WE RUN (3) THREE RIDING GROUPS
NOVICE - new to track days or limited experience on a racetrack
INTERMEDIATE - has a moderate amount of time on a racetrack with good motorcycle management skills
ADVANCED - high level of skill on a racetrack & proven to be smooth and predictable at all times
Basically novices are allowed to pass another rider on either side in the straightaways only. Later in the day we may allow passing in the turns on the outside only based on how well the group has responded to the day.
Intermediate are allowed to pass another rider on either side in the straightaways and also outside in the turns as long as it is not a close pass. Later in the day we may also allow inside passing in the turns based on how well the group has responded to the day.
Advanced riders are allowed to pass another rider on either side in the straightaways and pass both inside and outside in the turns as long as it is a safe pass.
We regularly meet with our staff and the corner workers throughout the event and get their feedback on how the riders are doing, any issues they see, etc. If that feedback is good and the coaches concur then we make a determination at that time as to relaxing the passing rules for the remainder of the day.
No rider is ever allowed to pass a coach on the right side due to the coach looking back and their bike might be drifting right as he/she does that.
We do not require a wave-by from a coach for a rider to safely pass them on their left side during any session. Passing a coach should always be done on their left side only.
If there is any instance of anyone riding in an unsafe manner we will bring that rider in and discuss the issue. If a rider continues to ride in an unsafe manner we may sit that rider out for a session (or more) or ask the rider to pack it up and leave the event.
If you crash twice on the same day you will not be allowed to continue riding that day.
Evaluations are only done throughout the day. You must be evaluated by a coach in order to move to the next skill level! ONLY A COACH CAN BUMP A RIDER!
If you want to be evaluated by a coach to potentially be moved to a higher-skilled riding group go to your coach and request an evaluation. Remember - speed is only one component of riding on a racetrack. Being smooth and predictable at all times is the main criteria for being placed in a higher skilled group. Good throttle management, good judgement in passing, being respectful of your fellow riders, hitting apexes properly, good body position - all of these things come into the evaluation process here at TDW.
Dunlop trackside tire service is available at EVERY TDW event!!