Parade Laps at the Le Mans Classic – Important information

By attending the Le Mans Classic you will have the rare opportunity to drive your own car on the full 8.5 mile circuit. If you are considering taking part please read following notes carefully.

The Parade Laps are NOT a track day but helmets are mandatory for all drivers and passengers taking part. If you need a helmet you can choose from the excellent range available in our shop.

You will need to be at your car 30 minutes before your session starts so that marshals can escort you to the holding area.

The time of the TVRCC session will not be known until the final timetable is confirmed.

You must not overtake the pace car at any time.

Stopping on the track is strictly forbidden but the pit lane will be open during each session. Nobody is allowed to join you or wait for you in the pit lane but you can get out of your car to swap drivers.

All drivers must be in possession of a valid driving licence.

When a car is trying to overtake you, you must hold your line. It is the responsibility of the car overtaking you to move around you.

You must not race.

You must not cross the lines marking the boundary of the track.

You must obey the instructions of the marshals at all times:

  • Yellow flag or light – Danger/slow down – Overtaking forbidden
  • Yellow flag or light – Danger/slow down – Overtaking forbidden
  • Green flag or light – End of problem – Session resumes
  • Red flag or light – Finish the lap and return slowly to the pit lane
  • We will send you a form supplied by the organisers which every driver must sign confirming they agree to the above before bookings for the Parade Laps can be accepted.

    Additional information

    A noise limit does not apply.

    You do not need any special documents, only your normal driving licence.

    There are no maximum or minimum speed limits. You are free to go at whatever speeds you are comfortable with. If you are concerned about the speed of other cars the track is wide enough to allow everyone to go at their own pace.

    If you want to overtake another car please do not encourage them to go faster than they want. Please wait for a safe place to pass and give other cars plenty of room.

    Please use your mirrors at all times.

    There are no compulsory insurance requirements. This is not a track day and the Parade Laps are not organised by a UK track day operator. It is up to each participant to arrange whatever insurance cover they feel appropriate.