Circuit des Remparts


Circuit des Remparts
d’ Angoulême

15-16-17 September 2017

Spa Open Pitlane  You can participate in the Angoulême event with a [Production] Road Sports Car, under 2L and to 1971. But basically any [production] road sports car that matches the speed and the   ambiance of the grid is welcome. This includes bigger ánd later period cars.
Spa Open Pitlane  Don’t waste any money, because you do NOT need a FIA ‘Vehicle Identification Form’, ‘Historical Technical Passport’ or ‘Heritage Certificate’ for your car.
Spa Open Pitlane  Includes a covered paddock area for your car.
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Although we advise the use of HANS, it is not obligatory for this event.
Spa Open Pitlane  Save money on your race licence too, because all you’ll be needing is a National race licence.
Spa Open Pitlane  Don’t waste any money on membership- and registration-fees. You just pay one all-inclusive fee for your weekend.

Are you in doubt whether your car would be eligible, or perhaps some other questions? Why not use this contact form and just ask. Enquiries always welcome!


The Legendary Circuits Series’ races in Angoulême 2014 were simply the best of the weekend, so we gladly return to what’s the best weekend on our calendar.

Again we’ve been allocated an A1 location for the Paddock Club at the Circuit des Remparts, and at walking distance from the regular paddock in the centre of Angoulême. Track, paddock, Paddock Club and town centre are all covered by a blanket.

The above YouTube gives you a good idea on the racing at this legendary Remparts circuit in Angoulême [F].

The historic hillside town of Angoulême perches majestically over the Charente River. The old town has been faithfully restored and is now the hub for bars and restaurants along the narrow pedestrian streets. The Cathedral dates from the 12th century and, when there’s no racing, you can walk all around the remparts and look down over Angoulême and surrounding countryside.  Every year, in September, the town fills with racing enthusiasts for the Circuit des Remparts, the annual gathering of vintage and classic cars. Modern safety equipment has replaced the hay bales and wooden fences, but otherwise the circuit remains unchanged since the first Circuit des Remparts race in 1939.  The racing is serious business, but for spectators it is a packed but relaxed Circuit des Remparts weekend. It starts on Friday with an Exposition in the Gardens of the Hôtel de Ville < click and the Concours d’Elégance < click – the cars gather in the centre of Angoulême for the judging and for the admiration of all. On Saturday, if you have a pre-1975 car, you can join in the Rallye International de Charente < click, which takes you out of Angoulême on a pre-planned route. Occasional stops en route are made, an excellent lunch is organised for all those taking part and you arrive back in the late afternoon having enjoyed a pleasurable, scenic drive through the surrounding countryside and vineyards. Qualifying will start on the early Sunday morning and the “quickest four” from each grid will be invited to the Organizer´s Grand Finale!

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Book today!
Don’t miss the opportunity to register for this mega event. Prices are all-inclusive, so in our case you do not pay any membership- or registration-fees. Scroll down and book today!

The number of cars we accept, is always limited to the number of cars which are allowed to drive. You therefore will never end up on any reserve list. Once your entry has been confirmed, you are guaranteed to race.

Paddock Club
The Paddock Club is the centre of the paddock and the Apéritif before dinner provides all drivers [and teams] with an excellent opportunity to meet and enjoy a refreshment.

The Paddock Club Brasserie < click is offering its restaurant services, which include lunch [3x] and dinners [3x] on the Friday, Saturday ánd Sunday evening, together with unlimited refreshments during the day and in the evening.

It is the combination of ‘joie de vivre’ and ‘fair competition’ which makes racing in the Legendary Circuits Series the ‘Ultimate Motor Sport Experience’ .

All drivers will receive a  commemorative trophy to remember the weekend .

Photo album
“Like us” on facebook and visit the page to find the latest pics @ Legendary Circuits Series < click

How to get there
– Book from the widest choice of cheap ferries at < click.
– Put this address in your car navigation: Circuit des Remparts d’Angoulême, F – 16000 Angoulême
latitude: 45.671631, longitude: 0.190439
– Plenty of comfortable country hotels and B&B available < click

– Track map of the Circuit des Remparts d’Angoulême < click.

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Invitation list
– Production Road Sports Cars under 2L, up to and including 1971, but
Bigger and/or later period cars complementing the grid are welcome *)

*) Are you in doubt whether your car would be eligible? Why not use this contact form and just ask. Enquieries always welcome!

Drivers | important notes
– Minimum race licence requirement National A or EU licence. Licences must always show an EU flag.
– No need to buy an expensive international racing licence !
– Although we advise the use of HANS, it is not obligatory for this event.
– Two-driver teams are welcome.
– Own covered and secluded paddock area.
– Two free camping areas available near the paddock.

Cars | important notes
– Max. noise level 100 dB
– Transponders must be obtained from the circuit, leaving a 250€/passport deposit.
– Contour of the car must be period.
– Cars must have its original engine.
– Induction system must be as original.
– Wheels and/or tyres are free, but must fit the body.
– Dunlop Historic Racing Tyres, Avon CR6 ZZ Historic Racing Tyres, L/M sections, are the standard for all classes and obligatory for the 3L+ invitation class.
– Cars under 3L changing to the quicker Yokohama or Toyo tyres, will be upgraded one class.
– Cars with roll bars are allowed to race in closed or open configuration.
– Cars with full roll-cages are allowed to race with either hard- or soft-top.
– Cars are allowed to race without FIA HTP, Vehicle Identification Form or Heritage Certificate.
– Safety spec as per latest version of art. 5 of the FIA App. K regulations < click and download
– And take notice of the Legendary Circuits Series regulations < click

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This time schedule is provisional until officially confirmed by the officials of this event [updated 21 Sep 2016].

Thursday 14 September 2017 
18:00H – Arrival in Angoulême and building the Paddock Club

Friday 15 September 2017
09:00H – Exposition in the gardens of the Hôtel de Ville
10:00H – Signing on in Hôtel de Ville til 19:00H
10:30H – Technical Scrutineering in the Paddock til 18:00H
12:00H – Paddock Club – Lunch break til 14:00H
18:00H – Paddock Club – Apéritif
19:00H – Paddock Club – Dinner til 21:00H
20:45H – Concours d’Elégance Place de Champ de Mars
24:00H – Paddock Club closed

Saturday 16 September 2017
09:00H – Rallye International de Charente – Start of some 800 classic cars!
10:00H – Signing on in Hôtel de Ville til 19:00H
10:30H – Technical Scrutineering in the Paddock til 18:00H
12:00H – Paddock Club – Lunch break til 14:00H
15:45H – Rallye International de Charente – Finish during the day and early evening
18:00H – Paddock Club – Apéritif
19:00H – Paddock Club – Dinner til 21:00H
24:00H – Paddock Club closed

Sunday 17 September 2017
08:45H – Drivers briefing
09:00H – Qualifying til 09:30H
11:50H – Race #1 til 12:20H
12:30H – Paddock Club – Lunch break til 14:00H
15:15H – Race #2 til 15:45H
18:35H – Race #3 – Grand Finale [ invitation race for the first 6 in qualifying] til 19:00H
19:30H – Paddock Club – Apéritif & Prizegiving & Dinner til 21:30H
22:00H – Paddock Club closed

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Make absolutely sure that you’re on the grid and pay your deposit today ! At the Circuit des Remparts, we’re the only grid offering two races, but we can only accept 20 cars, so why take a risk? Pay your deposit of 295€ today and the remainder before 15 June 2017, or … pay your full amount of 595€ all-in-one today, and save 50€.

Registering for your Circuit des Remparts event is easy !

Register by using the registration form at the bottom of this page. Now that the car is registered and paid for, you will have priority over any following registration.

Payment to:
Beneficiary name: S.E.T.T.
Address: Meer en Duin 1 – 2163HA LISSE – Netherlands
IBAN: NL97 RABO 03069 43557
Reference: Angouleme + your family name

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Any questions?
Don’t hesitate to use the form below to mail me any question you might have.

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