Circuit des Remparts


Circuit des Remparts 2017

Circuit des Remparts is hot! From the day we’ve set foot in Angoulême, the weekend turned out to be an instant success. You may have seen a lot, but I am convinced, you have NEVER raced anything like this! So put the dates for the next weekend Friday to Sunday 15-16-17 September 2017 in your diary.

Again we have been allocated an A1 location  for the Chequers 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. Qualifying will start on the early Sunday morning and the ‘quickest four’ from each grid will be invited to the Organizer´s Grand Finale!

>> Click the YouTube below and enjoy the in-car footage of Jon WOLFE’s Race #1, in his Triumph GT6, through the narrow streets of the Circuit des Remparts in Angoulême [F].
The YouTube of Jon Wolfe on Triumph GT6 gives you a good idea of the racing on the Remparts circuit in Angoulême [F].

Book your Circuit des Remparts weekend today!

Don not miss the opportunity to register for such brilliant, out of the ordinary, weekend. You can race, using your national licence and although you do not need an ‘HTP’, cars must definitely race in period style. And this offer even comes with a covered paddock area for your car, at no extra cost. This is a weekend for Historic Production Road Sports Cars up to and including 1979. Last year’s event was completely sold out … [v]
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Chequers Paddock Club

The ‘Chequers 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, after a hard days’ work. The ‘Chequers Brasserie’, is offering its restaurant services, which in Angoulême include lunch and dinners on the Friday, Saturday ánd Sunday, with unlimited refreshments.

Since 2015, we’ve added a ‘Chequers Lounge Area’, where you or your party can comfortably chill out in day time, take a refreshment or a coffee/tea during the day, perhaps start your evening with an apéritif or end the evening in style. Unlimited refreshments all day.

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

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Circuit details

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 Grand Prix in 1939 and won by Raymond Sommer on Alfa Romeo 308. Other greats that won at Angoulême were Maurice Trintignant in 1949 and Juan Manuel Fangio on Maserati, in 1950.  The racing is serious business, but for spectators it is a packed but relaxed Circuit des Remparts weekend.
– Find here your Track Map of the circuit.

Angoulême | How to get there

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– Put this address in your car navigation: Circuit des Remparts d’Angoulême, F – 16000 Angoulême.
– Coordinates latitude: 45.671631, longitude: 0.190439.
– Plenty of comfortable country hotels and B&B available in the area, but  racers [and racers only!] are invited to contact me directly for rooms nearby the circuit.

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Driver 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.
– Own covered and secluded paddock area.
– Two free camping areas available near the paddock.


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

About the cars

Invitation List

– Production Road Sports Cars under 2L, up to and including 1979.
– Bigger cars are invited in ‘invitation class’.
– Younger cars that fit the grid are welcome.

Note: Are you in doubt whether your car would be eligible? Don not hesitate to contact me using the form at the bottom of this page. Speak to you soon …

Reg’s in short

– Max. noise level 100 dB.
– Transponders must be obtained from the circuit, leaving a 250€/passport deposit.
– 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.
– The above tyres are obligatory for the 3L+ invitation class.
– Cars under 3L changing to the quicker rubber, 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 the box in the side bar].
– And take notice of the ‘Legendary Circuits Series regulations’ [click the box in the side bar].


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.

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This time schedule is provisional until officially confirmed by the officials of this event.
Last update 14 February 2017.

Provisional timetable

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.

Circuit des Remparts

Book your Circuit des Remparts weekend today !

Make absolutely sure that you’re on the grid and pay your deposit today. At the Circuit des Remparts, we are 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 of 325€ before 15 June 2017, or … pay your full amount of 595€ all-in-one today, and save 25€.

Registering 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: circuit des remparts + your family name

Banks charge you substantial fees on money transfers, so we always advise our British friends to use TransferWise  .

Any questions?

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

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*) obligatory fields


* Make - Type - Year - Capacity - Race Licence Nr

* Re: Race weekend - I have transferred [part of] my Registration Fee:
      Spa Open Pitlane

Re: Brasserie - Nr of seats for the weekend :
Seats must be ordered and paid for before 1 September 2017.
      Spa Open Pitlane

Note :
Upon receipt of your bank transfer, your details will be added to the entry list and I will e-mail you your official 'confirmation of participation'.


Thanks and see you soon in Angoulême.


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