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When it comes to arriving at the circuit and setting up for a race, it is essential to carefully read and follow the final instructions documents provided by the event organizers. These documents will contain important information on when and where access to the circuit is permitted, as well as guidelines for using the pit and paddock areas.

First and foremost, check the final instructions to find out when and where access into the circuit is allowed. Each circuit will have different access times and it will also depend on whether or not you will be testing on the Friday before the meeting. It is important to arrive at the circuit at the designated time to ensure smooth entry and setup.

The final instructions will also provide information and guidelines on how to use the pit and paddock areas. These may include where to park private cars, rules for engine and noise pollution, general paddock and pit lane rules, support vehicles, and use of paddock vehicles and tail lifts. It is important to read, remember, and adhere to these guidelines to avoid any issues or penalties.

Additionally, the final instructions document will include a paddock plan that details which part of the venue your championship will be setting up. This will help you locate your designated area and set up accordingly. If your championship is fortunate enough to have been allocated use of the circuit garages, there will also be an additional garage plan either within the same document, or sent separately by your championship co-ordinator, letting you know exactly which garage you have been allocated and where to set up.

It is also useful to let your championship co-ordinator know what kind of vehicle you will be using to transport your race car. Whether you are using a conventional or box trailer, a van, or an articulated lorry and transporter, providing this information ahead of time will make it easier for the organizers and co-ordinators to plan out who goes where for the weekend.

In summary, arriving at the circuit and setting up for a race requires careful attention to the final instructions documents provided by the event organizers. By following the guidelines for access, pit and paddock areas, and communicating your transportation plans, you can ensure a smooth and successful race weekend.

  • Check final instructions for information on access time to circuit and guidelines for using pit and paddock areas.
  • Pit and paddock guidelines may include where to park private cars, engine/noise pollution, general paddock and pit lane rules, support vehicles, and use of paddock vehicles and tail lifts.
  • Follow guidelines to avoid being reported to the clerk of the course.
  • Final instructions will also include a paddock plan that shows where your championship will be setting up.
  • If your championship has use of circuit garages, you will also find a garage plan that shows which garage you have been allocated and where to set up.
  • Let your championship coordinator know what kind of vehicle you will be using to transport your race car ahead of time to make it easier for organizers to plan.
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