Spa WEC 6 Hours

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TinRobot

4,448 posts

19 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

4,448 posts

19 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

64 posts

40 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

761 posts

156 months

Thursday 5th April
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TopazCerb

36 posts

112 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

4,448 posts

19 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

1,445 posts

163 months

Wednesday 25th April
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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

TheHoof

231 posts

103 months

Friday 27th April
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chasingracecars said:
I don’t believe they do but you can stream radio Le Mans for less then 2gb for the whole race. The WEC app is also good for finding out what has just happened too.
Radio LeMans also available on the TuneIn Radio app. I find this works slightly better on mobile devices that the RLM website.

TopazCerb

36 posts

112 months

Friday 27th April
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TinRobot said:
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 !
Great stuff. Look forward to hopefully meeting you next week.

Mark

FredericRobinson

1,445 posts

163 months

Monday 30th April
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TheHoof said:
Radio LeMans also available on the TuneIn Radio app. I find this works slightly better on mobile devices that the RLM website.
I can't get Radio Le Mans to work on TuneIn at the minute, might be to do with their re-brand as Radio Show Limited and the 3 separate channels, for anyone interested the qualifying and race will be on RSL 3 on Radio Le Mans.com

gt6

1,074 posts

116 months

Monday 30th April
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does anyone know wether there will be any radio commentary at the circuit this year and if so what frequency

Vette_1978

2,962 posts

153 months

Monday 30th April
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gt6 said:
does anyone know wether there will be any radio commentary at the circuit this year and if so what frequency
I get the impression it will all be online and not radio. The WEC app looks like it has commentary but not sure if this requires the purchase of a race/season pass or not, at least the roaming data charges wont cost a fortune for listening online. Radio Le Mans would be best, I'd feel like I'm being unfaithful if I watch racing without HIndy in my ear.

Some Gump

10,316 posts

117 months

Monday 30th April
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Is it me, or does one of these look like an Aston (awesome), and the other just look a bit, well... cack...


jonny142

761 posts

156 months

Tuesday 1st May
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Fingers crossed , Weather looks like it's sunny and warm for Sat , Belgium A109 Helo Display team will be pleased

RL17

500 posts

24 months

Tuesday 1st May
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Great Dane said:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j1nakp75kpkdwp1/Spa%20Ac...


This a historic guide I have compiled from various sources - some of them my own. About the history of the place. If anyone finds any of the borderstones from the pre 1920 border please send me a message. We have been looking for them for years. Yah Eau Rouge was once the actual border between Belgium and German and the old building on the left as you walk up - inside the old road loop was the actual customs station... and the toilets in the lower pits were some official building too.... I have copies of actual maps with all the train lines in the area etc
catching up on this and need to visit Spa soon but have 2 Le Mans trips this year. Did think of Herman's website too. Write up could have a bit more on Stewart accident as length of time, other drivers and spectators toolkit etc emphasises risks etc.

Do like this video, even if commentary not in english. Destiny in racing not good for Bianchi and his relatives.
Lucien Bianchi 1964 in a DB4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnMFPBWyk24





Vocal Minority

8,321 posts

83 months

Tuesday 1st May
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Some Gump said:
Is it me, or does one of these look like an Aston (awesome), and the other just look a bit, well... cack...

Think it's you.

The old vantage shape is pretty - but of its time in my opinion, time for a change. I very much like the new one.

outnumbered

2,196 posts

165 months

Tuesday 1st May
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It's probably not helped by the angle, but my instant thought on that new Aston was "DTM".

TinRobot

4,448 posts

19 months

Tuesday 1st May
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They sound glorious - unlike the ford that still has an engine that sounds like angry bolts being slammed together.

Great Dane

2,190 posts

97 months

Tuesday 1st May
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RL17 said:
catching up on this and need to visit Spa soon but have 2 Le Mans trips this year. Did think of Herman's website too. Write up could have a bit more on Stewart accident as length of time, other drivers and spectators toolkit etc emphasises risks etc.

Do like this video, even if commentary not in english. Destiny in racing not good for Bianchi and his relatives.
Lucien Bianchi 1964 in a DB4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnMFPBWyk24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSRG-yZP3_Q&t=79s only a game but it gives you an idea!!!


TinRobot

4,448 posts

19 months

Tuesday 1st May
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A few cars we can look forward to:



Really want to get in the garage of these guys:









etc etc

Cannot wait.