Aintree Track Days

Follow in the tracks of Fangio, Brooks & Moss, and drive the famous Aintree Circuit.

We run dedicated sessions for Open Wheel Single-Seaters and Sports Racing Cars
Competition licence not required.

8/8/2021 20:00 :

We received a phenomenal number of applications for the August track day and had to suspended bookings whilst we allocated drivers to groups. Having received 135 applications in 24hrs for the 80 places, some drivers were going to be disappointed. We have contacted everyone to let them know whether or not they have been successful and have placed others onto a reserve list, one for each group. If we get cancellations we will try to accommodate everyone from the reserve lists if we can. Those who have not been successful will receive a full refund in due course, so we thank you for your patience.

See below for details of how to take part in one of our track days at the historic Aintree Circuit

Despite misinformation in the press, some Covid-19 restrictions are still compulsory at sporting events. See Event Rules and Site Regulations for details

Spectators will not be admitted to the August 2021 Aintree Track Day
Everyone attending the event must be declared to the organisers prior to the event.

Photo courtesy of Brian Taylor


Don’t miss your chance to drive on part of the historic
Aintree Grand Prix Circuit.
Join our Trackday Mailing List and we’ll send you an email as soon as the bookings go live for each Trackday.
(We will only send you information about our Trackdays, we’ll never pass your contact details to anyone else)

Liverpool Motor Club members will receive advance notification of the date and time that our booking system will be going live. We reserve the right to give our members priority when accepting bookings for our track days.


Liverpool Motor Club is not a commercial organisation but is a motor club run by volunteers.
We don’t have the overheads of an office or staff, and none of our officials are paid. All proceeds from our motorsport activities are ploughed back into our events and help keep our booking/entry fees low. Our aim is to run safe, friendly events to the highest of standards for the benefit of motorsport enthusiasts. We don’t have any automated response systems, every contact you make with us will be handled individually by one of the officials that you will see at our events so please allow a little time for us to respond, especially at busy times.

Liverpool Motor Club – run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts!


Our track days are not restricted to members of Liverpool Motor Club and regularly sell out well before the closing date for bookings. As a result, several drivers were disappointed not to be able to take part last year. Whilst we are sorry that we could not accommodate everyone, we are sure you will agree that by keeping to our tried and tested policy of running sessions, not open pit lane, and restricting the number of cars on track to a maximum of 20 cars at any one time, we are running events that are safe and enjoyable for all our participants.


 

Photo Courtesy of Brian Taylor

Got a single-seater? We are one of the few track day organisers that provides dedicated sessions (without Saloon Cars) for drivers of single-seat/open-wheel/sports racing cars (and expert drivers in Caterham/Westfield type cars).

10 minute sessions, starting every 30 minutes. What a great opportunity to do some testing before your next event.   MSUK Competition licences are not required.


LMC Aintree Track Days – basic information:

      • Fantastic value at only £130 per main driver.
      • LMC members pay only £127
      • Additional driver in same group/session £33 – must be booked in advance
      • Passengers £10 – must be booked in advance
      • All driver and passenger bookings must be made in advance, none will be accepted at the event
      • All cars will be noise tested and must not exceed 105dB(a) at 0.5m from the exhaust at 75% max revs.
      • A drive-by limit of 92dB(a) at 20m may also be imposed.
      • Sessions for:- A. Novices (Quick) – B. Intermediates (Quicker) – C. Advanced (Quickest) – D. Single Seat and Sports Racing cars
      • Fully marshalled event with Licenced Race Rescue and medical personnel.
      • ARDS instructors available FREE to providing basic coaching. (If allowed under Covid-19 restrictions).
      • Open to non-members, with discounts available to members of Liverpool Motor Club.
      • On-site cafe open all day.
      • Sessions run continuously from 10am to at least 4.30pm with a 45min. break for lunch.
      • Aintree Club Circuit is 1.5 miles long, 35 feet wide, well-surfaced (and quick!)
      • Driving standards observed, and unacceptable behaviour acted upon.
      • The event is designed for sensible enthusiasts who don’t take themselves too seriously (i.e. a fun day out)
      • Max 20 cars on track at any one time
      • It is the responsibility of participants to supply whatever safety kit they feel is appropriate to keep them safe. A suitable crash helmet is compulsory – see ‘Important Information‘ below. Face masks or full-face helmets are compulsory when carrying a passenger.
      • Participants must supply their own car. We do not supply, hire  or lend cars for participants to drive
      • Drivers must be in possession of a current full (not provisional) UK driver’s licence, or a current Motorsport UK competition licence (minimum InterClub).
    • When deciding which group to enter, please consider how quickly you are likely to be driving compared with other cars in that group. Do not over-estimate your or your car’s likely performance.
    • Group A (Novice). Quick and will have some highly experienced drivers in it who choose this group because their cars are only moderately quick
    • Group B (Intermediate) Quicker, will have cars in it that are somewhat quicker than Group A, but not as quick as Group C
    • Group C (Advanced) Quickest, will have cars that are quicker still, most lapping at full race speeds
    • Pick a group that is likely to match your speed, not just your experience. If you book for a quicker group than the one you should be in, your enjoyment will be compromised as you will be concentrating on keeping out of the way of faster cars rather than enjoying your time on track.

We strongly recommend that every driver reads – A Lap of Aintree – Really Helpful Advice – written by regular Aintree ARDS instructor, Andrew Whitehouse.
You will learn something, no matter how competent you think you are!

It opens in a new window as a pdf document that you can save on your own computer to read and re-read as often as you wish.


Please do not over-estimate your ability or that of your car by booking for the “experienced” group unless you really are quick on track. You will spend much of your time watching your mirrors and keeping out of the way of others which will spoil your day, and could risk yours and other drivers’ safety.


HOW TO BOOK

Firstly, CLICK HERE to read the Event Rules and Site Regulations
Then read the Drivers’ Briefing

and then the ‘Important Information section below about safety.

By submitting a booking, you agree to comply with our Event Rules and Site Regulations and acknowledge the details contained in the ‘Important Information’ section below.

 Then click on the BOOK TRACKDAY button at the bottom of this page. An additional driver to share your car in the same sessions can be booked at the same time on-line. If your 2nd driver wishes to go out in separate sessions from you, they need to apply separately. All drivers must be pre-booked, we do not accept any bookings for additional drivers on the day.

You will be able to one additional driver per car online so please have the information for both drivers to hand before you start the booking process.

Please remember that the email address that you give us on the booking form will be used to send you your acknowledgement so please ensure it is correct.

We regret that e-mail, fax or postal applications will not be accepted and under no circumstances will bookings be accepted on the day for either main or additional drivers.
For further information, please contact our track day entries coordinator Phil Howarth on 07366 330 457 (before 9pm please) or by e-mail via the Trackday Bookings email link on our Contact Us page.

      • This event is not a commercial event but is run by volunteer enthusiasts, for enthusiasts & is great value for money
      • You do not have to be a member of Liverpool Motor Club to take part (but do please join us & you’ll get a £3 discount!)
      • You’ll have to book quickly as our customers keep coming back again & again!
      • All driver bookings must be made in advance.
      • Bookings (including additional drivers or passengers) will not be accepted on the day of the event.
      • Passengers must also be pre-booked – bookings will not be taken on the day
      • ARDS instructors on hand for advice – free!
      • Unlike track days elsewhere, the organising team are all volunteers – no one is paid for staging the event – any surplus is ploughed back into running our events and keeping the booking fees as low as possible.

Important information:

All cars must be mechanically and structurally sound and All participants must wear a correctly fitting fire resistant crash helmet in good condition. We recommend that only helmets complying with the following standards are considered suitable: FIA 8860-2004, FIA 8860-2010, FIA 8859-2015, SA2010, SA2015, SAH2010, SAH2020. Flame-resistant overalls and gloves are strongly recommended. Arms & legs must be covered (no T-shirts or shorts). Cars must be adequately silenced to max 105dbA (static). Rearview mirrors are compulsory. Passengers over the age of 16 years may be carried (one at a time) but they & the parent/guardian must have completed the appropriate ‘signing-on’ forms acknowledging the risks involved. The event will be fully marshalled and safety cover will be provided. Driving standards will be closely observed and the organisers will exclude anyone considered to be driving without due regard for the safety of themselves or other participants. The organisers do not provide any safety helmets or clothing. We recommend that track day participants use safety equipment that is at least as good as the minimum standard required for competitive motorsport. Cars must have a towing point of adequate strength at both front & rear identified using a contrasting colour.
Slick (untreaded) tyres are not allowed unless the vehicle is fitted with
an adequate Roll Over Protection System (i.e. Roll Cage/Roll hoop). Racing will not be permitted.

All sessions are run on the Aintree Club Circuit which forms part of the track used for five British Grand Prix in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Don’t miss your chance to drive this historic Circuit, where Stirling Moss secured his first-ever Grand Prix win in 1955 and, in 1962, Jim Clark won the last ever British Grand Prix to be held at Aintree. The Track Days are run to the same high standard as our award-winning Championship Sprints and with the same emphasis on a safe, enjoyable day for all.

Video:- Aintree May 2010, Nissan 200SX

Location
Aintree Club Circuit is located within the Aintree Grand National Course, approx. 5 miles north of Liverpool. Approach by the A59 south of its junction with the M57/M58, then East along Aintree Lane B5184 (signed Melling) to Melling Road, which bisects the Grand National course. (Follow signs for Aintree Golf Centre) OS Landranger map 106 (Grid Ref 377985). See also our find us page for Directions & Map

Camping is available overnight (free) on the evening before the event for campervans and motorhomes with self-contained facilities. There are just 10 pitches available which must be booked in advance. There are no WC facilities between 9 pm & 6.30 am. The gates are locked and the site fully secured at 9 pm with no vehicular or pedestrian access or exit until 6.30 am next morning. If you intend camping/parking a vehicle on-site overnight, we strongly recommend that you aim to be at the venue by 8.45 pm at the latest.


Motorsport is Dangerous and Can Involve Injury or Death.
Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, accidents can happen. By attending a track day, you acknowledge this and confirm that you are aware of the nature of the activity and attend at the venue at your own risk. Liverpool Motor Club may refuse access to, and eject from, the venue any persons who are acting against the interests of safety and/or whose behaviour is likely to cause damage, nuisance or injury. Neither Liverpool Motor Club nor any members/representatives of Liverpool Motor Club are responsible for any loss, damage or injury to persons or property caused or sustained by you as result of attendance at this event.

The organisers retain the right to refuse to accept any application to take part in an Aintree Trackday, without stating a reason and without recourse. Applications from members of Liverpool Motor Club may be given priority over applications from non-members.


Please do not over-estimate your ability or that of your car by booking for the “experienced” group unless you really are quick on track. You will spend much of your time watching your mirrors and keeping out of the way of others which will spoil your day, and could risk yours and other drivers’ safety.

What happens next? When you submit your online booking, you will receive 2 automatic confirmations, one from LMC & one from PayPal. If you don’t receive an email confirmation from PayPal, your application has not been completed.

Although we acknowledge receipt of all applications straight away, a formal confirmation of a successful booking may take a further 14-21 days to give us time to allocate drivers to the available spaces in the groups.
Liverpool Motor Club is not a commercial organisation but is a motor club run by volunteers. We are grateful for your patience.

Some small (but important) print!
We don’t hire out helmets, or cars. All bookings must be made in advance. We do not accept bookings from drivers or passengers on the day of the event. All participants agree to abide by the event rules and regulations here:  Event Rules and Site Regulations and drivers’ briefing here:  Drivers’ Briefing
As event organisers, Liverpool Motor Club Ltd reserves the right to decline any application without explanation or recourse.

Insurance

Your existing car insurance policy is unlikely to cover you whilst taking part in a track day so, unless you take out specialist cover, you will be on track entirely at your own risk. There are several providers of track day cover and whilst we don’t recommend any particular company, drivers tell us that they have been pleased with the service provided by the following:-

REIS Motorsport Insurance – Click below to visit their website

 

Moris.co.uk Track Day Insurance – Click below to go to their website

0203 427 5960

 

Page last updated: 8/8/2021