Start Racing

Motorsport is arguably the most exciting hobby you can pursue - and with around 30,000 competition licence holders in the UK, you'll be in good company!

The good news is you don't need a blank cheque to get started. Club racing offers superb competition, on a range of the UK's most-loved circuits, with a plethora of categories to choose from. MSVR's championships and series cover the whole spectrum from humble hatchbacks to state-of-the-art single seater racing cars, so take a look at the list and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

As MotorSport Vision's in-house trackdays department, MSV Trackdays (MSVT) can provide you with everything you need to get onto the grid. They can help you each step of the way - from your first trackday right up to going racing. This can also include developing your track driving and racing skills with their driver training packages before you sit your ARDS (the Association of Racing Drivers Schools) test to obtain a race licence.

The steps you need to take to get a licence and then go racing are outlined below:


General Track Days - Drive your own car on circuit and get a feel for the amazing journey ahead.


Driver Coaching - Learn from highly experienced current and ex-racer ARDS instructors. The quickest route to drive faster!


Purchase a Go Racing Pack - This pack covers your Motorsport UK racing licence fee for the first year and crucially contains your race licence application form. There is a USB stick explaining the initial rules of racing and useful info that will be included in the licence assessment in your ARDS test.


Book your ARDS licence test - Choose from a great selection of dates at many of our race circuits. The test includes a classroom session, written test and on-circuit driven assessment.

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You will need to purchase some essential safety equipment before you join the grid - as a minimum this could include fire-proof overalls, gloves, boots and crash helmet, and it is your responsibility to ensure these all meet the required safety standards. If they don't pass scrutineering, you won't be racing after all! 

The Trackday Trophy Series and EnduroKA are the perfect platforms to start racing - regulations and race formats are simple and designed to keep costs down. You'll find plenty of support and a great atmosphere!

  • Regulations and race formats are simple and designed to keep costs down
  • Plenty of track time
  • The UK's premier circuits
  • Helpful support and a great atmosphere

Don't forget, until you have taken part in six races, you will be required to carry the black and yellow novice cross on the back of your car.