OTP Frequently Asked Questions

Motorcycle requirements 

  1. Headlights, taillights, signals DO NOT have to be taped up unless they contain glass.
  2. Glass headlights must be taped.
  3. Mirrors must be taped or removed.
  4. Your bike must be in good mechanical condition.
  5. It should have NO fluid leaks.
  6. You do NOT have to change your engine coolant.
  7. No loose fasteners, bodywork, bolts etc.
  8. Tires must be in good condition.
  9. All levers and controls must operate freely. Throttle must SNAP BACK to the off position when released.
  10. Brakes must function within recommended tolerances.

Rider Requirements

  1. Must wear a DOT or Snell approved full face helmet (no flip up helmets allowed).
  2. 1 or 2 piece leather suits that zip together are highly recommended. Aerostich/Textile/Cordura/Balistic type Touring and Sport suites are acceptable as long as they zip together and have armour, but only in Novice group.
  3. Must have proper motorcycle riding gloves that go at least one inch above the wrist such as Alpinestars GP Plus, GP Pro, or GP Tech gloves
  4. Must wear motorcycle boots that go at least four inches above the ankle. No slip on boots, work boots, hiking boots, or running shoes. A good example is Alpinestars SMX4 or SMX5 or touring equivalent.

Full Day schedule

At 8:40am we will hold a MANDATORY riders meeting in front of the Argyll motorsports tent where we will go over the Rules of the Track and relay important track related information.
After this meeting the track will go “GREEN” and the Expert group (Group 1) will head out for their 15 minute session.
Intermediates (Group 2) will be up next for their 15 minute session.
Up next is Novice (Group 3).
Then the OTP SCHOOL SESSION IS UP.  That rotation will follow throughout the day.

Track night schedule

At 4:30 pm we will hold a MANDATORY riders meeting in front of the Argyll motorsports tent where we will go over the Rules of the Track and relay important track related information.
After this meeting the track will go “GREEN” and the Expert group (Group 1) will head out for their 15 minute session.
Intermediates (Group 2) will be up next for their 15 minute session.
Up next is Novice (Group 3).
Then the OTP SCHOOL SESSION IS UP.  That rotation will follow throughout the day.

Rainout policy

OnTrack Performance riding School, HardNoX trackdays, And Castrol Raceway maintain a “rain or shine” policy, meaning we run regardless of any weather conditions excluding snow or ice on the track. However, OTP schools would never require riders to ride under unsafe conditions. Each rider must appear at the track unless otherwise notified by OTP or HardNoX trackdays or they will be treated as a “no show” and forfeit their payment to OTP schools. In the event that the weather conditions are unsafe, OTP schools will endeavor to contact all riders and we may issue credits for future events.

What do you need to bring?

 As a minimum, bring chairs to sit on while other riders are on the track, hat, sun glasses, sunscreen, bug spray and something to snack on. Bring your own gas. Gas is not available at the track!