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In association with Mazda on Track (MoT), we hire a circuit for the day. The rest of this page is taken from the question and answers page on their site. Please take this thread as an introduction only, and not a set in stone version of the rules, which will be given in the briefing session.

Frequently asked questions for our Track Days
We know that there can be a lot of questions if you've never been on a track day before. Even if you have, we know that you might still have a question or two about our track days, so to help things along, here is an ever expanding list of questions and answers. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, do contact us, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

What is a Track Day or Car Control Day?
A Track day is a non-competitive, controlled event where you can allowed to drive your car around a real established motor racing circuit or closed airfield without speed restrictions. We require that you hold a full driving licence, and that your car is road legal. Driving manners are expected to be high, and beginners are completely welcome.
Car Control days are designed to be fun, safe and also educational. As we run on a wide open space around cones there is also very little risk of impact damage to cars which naturally is of major concern to many participants. The actual driving activity runs from 10am to 4pm with a lunch break.

I'm totally new to track driving
You may find that booking some introductory tuition is a good idea. It's available at all of our events and is most often able to be booked in advance along with the purchase of our events from a drop down box on the relevant page.

I'm worried about the chances of damage to my car
The common misconception is that track driving is more dangerous than road driving. It is in fact the other way round. On track you have no oncoming traffic, run off areas, and a crash helmet for most events. We take every reasonable precaution in making sure you get your precious car home in one piece. If you do spin off, circuits have soft foam walls and gravel traps in the most common 'error' points, but you should always be aware that there is a chance you may damage the car, and insure accordingly. If you would like to arrange insurance, please call the office and we can help you. On a car control day, you should expect quite high wear and tear on your tyres. You might want to call ahead and we can arrange new tyres for you.

I'm worried I won’t be fast enough on track
Don't worry, people can talk the talk but only a few can walk the walk. You can go at whatever speed you are comfortable with. The rules that we have set for track driving mean that you will not get hassled by faster cars. When there are 2 or more cars on track at once we remove all forms of competition by banning stop watch timing and aggressive over taking. You never know, you may be seriously quick out there and put much more powerful cars or experienced drivers to shame!

Do I need a crash helmet?
We require drivers to wear a helmet on both our trackdays and car control days. If you don't own one, don't worry! You can hire one from us for just £10.00 for the full day by paying cash at the event.

Can I bring a passenger?
Yes of course, charges for passengers can vary according to our events. Usually for a track day or car control day the charge is nothing more than £10.00 for the duration of the event.

Refund Policy
If cancelled outside of 30 days of the event, the cost of the event will be refunded LESS 25% for administration charges. Refunds are not permitted within 30 days of the event.
Refunds are only made to the person who purchased the event place, and are refunded via the original means of payment.

Force Majeure
If Mazda on Track or its track partners are unable to provide the event due to unforeseen circumstances such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, industrial action, government restriction or other restriction imposed by the circuit or venue, Mazda on Track will issue a credit at its discretion up to the value of the event and activities booked. Events that suffer a delayed start or curtailed early will not normally qualify for credit. Any credit will be issues at Mazda on Tracks sole discretion.

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Buxton

Would blyton be ok if i were to trailer my polo up?

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kwijibo_coupe

Yeah a few guys did it last year. Providing the car has a valid MOT it is good to go on track.

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Buxton

Just need to sort an oil leak and a few other jobs, i have family about an 80 miles west of the track with a large field to park overnight so could well be up for this. Price for club members sceems good too :)

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Yeti

Would blyton be ok if i were to trailer my polo up?

Yeah, no problem, we'll all take the piss, but don't worry about that.

Oil leak might be a problem though :(

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r10tz0r

any of you guys camp over on the friday night?

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Buxton

Would blyton be ok if i were to trailer my polo up?

Yeah, no problem, we'll all take the piss, but don't worry about that.

Oil leak might be a problem though :(

Well might drive it, oil leaks getting sorted, been chasing it for ages :(

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daz_derby

any of you guys camp over on the friday night?

i'd prefer to if it was an option? think the camping is just reserved for big multiple day events tho

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Yeti

A fair few folks were in a B+B down the road last year, don't think we've had any campers.

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kwijibo_coupe

They do allow camping I'm sure, if you're interested then just tell me when we are getting payment sorted and we can add it into that.

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Buxton

I might be interested in the camping option 👍 Car needs alot of fixing though

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kwijibo_coupe

If you are interested in the camping can you let me know ASAP please as I'll need to arrange this with the guys at the track.

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Buxton

If you are interested in the camping can you let me know ASAP please as I'll need to arrange this with the guys at the track.

You gonna be camping dude?

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kwijibo_coupe

If you are interested in the camping can you let me know ASAP please as I'll need to arrange this with the guys at the track.

You gonna be camping dude?

After a 400 mile drive? I doubt it, plus I'm old, hotel it is for me :)

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r10tz0r

put me down for camping :)

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Yeti

That hotel you lads used wasn't particularly expensive was it?

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daz_derby

how much extra will it be to camp over? i'm only 1.5hr drive away anyway... just peace of mind in case things go wrong on the way etc gives me chance to resolve and tinker

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nige8021

Just had a "senior" moment with Google maps, checking how far the venue is from my home, it came back with 1 Day 12Hrs to get there !! then I noticed that was walking ! only 2hrs 15 by car :)

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r10tz0r

I've marshalled a few motorsport events at blyton and theres never been a problem camping, most competitors either bring motorhomes or pitch up, but it might be different for track days?

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kwijibo_coupe

That hotel you lads used wasn't particularly expensive was it?

The one we used last year was £50 a night, this year we are at a different one which is slightly more :(

There are a few around there though.

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Buxton

If you are interested in the camping can you let me know ASAP please as I'll need to arrange this with the guys at the track.

You gonna be camping dude?

After a 400 mile drive? I doubt it, plus I'm old, hotel it is for me :)

You cant be that old ;) having a think about it i wouldnt wanna be carrying all the camp gear around with me, just looking into it now.

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