Track Day Check List

Part of your track day preparation will involve getting your documentation and equipment ready ahead of time.

In order to help me with this process. I’ve prepared a check list I use – this helps me to avoid leaving important things behind!

Paperwork / Money

  • Driving license
  • Indemnity forms; one for the organiser and one for the track
  • Credit card for fuel
  • Cash for hot food/drinks


  • Spare levers; clutch and brake
  • Spare gear change, rear brake pedal (on order!)
  • Exhaust baffle


  • Duct/gaffer tape
  • Set of spanners
  • Screwdrivers
  • Allen keys
  • Socket set
  • Torx bit + wrench (to fit baffle)


  • Tyre pump
  • Tyre pressure gauge

Lap timing / Video

  • Phone
  • Bluetooth GPS unit
  • Phone charger + car charging lead
  • GoPro camera
  • GoPro charging lead + spare battery


  • Fruit; apple and banana
  • Sandwiches
  • Chocolate/fruit bar (for quick energy)
  • Water (lots of it!)

Self Preservation

  • Earplugs
  • Helmet, leathers, gloves and boots
  • Waterproofs
  • Extra layers for riding and when hanging around the pits (for cold days)
  • Extra gloves; summer and winter pairs (depending on weather)
  • Plastic bags to store wet things

This list is designed for me riding to a track day. All the items above easily fit into a single backpack – although the tools and water can make it a heavier than I’d really like. Bring a small bottle of water and top it up throughout the day, or buy more bottles at the track for £1.50 (US$ 2.40) a time!

If you’re lucky enough to use a van to get your bike to and from the track then you can include a full set of tools, spare wheels, tyre warmers and paddock stands!


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