Welcome
to the world of knowledge
from Speer Racing

At school, the only threat is punitive work or even detention. However, poorly taught racetrack knowledge can quickly cost you a lot of money or cause you a huge boo-boo. To prevent this from happening in the first place, you'll find everything you need to know here to shine on and off the racetrack.

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To make things quicker for everyone, you can download the necessary documents here. Please bring them to the event completely filled out. We have also prepared a few videos for you here, which will make it even easier for you to get started in the world of motorsport with Speer Racing. Just take a look. It's worth it.

 

You can find helpful videos on driver briefings and instructor training here. Just have a look.

 

The motto on the race track is "behave properly for a lot of fun".
What this means in detail, you should read here in good time before the start.

  • Please behave during the entire event in such a way that other participants are not endangered by your behaviour.
  • During the entire duration of the event, the instructions of the SRS (Speer Racing GmbH Sportveranstaltungen) staff and the track operators must be followed without fail.
  • There is an absolute ban on alcohol (0.0 per mille). Drinking alcohol, taking drugs or medication that impairs driving ability is prohibited for the entire day.
  • In training and possibly also in the races, riders with different speeds can meet each other. Mutual consideration and special caution are the order of the day.
  • There is no stopping on the track. No matter what the reason. Danger to life!
  • We offer you at least one riders' meeting at every event, where you will be informed about the valid rules, the daily schedule and any special features. Attendance is also strongly recommended for experienced participants.
  • Following these basic rules is essential to ensure safety. In the event of violations, we, Speer Racing GmbH, are entitled to exclude you from participation in the event without further warning. A refund or reduction of the participation fee will not be made in these cases.

When driving, the marshals are responsible for alerting you to hazards on the track. Race control can also communicate with participants via flag signals. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that you know - and of course respect - the flag signals used!

 

Yellow Flag

Dangerous area, drive carefully, reduce speed slightly and predictably, be ready to brake. Under a yellow flag, overtaking is absolutely prohibited until the signal is lifted again by a green flag.

 

Yellow-Red flag

Caution, slippery track. There is oil, petrol or cooling water on the track. Adjust speed. The signal is also shown when it starts to rain.

 

Blue flag

A faster vehicle is approaching from behind and wants to overtake. For example, when lapping. Let the vehicle overtake and, if necessary, leave the racing line. Take care when merging into racing traffic.

 

Black flag

In addition to the black flag, the relevant start number is displayed. Disqualification of the driver concerned or defect on the vehicle. Complete the lap quickly and leave the track. Report to the race control.

 

Red flag

The training session or the race must be stopped for an important reason. Give hand signals to the chaser, reduce speed and complete the lap quickly in order to leave the track. Of course, overtaking is absolutely prohibited under the red flag.

 

White flag

A slow vehicle is on the track. Usually ambulance or track marshal. Pay increased attention, be ready to brake and adjust speed.

 

Green flag

Dangerous spot passed, all previous flag signals cancelled - free passage. At the flying start, the green flag is waved at the height of the start-finish line. Overtaking is only allowed after passing the line!

 

Black and white chequered flag

The practice or race is over. Complete the lap quickly and leave the track. Do NOT reduce speed abruptly - there may still be following vehicles in the slipstream!

 

Every participant is obliged to protect himself/herself from the consequences of a fall or similar by wearing optimal protective clothing! Suitable protective clothing is mandatory at all our events; for events where participants ride on a race track:

 

Integral helmet
Undamaged, no mounted cameras or intercoms

 

Leather suit
Permitted are one-piece leather suits with protectors as well as two-piece suits that are connected to each other by means of a zip.

 

Gloves
There must be an overlap between the leather glove and the sleeve. The gloves must be equipped with protectors.

 

Back protector

A back protector is mandatory.
This must cover the entire back and reach at least to the pelvis. Placeholder foam does not count as a protector. You can find more information here

 

Motorbike boots

Overlap of boot to combination must be given. The boot must go at least over the ankle and be equipped with protectors.

 

Breast protector
Not compulsory, but strongly recommended from experience. Either hard shell or foam protector. You can find more info here

 

For training sessions that take place outside of race tracks (e.g. driving safety training, lean angle training), textile clothing is also permitted, provided it has protectors. Following these basic rules is essential to ensure safety. In case of violations, Speer Racing GmbH is entitled to exclude the participant from the event without further warning. A refund or reduction of the participation fee will not be made in these cases.

 

On the race track, rider and motorbike are moving at the limit - therefore it is essential that the motorbike is in the best possible condition and is optimally prepared.

  • Mirrors and number plates must be removed.
  • Turn signals, headlights and rear and brake lights must be covered extensively with opaque tape and be without function.
  • Caution: Always switch off the headlights or pull the fuse, otherwise plastic lenses may be damaged when masking!
  • The driving noise must not exceed the respective limit value applicable for the race track.
  • The allocated start number must be attached to the vehicle so that it is clearly visible from the front.
  • Objects attached to the vehicle, such as suitcases and other protruding parts on the vehicle, must be removed before the start of the event.
  • Cameras may only be mounted on the motorbike, not on the body, helmet or anything else. They must be secured with a second safety device so that they remain on the motorbike should the bracket become loose or break.
  • On multi-day events, the oil drain plug must also be secured with wire and only pure water (no antifreeze) may be in the cooling system.
  • Tyres and tyre pressure must be adjusted to the respective temperature and track. Our on-site race service is always on hand to offer advice and assistance!
  • Not compulsory, but our absolute recommendation: fit a Leverguard to the brake lever to protect yourself from the front brake slamming shut!

  • We offer at least one riders' briefing at every event, during which information is provided on the valid technical regulations, the daily schedule and any special features. This riders' meeting is compulsory for all participants!

You alone are responsible for the proper technical condition of your vehicle. Following these basic rules is essential to ensure safety. In the event of violations, we, Speer Racing GmbH, are entitled to exclude you from participation in the event without further warning. A refund or reduction of the participation fee will not be made in these cases.

Please check the shelves during the event:

  • Brakes, pads, brake calipers (mounting)
  • Wheels, tyres, axle nuts, air pressure
  • Chain, sprocket, chain wheel, lubrication
  • Oil level, tightness of the engine
  • Cooling circuit
  • Attachments, cladding, fastenings

Due to the increasing number of private motor sport events, there is more and more harmful noise pollution around the tracks for people and the environment. That is why more and more tracks are tightening up their noise regulations.

Why noise restrictions?

Hardly any topic is more hotly debated than noise regulations, which are being introduced and tightened on more and more routes. In the following, we inform you about the most important facts and show you which measures have to be taken on which track in order to comply with the noise regulations. Race tracks require an operating permit. This operating permit regulates what is permitted and what is not.

Noise regulations are official regulations - not regulations arbitrarily thought up by the track or even an organiser to annoy someone! If the operating permit is taken away, there is no more driving at all. Therefore, all parties involved - from the participant to the organiser to the track operator - must do everything to ensure that the operating permit is not jeopardised. It must therefore be in the interest of all of us to comply with the official noise regulations in order to secure the future of our sport. And even a few transgressions can cause real problems for all of us!

A word about the so-called "noise days": It is true that tracks have days with relaxed noise regulations. However, these days are reserved for events of special interest (e.g. MotoGP, F1, DTM, concerts, historic events ...). These noise days are very rare and are only allocated by the track for events that could not be held under normal noise regulations.

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Speer Racing ensures maximum safety at all events. Track marshals, generous crash zones and well-equipped medical teams are always part of the package. Nevertheless, there is always a certain residual risk in motorsport. That's why you can take out accident insurance with us for every single event, which takes into account all the risks of a motorsport event.

Just in case
With the accident insurance, both participation in free practice and the racing risk are included. The insurance cover begins when the driver enters the race track and ends when the driver leaves the track. In the event of an accident resulting in permanent physical damage (disability), the insurance pays a certain amount, depending on the degree of disability; in the case of total disability, the benefit is 400,000 euros. A death benefit of 10,000 euros is also insured. In the event of an accident, you - you and your dependents - are thus at least financially protected to a certain extent.

The deductible is 25%. This means that no benefits are paid by the accident insurance if the degree of disability is up to 25%! Full benefits are paid from 25% disability onwards (insurance conditions - as of 2021).

How can I insure myself?
You can book insurance directly via our system when you register. We will take care of everything else for you. Together with your confirmation, you will receive a confirmation of the amount you are insured for at our training. The insurance can still be taken out after registration in writing, by phone or directly with us at the event.

However, the insurance cover is only valid if the insurance premium has been paid in advance by bank transfer or direct debit or in cash on site.

Costs:
The premium per rider per day is 20 euros for a sum insured of 400,000 euros (in the event of 100% disability) and a death benefit of 10,000 euros.

Time is precious - and the long journeys to the race tracks cost a lot of it. That's why Speer Racing offers you a transport service for your motorbike to your favourite tracks - in some cases together with proven logistics professionals.

 

Transport prices:
Our transport prices consist of a basic fee of 70 euros and a kilometre-based charge. We charge 25 cents per kilometre from Reutlingen to the destination. You can find out the exact prices directly when booking your appointments.

 

As a rule, transport is provided by Speer Racing from / to Reutlingen. You can find all information in our Info-PDF.

At selected events, transport is provided by our partner BNO Exklusivtransporte. You can drop off your bike and equipment at four loading points ("North": Vechta; "Middle" Altendiez; "South" Forstern, Reutlingen) and save yourself some distance. All information can be found in BNO's Info-PDF!

All kinds of questions arise around the racetrack - we have tried to answer at least a few here. We are of course happy to receive suggestions and additions! And if something still remains unanswered, we will be happy to help you by phone, fax or e-mail.

Will the event be cancelled if it rains?
We only cancel an event if the weather is unacceptable, i.e. if there is a sudden snowfall or freezing rain. Of course, in this case you will get your money back. However, if you decide that the weather is too bad for you, our normal cancellation policy applies.

I have an unlicensed motorbike. Can I use it on the race track?
Yes!

Do I need liability insurance?
Liability insurance is not mandatory. In the event of an accident, however, it saves a lot of money and trouble. Be sure to ask your insurer whether motorsport is covered. This also applies to your private accident insurance!

I would like to register several drivers at the same time. What is the best way to do this?
If everyone already has a customer account with us, everyone can register via this account. Otherwise, it is best to send us an email with the following data of each rider: first name, last name, date of birth, address, telephone number or email address as well as the desired route, group and additional services (e.g. insurance, transport, transponder...).

Will I receive any papers from you after registration?
After registration, you will receive an email with your registration confirmation and payment request. After we have received your payment, we will send you the booking or participation certificate by email. About a week before the event, you will receive a reminder email with all the relevant information about the date and route.

Can I stay overnight in the paddock?
Overnight stays are possible on all our circuits (except Anneau du Rhin). We recommend a caravan. Setting up tents could cause problems because of the asphalt surface. Those who wish can also stay overnight in their rented box.

I'm sleeping in a hotel. Can I store my motorbike with you?
We offer collective boxes for all those riders who don't need a whole box for themselves. Here your bike and accessories will find a place for the night and you will meet lots of new people.

Can I reserve a box via your booking system?
Yes, you can reserve either a whole box, a box strip or a place in the collection box when booking, depending on the route.

I'm bringing friends/my partner, but we'll be arriving separately - can you issue us with a document for the track entrance?
It is best to pass on the printed registration confirmation to your fans, so that everyone can pass through the entrance control without any problems.

Can I book an instructor for a training session if I am not quite sure about the line?
Of course you can. Just contact our office staff when you book the event. They can then recommend an instructor. Part of the concept of our Toni Mang trainings is that you can approach the instructors directly and work on your technique as you wish.

Do you offer the possibility of a track inspection?
The tracks are always open for pedestrians, bicycles, roller skates, etc. as soon as the ride is over. The walk-through will be led by an instructor. Attention: Outside the scheduled turns, neither motorbikes nor other motorised vehicles are allowed on the track!

I am an absolute newcomer to the racetrack - what should I definitely have in my luggage?
First of all, the obvious: the prescribed safety clothing and a technically flawless motorbike. At the race track, the following will serve you well: a roll of opaque tape, cable ties, Allen keys, drinks and snacks. If you're travelling with a trailer or caravan, you might also have room for: an extension cable, petrol cans, funnel for decanting, a somewhat broader tool set. Spare parts and tyres at the events are provided by our race service.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.