and let them choose their own date. Vouchers are available from as little as £5 and are available to buy here or over the phone by calling 0844 3728 329.