"It is absolutely the perfect class to move up to outdoor racing and learn to be competitive."

Tim 2013

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What Happens on a "Taster Weekend"?

If you would like to attend a "taster weekend" you need to book with an email to us for a weekend selected from our Race Dates page on this site?

Once booked you will need to purchase a pair of race boots; race boots are those that protect the ankle.  The web is a good

place to source these for around £30.  We provide all of the other clothing for the driver, helmet, suit and race gloves, as

well as the kart ready to race.  All we need from you is the height of the driver so that we may prepare the correct seat

position, race suit size and gloves. Do not purchase your own equipment until you have discussed this with us, as not all

equipment available in the market place is legal for kart racing, particularly helmets!  


Our hire charges are £200 for the weekend plus VAT, for all of the equipment and coaching and assistance.  You will not

be on your own, a Protrain coach will be with you throughout the weekend offering driving and technical assistance.  

The driver's potential mechanic will also start to learn about the simple maintenance procedures that we follow during a race



Your weekend starts by you being at the circuit for 8:00am, having had location maps from us.  We check out the seat and

clothing fitting and check you in with the circuit. Weekend circuit fees vary between £65 for Fulbeck and £100 for Rissington

and Shenington  Once clocked in, we walk the circuit with the driver, so they get to know exactly the route that they

should  be taking.  


Other race classes need to have a driving test, an ARKS test, to permit a driver to race, not Tyro!  In Tyro a Protrain team

member watching the driver through practice will indicate to the officials that the driver is fast enough to race in safety.  

97% of the Tyro drivers have developed enough skill on the practice day to race on the Sunday!


The Saturday test day comprises of 5 sessions, where each class racing on the weekend have their own individual test sessions.  

This means the Tyro drivers being on the circuit about once an hour.  When the day comes to a close we sign on

for the race meeting and have the kart and the driver's equipment checked by a scruitineer.  If the meeting is noted as

"MSA" (Motor Sports Association) on the calendar you will need to fill in forms (we carry them) to obtain a licence for the

driver (free) and the guardian (£20) ready for the Sunday racing.  Whilst we carry the forms for this, you will require a

passport like photograph of the driver and the guardian.  A race meting noted as "Not" on the calendar does not

require a Karting UK licence.


On the Sunday we will arrange to meet, probably about 8:30am, and have everything ready for racing.  There will be a

"Driver's Briefing" when you will be told how the meeting is to be run and then a 3 lap test session, just to make sure everything is running nicely for the racing.  You will take part in three heats, when you will start from the back of the grid.  For the final the points you earned in the heats will decide your position on the grid.  Around 5:30pm the day will close with a prize giving for each of the race classes.


You all go home, tired out, but full of excitement.  Hanging in the air the question, is Tyro karting ideal for you?


Need more help then contact us on 07711606967 or email  steve@tyrokarting.co.uk

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