Confirmation of start time etc:
Paddock available for TD06 Entrants: 18:00 on Saturday
Registration for TD06: 08:00 on Sunday
Drivers' Briefing: 08:30
First session on track: 09:00
Final session ends: 17:00
Paddock to be cleared by: 18:00 - basically they need to allow entrants for Monday's event to arrive from 6pm.
Post Trackday drinks at the Chequers: 18:00 to 19:00
All drivers MUST attend the Drivers' Briefing so please ensure you arrive in plenty of time.
As published previously the hire of crash helmets is included in the cost of the trackday if you do not have your own.
Any lost or damaged helmets will need to be paid for by the hirer.
Please remember that although we have a gloriously warm & sunny climate here in North Yorkshire, which may come as a surprise to those of you travelling from afar , that you MUST wear covered arms & legs while on track. Long sleeved tops and long trousers please for all drivers and passengers. Non-passenger spectators' dress code is free...
Also remember to wear suitable shoes for driving. Those 6" stillettoes you're partial to might not help you out there
There are more detailed suggestions posted already so please take the time to study these, however the basics you should remember are:
No loose items inside the car - empty all door pockets etc and clear your boot.
No hand-held cameras, cameras only allowed if fixed securely inside the car.
Check your tyre pressures & fluids, tread depth & brake wear.
Remember to fill up with fuel! (see below)
100dBA noise limit
MoTs are not required unless you drive your car to the circuit but your car must not have anything obviously unsafe. There is no formal scrutineering, only a noise test, but if the marshals or the Chief Instructor acting as Clerk of the Course deem your car to be unsafe you will be black-flagged.
There is Optimax available on the A167 into Northallerton, about 10 miles south of the circuit. I've not been able to check around Darlington, but there is bound to be Optimax or other SUL available there too. If I find any more info I will post it here. Scotch Corner services probably won't be the cheapest fuel around but it will be a convenient stop for many.
The Chief Instructor at Croft will brief you on the specifics, but for the novices attending there are a few rules to bear in mind beforehand - to help your state of mind.
1. You are NOT racing. There are strict rules regarding overtaking that must be strictly adhered to, for both the overtaker and the overtakee. We all get an adrenalin rush out there (that IS the point!) but be sensible.
2. Anyone playing silly bu99ers WILL be black-flagged and may not be allowed back on track. We're all here to have fun, so remember to enjoy yourself but not at anyone else's expense.
3. Drive at your own pace. There are no glory points for over-cooking it or going straight out and running on the ragged edge. Build up your pace gradually as you learn the circuit and gain confidence in yourself and your car.
4. Take advantage of the free tuition available courtesy of Bond Street Select. These are professional racing drivers who will be there to help us all get the most out of the day. I'm certainly going to!
Above all - enjoy yourselves, safely, and aim to take the car home with you in one piece
I'm looking forward to meeting you all on Sunday, please come along and introduce yourselves to me and the other SSc & UKS staffers who are attending. That is the other point of the day - to meet each other in real life and make new friends/renew old friendships.