Spa WEC 6 Hours

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chasingracecars

1,145 posts

25 months

Sunday 11th March
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jonny142 said:
Looking Forward for the WEC Superseason ..
We are back down again this May for the our 2nd WEC at Spa.. Do 'Radio Lemans' broadcast over the FM Freq for the race ?..if it does is the signal good all around the circuit if walking the complete circuit ?
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.

jonny142

714 posts

153 months

Sunday 11th March
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chasingracecars said:
jonny142 said:
Looking Forward for the WEC Superseason ..
We are back down again this May for the our 2nd WEC at Spa.. Do 'Radio Lemans' broadcast over the FM Freq for the race ?..if it does is the signal good all around the circuit if walking the complete circuit ?
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.
Cheers for the info smile

outnumbered

2,145 posts

162 months

Sunday 11th March
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I'm going this year, never seen a race at Spa, so looking forward to it a lot.

df76

1,671 posts

206 months

Monday 12th March
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outnumbered said:
I'm going this year, never seen a race at Spa, so looking forward to it a lot.
It’s a really good trip, highly recommended. Just be prepared for all weather possibilities and a lot of walking.

wsn03

288 posts

29 months

Monday 12th March
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I was always told you cant pick it up on any frequency, just on internet.
To be fair we got used to knowing nothing besides the lights on the side of the cars, then found the app and that was very useful. In the main we just enjoyed the scenery and the laid back atmosphere.
On both occasions we watched highlights on tv to understand what actually happened in detail.

Dont be put off, its a great event.
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gt6

1,049 posts

113 months

Monday 12th March
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It is one of those places every motorsport fan should visit and watch a race at least once in thier life.

Usually go twice a year, the WEC race and often classic racing, be prepared to do a fair bit of walking and be prepared for all weathers as said before. Spend a chunk of time on the old pit straight and eau rouge, but try to walk around the track as looking down on the cars as they travel around the furtherest parts of the circuit is a wonderful reward for those walks.

cailean

810 posts

101 months

Wednesday 14th March
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Thinking of doing this trip this year for WEC. Where is better to stay Bruges or Ghent? Also as the Monday is a bank holiday in the UK, thinking of going down to the 'Ring' after the race and Sunday... We have been to WEC at Nurburgring twice now and it is great. Good for the kids too (now 12 and 10).

chasingracecars

1,145 posts

25 months

Thursday 15th March
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cailean said:
Thinking of doing this trip this year for WEC. Where is better to stay Bruges or Ghent? Also as the Monday is a bank holiday in the UK, thinking of going down to the 'Ring' after the race and Sunday... We have been to WEC at Nurburgring twice now and it is great. Good for the kids too (now 12 and 10).
Probably no point doing the ring as the nurburgring 24 hours is the following weekend. Access will be limited and fans already arriving. No point staying in Bruge or Ghent there are lots of small villages around Spa that have decent prices hotels. Ping me a Pm if you need help.

Great Dane

2,168 posts

94 months

Thursday 15th March
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chasingracecars said:
Probably no point doing the ring as the nurburgring 24 hours is the following weekend. Access will be limited and fans already arriving. No point staying in Bruge or Ghent there are lots of small villages around Spa that have decent prices hotels. Ping me a Pm if you need help.
Liege if you must is much closer. Been going there since 81 and there penty of things to see and do depending on you interests. If you like history this is in the middle of battle of the bulge and there is a really good museum in Bastogne. If you have time on the Monday. there is a chocolate factory in Eupen, where Willy Wonka sells via a cut price out shop.... there are caves, breweries, cheese factories, viewing towers, a mega dam etc etc I know this because, it is my responsibility to arrange something for the free day our group has built into the Spa expedition

cailean

810 posts

101 months

Saturday 17th March
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Great, thanks. WEC tickets and Eurotunnel booked. First time seeing a race at Spa. Can't wait.

Mountain Man

29 posts

10 months

Sunday 18th March
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Make sure you make a effort to walk round and watch from the outside of Bruxelles. The viewing window is amazing for watching

Great Dane

2,168 posts

94 months

Tuesday 20th March
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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

Great Dane

2,168 posts

94 months

Tuesday 20th March
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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

vincegail

1,921 posts

83 months

Tuesday 20th March
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I reckon you're familiar with this website?

http://www.circuitsofthepast.nl/en-US/francorchamp...

Great Dane

2,168 posts

94 months

Tuesday 20th March
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vincegail said:
I reckon you're familiar with this website?

http://www.circuitsofthepast.nl/en-US/francorchamp...
Oh yeah! You are talking with a man who went to see the last race ever at the Avus !!! and who has been eating frites at the the friterie in the Masta kink


Paul Dishman

2,903 posts

165 months

Wednesday 21st March
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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
That's excellent work, thank you.

jonny142

714 posts

153 months

TinRobot

3,772 posts

16 months

Monday 26th March
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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?




Lotterer

1 posts

1 month

Tuesday 27th March
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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?

Has to be done. I'm also tripping to Spa for the first time for the WEC, similarly solo. Arriving in Belgium on the Friday morning, looks a fairly easy journey down to Spa, and camping in the 'official' site hopefully near the main entrance if there's still decent room at that time. Can't wait.

Mountain Man

29 posts

10 months

Tuesday 27th March
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TinRobot said:
Anywhere recommended to eat and drink?
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......