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Le Mans Classic Update – LMC Track Time

  • Published March 1, 2016

Dear Club Member,

Le Mans Classic Update – LMC Track Time
We are pleased to advise that the organisers of the LMC 2016 have very generously stated that the Friday evening session for track laps, as per 2014, is going to be available for The GT40 Enthusiasts Club again at this year's LMC. The timing and length of track time availability is not precisely known at this moment but should occur between 9.00 & 10.20pm. Therefore, they should be daylight/dusk laps. GREAT NEWS I am sure you will agree!

BUT, if you feel you have to drive the full circuit and do not wish to participate in the Friday evening track session for whatever reason, you should note that there are "parade Laps" as in 2014 on both the Friday & Saturday Mornings. However, availability is limited for these "parade laps" and going fast.
We understand that the Saturday Morning laps are at approx. 08.00 and the Friday Morning session is between approx. 09.00 & 10.20. In 2014 these sessions were very busy and in a GT40 can be somewhat frustrating due to the relatively low average speeds attained with a crowded track. However, they do give a fabulous taste of the full circuit in race mode for those who may not have previously had this experience and/or do not want to participate in the faster Friday evening session. For reference it should be noted that the Friday Morning Session has the benefit of:
- less traffic outside of the circuit boundary so easier to enter the circuit
- less cars inside the track (around 3,000 whereas 85,000 on Saturday)
- Less stress for the GT40 owners on Saturday to enjoy all the races!
The Friday & Saturday Daytime Laps are available via our Travel Partner, Grandstand Motor Sports.

For the Friday Evening Track Time, you will need to register your interest, complete with Membership Number, with myself at pbrameld@aol.com Prices for Friday Evening have not yet been fixed but will be comparable with 2014 along with all the organizational requirements (helmets/briefings etc. you have come to know and love ;-) ). We are advised that there should be enough availability for most if not all GT40 members wishing to participate. However, it is always good to get your name down on the list early!

Cheers & Best Regards

Paul Brameld
Merchandise, Advertising and Le Mans Classic 2016 Co-ordinator

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