TLF News Posted November 8, 2022 Report Share Posted November 8, 2022 Zolder maybe in the shadow of its more illustrious counterpart at Spa-Francorchamps but nevertheless Belgium’s first purpose-built circuit is great it its own right. With plenty of history and some fantastic corners it really is a circuit thats worth visiting. Open Pit Lane – what else would you want! General circuit information: HERENoise limit: 98db Drive By at track side * Noise Limits Static test – A noise meter is placed at a 45 degree angle to the exhaust outlet and 50cm away. The car is then held at 3/4 of its maximum rev limit and the highest reading recorded is the cars recorded noise output for the day. A static limit of 105db is very high and very few cars have an issue with this. At 98db cars with a cat, std factory manifolds and exhausts will generally be ok. Anyone with a very loud exhaust/manifold should be careful. Drive by – This test is recorded at track side as the car is moving at track speed. Depending on the circuit the reading will be taken between right next to the track and up to 20 meters away. Cars with forced induction tend to have more issues with drive by, even though they tend to pass static tests as the s/c or turbo’s only kick in when run at speed. There are many things that affect drive by readings from wind direction, air temperature, how low the cloud cover is or even what line you are driving. Close Format: Open Pit Lane Format A sessioned event means that the day will be structured into usually 3 separate groups which take it in turns to go out on track for a set time, normally 20 minutes. Each car will be restricted to their group for the duration of the day. Drivers are generally allocated a group depending on their experience level or type of car. An Open Pit Lane event means that cars are free to go out onto the track when they choose (providing the circuit limit or our normally reduced limit has not been reached). Close Experience level: All levels Experience Levels All levels: Everyone Beginner: 1st ever track day Novice: 1-5 track days without a major circuit Intermediate: 5+ track days including a major circuit Advanced: Attended a number of open pit lane days at a range of circuits Close Important participant & vehicle information: Please read Participant & Vehicle Information Clothing must fully cover arms & legs. Crash helmets must be in good condition and suitable for circuit driving in a car. (Convertible/flip-up helmets are not permitted) ANY vehicle without a hard top or fixed roof will require occupants to wear full face helmets. Alcohol must not be consumed, including at lunch time. 2 seater sports cars only – for a full list of accepted vehicles please click here. All drivers must be 21 – 75 years old (2nd drivers 21 – 70). Final instructions will be emailed out 3 days before the event. Close Price: £260/299€ until 1/1/2023 then 350€ before rising to final price2nd Driver: Free until 1/1/2023 then 30€ / 3rd Driver: 75€ 2nd Driver & Passenger Information LoT club members may have up to 3 passengers free of charge on all events, upon presentation of a valid membership card at sign on. Second drivers: must be 21-70 years old, no exceptions. Passengers: must be 18-75 years old, no exceptions. All 2nd & 3rd drivers where accepted must register in advance of the day, sign on, attend a briefing before the sighting laps commence and participate in the sighting laps. We do not accept 3rd drivers on all events – please check individual booking pages. All drivers and passengers please see FAQ for other requirements. Close Passengers: Free 2nd Driver & Passenger Information LoT club members may have up to 3 passengers free of charge on all events, upon presentation of a valid membership card at sign on. Second drivers: must be 21-70 years old, no exceptions. Passengers: must be 18-75 years old, no exceptions. All 2nd & 3rd drivers where accepted must register in advance of the day, sign on, attend a briefing before the sighting laps commence and participate in the sighting laps. We do not accept 3rd drivers on all events – please check individual booking pages. All drivers and passengers please see FAQ for other requirements. Close Crash Helmet: Advance booking only – click here * Zolder has a procedure where all cars are fitted with a transponder so that any car that breaks the noise limit can be identified. As with most circuits if you break the limit you will be given one more chance only. Although the limit is now higher than in previous years (98db vs 95db) we recommend that you have a cat fitted (this helps to lower noise), this is a legal requirement and you should check your exhaust is working properly. Itinerary: Registration – 7.45-8.30 / Drivers Briefing 8.35 / Driving Starts 9.05 / Driving Ends 16.55 (1hr lunch) This day is being supported by: PLEASE READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS, BY SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT YOU AGREE TO ACCEPT THEM. The post Zolder | Tuesday 27 June 2023 appeared first on Lotus on Track. View full event details here Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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