We are happy to inform you that we can carry out our current dates as planned. Of course, together with the track operators, we will make sure that all applicable hygiene regulations are observed in order to make our contribution to contain the pandemic: Keep a distance of 1.5 m to other people. Wear a mouth-and-nose protection in closed rooms. If there are 2 persons in the vehicle, balaclava and gloves are mandatory (helmet as well, of course). Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. Disinfectant dispensers are also available. Please refrain from any physical contact such as shaking hands or hugs. Have fun and stay healthy!

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.

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.

In this article, we have summarized the most important tips for preparing for trackdays and drift trainings.

Registration for the event

The right preparation already begins at home. Print out the registration form, fill in all the necessary information, sign the document and send it to us. Also make sure that all required pages are signed — depending on the track and country we may need several signatures.

If possible, register accompanying persons and co-drivers in advance. This saves time at the registration on the day of the event.

If you have any questions regarding the registration, please contact our office directly by phone.

On-site registration

As soon as you arrive at the event site, please visit our registration and you will receive the required stickers and your wristband. Where to find the registration is noted on your registration confirmation and of course signposted.

In order to avoid waiting times at the registration desk, it will be occupied early. We recommend to arrive early enough so that you can prepare your car and attend the briefing on time.

Place the start numbers clearly visible on the sides of your car. Stick the group sticker on the top of the driver's side of your windscreen. If your car has permanent start numbers, you can cover these with e.g. tape — or directly with our start numbers. To make sure you do not lose any of the stickers, you should clean all surfaces beforehand.

You have to show your driver's wristband every time you enter the track. The same applies to your co-drivers. Put it on your wrist so tightly that you cannot remove it without damaging it. Passing on a rider or passenger wristband leads to immediate exclusion from the event.

On some tracks, the installation of a transponder for noise measurement on or in the vehicle is mandatory.

The transponder is issued against a deposit (e.g. your driving license). Do not forget to return the transponder at the end of the event. Further information about transponders can be found on the respective track pages.

Preparation of your vehicle

Before the driving session, make sure that your vehicle is in a technically perfect and roadworthy condition. Your vehicle must also have a towing device (e.g. tow hook or tow loop) so that you can be quickly and safely secured in the event of a technical defect, for example.

Free your vehicle from unnecessary luggage that could get in your way while driving. Loose objects on the rear shelf or the rear seat can quickly become dangerous projectiles when driving fast or braking hard. Even a tool box or spare container in the trunk can leave unsightly dents when not properly secured.

In order to prevent interrupting your driving session after a short time, you should fill up your tank — especially if you take part in the Guided Laps or Active Coaching.

Most tracks have a fuel station in the paddock where you can pay by card. If this is not the case, our colleagues at the registration desk will be happy to explain you the way to the nearest fuel station.

In Italy, you can often only get Super petrol (95 octane) at the fuel station. If you need other types of fuel, it is best to stock up on spare canisters.

When driving fast, your tires can heat up and air pressure may increase. This reduces the contact area of the tire and your car will have less grip. To prevent this, you can release air pressure when the tires are warm.

For drift trainings, you can increase the pressure to about 3 bar to reduce the tire’s contact area and thus make drifting easier.

In any case, remember to set the air pressure to the recommended value after the driving session.

When you enter the track, the brakes of your car are still cold and do not yet reach their full power. Therefore, especially in the first few corners, familiarize yourself with the braking point.

If you have installed new brake pads, use them gently according to the manufacturer's recommendations so that the brake disc and pads can be adjusted to each other.

If you see the chequered flag (or if you finish the drive before the end of the session), always do a cool-down lap without hard braking, so that your brakes can cool down with the help of the wind.

Clothing and compulsory helmet

During all Pistenclub trackdays, without exception, helmets are compulsory for drivers and co-drivers as soon as and as long as the vehicle is moving on a racetrack. We recommend a motorsport helmet according to current FIA regulations — an intact motorcycle helmet is allowed, too.

During all Pistenclub trackdays, without exception, helmets are compulsory for drivers and co-drivers as soon as and as long as the vehicle is moving on a racetrack. We recommend a motorsport helmet according to current FIA regulations — an intact motorcycle helmet is allowed, too.

In our drift training courses there is usually no duty to wear a helmet.

At Pistenclub, it is all about the joy of driving. Therefore, dress yourself in the way you feel most comfortable with and can drive most safely. We recommend sporty and, above all, comfortable clothing — jeans and T-shirt offer you the greatest possible freedom of movement while driving. The pedals of your car are best used with sneakers with thin and narrow soles.

As a “frequent driver”, you can of course also use professional fireproof driver's equipment that is common in motorsport, consisting of an overall, underwear, driver's shoes and gloves. You can get these e.g. at ISA-Racing (members of the Pistenclub receive a 10% discount).

On all French and Italian racetracks, fireproof driver's equipment is compulsory for all participants with non-road legal vehicles!

 

Pistenclub e.V.

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