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Can an under 17yr old get on track.

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Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby nedski » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:47 pm

My son has bought his first mx5. Is there a way he can get on track at 16.
If not it will be an 8 month track build until his driving test. If he passes lol

Thumbs up for choice of car though. I'll get some pics when we collect it.
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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:49 am

Lads race on track from a very early age from go karts upwards, i don't see a issue.
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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby paggers » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:11 am

I'm assuming he wants to drive his MX-5? In that case I think he might struggle to get on a track day. All the ones I have been on require a drivers licence to be able to take part.
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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby The Captain » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:38 am

Contact Nick at Mazda on Track, he will be able to advise you.
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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby steffydog » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:41 am

Call MSVT, they'll answer, but I'd say for road car on track, 17, as the web I go says sign on with driving licence.
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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby Colin S » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:16 am

Can't answer for track days but I suspect that the min is 17 with a RTA licence. (probably down to insurances/liability etc.)

For Motorsport in the UK firstly see link to MSA min ages for competition pages:-
http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/13/124_141_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_%28Licences%29_%28H%29.pdf

As you will see he can get a Race Licence at 16 There are also young drivers formulas but they tend to be one make series like the Ginetta juniors.

Passing an ARDS course is also a requirement, and there may be a minimum age for the Formula he enters. It also tends to get rather expensive.........

He can compete in Autotests and Autosolos, which are great fun and teach a great deal about car control, BUT not in the MX5 as the car has to be by definition a "touring car"

If he is interested in competing then I would suggest finding your nearest MSA affiliated Motor Club as they may well have events that are suitable even if he just goes along to help out until he has his RTA licence.

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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby nedski » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:11 pm

Thanks everyone.
Much as I thought. Either an expensive ARDS course and MSA licence or wait and pass his RTA test.

On the plus side he had been saving for the new X box one, but bought an MX5 instead. At least he will be out the bedroom eh.
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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby al_p » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:43 pm

if he has it as a project he will end up with a neat looking car for a 1st car ... if the insurance dont kill him :s
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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:16 pm

Thats what we did with our lad,his Mx/Roadster is called...."keep him off Playstation project" :wink: :bow-yellow: Insurance is going to be a major killer :doh: :sad: :eek:
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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby nedski » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:00 pm

Well here it his. His new Xbox. Bargain

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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:55 am

I lke those stripes :drool: they look like ghost stripes :think: ............"Daryl i have had an idea for yours spud" lol
tell him that he needs to join now and start his own build thread :handgestures-thumbup: :coffee:
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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby The Captain » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:52 am

nedski wrote:Well here it his. His new Xbox. Bargain

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Tidy looking, much better than an X Box.
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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby steffydog » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:04 am

Nice, I've never had a games consul.
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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby agent_orange » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:26 am

nedski wrote:Well here it his. His new Xbox. Bargain

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How much was that out of curiosity. Does look very good.

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Re: Can an under 17yr old get on track.

Postby binarypunk » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:35 pm

Indeed I learned my programming through sitting on my ar*e in front of PCs for the last 15 years or so... There's nothing to be learned from a closed environment like a console though, they are just time-killers and in my book, there's so little time in a lifetime that there's no point wasting it away.

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