In order to ensure the safety of all our visitors and pilots, we ask you to read the regulations below.
Anyone entering the Karting des Fagnes site, ensures to be aware of the special provisions applied to the entire site, its facilities, the use of rented karts and the use of private karts.
A summary of this regulation is also available in the cafeteria of the establishment and at the entrance of the rental part as well as of the entry competition.
NB: Karting des Fagnes for short = KDF
This Regulation shall apply to all persons on or around the karting circuit and within the Karting des Fagnes. Access to the land – both on the circuit and its outbuildings and all other land within the outer perimeter of the site – is at the risk of the persons concerned. Owners, operators, managers, race/event organizers cannot under any circumstances be held liable for theft and/or damage to property belonging to third parties, nor can they be subject to any claim for compensation. They may also not be held liable or subject to claims for compensation, including for direct or indirect personal injury resulting from or caused by any activity on the land managed or operated by the KDF as well as company personnel present on the site.
No unauthorized person may enter the circuit itself, except to drive a kart (pilot) or to troubleshoot it (mechanic) at the risk of the persons concerned. In case of troubleshooting, the kart must be removed from the circuit as soon as possible and the driver must ensure that this can be done in a secure manner. Mechanics, photographers or other persons who wish to enter the circuit will have to make a prior request to a member of the staff of the KDF, which does not change the Art.1
The circuit is normally open every day except on Thursdays (closing day) from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm from April to October and from 10.00 am to night for the other months. For rental karts, other timetables apply during opening days. Schedules are updated every Monday at www.kartingdesfagnes.com
Private vehicles, caravans and trailers must, unless otherwise authorized, be parked in the parking spaces provided for this purpose. They must be placed in such a way as not to be an inconvenience to other users, since the operator has, otherwise, the right to move the vehicle and/or equipment concerned at the expense of its owner.
Vehicles with kart(s) only are allowed to enter the open paddock reserved for pilots and mechanics. They must be placed in such a way as not to cause discomfort to other users, since the operator is otherwise entitled to have the vehicle and/or equipment moved at the expense of the owner. In the event of a race or rental of the field to one or more third parties, all drivers/participants must always follow the instructions of the organizer and the field manager. No vehicles may be parked on the asphalt parts of the paddock. Any oil or coolant leakage found on a visitor’s vehicle that has the effect of polluting the KDF site will be subject to pollution control at the visitor’s expense.
The public, and any person who does not drive karts (rental), or who is not directly and technically responsible for them, are not allowed to enter the circuit, nor are they allowed to enter the closed pilot park. Drivers and mechanics are not allowed to enter the driver’s park and/or the kart circuit itself if they have not passed the administrative check (during the races) or if they have not paid the rental of the circuit in the cafeteria. In addition, each pilot or person wishing to enter the runway must first sign a waiver of appeal (via the inscription) which will de facto signify the knowledge of these rules of procedure. After registration, private pilots have a bracelet, this bracelet must be worn at wrist level. It will be worn in such a way that it is visible quickly in case it should be shown when it returns to the track.
When using the circuit, any pilot is supposed not to present contraindications to the practice of motorsports (medical or other) and to use a kart in good condition and in accordance with his aptitude and/or his degree of licence. A licence is desirable (RACB, FFSA, etc.) or at least individual insurance coverage.
Any person on or around the circuit, including pilots and mechanics, must also comply with the following:
All overflow and venting must be recovered in a tank. All excess fuel from the carburetor, engine and radiator must be recovered in a tank with a minimum capacity of ¼ of a litre. These tanks must be drained regularly.
All karts used on the circuit must be equipped with side fairs, a front spoiler and a rear bumper (metal or plastic) covering at least two thirds of the rear wheels.
Karts must be equipped with an approved intake filter and an effective exhaust silencer, noise nuisance checks may be carried out at any time.
All karts with an excess noise nuisance will be forbidden to track until compliance and approval by KDF officials.
IAME (X30 and others): Original exhaust system, additional muffler kit in good condition, original air filter or CIK-FIA approved
Rotax Max: Exhaust system and air filter in good condition and original
OK/OKJ: Original exhaust system, additional muffler kit in good condition, original air filter or CIK-FIA approved
Non-restricted karts: prohibited on the large circuit, tolerated on the small circuit subject to a satisfactory noise level. Original exhaust system, additional muffler kit in good condition, original air filter or CIK-FIA approved.
Karts 4T, Karts with rotary motor: only on special authorisation and subject to an acceptable noise level.
Gearbox karts: Exhaust system and air filter latest generation and CIK-FIA approved, in good condition.
KDF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ACCESS TO THE CIRCUIT FOR REASONS OF SAFETY AND/OR NOISE NUISANCE REASONS FOR ANY KART NO LONGER SUBJECT TO ONGOING CIK-FIA TYPE-APPROVAL OR WHICH DO NOT COMPLY WITH CIK-FIA STANDARDS.
Each pilot undertakes to use a kart in order of operation and presenting no risk to himself or others.
Each pilot will have to inform his family insurance of the practice of a mechanical sport.
When leaving the field, you have to take away all your waste (garbage bags, bottles, tanks, packaging, etc.) Any person leaving oil, fuel or other polluting substances on the site or on the parking lot of the KDF, will be liable for the sum of 300 euros to the KDF.
A tire evacuation plan is put in place by KDF, contact the Stewards or the store for any used tire depot.
Any person polluting the soil (and regardless of the location within the KDF) will be liable to the KDF for a sum of €500. This amount is increased to 1000 € for any spill of hydro-carbide in sewers. If this pollution is intentional, a statement will be drawn up by the police. In all cases, pollution control will be carried out by the person responsible for the pollution.
For this purpose, the installation of a minimum 2M on 3M floor cover covering the workspace of the occupants is mandatory, at the risk of being prohibited access to the parking lot of the KDF.
Pilots must enter and exit the karting track via the intended entries and exits at the closed pilot park. Karts cannot be parked in the driver park entrance or exit lane or on the side of the circuit. Accident or inoperative pilots must immediately move to a safe location, such as behind safety tires, to avoid accidents and ensure their own safety, that of the pilots on the circuit and that of the other persons on or around the circuit. Mechanics are strictly prohibited on the circuit.
Before riding on the circuit with a kart (rental or private), anyone is required to register, register and pay the rental amount of the circuit. In the event of an accident or loss caused by a pilot other than the one who is registered, it is the latter and the registered pilot who will be held jointly liable and possibly prosecuted for damage to property, tangible and intangible to third parties and/or the unlisted kart pilot.
In the event of damage to the infrastructure, the following amounts will apply (excluding VAT):
– per fence element: 200 €
– per pylon/pole: 75 €
– landing net: 150 € per net
– advertising banner around the circuit: 75 € per m²
For rental karts, repair costs may be charged to the pilot if the latter is at fault.
Any infringement of articles 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be penalized by a fine ranging from €30 to €300 depending on the case. In the event of a recurrence, the person(s) concerned may/may be denied access to the circuit.
Any person entering the field accepts and undertakes to comply with these rules and to follow the instructions of the circuit managers and their employees. In the event of non-compliance with the signals or orders of the person responsible for the circuit (and/or his staff), physical or verbal violence, manifest imprudence, damage or non-compliance with this Regulation, sanctions may be taken, from driving prohibition and exclusion from the circuit to a report and civil proceedings. No recourse is possible against the decisions taken by those responsible for the circuit.
Holders of (annual) subscriptions who do not comply with this Regulation shall, depending on the gravity of the facts, sanctions ranging from expulsion from the circuit to withdrawal of the subscription without entitlement to reimbursement of part or all of the annual subscription amount, see to a complaint lodged with the competent judicial authorities. The management of the KDF or its duly authorised representative is empowered to take any decision concerning the sanction to be applied without any right of appeal.
The circuit is accessible only to persons in payment order with any invoice issued by the shareholders owning the circuit. Any person in dispute with the circuit will be refused entry into the circuit and this until the time when the KDF officials deem acceptable a common proposal for settlement of the dispute.
Kart drivers – and if they are minor drivers – their parents, guardians, or others – are responsible for their own damage, both material and intangible or bodily, and must insure themselves properly accordingly. Owners, operators, organizers and, by extension, any person directly or indirectly involved in the operation of the circuit and kart rental (rental) or karting competitions may not be held liable or subject to any claim for compensation from pilots or persons/bodies assuming their legal responsibility.
Every driver – and in the case of a minor driver: his parents, guardians or other officials – and every mechanic renounces, by his simple participation in kart races, or even the simple driving of leisure karts, any action against the KDF and against the employees of those legal persons, for any error committed by those legal persons before, during or after an activity or race involving or involving those legal persons or their employees. This abandonment of recourse applies both to the damage suffered by the pilot in person, his crew or members thereof, and to the damage caused and to be compensated by the pilot, his crew or members thereof vis-à-vis third parties.
The pilot and his entourage undertake to systematically exempt KDF from any request that may be filed by third parties against the aforementioned legal persons and/or their employees because of facts, errors or negligence not only on the part of the pilot, his entourage or certain members of his entourage, but also employees of the aforementioned bodies. This exemption shall apply to all amounts which may be granted to such third parties in the main amount, interest, indemnities or legal costs.
Anyone entering the circuit with a private kart must be equipped with the following:
– a helmet corresponding to at least the BENOR label or covered by an approved CIK- FIA approval;
– suitable gloves covering the hands completely;
– a pair of shoes that adequately protects the ankles;
– effective and unbreakable face protection. A turbo visor is allowed only in case of rain or wet coating;
– a combination of kart or car racing covering the whole body including the arms and legs;
– rain clothing cannot replace the clothing described above;
– for pilots under 13 years of age, chest/rib protection and cervical (neck) protection are mandatory.
The above equipment, with the exception of the helmet, is not mandatory for rental kart pilots.
Under no circumstances can KDF managers be held responsible for controlling the required dress.
Any person entering the KDF site is explicitly prohibited from engaging in commercial transactions without the prior written consent of the KDF
No snacks are allowed inside the cafeteria and on the terrace, any drinks or other food from outside the cafeteria or its outbuildings must be consumed elsewhere.
It is imperative that the muffler noise not exceed 93 decibels. If, despite our warnings, the problem persists, then we will have to ban kart until it complies with the rules in force.
For all the rules contained in this document; either the KDF, or each employee or person legally representing him, reserves the right to apply sanctions in the event of non-compliance with the regulation.
Penalties can range from a simple warning to a no-go for the day or more, depending on the seriousness of the facts, without being reimbursed.
AXA Insurance Company Policy AXA 48.005.505
These Regulations were drafted on January 07, 2019. They replace all previous versions as of the above date
The French text shall prevail.