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2016 Virages LCMT Lapping program

General T&Cs: Click HERE!
Registration procedure: Click HERE!
Track package: Click HERE!
Documents: Click HERE!

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General Terms & Conditions

Where, when and cost

  • At the fabulous Mont-Tremblant race track
  • Dates are Wednesday June 1st, Thursday August 4th and Thursday September 1st, 2016
  • 3 groups: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced
  • Registration opens March 1, 2016
  • Registration closes seven days prior to the event. Should your application be accepted after registration has closed, you will be charged an additional $25.00
  • Cost is $400 per event
  • Volume discount
    • Virages Club members rebates are: (applies per event, when paid 30 days before the event)
      • 5% for one event
      • 10% for two events 
      • 15% for three events
    • An approved instructor coaching a maximum of ONE student qualifies for 50% discount on full price. (Must register at least 30 days before the event!)
    • The discount is calculated and applied at registration.
    • Payment by Paypal, Credit card, Check or cash (Registration will be confirmed only when money is received in our account)
  • Cancellation clause ( Multiple events discounts are re-calculated according to cancellation infos)
    • More than 3 months before event = $50 fee
    • 3 month to 1 month before event = 50% fee
    • Less than 1 month before event = no refund
    • **If you want to cancel and you found a suitable substitute please contact us asap.
      • There will be a $25 charge for paperwork to your substitute.
      • Your substitute must follow the registration procedure, terms and conditions. We must receive all paperwork and payment 2 weeks before the event. 
    • Credit to card or in future events

Regulation    

Driver & passenger

  • Open to instructors, solo and novice drivers
  • Open to BMW, CADL, Track & Time, ASELC and Virages members
    • First come, first serve
  • Must be 18yrs old minimum with a valid driver permit
  • Passengers allowed
    • Waiver signature required
    • Not in the first session of each group
    • Must be 18 years old minimum
    • Wearing proper clothing (Helmet + long sleeve pants)

Cars

  • Accepted vehicles
    • Open to all car manufacturers
    • Any motor vehicle and some SUV under prior organization's approval
    • Convertible equipped with a roll bar system from the original manufacturer.
    • Cabriolet not originally equipped with a roll over system must be fitted with a minimum of a roll bar. Group Virages or its agents assume no responsibility for the integrity of the structure in case of an accident. The owner is solely responsible for the safety of the installation.
    • A registrant can register and bring two cars at the event, providing they have been properly teched.
    • An advanced registrant can share his car with a co-driver assuming they both fill a registration form, pay their dues and are in a different run group. (If they are both advanced driver, one has to run in the intermediate run group)
  • Equipment allowed / Required
    • No timing done by the organization (So it's not a race!)
    • Required
      • Helmet: Snell 2005 (M or SA) recommended
      • Numbers (4” minimum) must be supplied by the registrant and solidly affixed to both sides of the car.
    • Allowed
      • Data acquisition
      • Camera (solid mount inside and outside, Ex. not allowed : suction-cup mounts outside of the car)
    • Fire extinguisher preferred, if present must be mounted metal to metal.
    • Street legal cars
      • Driver window fully down, all others fully up or down
    • Race cars
      • Driver window down or clear of racing net
      • One or two seats (equal restraints if coaching required) 
      • Complete restraint system if using 6 points harness
  • Tech inspection
    • Pre-tech needed (self or garage)
    • Minimal tech at the track

Driving Process

  • Point by passing (must be HAND signal, no flashers)
  • The driver being passed must provide one clear signal per car and he must lift enough so that it’s not a drag race to the next corner.
  • All passing must be done safely without any pressure on the driver being passed.
  • The overtaking driver has the ultimate responsibility for the safety of the pass. If you’re not sure, don’t pass!  
  • Passing zones
    • Inside of incoming corner
    • Intermediate
      • Everywhere safely minus turns 2-3 and 14-15
    • Advanced
      • Everywhere safely 


Registration Procedure

be sure to follow the registration process in order to be accepted at the entrance of the track!

Please take a few minutes to review them.

1st Step - Reading

Ensure that you read and understood the General Terms & Conditions before filling your registration.

By submitting your registration you certify that you have a valid drivers' license and no physical or mental problems, which might jeopardize yourself or others if you participate in these events.

On line registration guarantees faster and safer registration.

2nd Step- Waiver  

Upon registration acceptance (please allow 10 days to process), you must print, fill, sign and email the waiver.  Each participant must fill a waiver. It must be received by the registrar at least 5 days prior to the event.

3rd Step- Technical inspection

For the next step, a tech inspection form has to be downloaded by the member and be filled by yourself or a competent garage prior to the event (maximum 30 days). You are totally responsible for the safety of your car.

Cars not Pre-Tech inspected or that are found to be unsafe before or during the event will not be allowed to run and will not be eligible for an event refund.

 

Documentation

 

Flags

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Waiver

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Tech form

Tech list

 

 Thoroughly read and understand the track package document.
Paying special attention to the flags section!
It will make the day better for you and everybody!


 

Track package

PHILOSOPHY

The objective of the Virages lapping days is to have fun driving our vehicles in a safe and controlled environment. Respect of all members off and on the track is the key!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Numerous lodgings are available in the Mont-Tremblant area.. For reservation with the Club negotiated rates, CLICK HERE or contact us.

MEALS

No meals are included in the registration fee. The local cafeteria might not be offering lunches but we'll try to arrange for lunchboxes to be available ordered in the morning and delivered at lunch. Also, Tremblant village is close (< 1km) and offers many restaurants.

GASOLINE

Gasoline is available in the village. No race gas is available at the track or close by!

DIRECTIONS

Mt. Tremblant is located 120KM northwest of Montreal near the town of Mont-Tremblant.

From Montréal:    Laurentian Autoroute (15) north to Ste-Agathe. Continue north on (117) past St-Jovite. Exit at Montée Ryan, at the light turn right.. «At the rotary intersection, turn left on (327) and drive through the village of Mont-Tremblant. Turn right on Séguin street (at Tremblant Ski Service) and enter via the Paddock entrance to the track.

From Ottawa:    An alternate route is (148) from Hull to Montebello, turn left onto the (323) and continue into St-Jovite. Turn left on (327) and drive through Mt-Tremblant to Séguin street. Turn right on Séguin to reach the paddock entrance.

Notice:     Please respect the speed limits on your way to the track and around the village of Tremblant. Also please minimize exhaust noises, especially early in the morning.

TECH INSPECTION

A tech inspection form must be completed before your arrival at the track within 30 days prior to the event. It can be filled by a professional mechanic or by you if you have the proper skills and knowledge. The tech inspection form can be found on the web.

SAFETY DEVICES

SNELL 2005 (M or SA) or newer helmets are recommended. DOT helmets are not accepted.

Fire extinguishers are recommended and if they are installed, must be mounted metal to metal within the driver's reach.

Cabriolet not originally equipped with a roll over system must be fitted with a minimum of a roll bar. Group Virages or its agents assume no responsibility for the integrity of the structure in case of an accident. The owner is solely responsible for the safety of the installation. It is further recommended that the roll bars are to be padded in any area that may come in contact with the occupant(s)’ helmet.

Open cars must have adequate roll bars (see above) and tops must be closed and latched.  In the event of a no top car, the use of arm restraints is recommended.

Similar restraint systems must be utilized for both driver and passenger.


AT THE TRACK

  1. START TIME: The track gate will open at 7:00 AM. However you must be at the track by 7:15 AM and be prepared to stay until completion of the day's activities.
  2. TRACK ENTRY: When you arrive at the track you (and your passengers) will be required to sign a track waiver form.  The track should be opened on the evening before the event for trailer drop-off and/or camping. Arrival is normally permitted at 6:00PM. No camping facilities are provided. Depending on the interest, we can organize a track walk on the day before starting around 7:00PM.
  3. CAR NUMBERS: Your assigned car number (At registration time) must be displayed on both sides of your car in numbers at least 4" tall. Car numbers are available at different stores like Canadian Tire.
  4. TECH INSPECTION: A final tech inspection of your car will be performed at the track and must be completed before your car is permitted to run. The tech line will be open from 7:15 AM to 8:00 AM. If you arrive late, you will miss the entire morning sessions and your car will be inspected at the convenience of the tech chairman at lunch. HELMETS WILL BE VERIFIED DURING TECH.
  5. CAR PREPARATION: Have your completed tech form (all the info requested must be filled) ready for collection. Car numbers must be affixed. Remove loose objects in the car, trunk and glove compartment. Gas and compressed air may not be available at the track but are available at the village.
  6. DRIVER MEETING: ALL participants must attend the drivers meeting.  The meeting will start at 8:00 sharp. We will not cover all the information available in this document, so it is your responsibility to thoroughly read and understand it. Pay special attention to the flags section!
  7. PASSENGERS: Passengers, who have signed the waiver and wear proper attire, are allowed in the car (Not the first session)
  8. CLOTHING: Appropriate clothing must be worn for driving. (long pants). No shorts will be permitted. Slacks should not interfere with foot movement. Protective driving gloves are recommended. Suitable shoes, such as sneakers, should be worn. No sandals, wedges, high heels nor loose shoes will be allowed. 100% cotton or nomex materials are recommended.
  9. STAGING: The staging area is immediately behind the pits.  Do not leave cars unattended in this area. Use your time in staging to make final adjustments to helmets, seats, seat belts and mirrors
  10. RUN GROUPS: Participants are placed in run groups on the basis of their driving experience. If you have any questions about your assignment, please raise them at the organizer.
  11. TWO SPIN RULE: ANY DRIVER WHO LEAVES THE TRACK, SPINS OR IS NOT IN CONTROL OF HIS CAR WILL RECEIVE A BLACK FLAG AND MUST RETURN TO THE CONTROL TOWER TO HAVE A CHAT WITH THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE. IF YOU RECEIVE TWO BLACK FLAGS DURING THE EVENT, YOU WILL BE EJECTED WITHOUT REIMBURSMENT.
  12. ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Anyone deemed to be conducting themselves or driving their vehicle in an unsafe and discourteous manner would be ejected from the event.  Safety is a primary concern throughout the event. This is NOT a timed event or a race practice.
  13. ALCOHOL AND DRUGS: No alcoholic beverages may be consumed by any person during the driving schedule (7.00 AM to 5.00 PM). The use of drugs is strictly prohibited.
  14. RISK OF DAMAGE: Participants assume all risk of damage to their cars and to the track facilities during the event. The track may require payment for broken/damaged equipment from the responsible driver.

Be safe and have fun!!!

For further information
Registrar: Michel Galarneau
Track chair: Robert Gough

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