Since its debut in 2010, the popular Trackday Trophy (TDT) Series has firmly established itself as the best place for enthusiastic track day drivers and novice racing drivers to start their racing career! Designed for production and production based Saloon, Hatchback and Sports cars, with a 45 minute pit stop race, TDT allows two drivers to share the cost, and the fun, while racing at some of the UK’s best racing circuits!!
As the in-house track day division for MotorSport Vision, we’ve been regularly asked “how do I get into motorsport” by our drivers. Conventionally there have been several hurdles into the sport, so at the end of the 2009 season we decided to start a series that makes it as easy as possible for new drivers to go racing. Our series is all about having fun with other like minded racers!
About the Series
Trackday Trophy is a series designed for production and production based Saloon, Hatchback and Sports cars.
We wanted to make a series that was fun and enjoyable for all concerned. so at the end of the 2009 season MSVT created the Trackday Trophy. The series focuses on having fun and this has filtered down through the teams that have already entered.
This may be racing but, the atmosphere in the paddock is all about having a good time, with teams helping each other out where they can to ensure (as much as possible) that all the cars make it to the grid.
Historically the TDT regulations have required at least one of the possible two drivers per team to be a novice (with less than six previous races) but following a major shakeup or the 2016 season this is no longer the case! This exciting change now means that all of our new drivers and teams will be able to share in the knowledge of the existing crop of experienced TDT racers.
The Novice Open Class Class also joins the popular Trackday Trophy class structure:
Novice Open Class twins the retention of a novice driver requirement (meaning at least one driver will have to have competed less than six races), with a wider and more accessible ‘open’ class (for all vehicles up to a maximum of 175bhp/ton) giving novice teams the perfect platform to enter the world of competitive motorsport.
Format and Pitstops
Each event consists of a 30 minute qualifying session followed by a 45 minute race, with qualifying and the race taking place on the same day to reduce overnight costs.
The races are designed with a mandatory pit stop, for teams of two drivers. This allows the costs of running the car to be shared – together with the excitement! (Although solo entries are also accepted).
Cars will run in four classes based on power to weight ratio of the vehicle. The class structure will be as follows but may be subject to change depending on entries.
Class B: 151 – 175 bhp/tonne
Class C: 126 – 150 bhp/tonne
Class D: Up to 125 bhp/tonne
Novice Open Class – Up to 175bhp/tonne
Guest/Invitation Class: Any other Production and Production based Saloon, Hatchback and Sports car that we have given permission to join the championship or single event.