Le man classic club lap

Le man classic club lap

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Bd80

Original Poster:

1 posts

48 months

Wednesday 13th June
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Hi all,
Just read that all drivers and passengers will need to wear helmets on the club laps ! Is this new for this year as previously I’ve never worn one. Sorry if this has already been discussed, just trying to clarify as I don’t own one !! Any response appreciated

Mattster67

1 posts

38 months

Wednesday 13th June
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Yep, new this year after a few bumps in 2016.

collieek

47 posts

124 months

Thursday 14th June
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It,s a PITA going to take up quite a bit of luggage space my other half is not a happy bunny.

VladD

7,220 posts

197 months

Thursday 14th June
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Someone needs to set up a quick crash helmet rental company.

struttob

343 posts

81 months

Thursday 14th June
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Having seen some of the "Rock Ape" driving last time I am not surprised they have introduced this !
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fatboy18

15,357 posts

143 months

Monday 18th June
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Unlike Silverstone Classic, driving Le mans and Spa classics can be very fast.
I have been well into 3 figures driving Le mans and Spa. But it all depends if you get a good gap in the cars.
Also there are many different powered cars driving the track at the same time!

Some people want to poodle round others (myself included) want to actually drive the track a a fair pace without risk of a speeding ticket and we are not subject to the usual noise regulations of English Circuits.
When I go out on track, I check tire pressures, wheel nuts, wear a race suit and driving shoes and Full face helmet and gloves. I take it, and my safety seriously.

Worst driving I have ever witnessed was a guy in a porsche boxster pull up alongside the pit wall and wait for his mate to catch up! meanwhile other cars were going by him at over 100mph!
You also have to remember that you will not have insurance driving the track, so make sure you are covered wink
My friend also had her windscreen cracked by a Gopro camera which fell off another car driving the track, (there was no secondary tether on it).

So if you do decide to go on Track, be very mindful of other faster cars and Drivers.
You don't have to play follow my leader, cars may overtake you on any side!