DriversDays organizes track days (test days), these track days are characterized by an open pit lane. Below you will find general information that has every track day apply. If we have additional information on a day we will send out the rules to our drivers.
- Each day begins with registration from 7:00 on (until 8:30). Start number pick up / hand in waiver form and technical check of your car.
- The technical inspection, can start after you adhered the starting numbers to the side windows of your car.
- Briefing is mandatory for all participating drivers and starts at 8:45. This will be held in the pit lane in front of the pit box of the organization. Make sure you get there! If a transponder is necessary for driving on the circuit, those will be handed out after the briefing.
Rules and safety
Strict noise standards are at hand on circuits and adhered to by the owners of the motor racing circuits themselves. The maximum noise level is for the following circuits:
Zandvoort 92 dB at the track
Zolder 95 dB at the track
Spa Francorchamps 102 dB at the track
If the car you are driving is exceeding the noise level, you will be removed from the circuit by showing a black flag (sometimes in combination with your race number on a pit board) at the pit straight.
Starting numbers and so on
Each participating car must be equipped with starting numbers. The numbers can be picket up, the morning from 7:00 until about 8:45, at the registration desk in the pit box of the organization. While collection your starting numbers, you should also hand to us your waiver form, don’t forget to sign the form. You will also receive a bracelet. You have to show this bracelet at the end of the pit lane. If multiple drivers drive one car, each driver has to hand in his own waiver form and ware a bracelet. Without a bracelet you are not allowed to drive on the track. The start numbers must be pasted on the car before you go to the technical control. Please remove old starting numbers from your car.
Before we allow cars on the track we look at some safety aspects. Think of the following points: the chair should be solidity fixed to the car, towing eyes present, the brake lights must be working and the battery should be properly fixed. If you have any questions please contact us by phone at 0031 62181 1006 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A drivers’ briefing is held at 8:45 am. Each driver must attend this briefing. The briefing will be held in the pit lane in front of the pit box of the organization. Make sure you get there!
- Have respect for each other and for each other’s material, it’s not a race.
- Follow the instructions of the organization.
- Stick to the rules. Each driver must have a (road) driver’s license or race license to participate.
- Respect flag signals.
- Wearing a helmet is required (make sure the helmet is also fastened), wear seatbelts and keep windows closed. Wear adequate clothing. The best is a racing overall. If you don’t have one, wear fire resistant clothing (cotton/wool), long sleeves / trousers are required. No polyester or other synthetic materials please.
- Your car has to undergo a technical inspection in the morning, to serve the overall security (see technical control above mentioned).
- The drivers briefing is mandatory, make sure you are present.
- The roadway in the pit lane must remain open (for emergency vehicles). Don’t park in front or behind others their pit box. Where you can park in the pits, with your participating car, will be told during the briefing.
Flags and codes
- Black and white checkered flag. The finish flag. The session is ended. Slow down. Stop overtaking and drive slowly into the pit lane.
- Yellow Flag. Something has happened. You must immediately reduce speed and should definitely not overtake. Be prepared for anything. After a green flag you may resume speed.
- Blue flag. There is a faster participant behind you, be attentive to the fact that you will be overtaken. Give each other space.
- White Flag. Something has happened; there is a slow moving vehicle on the track (pace car or broken car). Caution but overtaking is allowed. Be prepared for anything.
- Red flag. The session is stopped. You must immediately reduce speed and should definitely not overtake. Drive slowly back into the pit lane. Be prepared for anything. Continue driving in such way that you do not block any emergency vehicles. Wait for further instructions in the pit lane.
- Red / yellow striped flag. Oil or other slippery liquid on the track, which could cause danger: Slip Hazard, be aware of reduced grip.
- Black Flag. You have to leave the track, reduce speed and complete your round. Drive into the pit lane and stop at the track day leader. Ask the leader what’s wrong or what you should do. The black flag is almost always given in combination with a pit board with the number of the respective car.
- Green flag, is givenas a sign that an earlier warning of danger (for instance the oil or yellow flag) no longer applies. The green flag indicates that the situation is safe again, only after passing the green you may resume speed again (don’t resume speed by only seeing the flag in the distance).
- Your car number shown on the pit board, normally shown in combination with the black flag. You have to leave the track, reduce speed and complete your round. Drive into the pit lane and stop at the track day leader. Ask the leader what’s wrong or what you should do.
- When approaching a slower driver wanting to overtake: the car in front of you has always precedence. Never overtake, unless it is clear that you have sufficient space.
- If you are overtaken by a faster driver: give the other the ability to pass and stay on your line.
- This is a track day, not a competition / race day.
- Dangerous driving will result in exclusion from the rest of the event, without a refund of participation fee.
- pit boxes can be rented. DriversDays can arrange this for you. Please contact DriversDays ahead of the event for this. You can also arrange a pit box yourself at the circuit the morning that you arrive.
- Only participating cars (with number) may be found in the pit lane. In the early morning it is allowed to bring your gear to your box through the pits with non-registered vehicles. Cars, trailers, vans etc. must subsequently be parked out width the pit area.
We hope you enjoy our track days!