Duty of Care Statement:
"As organizers, we have made things as safe as reasonably practicable. You need to be aware that Motorcycle track riding can be dangerous. If for any reason you are uncomfortable with this risk or have any concerns, you need to raise them directly with our team as soon as possible.
If our team cannot alleviate your concerns, you should not participate in this event."
1. The minimum license requirement is a FULL Motorcycle Licence.
The minimum licence requirement to participate in HD Moto Experience Days is a full motorcycle license (issued by the NZTA) or a valid MNZrace license.
2. All riders must ensure they book into the correct group for their riding ability.
All riders must ensure they book into the correct group for their riding ability. While riding in the respective groups, participants are expected to ride in accordance with the guidelines for each group. Should any riders be found to have deliberately booked into an incorrect group for their riding ability, they may be forced to sit out sessions awaiting possible availability in a correct group. This will be strictly enforced. There are no transfers or refunds available for missed sessions should this situation arise.
All new participants to HD Moto Experience days will be required to book into the ‘Red’ (novice) group for their first day or until the trainers deem fit to sign you off to move to the next group.
You will stay in the experience group chosen for the entire experience day. Hampton Downs Motorsport Park reserves the right to move you into a different speed group, should they see fit or remove you from the track.
3. All participants ride at their own risk, whether riding in all or part of their sessions. All Participants accept that there is a risk of serious injury and or death when participating in a motorcycle track day.
All participants ride at their own risk, whether riding in all or part of their sessions. All participants should consider their own riding ability, condition of their equipment, and possible track conditions before riding.
4. Addition of a Chicane
A chicane has been added into the track for all HD Moto Experience days. It is in place to help wash off speed prior to coming down the main straight.
5. All riders must be present for the compulsory morning Safety Briefing.
All riders must be present for the compulsory morning safety briefing. Any rider who does not attend will not be allowed on the track until another briefing can be arranged. Attendance of safety briefing must be verified before the Rider enters the Track (currently by 2nd Wrist band &Bike sticker)
6. Riders are not permitted to hand over their booking to another rider before, or during an event.
Riders are not permitted to hand over their booking to another rider, either in part or in full, at any time before, or during an event.
7. All participants are responsible for ensuring their motorcycle is suitable and is in a track-worthy condition.
All participants are responsible for ensuring their motorcycle is in a roadworthy / track-worthy condition and capable of passing machine examination prior to attending the event. Riders must ensure their machine is in track worthy condition before they arrive at the track. They will ensure all parts are securely fitted and fastened, no sharp edges, with no leaks of any fluids. Mirrors must be removed or fully covered.
High speed track riding imposes considerable loads on brakes and tyres. These will be inspected to ensure they are suitable for the days event.
All machines will be checked by an approved HD Moto Bike Checker. Your machine will be required to meet the bike check. If the machine is in an acceptable condition, it will be given a headlight sticker for the days event. This sticker must be fixed onto the headlight of the bike. All machines must show a sticker at pit exit before being granted access to the track. The rider is 100% responsible for their machine and maintaining its condition before and during the event.
This bike health check is in no way a comprehensive check and is purely to assess your bikes track worthy condition. Hampton Downs is in no way liable for any mechanical failure of your bike or not be held responsible for any incident that arrives from any mechanical failure of your bike.
If your motorcycle is not deemed safe by our bike checkers, you will not be allowed out onto the track. Please note there will be no refunds if this scenario is to occur.
8. Minimum riding gear requirements.
All riders are required to meet the minimum riding gear requirements but are always recommended to the best track gear possible. Refer to Matrix below.
Riding Gear Requirements for HD Moto
Helmets: Full face road helmet, compliant with New Zealand Standard NZS 5430, Australian Standard AS 1698, U.S Department of Transportation DOT FMVSS218, Economic Commission for EuropeECE22.05, Snell Memorial Foundation SNELL M2020 or FIM. They must be in good condition with no visible damage. They must not have any external items added to the helmet, notably Camera’s but also intercoms/stickers or decorations.
Gloves: Must be designed for motorcycle use, must have no holes or visible damage. Must overlap the sleeves of the rider’s jacket.
Boots: Must be specifically designed for motorcycle use, and must have no holes or visible damage. Must be long enough to overlap the rider's pants. (No work boots, steel caps or trainers allowed).
Leathers: One-piece leathers are recommended for all riders, however 270° split leathers are accepted for all groups (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow). For clarification, 270° leathers are split leather that must be joined by a zip that covers 270 degrees and has leather covering the zip. Textiles or jeans of any type are not permitted on track at any time.
KneeSliders: Plastic Knee Sliders are recommended. Metal Knee Sliders are not to be used on track due to the sparks.
One piece leathers/airbag leathers are the strongest and are recommended above all else.
Back braces are required and must cover spine entirely. Chest protectors are highly recommended for all riders.
You will be required to declare you have all of the correct PPE upon sign-in. Spot checks will be undertaken by the Hampton Downs team on the day. Hampton Downs reserves the right to deny entry to the circuit if they are not satisfied with the rider's PPE.
Please note: Hampton Downs Motorsport Park reserves the sole right to judge the suitability and condition of the riders riding gear.
9. Recording devices allowed on circuit
Video recording devices are allowed at HD Moto days. To ensure your devices are fitted appropriately and will pass scrutineering, please see the camera policies on the Hampton Downs Motorsport Parks website. The camera and mounting must be presented at scrutineering.
10. The consumption of alcohol and use of illegal substances is strictly prohibited.
The consumption of alcohol and use of illegal substances is strictly prohibited on HD Moto days. Any person found consuming (or to be affected by)alcohol or drugs, will not be permitted to participate in the event. No refunds will be given under any circumstances, and perpetrators risk being expelled from the venue and refused participation in future events. Hampton Downs Motorsport Park reserves the right to subject riders to random breath testing and / or checking for the influence of drugs.
It is your responsibility to be in fit condition to ride on the day. Due to the high concentration requirements, Hampton Downs Motorsport Park strongly recommends a good night’s sleep and abstaining from alcohol and drugs (always,but specifically) the night before your event. This does not include prescribed medication which is endorsed by your physician as being non-detrimental to your participation in this activity.
11. All participants are responsible for ensuring any utilized equipment is in a safe working condition.
All participants are responsible for ensuring any equipment used during HD Moto days is in safe working condition. This includes all wiring and electrical items being compliant with relevant New Zealand Standards (this may include having leads tested and tagged). Compressors, generators and other tools and equipment must be maintained and in a safe working condition. Electrical items such as tyre warmers must be plugged into power boards fitted with RCD (Residual Current Device) protection; double adaptors are not to be used. HD Moto Days may request equipment be taken out of use if not considered to meet the above standards.
12. All participants are to abide by the Safe Handling of Fuel Guidelines.
All participants are to abide by the safe handling of fuel guidelines. Strict guidelines must be followed concerning the amount of fuel permitted in garages (20L per rider), the suitability of fuel containers (labelled and New Zealand Standards compliant), and safe refueling procedures including spill mats or trays (avoidance of spills and ignition sources). These guidelines will be on display at the circuit on the day of the event. Any spill must be cleaned up immediately and reported to the track manager.
13. Hampton Downs cannot control weather conditions.
If an HD Moto Experience Day is cancelled before midday due to poor weather conditions, all riders can transfer their booking to another full track day at no additional cost. Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather conditions, if an HD Moto Experience Day is cancelled post lunchtime the remaining sessions will not be refunded.
Hampton Downs Motorsport Park accepts no responsibility should an event be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, including (but not limited to) extreme weather conditions.
Should there be stoppages during the day due to incidents, breakdowns, inclement weather, or any other issue that could reasonably be considered outside of HD Moto Days control, there will be no reimbursement, reschedule or compensation for any missed track time in any way, shape or form.
15. Failing to attend/ Being unfit to ride.
Hampton Downs Motorsport Park accepts no responsibility if a rider fails to attend, cannot ride, is unfit to ride, or chooses not to ride in all or part of the day - regardless of the reason (including, but not limited to; weather conditions; work requirements; motorcycle problems; family crisis; and health problems). There are no refunds or reschedules either in part or in full, including hire equipment.
Riders may reschedule or cancel their booking (excluding group bookings) provided this is completed more than one week (7 days) prior to the event. Within one week (7 days) prior to an event no refunds will be given, reschedules may be made by discretion of Hampton Downs.
However, HD Moto Days will allow a rider to transfer a position to another rider, provided the rider taking the position fits the criteria for the booked riding group, and the day has not started. You can do this by contacting the Hampton Downs Motorsport Parks office prior to the event or by speaking with registration staff on the morning of the event. The new rider must fit the same criteria as the rider who cannot attend.
17. Incidents or near misses:
Any rider who has been, seen or experienced a near miss or accident, is required to report to race control or a Hampton Downs team member and let us know. Hampton Downs Motorsport Park wants to ensure the safety of all riders, spectators, and staff.