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Frequently Asked Questions

Honda Ron Haslam Race School Experiences @ Donington Park

What time should I arrive at Donington?

You should plan to be at the circuit approximately 15 minutes before your sign on time as per your Booking Confirmation sheet to prevent missing your allocated course time.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND ANY EARLIER THAN THIS TIME AS WE ARE STRICTLY KEEPING NUMBERS TO A MINIMUM DUE TO COVID19 CIRCUMSTANCES.

Please ring ahead if you are running late.

Once at the Circuit, head for Gate 21 Paddock Entrance, come through the Security Gate and follow signs for Honda Ron Haslam Race School. We are located in Garage 39 Restaurant for all sign ons. Parking is free and available next to the garages in the Paddocks.

 ON ENTERING GARAGE 39 RESTAURANT FOR SIGN ON, YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A FACE COVERING WHICH IS STRICTLY TO BE WORN THROUGHOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH US. 

 A ONE-WAY SYSTEM WILL BE IN PLACE FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY PURPOSES THROUGHOUT AND TEMPERATURE CHECKS WILL BE TAKEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY. GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES WILL BE ADHERED TO THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON. 


What extra's are included with each course?

The course price includes hire of our bike, the complete kit from head to toe, *insurance & instruction.

*Basic insurance is provided for yourself and it also covers any damage of the bike should there be an incident on the day. 


Do I need to bring anything with me - kit, licence?

 DUE TO COVID19, WE STRONGLY ADVISE TO BRING YOUR OWN KIT. SHOULD YOU NOT HAVE ANY ITEMS OF KIT, YOU CAN STILL USE OURS BUT STOCK WILL BE LIMITED AS ALL ITEMS WILL BE STRICTLY USED ONCE ONLY ON EACH DATE. ALL ITEMS WILL BE DEEPLY SANITISED PRIOR AND AFTER USE. 

When using your own kit such as helmet, gloves and boots or the full kit, as long as your helmet has the ACU Approved British Motorcycle Sport gold sticker and your leathers are either a one piece or two-piece securely zip together, then this is acceptable by the race school and track terms. All personal kit is to be checked by our qualified staff before you go out on the circuit.

You do not need to provide your licence when signing on but ID can be requested if needed.


Are spectators allowed?

 DUE TO COVID19, WE ARE STRICTLY ALLOWING A MAXIMUM OF ONE GUEST PER PARTICIPANT ONLY AT THIS PRESENT TIME. 

ON TRACK & PREMIER COURSES: Once kitted up, clients are taken for a briefing that lasts approx. 20 minutes. Then they are taken as a Group through to the Pit Lane area to meet the Pit Lane Staff, introduced to their Instructors and for their courses to begin. Spectators are more than welcome to view from permitted areas on Pit Lane/Pit Wall, Redgate corner and Melbourne Loop for example.

ELITE COURSE: Once signed on, clients must be kitted up and ready in the Elite Room at their allotted time to be introduced to their Instructor. Spectators are more than welcome as above to view from permitted areas on Pit Lane/Pit Wall, Redgate corner and Melbourne Loop for example.

No animals are permitted anywhere on site, with the exception of guide/assistance dogs. Please speak directly with Donington Park race circuit for more details.


Are refreshments available?

The main dining area is located at Garage 39 Restaurant within the Paddocks with hot and cold food and drinks served throughout the day. Please follow MSV guidelines in line with COVID19.


Can I provisionally book/hold places?

We don't provisionally book or hold places without a £50 non-refundable deposit payment.

To secure all places we ideally require full payment on booking.


Are deposits refundable?

Deposits are non-refundable.

The final balance shall be payable by the customer no later than 21 days prior to the event.


Can I change my date?

Please make sure that you have booked the appropriate date, as any date changes will incur charges even for work related or family commitments.

Any changes must be received in writing 14 days outside the course date taking place. Please note, this only applies to the Learn to Ride, On Track and Premier Courses.

Premier Plus and Elite Courses - Please note that dates are non-transferrable and non-cancellable for these two courses.

A No Cancellation policy applies within the 14 days of the course date taking place as per our terms and conditions. Therefore, you cannot cancel your course within these 14 days. We are happy to accept a replacement person attending in your place if you can't attend your course for whatever reason. If in doubt, contact the office for more details.


Can you recommend any local accommodation?

Click here for local accommodation information.


How do I get to Donington?

The Circuit post code is DE74 2BN and it is located next to East Midlands International Airport and M1 Junction 24 (Nottingham South). Click here for more information.


Are photo's available?

Yes, Thrill Pic our circuit photographer attend all of our dates.

Photos can be booked, reviewed, purchased and collected on the day through Thrill Pic. Photos are not available once you leave the venue. For more information, please see www.thrillpic.com.


Are Go Pro cameras/helmet/body/bike cameras allowed on circuit?

We do not allow body, bike or helmet Go Pros/cameras on or off circuit with our race school. This is for health, safety & insurance reasons.

We do have a circuit photographer you can book photos with on the day and you can take them home with you. If any of your spectators have cameras they can film you from pit lane and various spectator areas.


How do I organise a Group / Corporate booking?

With a group booking we offer discounts.

Preferably, we advise to have one main point of contact who deals with the group / corporate booking, when contacting the office.

Private areas are available at an extra cost for groups of 10 or more. Please contact the office for further details on this.

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