TRACKDAY BIKE INFORMATION
Slick tyres are only allowed in the Experienced group (or CRMC Race group where applicable)
If you intend to use them please inform us immediately so we can place you in the Experienced group. You must ensure they are in good condition, no more than 5 years old with tread depth indicators still visible
There will be no exceptions to this rule. Please be aware due to numbers on track it will be very unlikely that group changes can be made on the day so please have the correct tyres fitted to your machine prior to or at the event as refunds will not be possible on the day
This rule does not apply to 'Wets' - these will be acceptable in any group as they will only be used in very wet conditions for a matter of safety
If you wish to order tyres or have any tyre queries, please contact Graham Matcham at Continental on 07772 911137
Brake Lever Guards
MSV are recommending that Brake Lever Guards should be fitted to any motorcycle attending a trackday at their venues as a matter of safety, but they have confirmed that for classic bikes only, they will not be compulsory at CBT events on their circuits.
So, where possible we would advise all machines fitted with hollow handlebars to have brake lever guards fitted (they can always be removed after), but if you can not or choose not to fit them, you will not be turned away or prevented from riding on a CBT Trackday at an MSV venue.
At the time of writing, Brake Lever Guards are not required at other circuits, but we recommend they should be fitted where possible.
Your bike, or yourself as a rider, are not insured whilst on track unless you have specifically arranged it with an insurance company, or it is already included as part of your own policy. If it is included we would still recommend you contact your insurance company to advise them which trackday(s) you are taking part in as they will probably want to know ahead of the event(s).
Having track insurance to cover your bike, or the rider, whilst on track during the trackday is not compulsory but a completely personal decision. If you decide you would like cover before going in track, we would recommend you contact your own insurance company to start off with and ask them if the policy includes this level of cover or if it can be added on an event by event basis.
Eligible Bike Information
Any road or race classic motorcycles built before 2000 and over 125cc* are eligible to attend the CBT events.
Newer retro style motorcycles such as Kawasaki Z900RS, BMW R NineT, Triumph Street Twin etc are also eligible
Other bikes built later than 2000 must in the spirit of our events, which means 'classic' or 'collectable' road bikes with lights and original bodywork (if fitted as standard). and agreed beforehand.
We will also ask for at least one photo of any post 2000 bike(s) you want to bring to confirm it's acceptable, so please send this to firstname.lastname@example.org
If in doubt please contact us to check! (* 125cc bikes must be race bikes or sports bikes)
It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure the overall condition of their bike is in good, safe, working order for use on the track
Please ensure you have thoroughly checked the following well BEFORE the day:-
All fluid levels are at their optimum and there are no leaks
The brake system is fully functional; the pads are not too worn and will last the day (plus ride home if you have used your bike to travel)
Tyres are in good condition and have sufficient tread to last the day (again, plus ride home if you have used your bike to travel)
Tyre pressures should be correct to either your handbook or a motorcycle dealer. Remember riding at speed on a track with incorrect pressures can endanger you and others. (Continental tyres and Griff from Aprilia Performance will be able to help advise you with tyre pressues if you're unsure)
Chain sufficiently lubricated in good condition and tension correct to your handbook specifications or local motorcycle dealer
All bodywork is properly attached i.e. not loose or held on with gaffer tape
Any lights, indicators and mirrors should be covered with tape. Some riders choose to remove mirrors completely, to prevent damage or glass on the track
It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure their bike passes the noise limit for the trackday on the day, which is usually a static test. If it fails you will be allowed to make it quieter and have a retest, but you will not be allowed on the track until it has passed. Most circuits will operate the static test as a ‘filter’ to ensure noisy bikes do not get onto the circuit so they don’t fail the operating rules set by the local council, but most will also operate a ‘drive-by’ limit so you are also monitored where it matters most; on the track. If your bike is found to be too loud on track, you will be black flagged and asked to silence the bike before going out on track again
For your own safety and the safety of all other riders on track, CBT will refuse access to the circuit of any motorcycle deemed to be unsafe
Breakdowns and Accidents
If your bike breaks down, where possible move it to the side of the track nearest to you, as quickly and safely as possible. Come to a halt as far off the circuit as possible, when at a stop leave the bike immediately and get to a safe place behind the Armco – do not attempt to push it as you are risking yourself further. Your bike will be recovered by the marshals as soon as it is safe to do so
If you cannot move your bike to the side of the track, please get off your bike, raise your hand in the air and wait for a marshal. The session will be stopped while your bike is recovered to the Paddock
No one wants to have an accident and we hope all trackdays will be accident free, however, it would be unrealistic to ignore them as they can be a part of a trackday, so we take all effective measures in conjunction with the venue to ensure your safety
CBT always have two ambulances/medical teams at each trackday. If both ambulances are required to leave the venue during when the track is live, the trackday will be suspended until such time as one ambulance (minimum) has returne
In the event of an accident on the circuit, you must not stop to help the rider(s) involved in the accident, (even if it is a relative or your best mate), but make your way safely back to the paddock. Not only would you be risking yourself, but also seriously jeopardizing the safety of the emergency staff who are trained for such issues, as well as everyone else on the circuit at the time
The sessions are usually allotted 20 minutes. In the unlikely event of an accident that results in the session being stopped, the session will NOT be extended to allow for any stoppage time incurred. If the Clerk of Course / Circuit Duty Manager considers there to be a suitable amount of time to re-warm tyres up to operating temperature the session will be restarted with the current group. If it is considered that there is insufficient time remaining for the current group to re-warm their tyres then the session will be cancelled and the next group will start their session
Where there is an accident an injury has occurred, the injured party/ies wristband will be removed. If the medical staff clear the person(s) as fit to continue on the trackday, and their bike(s) have also been cleared, then they will receive a new wristband and can continue in their next allotted session
In the event of an accident resulting in you being unable to partake in the rest of the day's sessions, we regret no refunds will be given