2019 Supplementary Regulation soon available
Welcome to the private "track days" event sponsored by "George Moundreas & Company SA" and "Mare Management", in which we hope you enjoy driving in the largest track in Greece, together with friends. We will try to make the event special and rest assured that its success will bring more similar events in the future!
Please take some time to read general rules of the track, very important for your safety and pleasure.
Track Schedule will be soon announced.
Before using the circuit all participants MUST:
1. Provide a full driving licence
2. Wear an approved helmet. Arms and legs must be covered at all times (this applies for N Category, as R Category drivers will have to wear full protective gear)
3. Attend the Circuit Briefing (in date and hour to be announced)
No participants taking part shall have consumed or taken alcohol or any drug that will impair the ability to ride/drive.
• Overtaking should only take place on the straights or exiting the bends. No overtaking in the bends and no cutting inside whilst approaching the bend.
• Participants must ensure that their vehicle is safe and fit for the purpose that it will be used for on the circuit.
• R Category participants are allowed to use their timing equipment
• R Category participants are obliged to wear FULL FIA protective gear (overall, helmet, gloves, shoes etc.)
• N Catergory Drivers should use their helmets all the time. We strongly recommend for your safety and comfort to use overalls and special shoes, if available. We have arranged with Racing Stars to offer a discount for protective clothing, so in case you are interested in purchasing some, please give a call to Mr. Nikos Koutsoudakis, tel: 210-9011424 (www.racingstar.gr), referring to "Track Days" Event.
• Vehicles will be checked periodically throughout the day for fluid leaks e.g. Oil fuel etc. Any car found to be leaking any fluid will not be allowed on the track until the problem is rectified to the Chief Marshals satisfaction.
• A speed limit of 20 km/h applies at all times in the circuit paddock and the pit lane.
• Please note that Drifting will not be allowed!
FAQ - Auto
Is my car suitable?
Most likely, yes. Almost all vehicles are welcome on trackdays just so long as they meet safety and noise emission requirements. As a general rule, you car needs be to MOT standard. Seatbelts, brakes, tyres, indicators and lights all need to have to work.
What should I bring to an event?
The most important thing is the right attitude. You need to be aware that motoring events of this nature can be dangerous. Each event will have a set of simple rules designed to keep you and others safe. If you come prepared to follow those rules, you will be fine, break them and you’ll be going home early.
For your car, bring some extra engine oil, brake fluid and power steering fluid...a tire gauge...a torque wrench for lug bolts & nuts, window cleaner, paper towels, a tire guage, some basic tools and duct tape for front lights. Scissors to cut tape. WD-40 spray can to clean up tape residue.
What safety clothing is required?
Helmets are compulsory for all people intending to drive or passenger. Specialised race overalls are recommended too, but we understand these are not possible for all. It is compulsory to have both your arms and legs fully covered by your clothing. You will be refused access to the track unless these rules are met. Racing Group drivers should wear a full race overall.
I’ve never driven on a track before and I would like some pointers, will there be instructors?
Some experienced drivers will be giving guidance. They won’t be teaching you to be a racing driver, but they will be sharing the benefits of their racing and trackday experience. It is highly recommended that you take this option, if you are at all unfamiliar with track driving or new to a particular track.
I am concerned I will be ‘too slow’, and more experienced drivers will be inconsiderate.
Any driver not being “considerate” to others will be removed from the track by the attending marshals immediately. They are the ones in the wrong. Speed is not necessarily an issue. Of course an overly slow driver can cause a nuisance, which is why we select sessions partly on the grounds of people’s prior experience, type of vehicle and where they will feel most comfortable. If sessions are clearly not working out: we change them. We strive to provide a comfortable situation for newcomers and old-hats alike.
If I damage my car in an accident, who will pay?
Although trackday accidents are rare, if you decide to take your car on to a track, you must be aware that are accepting the risk. You will also be required to sign a further declaration at each event. This is usual on any trackday. The circuit, the organisers or any other person or company cannot be held responsible, even if an accident is not your fault.
I am concerned I will be ‘too fast’, and less experienced drivers will be annoying.
Organisers make every effort to make all drivers feel relaxed and make sure they are alert and enjoy the day. We run NON-competitive track days. Anyone caught getting aggressive / competitive / dangerous behind the wheel will be removed from the circuit.
Can I run on slick tyres?
Yes, but they must be in good condition and you may not use them if the track isn’t 100% dry.
Can we use the day for race testing with timing equipment?
We’ve no objection to teams/individuals using trackdays for a bit of practice or shakedown, as long as they understand they have to operate under the same rules as everyone else.
Timing equipment can be used from R Category cars only.
How Long Is Each On-Track Session?
We will run 20 minute sessions for each run group.
Can I Have Passengers In The Car With Me?
Of course, but passengers must also wear a proper helmet and be properly restrained. Generally, passengers must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to be in the car while on track.
What you need to have with you:
1) Your riding kit: One or Two piece (zip all the way round) leathers/textiles, full faced crash helmet, leather gloves, long, motorcycle boots.
2) Your driving license for the type of motorcycle you will attend
3) Attend the Circuit Briefing (in date and hour to be announced)
4) Your motorcycle in Good Condition
What we mean with the term “motorcycle in Good Condition”
Your bike will need to pass some basic scrutinizing checks.
• All treaded tires must have a minimum of 2mm tread depth above the wear indicator at the beginning of the day – this includes center as well as sides. If subsequent inspection during the day shows the tire to be on or below the tread depth indicator access to the track may be denied;
• Slick tires can be used on dry a track only. Access may be denied if the track is deemed unsuitable for slick tires;
• Front and rear brake pads must be deemed to have suitable material to complete a day at the racetrack;
• Front and rear brake lines must be secured correctly and must not leak or weep fluid;
• Front & rear brakes must operate correctly upon testing without any signs of leaking or weeping fluid;
• There must be no evidence of oil leaks or weeps of any kind;
• Fairings must be secured correctly (no race tape!);
• Any damage to fairings must not have sharp or jagged edges, or in any way be deemed a potential threat to any rider;
• Foot pegs and mounting brackets must be secured and aligned correctly;
• Throttles must snap back to the off position when released;
• There must be no evidence of fuel leaks of any kind;
• A chain guard as per the manufacturers specification must be securely fitted.
FAQ - Moto
What happens if it rains?
If it rains... we get wet!
Do I need full leathers?
Yes, you need leather pants and a leather jacket that zip together as a minimum. Textile suits are ok too as long they include all the necessary protections and the top and bottom zip together. You will also need a full-face helmet, leather motorcycle long gloves and calflength or higher leather motorcycle boots.
Do I need special tires on my bike or will standard road tires do?
As we will expect you to ride at 80% or less. Standard tires will do. Slick tires are also appropriate but we will not use them if it rains.
I don't have a sports bike, can I still participate?
How much fuel will I need?
As a minimum you should arrive at the track with a full tank.
All participants MUST attend the Safety Briefing
This instruction will include:
1. Rules of the day
2. Flag Signals
3. Entering and exiting the circuit
4. Overtaking and being overtaken
5. Driving/riding discipline
6. Circuit layout and potentially hazardous sections
7. Paddock driving/riding
8. Breakdown/incident procedures
9. Session stopping
The circuit uses the following flags:
Chequered Flag End of the session, slow down and cerfully proceed to the paddock
Solid Green Race Session is underway when this flag is displayed
Solid Red Extreme danger ahead, make a controlled stop to the right side of the
track, waiting for further instructions
Solid Yellow Be cautious and slow down, danger ahead, no passing until past the
Double Yellow – Full course caution
Have a nice trip to Serres, meet you all in the track!
Preparing for the Trackday
Although modern cars are built to withstand stresses above those that they will experience on the road, standard production cars are not built with track work in mind. However, there are a few simple things you can do to help ensure the car will cope with the extra stresses and go home in the same condition it arrived.
1. Check that your brake disks and pads are in tiptop condition. Make sure if you need to change the pads that you have time to bed them in well before taking to the track (min 100 miles use). Many regular trackday enthusiasts upgrade the pads, disks and brake fluid they use which on top of improving track performance, will also make your car safer for the road.
2. Tyres. The actual part of the car making contact with the track needs to be in very good condition and set at the right pressures. There is no hard and fast rule here, as it will be determined by the make of car and the make of tyre, also the track conditions and your own personal preference. Many people choose to increase the pressure by around 10% and find that tyre wear is less of a problem. Some vehicles find increased grip from lowering the pressure, maybe only on one axle. The trick is
to check the pressures are even side to side and check them when they are at track temperatures. One thing is for sure though, you should make any adjustments at the track and return the tyres to normal road pressures before you leave.
3. Your engine will spend more time at high revs than ever before, check that all the filters and belts are in good order and pay particular attention to the oil level. Bring some oil with you, as it is normal for an engine to “burn” some during a trackday. Keep an eye on the level during the day keeping it close to or at the max. Be careful not to overfill though. Upgrading the oil to one that can handle higher temperatures is a good idea and some of our most enthusiastic and dedicated participants will
explain how they change the oil before and after each event!
4. Suspension and steering parts will help define how well your car handles, and hence how comfortable you will feel out on the track. Make sure these parts are in good working order and don’t be tempted to take to the track (or road for that matter) with faulty or worn parts.
5. Bodywork should be in good order, as we don’t want wheel covers (either tie these on or remove them for the event), bumpers and wings leaving your car while you are driving!
6. Loose items. Make sure that you remove everything from the car that is not firmly fixed down. Pens and soft drink cans can become lethal projectiles. Make sure you remove everything from the boot of the car too, in some cases this means the spare wheel also, there is usually somewhere to keep things at an event while you are on the track (but remember that neither the circuit nor event promoters can take responsibility for belongings so leave that laptop PC and other valuables at home!)
7. Bring some electrical or gaffer tape along and tape up the lights before going on circuit.
8. A simple tool kit is handy to have, including a tyre pressure gauge.
9. Fire extinguishers are not compulsory, and indeed if there is an incident the Fire Marshals will take care of any fire. However, it’s recommended that you purchase an in-car fire extinguisher to keep in the cabin of the car. Make sure it is secure in it’s mounting though and that it will stay firmly fixed in the event of an accident. Fuel. This sounds obvious, but it’s very important. You will not be averaging 10 lt/100km while on the track, indeed more than 20 lt/100km can be more realistic once you are a little more experienced. Be sure to have at least half a tank of fuel in you car before each session as if you run out of fuel on the track your car will be pushed by the marshals to a safe place and may be left there until the end of the session. Under NO circumstances will you be allowed back on the track, it’s a silly mistake and risks stopping track activity for others.
When it comes to safety at a track event, the safer the better.
Make sure all loose objects like floor mats, jacks, garage door openers, CDs, cassette tapes, etc. are removed from your car. A gym bag makes a nice additon to hold all this while you are on track.
Thoroughly clean your windows as the sun can be blinding and we’d prefer you not run into any other drivers including your's truly. Clean windows allow you to see your turn in points better as well.
Check tire pressures before, during and after a track day. Most cars will need higher tire pressures then when driving on the street. Check you owner’s manual for any references to pressures and speak with other owners of similar cars with track experience. You can tweak there tire pressures throughout the event.
After you come off the track from a session, let your car idle for a few minutes, possibly with the hood up, allowing the car to cool. Do not use your parking brake as the heat from the pads/rotors may warp your brake rotors.
There will be 3 groups running in 20 minute sessions, detailed information will be provided during the briefing:
- R Category: Race ready cars
- N Category: Normal road cars
- M Category: Motorbikes
All vehicles will be filtered onto the circuit from the start area and a chequered flag displayed from the control tower will signify the end of the 20 minute sessions.
Should you require any assistance feel free to call us in the following phone Nos:
Danae Bati 2104147147
Kostas Theologis 6937688947