#1 WHAT'S THE MINIMUM AGE?
Our bambino karts allow for drivers as young as 6.
#2 WHAT ARE YOUR OPENING TIMES?
We’re open every day except Christmas Day.
Mon-Fri 12pm – 10pm
Sat 9am – 10pm
Sun 9am – 10pm
We open at different times during school/bank holidays.
#3 WHERE ARE YOU?
It’s really easy to find us. We’re on Queensway in Rochdale, close to Castleton. We’re around the corner from Sandbrook Park and close to Williams BMW. From the M62, leave at J20 (Rochdale).
Our address is: Ensor Mill, Queensway, Rochdale, OL11 2NU.
#4 WHAT RACE FORMATS DO YOU HAVE?
#5 HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
For our adult (15+) and junior (14 and below) sessions it’ll cost per person £29.99 for 20 minutes, or £39.99 for 40 minutes.
If you are using our rental helmets you will need to purchase our hygiene pack which consists of a balaclava and gloves, this will cost £5.50 per pack.
For our bambino (age 6-7) modules it’ll cost £37 for an individual module or if you buy all 3 at once It’ll cost £90
Once completing the modules your child can move onto our arrive n drive bambino sessions, this’ll cost £27 for 15 minutes or £35 for 30 minutes. These are run on Tuesday evenings or Sunday mornings.
#6 CAN ADULTS AND KIDS GO ON THE TRACK AT THE SAME TIME?
No, not normally unless it is a pre-booked family track event. For safety reasons kids and adults do not compete on the track at the same time. The adult karts are more powerful than the kids’ karts, which means there is a big speed differential. It also means that lap times wouldn’t be fair.
#7 DO I NEED A BALACLAVA?
Yes, if you are using one of our helmets, a balaclava must be worn under the helmet. You can purchase your very own Team Karting cotton race balaclava for £4.
#8 CAN I USE MY OWN CRASH HELMET?
Yes, we’re happy for you to bring your own crash helmet, provided it meets or exceeds British and European standards, is free from cracks or other defects and has a clear visor. Open face helmets and dark visors are not allowed.
#9 WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You will need flat shoes or trainers. Boots or high-heeled shoes are not suitable footwear. We’ll provide you with a race suit, gloves and a helmet but you should wear sensible clothing. You won’t need to undress – the race suit goes over the top of your clothes. Remember that karting tracks are often very cold places, so we recommend you bring a coat and some layers with you, especially when spectating.
#10 WHAT KIND OF TRACK HAVE YOU GOT?
An awesome one. It’s indoors and it’s 100% tarmac. That means you won’t be slipping and sliding around on shiny concrete like you do at other tracks, this is the real deal. Tarmac is the ultimate karting experience. Our track is also very exciting, with some very fast straights, tight corners and challenging bends. You won’t coast to victory on our track – you need to earn your place on the podium!
#11 DO YOU HAVE A TRACK MAP?
#12 WHAT ARE YOUR KARTS LIKE?
We have BIZ Adult Karts with 200cc engines, with a maximum speed of around 40MPH. Our Junior karts have 120cc engines and also benefit from extra safety features, such as seatbelts and rollbars.
#13 HOW DO I BOOK?
You can choose date and time by booking online. Or just get in touch with us by phone and we’ll sort everything out for you. We’ll need to know what type of event you want, how many people you have and the dates/times you’re looking for.
#14 DO YOU DO CHILDREN’S PARTIES?
Yes, we’re the perfect venue for your child and their friends. We host dozens of parties every week. All children need to be 8-15 years old and at least 132cm tall. They’ll get a safety briefing, all race wear, track time, podium finish, timesheets and medals for the top 3. You’ll also have exclusive use of the party room, with pizzas and hotdogs and unlimited juice. Give us a call to discuss your requirements in detail.
#15 DO YOU RUN CORPORATE EVENTS AND TEAMBUILDING DAYS?
Yes, absolutely – we host hundreds of successful corporate track days every year. We have a wide range of event options, depending on the number of guests you’d like to invite and the race format you’d like to run. We can provide conference facilities and refreshments for your guests and we provide free WiFi. Please call us to discuss your requirements in detail.
#16 WILL I GET A SAFETY BRIEFING?
Yes, all visitors are required to have a safety briefing. Our briefings are conducted in person, by one of our track officials who will be able to answer any questions you have.
#17 WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?
We highly recommend arriving 30 minutes before your planned event. This will allow time to get you registered, give you the essential safety briefing and for you to get changed in to the racewear. We cannot guarantee that we can get you on the track if you do not arrive in good time and your booking may be at risk.
#18 WHAT DO THE TRACK FLAGS MEAN?
We use a number of flags and warning lights to make you aware of situations on the track. It is important that you understand what each of the flags mean. We cover this during your safety briefing when you visit us, but here they are for your reference:
The green flag The green flag is used to start your race or heat.
The red flag The red flag means stop. You should bring your kart to a controlled stop and then keep your foot on the brake. There may be a total obstruction on the track so be observant. Stay in your kart and wait until the condition is cleared.
The yellow flag The yellow flag means slow down to a walking pace and no overtaking. Stay in your current positions and drive very slowly around the track. Be aware that there may be an obstruction on the track you will need to drive around. Marshals may also be on the track. Maintain a slow speed until the condition is cleared.
The blue flag The blue flag is used to indicate that a faster driver is trying to pass you. In race conditions, this means the race leader is about to lap you. You should move off the racing line, allow the faster driver to pass and then move back on to the racing line to continue your race.
The black flag The black flag is used to either warn or disqualify drivers for inappropriate conduct. We have a list of track rules that we expect all drivers to uphold. Anybody flouting the rules will be removed from the track.
The chequered flag The chequered flag is used to indicate the end of your session, heat or event. You should continue driving competitively until you cross the finish line and pass the chequered flag. Once you have cross the line, you should drive to the pit lane.