Open Pit Lane is exactly as it sounds; the pit lane is open for you to take to the track whenever you like and for as long as you choose to. Available for a maximum of 50 riders this trackday offers plentiful and quality bike track action around the twists and turns of our internationally accredited racing circuit.
The track is live from 10am to 5pm with a 1 hour break for lunch. Subject to availability, you may be able to book a half day only session either in the morning or afternoon.
This trackday is offered for intermediate or advanced riders only. We strongly recommend that you have taken part in a minimum of 3 trackdays prior to booking into an Open Pit Lane trackday. Please do not select this trackday if it is your first time on track. Riders must be comfortable with faster flowing track speeds. This is for your safety and the safety of other riders.
|Date:||Mon 8th May|
|Times:||10am - 5pm|
Open Pit Lane
Entry: Will be available at least 1 hour before your confirmed start time. You will be asked to produce your licence for checking at the registration desk. Each rider will be issued with a wrist band which must always be worn during the trackday. Please stop at the end of the pit lane and show the wrist band to the marshal, you will not be allowed on track if you do not show your wristband. Late arrivals will be administered at the first possible opportunity; however, you may miss your first session or some open track time.
Format: This trackday will be run in an Open Pit Lane Format
Track Stoppages: Every effort will be made by us to provide you with the full allocation of track time. However, some track stoppages are inevitable, and we ask you to be patient and allow our operations team the time and space to deal with any unplanned incidents on track. We will allow the session to recommence at the first possible opportunity.
Cancellations and Non-Attendance: If for any reason you are unable to attend your chosen date, we will accept one change to an alternative date provided you give us 3 full days’ notice by telephone. Cancellations made after this period will incur a 50% additional re-booking charge. Non-attendance will forfeit your booking. No refunds will be made.
If for any reason Knockhill Racing Circuit Ltd is forced to abandon the Trackday (for example, due to adverse weather conditions), the following credits will be offered.
Failure to start:
Running 25% or less:
Running for 50%:
Credits can be used towards a future booking at Knockhill Racing Circuit.
Noise Limit: Knockhill Racing Circuit has a noise limit of 105db.
Filming: Under no circumstances must Helmet Cams be used. Only bolt-on mounting systems designed specifically for the purpose will be allowed on test days, filming will NOT be permitted on Race weekends. All drones are forbidden at Knockhill Racing Circuit.
Paddock Conduct: Please be aware of other participants and pedestrians in the paddock and pit lane. Riders are responsible for their own safety and that of other users of these areas who they may affect.
Pit Lane: Re-fuelling and the storage of petrol (or other fuels) is not permitted in the pit lane; The pit lane is strictly one way. Vehicle access to the pit lane is via the holding area.
Fuel: Please be aware that we are unable to sell you fuel for your bike; please ensure that you purchase fuel on route to the circuit.
Refreshments: Kinnairds restaurant or The Paddock Café and Bar will be open and offering a takeaway and sit in service.
At Knockhill Racing Circuit we take pride in ensuring everyone has an enjoyable experience on track in a safe manner. All of our trackdays run to a national code of practice operated by all recognised ACU / SACU approved racing circuits and we are founder members of the Association of Trackday Organisers.
Listed below we have a list of the frequently asked questions and safety regulations. Our team are always on hand to help on the day or prior to your visit please give us a call with any questions.
All riders must hold one of the following licences and comply with the relevant regulations in order to take part in a track day: DVLA road licence- must be a fully unrestricted (not provisional) valid driving licence issued by the DVLA (or the equivalent foreign licensing authority in the rider's country of residence) with the appropriate motorcycle category clearly indicated. An SACU or ACU race licence. Race licence holders aged 17 may participate on a motorcycle they are permitted to race as per the (S)ACU regulations (400cc). Licence holders under the age of 17 cannot participate in trackdays.
No licence = No riding. If you do forget to bring your licence, or if your licence has expired, we can call the DVLA to check you hold a valid licence for a fee of £10. Please note this can only be done up to 5.30pm and not on a Sunday or bank holidays.
All riders must wear full leathers, or a 2-piece leather suit which zips fully together, as well as helmet, boots & gloves. All helmets must have the gold ACU approved stamp. We do recommend leathers as the best protective equipment for use on track, however some Kevlar/textile suits approved by the EU are allowed, if 2-piece they must fully zip together. Back protectors are recommended. All equipment must be in good condition and fit for purpose. Our team reserve the right to inspect equipment and refuse access to track should it not meet the minimum safety requirements.
Any filming equipment must be secured to the motorcycle using the appropriate bracket designed for that purpose. Cameras or brackets are NOT permitted on the motorcycle tank, on a helmet and on your body or attached to leathers.
Any bike 400cc and over (four stroke) or 250GP (two stroke) can be used on a trackday. If it is a road bike it must conform to MOT minimum standards for road use or if it is a track or race bike it should meet the safety regulations of the governing body. All motorcycles should be in good condition and suitable for its intended use on the track. It is your duty to ensure that the motorcycle remains in this condition for the duration of the activity. If you have a rear brake light this must be in working order.
Most insurance policies do not cover your vehicle for track use. You should check your policy with your insurer.
Registration will normally take place in Kinnairds Restaurant approximately 1 hour prior to the start of the trackday. You will be asked to complete and sign an indemnity form and produce your licence.
All riders must attend a safety briefing, at registration you will be advised of the time and location. Normally the briefing takes place 30 minutes prior to the start of the trackday. In addition there is a separate briefing for any first time participants. It is important everyone attends the safety briefing, even if you are a regular participant.
Proceed to the pitlane, you can use the pitlane garages as a base for the day where you can store your equipment and paddock stands. Or if you prefer you can remain in the paddock area. If you remain in the paddock to access the track you proceed through the holding area into the pitlane. You will then have your wrist band checked by the circuit controller and released onto the circuit.
Remember to exit the pitlane in a safe manner as described in your briefing, start off slow and build up your pace up throughout the day.
All bike trackdays will have sighting laps in your first session - this is your opportunity to experience each corner behind a pace car at a reduced speed, note the marshal posts and circuit conditions.
Circuit Entry: Gates open from 8.00am
Cancellations and Non-Attendance: If for any reason you are unable to attend your chosen date, we will accept one change to an alternative date provided you give us 3 full days notice by telephone. Cancellations made after this period will incur a 50% additional re-booking charge. Non-attendance will forefit your booking. No refunds will be made.
Noise Limit: Knockhill Racing Circuit has a noise limit of 105db.
Refreshments: Kinnairds restaurant will be open and available for both hot and cold food and drink during your visit to Knockhill.
Fuel: Please be aware that we are unable to sell you fuel for your bike, please ensure that you purchase fuel on route to the circuit.
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