Riding Groups & Instructors
Every Novice group will have both lead and following instructors. It is the instructor’s responsibility to set the pace and show the proper riding lines for the track. Instructors will progressively build up speed depending upon each novice’s progression. Instructors will be using hand signals (see below) throughout the day to relay information while out on the track.
During the initial laps of the early sessions, there will be no passing of instructors unless instructed to so by instructors using hand signals. This will be a time where novices will be learning proper track lines. In later sessions passing is allowed anywhere except in the corners.
This group is for riders who have attended track day events previously or have racing experience. Intermediate has less supervision and structure than novice. Passing is allowed on all parts of the track EXCEPT on the inside of a turn. Riders should allow 6 feet buffer other riders when making a pass. The following rider making the pass is expected to make the pass as safely as possible. The structure of this group may change to more closely resemble either the Advanced or Beginner group, depending on the group’s riding ability.
This group is for those riders with extensive track including expert racing experience. Passing is allowed on all parts of the track.
Instructors will be monitoring all riders, regardless of group. If riders continually ride in an unsafe manner, instructors may ask you to leave the track. If repeated warnings are ignored FloridaTrackDays.com reserves the right to ask you to leave the venue. Poor off track behavior may also result in a premature ending of your track day. Our goal is to provide a fun and exhilarating track day and we do this by stressing safety above anything else.
INSTRUCTOR HAND SIGNALS
Tap on their tail section: Move in directly behind me and follow my line
Slash across throat: Pit immediately
Arm waving past: OK to pass now
Arm moving up and down: Slow down
CORNERWORKERS, TRACK MARSHAL, AND FLAGS
There will be corner workers positioned at strategic points around the track to monitor for potential hazards, should any situation occur. They will be armed with flags and radios to alert you of any hazards. Corner workers are essential. The track marshal oversees all activity on the track and is responsible for maintaining a safe environment. What he says, goes. The flags they will use are as follows:
Green Flag: Displayed when Track is clear and open.
Checkered Flag: Displayed when the session is over. Do not stop on the track when the checkered flag is shown. Continue on your lap until you come to the pit in location.
Yellow Flag: Displayed when there is a possible hazard on or off the track in the upcoming turns. Do not stop or chop the throttle but continue on with caution. Normal passing rules apply on stationary yellow flags.
Waving Yellow Flag: There is an incident on or near the track at or near your immediate position. There is no passing during waving yellow flags. Do not stop or chop throttle during waving yellow flag.
Red Flag: Displayed when the session is over due to a hazard. Proceed immediately to pit in and await further instruction.
Black Flag: The flag will be displayed by a corner worker or at the start/finish. If you see the flag pointed at you there is a problem with your bike, safely slow down and leave the track. Proceed to the nearest corner worker so he may inspect your motorcycle.