Follow these rules and enjoy a day with us
YOUR SAFETY RULES
There is no question that there is some risk involved in driving quickly. We try to minimize that risk by spacing the cars out on the track, absolutely no racing, clearly defining passing rules and stopping any aggressive/risky driving.
NO RACING IS ALLOWED
In addition for your safety we will have Mosport Marshalling Services staff at the blind corners to be your eyes around the turn. Marshals will report aggressive driving behaviour and passing violations. Offenders will be black flagged.
An ambulance will be in attendance at all advanced and intermediate days.
Passing rules are simple: passing only on a straight section of track, and only when the car in front signals that it is ready to be passed (hand signal or turn signal blinking). There is no passing is allowed in the turns.
Passing of a slower car does not happen until the driver of the slower car gives the "passing signal". The passing signal can be given by a point by, with the driver pointing to the side to be passed on or it can be indicated by putting on the turn signal on the side he wishes to be passed on.
The slower car should stay on-line and gently come ease up on the throttle after the passing car has moved over into the passing position. Drag racing down the straight will result in a black flag.
Exiting the pits, the "blend line" must be respected. The car exiting the pits must stay behind the line and signal cars already on track by. Check your mirrors before moving on line.
Run the first lap of each session at a reduced speed to warm up your tires, brakes, vehicle and most importantly, your brain. Look for the flag stations and what flags are being displayed.
If you are pitting, you must signal your intentions to the marshals and the drivers behind you. The signal is: driver's left arm out the window straight up when entering the corner before the pit entrance.
WHEELS OFF TRACK
Any car putting two or more wheels off the pavement must report to the pits for an inspection and discussion. Two incidents by the same driver may lead to missing a driving session. Three incidents and that driver's day will end.
RESPECT THE OTHER DRIVER
The ultimate responsibility for safety is with each driver, to drive within their capabilities and listen to their instructor. None of us is Michael Schumacher or Fernando Alonso. There is no prize money at stake.
Respect for one another on track will help keep the event safe. That means respect for the other driver's space, respect for your own car, and respect for your own abilities. On-track is not the place to explore limits; it is the place to appreciate how you and your car can work together. Please ask for an instructor when you want to fine-tune your driving.
Our groups are just some folks with nice cars enjoying them in a controlled environment. We are a relaxed and happy bunch. However, rules are a necessity. As chief instructor, I try to keep rules and enforcement to a minimum. But bad on-track behaviour will not be tolerated. Safety for all cannot and will not be compromised by any individual.
We as instructors can often spot lapses in concentration, before the driver is even aware of it. Crashes are often caused by fatigue. If you find you have made two mistakes in one lap it is time to come in for a rest. On our days, there is lots of track time.
All of these safety rules will be outlined at the Driver's Meeting before anyone goes out on track.
Helmets are MANDATORY.
If you buy a helmet for driving events, make sure it is the latest newest model; Snell 2000 is the minimum standard. Crash standards go up every year and so does helmet technology, if you want protection get the best. Do not buy a used helmet. Helmets are a one-crash item. If dropped once, they are considered scrap. Do not buy a $20 helmet unless you have a brain valued at under $20.