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​​What is Public Driving PDE?

With the Public Driving Experience (PDE) it's possible to get on the track for a taste of what the circuit is like. Just for amateurs, the goal is to give everyone a chance to enjoy the most beautiful track in the world. The days are operated and organised by Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps themselves, and are run in a session format.

Options for Driving the Track

  • Entry and RSRSpa Track Car Hire organised through RSRSpa
  • Entry for your own car, organised directly with the circuit (Click here to go to the Circuit website)
  • RSRSpa Track Car Rental only (When you've organised your own entry)
  • RSRSpa Driving Instructors to help you get the most out of your time on track!

Comparison: RSRSpa Premium Trackdays vs. Standard Trackdays vs. Public Driving PDE

RSRSpa Premium Trackday

Standard Trackdays

Public Driving PDE

Trackday Format Trackday Format Trackday Format
​- Open Pitlane (Access the track at any time) - Can vary depending on the organiser. Could be any of the following: 
- Open Pitlane (Access the track at any time)​
- Sessions (Drive for a fixed amount of time, with breaks in between. You can't join in mid-session if you miss the start.)
- Groups (Cars are arranged into groups. Only one group allowed on the track at a time)
- 25 Minute Sessions with a 5 minute break between each session (Drive for a fixed amount of time, with breaks in between. You can't join in mid-session if you miss the start.)
- Maximum of 5 runs per car possible (Pack of 4 runs + extra run)
Entry Numbers Entry Numbers Entry Numbers
- Limited numbers of cars per event. Maximum of 80 entrants meaning lower numbers of cars on the track at any one time. - Can vary depending on the organiser. Entry numbers can be upwards of 150+ cars, which can cause traffic congestion on track. - Each session can have up to 90 cars. There are 13 sessions in a day, meaning there are hundreds of cars around waiting for their session.
Entry Fee Entry Fee Entry Fee
- €795 for one car and the first driver, (Shoulder season days: €695 and high noise days (110dB): €895) - Can vary depending on the organiser. Lower cost, shoulder season trackdays with more people can start from €400, to double day trackdays in high season for over €2800. - A single 25min session costs €100.
- A pack of four 25min runs costs €290, with the 5th extra session being €90.
Type of Person Attending Type of Person Attending Type of Person Attending
- Like-minded drivers on track ensure a good standard of driving and sportsman-like etiquette
- First timers and amateurs are watched closely and coached by instructors, and are therefore brought up to speed quickly.
- Anyone and everyone.
 
- Anyone and everyone.​
Overtaking Rules Overtaking Rules Overtaking Rules
- Either side, in corners or in straights, with sportsman-like behaviour encouraged. - Can vary depending on the organiser.
- Some will allow overtaking only on one side, or only on the straights, or only when the person in front lets you past - leaving you at the mercy of the other users on track.
- Either side, but only on the straights.
Restrictions Restrictions Restrictions
- Road registered and Race Cars allowed.
- Cars must be capable sports cars with a reasonable amount of horsepower.
- Race Car entries are limited to keep a good balance of speed on track.
- Street tyres, Slicks, full wets allowed.
- Can vary depending on the organiser.
- Normally only Road registered cars, with road legal tyres
- Any type of car - small modified hatchbacks, "boy racer" cars.
- Can be limited to a certain make or type of car (Porsche, Lotus, Italian etc.)
- Road Registered Cars only, street legal tyres only.
- Any type of cars - small modified hatchbacks, "boy racer" cars.
Safety Safety Safety
- Every entrant must attend a mandatory safety briefing before being allowed on track.
- Guided convoy track walk before the pitlane opens to point out information and cautionary points of the track (Included in entry price)
- Can vary depending on the organiser if a safety briefing is required. Most require this.
- Some organisers allow paid for convoy laps to start.
- Briefing done in French, mandatory to be allowed on track.
- First lap is behind a safety car with no overtaking allowed, getting everyone on to track before free driving commences (which can take up to 5-10 minutes of driving time.
Additionally Included Additionally Included Additionally Included
- Runs from the F1 Pitlane.
- All day catering included.
- Lunch at the Pit Brasserie restaurant included.
- Private pitboxes available for hire.
- Complimentary wine tasting at the end of the day.
- Can vary depending on the organiser
- May run from the Endurance pitlane or the F1 pitlane.
- May include catering, or cost to purchase lunch.
- Runs from the Paddock beside the Endurance Pit Lane
Benefits Benefits Benefits
- Get to learn the track in a better environment, with less cars on track, sharing with better all-around drivers.
- Maximise your track time.
- The best way to learn the circuit.
- Guided Trackwalk gets newcomers to the circuit up to speed quickly.
- Depending on the organiser and the day, you might get some good time on track.
 
- Low point of entry cost for getting on track
- A good way to experience the circuit casually.
More info: RSRSpa Premium Trackday page More info: Standard Trackday page More info: Public Driving PDE page

Upcoming Dates

April
17.04.2017 (Monday) Spa PDE Public Driving Experience
May
07.05.2017 (Sunday) Spa PDE Public Driving Experience - Half Day 13:00 - 18:00
June
05.06.2016 (Monday) Spa PDE Public Driving Experience
August
04.08.2017 (Friday) Spa PDE Public Driving Experience
September
27.09.2016 (Wednesday) Spa PDE Public Driving Experience
November
11.11.2016 (Saturday) Spa PDE Public Driving Experience

How do the Sessions work?

25 minute sessions are run throughout the day, with a 5 minute break in between. The first lap is run behind a safety car with no overtaking. The number of cars in a session can be up to 90.

RUN 1 2 3 4 5 6 BREAK 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
FROM 9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00noon 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm 4:00pm
TO 9:25am 9:55am 10:25am 10:55am 11:25am 11:55am 1:00pm 1:25pm 1:55pm 2:25pm 2:55pm 3:25pm 3:55pm 4:25pm

Runs are available in packs of 4:

PACK A    Runs 1 + 3 + 5 + 7    Briefing 8:30am
PACK B    Runs 2 + 4 + 9 + 11    Briefing 9:00am
PACK C    Runs 6 + 8 + 10 + 12    Briefing 11:00am
RUN 13    Run sold separately

Pricing - Entry Fees (Driving your own car / Basic Car Rental - Own Entry)

For pricing for driving your own car or hiring one of ours on a basic package for a PDE, please visit this page on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Website:  ​Spa Circuit Website

Pricing - All Inclusive Car Rental

Booking

If you need some help and more information, please contact us directly using our contact booking enquiry link:  Booking Enquiry

If you want to book your own car into the event or hire our car on a basic package (Own entry), then visit the Spa website at the link:  ​Spa Circuit Website

If you've chosen a date already and know what you'd like, then fill in one of the below booking forms and email it back to us.

  • Basic PDE (Public Day) Booking Form
    Complete this form only after speaking to us. Complete this form to book an RSRSpa car for use on a PDE Public Session. Entry can be organised through us, or directly through the Spa circuit. Car prices Excludes Fuel.
  • All-Inclusive PDE (Public Day) Booking Form
    Complete this form only after speaking to us. Complete this form to book an RSRSpa car for use on a PDE Public Session. These packages include entry fees and fuel.

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