Article 1: Generalities

The company SARL VAISON PISTE operates and manages the site entitled "VAISON PISTE". This track is intended for the practice of motorized leisure activities (training, trials and training), with the exception of all competitions, official or otherwise. We reserve the right to modify these rules at any time. The use of the tracks and infrastructures of SARL VAISON PISTE implies the unreserved acceptance of these rules and regulations. Failure to comply with any of the clauses of these rules shall be punished by the immediate exclusion of the offender without any compensation or reimbursement, and the offender may be prosecuted by the courts. Any damage caused by the user will be charged to him/her. The speedway is approved by prefectural decree of 23 May 2019, the regulatory requirements of which are binding on all.

Article 2: Opening hours

The site is open from 7.30 am to 6 pm. Unless otherwise provided for in the rental contract. The use of the asphalt track is possible: from 09:00 to 12:00, and from 14:00 to 17:00. Rental rates are available on our website and at the reception desk in our building. The management reserves the right to close the site for maintenance or holidays. On request, an arrival the day before only at the end of the day (for parking) is possible, sanitary facilities, showers and parking can be made available.

Article 3: Insurance

Any user of the circuit must demonstrate, at the latest on the day of use of the facilities, that he/she has individual civil liability insurance for the use of his/her vehicle on the circuit, excluding competitions or timed events. Similarly, in the case of exclusive hire by a professional or a club, the organiser must provide a civil liability insurance certificate for the organiser of an event at least 30 days before the event. Without an insurance certificate, access to the track will be strictly forbidden. The SARL VAISON PISTE cannot be held responsible for any accidents to which users (pilots or accompanying persons) may be victims, whether physical or material, nor for theft, damage or disputes arising between users. The SARL VAISON PISTE is never the guardian or custodian of the vehicles or equipment present on the circuit and cannot be held responsible for any theft or damage that may occur on the site. It is possible to take out an AUTO insurance policy for 12 €, covering 31 000 € in case of permanent disability and 15 000 € in case of death.

Article 4: Conditions of access to the site

Access: Public access is strictly forbidden. Only the persons using the circuit and their companions may enter the site. The mere fact of entering the site implies having read and accepted in full the present regulations and the risks associated with motor sports activities, under their own responsibility, without any recourse against the owner or operator of the circuit, unless it is proven that the latter is inexcusably at fault. Parking: The parking of vehicles, within the circuit, will be done exclusively on the car parks arranged for this purpose. Any newcomer to the site wishing to use the circuit, or who has previously registered to do so, must go to the organiser to complete the administrative formalities (see chapter 5). For the parking of your vehicle, please bring a tarpaulin. The conditions of movement and traffic on the site are subject to compliance with safety regulations and the highway code. The maximum speed of movement on the car parks is limited to 20km/h. The practice of motocross, trial, quad, ATC, mini moto or Pocket-bike, motorised scooter, etc..., on the service roads, car parks and mounds is formally prohibited, under penalty of legal proceedings.

Article 5: Administrative formalities

For individuals not passing through a club or company, administrative checks are carried out at the reception desk. Upon arrival, and before any access to the track, drivers and passengers must :

  • Have completed an individual track use contract by registering on the internet
  • Have provided a civil liability insurance certificate for their vehicle, or have taken out one through Vaison Piste (see article 3),
  • Have paid in full the amounts due (see article 6),
  • To have taken knowledge of the circuit layout and of the present regulations,
  • Be able to present their valid driving licence,

Once the client and his vehicle(s) are in conformity, and the administrative procedures have been completed, the client will be given an individual wristband for the day, and must imperatively follow the directives of the track manager. For organisers renting the circuit on an exclusive basis, the administrative formalities must be finalised at the latest 30 days before the event. Namely:

  • To have completed and signed a rental contract,
  • To have provided an insurance certificate of civil liability organiser,
  • To have paid in full the sums due (see article 6),
  • Have read the circuit layout and the present regulations,

To provide the professional certificates (diploma and insurance) of the eventual participants they would use (track marshals, doctor, monitors, photographer, ....)

Article 6 : Payment

For the "Free Practice" days, payment can be made by internet via our website www.vaisonpiste.com, or directly on the day itself at the reception desk (subject to availability - from 7.30 am and 1.30 pm). Any track rights taken and paid for cannot be refunded for any reason. For exclusive hire, all our services must be paid for in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the said hire contract.

Article 7: Conditions of use of the tracks

Only participants and passengers are allowed on the track when they are in their vehicle. No passenger in the back of the vehicle is allowed (car or motorbike). Accompanying persons must remain in the parking area dedicated to them. The direction of traffic on the circuit is clockwise. All drivers are civilly and criminally responsible for any physical or material damage they may cause on the entire site. Users undertake to obey all instructions (lights, flags, etc.) given to them by the management. The management reserves the right to interrupt the progress of users at any time for safety reasons, such as: dangerous behaviour, bad weather (ice, fog, snow, heavy rain, etc.), unsafe track conditions (oil, petrol, gravel, etc.), necessary maintenance work (shoulders, track cleaning, etc.). Four-wheeled vehicles with open or closed bodies, with at least two seats, must have their wheels covered over more than 120° of their circumference. All user vehicles, whether two or four-wheeled, must not have any protruding parts. They must be in a perfect state of maintenance (state of the brakes, tyres, absence of oil leaks, etc.), otherwise they will not be able to access the track. Heavy goods vehicles are not allowed on the track. For motorbikes, mirrors, headlights, indicators, stands, etc..... must be removed, taped or attached; fixed footrests are forbidden and it is compulsory to have Teflon protections (hard plastic) under footrests. It is compulsory to have oil and petrol fountains, watertight even when the bike is lying down. Liquid cooling: water only. All persons riding in the car park must wear a helmet at least when going to the sound check.

Motorbikes must be equipped with an original exhaust system or another exhaust system with a baffle. Superbikes are not allowed to run on the circuit. The noise limit remains at 95DB, any motorbike not respecting the decibels will be excluded from riding. The protective tarpaulin under the vehicles (cars and motorbikes) is mandatory on the paddocks in order to keep them clean.

Noise emission control:

Open exhausts are not permitted. At all times the noise must be limited to 95 dB MAXIMUM. A noise measurement will be carried out systematically on all vehicles, before their first access to the track as well as in dynamic mode. This measurement will be carried out at a distance of 0.5 m and at an angle of 45° in relation to the exhaust outlet.

Motorbike control:

The permissible noise level is 95dB(A) in static at a speed corresponding to the table below, in accordance with the FIM specifications, or any new FFM standards replacing it:

1 cylindre 2 cylindres 3 cylindres 4 cylindres
125 cc 2 Temps 7 000 rpm - - -
600 cc 5 000 rpm 5 500 rpm 6 500 rpm 7 000 rpm
750 cc 5 000 rpm 5 500 rpm 6 500 rpm 7 000 rpm
Au-dessus de 750cc 4 500 rpm 5 000 rpm 5 000 rpm 5 500 rpm

Car Control: The maximum noise level is 95dB(A), the measurements are taken at three quarters of the maximum rpm in static and then directly on the track in dynamic. If the noise level of the vehicle exceeds 95dB when driving or in the paddocks, the vehicle will be immediately excluded without the driver being able to claim any refund.

Article 8: Safety instructions for users and passengers

Our goal is to offer you good driving conditions on the track with a maximum of safety for you and the other users, that is why:

  • In cars: Traffic is limited to a maximum of 18 cars simultaneously on the track
  • In motorbikes (including marshals):
    • Open MOTO day: 25 motorbikes maximum simultaneously on track.
    • Day 4 groups : Gr1 beginners : 30 / Gr2 intermediates : 30 / Gr3 intermediates : 25 / Gr4 riders : 20
    • Day 3 groups : Gr1 beginners : 30 / Gr2 intermediates : 30 / Gr3 riders : 20
  • You must scrupulously respect the instructions of the track marshal and the traffic lights (see chapter 9).
  • Behave in a sporting manner, remain humble in relation to your level of driving, respect the other participants, do not overestimate your vehicle or yourself. Even the best drivers make mistakes, it is the track events that reduce everyone's driving time, so it is up to everyone to behave responsibly and safely to ensure maximum driving.

Driving on a circuit is tiring and can be dangerous or even fatal, that is why :

  • Wearing a helmet, to NF or European standards, is compulsory for all (driver and passenger), the visor must be lowered. In case of wearing a non-approved helmet, SARL Vaison Piste cannot be held responsible for any damage.
  • For 4-wheeled vehicles, the front and rear towing hooks, if they are removable, must be in place and easily accessible, in addition, the wearing of a seatbelt (or harness) is compulsory, we recommend that all 4-wheeled vehicles not equipped with safety hoops, do not take passengers, for their safety and that of their passenger.
  • A wetsuit, underwear, gloves and an approved hans are compulsory for arcety cars.
  • For two-wheeled vehicles, in addition to the compulsory helmet, a one-piece or two-piece zipped leather suit, back protection, gloves and suitable boots must be worn. It is strictly forbidden to carry passengers or backpacks on motorbikes and karts.
  • It is recommended that you do at least one lap of the circuit at a moderate speed to allow you to recognise the layout, the particularities of the day and the behaviour of your vehicle. It is also recommended that you do this at the end of your session to safeguard your vehicle. It is forbidden to overtake the trackside vehicles.
  • No user is authorised to go to the scene of an incident or accident without the prior agreement of the track foreman. 

It is strictly forbidden to turn around on the circuit. Similarly, it is forbidden to stop or get out of the vehicle, except in case of force majeure (breakdown or oil leak), otherwise, in case of mechanical problems, finish the committed lap at moderate speed, outside the trajectories, and get out at the pits.

In the event of an oil or other liquid leak, you must park immediately on the side of the track, out of the way, so as not to damage the surface and cause an accident. There is no competitive spirit, drivers and vehicles can have different performances, you benefit from large driving times with few vehicles on the track, this is why it is forbidden to avoid or prevent being overtaken if a vehicle catches up with you, on the contrary, you must facilitate its overtaking by indicating with your indicator that you are allowing it to overtake you, and if necessary, by reducing your speed. It is always the overtaking vehicle that changes its trajectory.

Drifting is forbidden.

Any acrobatics or attitude contrary to the basic rules of driving (wheeling, burn-out, acrobatic driving position, etc.) will result in immediate and permanent exclusion. Any person whose behaviour or vehicle is deemed to be dangerous, which could jeopardise his or her safety or that of others, will be expelled temporarily or permanently by the management or the track manager, without any refund being claimed.

The handling of flammable products must be avoided, and must be done with the authorization of the management or the ringmaster, accompanied by all the necessary safety measures (fire extinguishers, suitable clothing, etc.). Note: The use of a fire extinguisher or bags of absorbent material will be invoiced in accordance with the current price list published on our premises.

Article 9 : Signs to respect

You must be aware of the layout of the lights on the circuit before entering the track, a map is displayed at the reception.

Red light or red flag :

Interruption or end of session: A major track incident has occurred requiring the intervention of a track machine to clear the vehicle, or end of driving session, finish your lap at a moderate pace and return immediately to the pits. Flashing orange light or yellow flag: An incident has occurred on the track or on a section of the track (spinning, minor off-track, object on the surface, etc.), you must slow down and not overtake another vehicle.

Flashing orange light or yellow flag:

An incident has occurred on the track or on a section of the track (spinning, minor off-track, object on the pavement, etc.), you must slow down and not overtake any other vehicle.

Black flag:

Concerns a particular vehicle: Your vehicle has a problem (leak, abnormal noise, part coming loose, etc...) or your behaviour is considered dangerous, this requires an immediate stop in the pits.

Article 10: Sub-letting and trade

Unless expressly authorised in writing by the manager of SARL VAISON PISTE, subletting is strictly forbidden on the site, and more generally, any trade or sale (clothing, equipment, services, catering, etc.) on the site is forbidden.

Article 11: Leaving the site

All users of the circuit are reminded that when leaving our site, after their training session, all drivers are required to respect the regulations in force in our country for traffic on public roads. In particular, they must respect the highway code and the speed limits imposed, their vehicle must comply with the regulations in force, and in particular be approved for this purpose, have its equipment in conformity and its tyres in a normal state of wear.

Article 12: Image rights and publicity

The right to image and advertising on the site is the sole property of SARL VAISON PISTE. Thus, we reserve the right to use at our discretion all pictures, videos or films taken in our premises, even if these pictures and films allow the identification of persons and vehicles, for advertising, commercial or other purposes. Furthermore, no advertising may be displayed on the circuit without the express written authorisation of the circuit management.

Article 13 : Miscellaneous

The introduction of alcoholic beverages or narcotics, and their consumption, are strictly forbidden within the circuit. Around and inside the pits, garages, reception and training room, and on the circuit, it is strictly forbidden to smoke, cook, eat or picnic. The latter is tolerated on the first car park. For your meals on the site, a catering area is specifically dedicated to this purpose. Animals are only tolerated inside the "accompanying persons' car park", kept on a leash and muzzled if necessary depending on the animal's classification; they are prohibited inside the "Paddock" and the buildings.

Article 14: Pollution and waste treatment

Users must ensure that no polluting substances are released into the environment or onto the track. They must also deposit their waste and sort it out in the bins provided for this purpose on the site. In the event of damage to the site by a vehicle (loss of oil, etc.), or by its owner, the latter must pay the costs of restoring the circuit and its equipment. Any deposit of materials (tyres, bodywork, mechanical parts, cans, etc.) must be recovered by the owner under penalty of exclusion and legal proceedings.

Article 15: Noise

The client is fully aware of the noise limit that must not be exceeded: 95 dB maximum. The client undertakes at no time to exceed this limit of 95 dB, failing which he will be held entirely responsible, both legally and financially, for exceeding the authorised limit. No reimbursement will be possible in the event that the sound level is exceeded during the sound check.

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