Spa WEC 6 Hours

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TinRobot

3,772 posts

16 months

Tuesday 27th March
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Mountain Man said:
There aren't a load of options in Francorchamps itself. A couple of places of the way up the hill from the circuit. The pizza place is ok for takeout but its easier to ring and collect than just show up. I've eaten in Relais Pommard one of the pubs on 24 hours week that was ok.

If you want a few basics there is a garage near La Source entrance. There used to used to be a fantastic Frites stand near there but I can't remember it being there last season.

In the circuit the options aren't fantastic. Although on 24 hours weekend I do tend to pop to the restaurant above the F1 pits entrance at least once. It's a buffet and is pricey e18 or something like that, but it's good food and the view is amazing.

And if you go for the 24 hours, the comfy chairs are life saving with a coffee at 8am......
Cheers - appreciate that.

TinRobot

3,772 posts

16 months

Tuesday 27th March
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Mountain Man said:
There aren't a load of options in Francorchamps itself. A couple of places of the way up the hill from the circuit. The pizza place is ok for takeout but its easier to ring and collect than just show up. I've eaten in Relais Pommard one of the pubs on 24 hours week that was ok.

If you want a few basics there is a garage near La Source entrance. There used to used to be a fantastic Frites stand near there but I can't remember it being there last season.

In the circuit the options aren't fantastic. Although on 24 hours weekend I do tend to pop to the restaurant above the F1 pits entrance at least once. It's a buffet and is pricey e18 or something like that, but it's good food and the view is amazing.

And if you go for the 24 hours, the comfy chairs are life saving with a coffee at 8am......
Cheers - appreciate that.

otisdog

47 posts

37 months

Wednesday 4th April
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I have to recommend Hotel Van der Valk in Verviers, 11 miles from the track. It's in a restored train station , the rooms are large and reasonable, and has a very nice bar and restaurant combo. We were there prior to a HPDE, and would definitely return.

jonny142

714 posts

153 months

Thursday 5th April
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TopazCerb

22 posts

109 months

Friday 13th April
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TinRobot said:
Love the WEC and even though this is a rather odd "super season" I am trying to catch as much as possible.

Flying to the Paul Ricard circuit for the weird warm up thing on Friday 6th/7th April. Never done that before but it is "free" and some nice driving roads and at least it will be sunny so what's not to like for £50 return + car hire? Wife is coming along so should be good.

Then onto Spa. Taking the 8am Eurotunnel on Friday and camping Friday and Saturday - Ardennen Camping L'Eau Rouge (anyone know it or staying?)

Going on my own and looking forward to it because of that tbh.

Shame no one stickers up but hey.....roll on Le Man next year although I may be tempted to just get in the car and wing it this year if work commitments ease off a bit and the bank balance looks okay.

Anywhere recommended to eat and drink?

Myself and 2 mates will be staying in Ardennen Camping L'Eau Rouge again this year.

We first visited during the WEC event last year. Facilities are basic but very good. Franka serves up some food in the evening. Usually just 1 dish, we had the Lasagne last year and it was great. There is a small bar on site with quite a few of the usual Belgium beers. If you want some slightly diffeeent offerings best to stop off at the local supermarket.

We are at the Italian in town on the Friday last year which was good but it does get pretty busy ( you will see a lot of the teams and drivers from yhthe support series in their).

Come over and say hello if you see us at the campsite. Currently we are planning to take a Cerbera / Chimeara / E46 M3.

Mark
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TinRobot

3,772 posts

16 months

Friday 13th April
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TopazCerb said:
Myself and 2 mates will be staying in Ardennen Camping L'Eau Rouge again this year.

We first visited during the WEC event last year. Facilities are basic but very good. Franka serves up some food in the evening. Usually just 1 dish, we had the Lasagne last year and it was great. There is a small bar on site with quite a few of the usual Belgium beers. If you want some slightly diffeeent offerings best to stop off at the local supermarket.

We are at the Italian in town on the Friday last year which was good but it does get pretty busy ( you will see a lot of the teams and drivers from yhthe support series in their).

Come over and say hello if you see us at the campsite. Currently we are planning to take a Cerbera / Chimeara / E46 M3.

Mark
That is very kind of you and thanks for the offer. Will likely take you up on the offer as I love TVRs and E46s smile I will be the sad pathetic middle-aged man in the C4s and the very small tent !



FredericRobinson

1,380 posts

160 months

Yesterday (12:55)
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Contrary to what I might have said earlier in the thread it looks like it's half one to half seven race this year