[wp-svg-icons icon=”flag” wrap=”i”] Typical Track Day
This is what you can expect at a motorcycle track day with N2, where you’ll tear up the racetrack with fellow sportbike addicts, elevate your skill and have the time of your life doing it:
When you first get to the track, either the night before or that morning, you find a spot to designate as your pit area. Registration and technical inspection (tech) open at 7 a.m. on the event day. Some events hold tech the night before, like Barber. Check N2’s TrackTalk Forum for announcements.
- RIDING CLASSIFICATION
When you join N2 you may choose which class you want to ride in, Novice or Intermediate. — your rider number must be displayed on the front and/or tail section of your sportbike. Racers with a current expert race license should contact N2 support for Advanced class registration. Please take a moment to review our breakdown of riding classifications.
- TECH INSPECTION
The next step is to take your sportbike and riding gear to tech inspection. Preparation is key. If you follow the guide we provided, and don’t leave any items up to chance, you will pass inspection.
- RIDERS’ MEETING
After tech inspection, you return to your pit area. You may see Control Riders (CRs)* on the track for an initial sighting and warm-up session. Listen up for an announcement about the riders’ meeting — this is a short meeting (about half an hour) focused on track learning rather than theory. You’ll also be notified of any changes to the schedule, track hazards and other important information to enhance your track day.
- ON THE TRACK
Pending weather and safety conditions, you can expect about seven to nine 20-minute track sessions per event. To ensure safety and to maintain a controlled environment with minimal track traffic, all riders are categorized into riding classifications according to skill level (see above) and the number of participants per group is limited. Some minor bike preparation is required, depending on riding group.
N2 uses highly experienced and advanced instructors, also known as Control Riders (CRs)*, to ensure rider safety and provide riding instruction. If you want to talk to a CR, just look for their orange “Follow Me” shirts. Ask them any track or tech questions you have and benefit from their experience and advice. They’ll tell you what you’re doing right, what you’re doing wrong and what you should do to refine your ride and elevate your skill.
- THE RIDE THAT LASTS
You joined N2 because you’re passionate about improving your riding skills, and that’s very respectable. With each track day you attend, you’ll reach levels of expertise and access riding opportunities that you never imagined possible. You’ll meet fellow riding addicts and exchange sportbike stories and track tips. And, of course, you’ll have a great time doing it.
*The “control” that N2 Control Riders provide is not about restricting your ride, but refining it.