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Motorcycle track days are a great way to push your skills and bike to the limits on a professional race circuit. It does not matter what type of bike you own a motorcycle track day is an essential day out for any rider from novice to expert. Motorcycle track days are well organised covering everything from safety briefings to course notes. Below are a few of the best places to head for a motorcycle track day.
Donington Park in Derby is one of the most popular circuits for a motorcycle track day. The circuit joins Silverstone and Brands Hatch as having held the British F1 GP. It is considered by motorcycling enthusiasts as one of the best tracks in the UK with corners including Redgate and the renowned Craner Curves.
Silverstone is the home of British motor racing, so it is easy to see why it has such a big following. This high-speed track with its long straights and tight corners will push even the most skilled rider to the limit. Silverstone has several different layouts including the new GP Circuit and Stowe Circuit. If you get the opportunity, then this is one track day not to be missed.
Oulton Park is one of the UK’s most stunning racetracks which also offers riders a pulsating 2.6-mile circuit that has several climbs, descents, and flowing curves. It is also proud to have its own banked corner – Shell Oil’s Corner. The track is very central and is just half an hour’s drive from Manchester and Liverpool.
Tucked away in the Lincolnshire Wolds is one of the UK’s oldest race circuits. It began as a short chalk track in the 1930s and is now well established as one of the most popular spots for a motorcycle track day in the country. The 2.2-mile circuit flows through park and woodland making it a truly stunning ride. It is a very challenging track and is known as the ‘mini Nürburgring’. You will certainly be put to the test with well-known parts including ‘The Gooseneck’ and ‘The Mountain’.
Brands Hatch Indy
Finally, there is Brands Hatch which is a 1.2-mile flowing circuit with flat straights and tight corners. Whether you take on the frenetic Indy or the full Grand Prix circuit, you will get a huge buzz from the swoops and dips, particularly at Paddock Hill Bend which is has a rollercoaster like feel to it! Located near London Brands Hatch is easy to get to and has all the facilities you would need and expect from a top race circuit.
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