Spa WEC 6 Hours

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chasingracecars

1,363 posts

33 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

804 posts

161 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

2,282 posts

170 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

1,793 posts

214 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

468 posts

37 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

1,098 posts

121 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

839 posts

109 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

1,363 posts

33 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

2,223 posts

102 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

839 posts

109 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

90 posts

18 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

2,223 posts

102 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

2,223 posts

102 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

2,001 posts

91 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

2,223 posts

102 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

2,995 posts

173 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

804 posts

161 months

Lotterer

1 posts

9 months

Tuesday 27th March
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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

90 posts

18 months

Tuesday 27th March
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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......

otisdog

64 posts

45 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.