What is a trackday, what is the agenda of our events and who is allowed to participate? Our trackday advisor summarizes the most important facts about our driving trainings in a simple and understandable way.
What is a trackday?
- A trackday is a free driving training for cars, in which each participant takes part with his/her own vehicle.
- Our events take place on racetracks that are closed to public transport during the event.
- The aim of the event is to optimize driving skills and driving technique and thus to improve road traffic safety. Trackdays are not intended to achieve maximum speeds or shortest driving times. Time measurement is not permitted.
Who is allowed to participate in our events?
- Anyone with an appropriate driver's license or racing license may participate. The minimum age for drivers is 18 years.
- The minimum age for co-drivers is 16 years. In France, Italy and on the Nordschleife, the minimum age is 18 years.
Which vehicles are permitted at our events?
- All cars are permitted that correspond to the tender procedure and which are in a technically perfect and safe condition.
- All vehicles must be equipped with a towing device.
- At most events, both road legal and non-road legal vehicles can participate. The vehicles will drive in separate groups.
- For more information on how to prepare your vehicle, please refer to our preparation guide.
What is the agenda of our events?
- The first thing you do is to register in advance for the event of your choice. Use the registration form on the respective trackday page in our event overview.
- As soon as your registration has been processed and your starting place is secure, you will receive a registration confirmation from us.
- On the trackday page and on the registration form you will find a rough schedule.
- On the day of the event you need to contact our registration desk first. Here, you will receive all necessary documents such as the start numbers for your car.
- After registration you need to attend the briefing. To make sure that all drivers are familiar with the rules on the track, participation in the driver’s briefing is mandatory for all drivers.
What are the track rules?
- Track-specific information and rules are explained during the briefing on the day of the event.
- To give you some information in advance, we have summarized the most important rules in the driving regulations.
- On the track, the flag signals common in motorsport apply.
In order to make sure that you and all other participants enjoy a nice event day, you should take some preparatory measures before the start of the driving session. This includes, for example, picking up your start numbers at the registration desk in time. Also prepare your car to ensure that everything runs smoothly during the entire driving training, and that you are not stopped at the pit exit because of e.g. a forgotten tow hook. Here, you will find all important information about the right preparation for the trackday.
At Pistenclub, we do not drive against each other, but WITH each other. For this reason, it is important that all participants follow some general principles and rules. These are not only for safety reasons, but also to ensure smooth operations, which ultimately means more driving time for all participants. No matter whether overtaking other participants, duty to wear a helmet or flag signals — the driving rules and the corresponding safety rules must be respected. At all events, the Pistenclub relies on trained personnel to ensure that these regulations are complied with. Here we have summarized the most important information for you.
To provide you with important information such as e.g. end of the driving time, a broken-down vehicle on the track or possible loss of grip due to contamination on the route, there are track marshals around the route equipped with colored flags. The Pistenclub orients itself on the flag signals that are common in motorsport. All flag signals are shown and explained in the drivers' briefing on the day of the event. Here, we have summarized all information about the flag signals for you.