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Rules and Behaviour

General rules

 

  • Drivers: Drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Passengers:  Passengers must be at least 16 years old.
  • Safety briefing: Attendance of the safety briefing is mandatory for everyone  who is driving the circuit. The briefings are organized before the track is opened.  After attending the briefing drivers are issued a wristband. People who do not attend the briefing do not receive a wristband and officials will deny them access to the track.
  • NO unneeded stops on the track, no driving in reverse direction or other generally  unsafe activities are allowed. These will all lead to immediate removal from the track or circuit and dismissal with NO REFUND.
  • Speed limit in the pit-lane is 60km/h. This is for everyone’s safety.
  • No one is to enter the track without express permission from the marshals.

Pets are NOT permitted at the circuit facilities.

Driving slowly is NOT dangerous. It are the drivers who are OFF the line that are dangerous. Please pay attention during the familiarisation laps as the instructors will show you the line that you should be on.

If a faster driver wants to overtake you – then it is THEIR RESPONSIBILITY to go off the line and get around safely. The driver being overtaken should not be affected in any way. The OVERTAKER must make sure they are well clear of the other car before moving back onto the line.

If you are the driver being overtaken – just relax and pretend they are not there. Also, do not stare at the back of their cars after they overtake you – just go about your business.

If you are in a fast car, but know you are holding people up in the turns, let them pass you on the straights. Check your ego at the gate.

As long as everyone is on the same line, and the faster drivers use their heads and overtake in safe areas, then we will all have a GREAT day.

 

Overtaking

Unless mentioned otherwise:
NO OVERTAKING in corners
NO OVERTAKING in braking zones
OVERTAKING is allowed LEFT and RIGHT side
SLOW CARS can/should stay on their ideal line
FAST CARS overtake slower cars by leaving the ideal line

All passes must be clean. It is the FASTER car’s responsibility to make a clean pass, and not force the car being passed to make an adjustment.

 

Marshalls and flaggs

There are plenty of marshals on the track to guide you during the day. Please respect the FLAGS they will use and show you during the day. At ANY TIME, you should respect the flags shown by the marshals!

  • GREEN FLAG: start or restart of the session, go ahead
  • YELLOW FLAG: danger ahead, slow down, NO OVERTAKING
  • BLUE FLAG: faster car approaching (which will overtake you)
  • RED FLAG: session stopped, slow down, return to pit, NO OVERTAKING
  • CHECKERED FLAG: end of session, slow down, return to pit, NO MORE OVERTAKING

If for any reason you want to move your car away from the ideal line to a side of the track, e.g. to let pass faster cars, use your indicators well ahead.
If you are making slow laps on purpose (warming up lap, cooling off laps, returning your damaged car to the pit…): keep your “slower than normal car” on the side and put your car’s warning signs on until you reach the pit-lane.

 

Marshalls and flaggs

Come to the track well rested, well fed, well hydrated, and ready for a fun-filled day! Getting everything ready the night before is NOT a good idea.
Show up sober. The use of drugs, alcoholic drinks or anything which might influence your driving skills in a negative way during the track day is totally out of the question and forbidden!

 

Protective clothing

There is a very good saying that pretty much covers this whole section: “Dress for the crash, not for the ride.” This is not meant to frighten  you, but you should ask yourself what would you want to be wearing IF you were to crash. This pretty much goes for every time you get on to the track.

  • HELMET – An UNDAMAGED helmet which fits  well, for BOTH DRIVER AND PASSENGER
  • SLEEVES – wear a shirt or jacket with long sleeves. In case of a crash, exploding airbags might leave skin wounds on uncovered arms and legs.
  • SHOES – driver and passenger should wear comfortable, closed shoes. Slippers are not allowed. For drivers, shoes with strong profiled soles are definitely not a good idea since they might cause failure handling of rapidly switching throttle and brake pedals.

Contact Information

Map for L93 53520 Nürburg Germany