Track facilities are available to rent for customer testing, events, and filming. Garage and workshop facilities are available to support any customer need. Contact Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds for any specific questions or inquiries. View Facilities Map.

Track 3: Wet Road Course


Track 3 is a .9 mile long wet handling road course (also configurable in a .45 mile length). Because the track surface has a consistent 0.5% slope, the water depth is precisely controlled. This makes it ideal for studying wet handling characteristics, hydroplaning and lateral adherence, in addition to fine-tuning wet weather driving skills.


  • Long Loop: 0.9 miles
  • Short Loop: 0.45 miles


  • Material: Asphalt
  • Surface Texture (Macro/Micro): Smooth/Smooth
  • Aggregate: Limestone

Usage / Features

  • Wet handling
  • Water depth sensitivity
  • Low friction asphalt
  • Water depth averages 1.5 mm
  • Run off area in high speed turns
  • On site APEX building with 2 garage bays, conference room and observation deck (accessible from Track 2 and Track 3)
  • Track 3: IRI = 104.1 in/mile (allows evaluation of water depth sensitivity)
Track 2 Map
Wet Road Course