Running the track

Running the track

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white mr2

8 posts

96 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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2016 I ran allong with TL and had a great time, Last year I walked arround only to be stopped at the Porsche curves, that was a bummer. This year I didn't even try.
What a great idea to make it more official and combine it with charity. I'm in for next year, hope it will work out.

tpeach77

1 posts

172 months

Saturday 11th May
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Any plans on running the Le Mans circuit this year folks?
I’m definitely interested if this is happening again 👍🏼

MadMacMcMad

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1,223 posts

195 months

Saturday 11th May
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Well, I have tried my hardest with all the ACO contacts I have to make an official run possible and unfortunately the officials at the ACO consider it too difficult to permit.
There are significant insurance and logistical issues to overcome to officially endorse, so you can understand their position.
I resorted to just asking if they would give official access through the Porsche curves and up the main straight to groups wearing TL wrist bands, but was denied that as they use the empty circuit for photoshoots etc. In 2017 we ran into Tom Kristensen having his piccies taken. I may have introduced some middle age lycra to his official press photos! Heyho!

Last year we managed to get all the way to the Dunlop bridge before we were confronted. It only took a little persuasion in broken french to be allowed OUT of the restricted area (mind boggles).
So, Yes, we will be running the track from the entrance to the TL campsite, inside the Tertre Rouge bend and running the gauntlet through the Porsche curves and main straight. If you arrive in small groups, there is a better chance of slipping through.

So, 8:30am Friday morning at the TL site entrance. First two runners back after a FULL circuit will receive TL 2019 T shirts. (Worth running 13K for).
All welcome to join in as it is public roads (apart from the bits that aren't!)

Oldwolf

416 posts

134 months

Saturday 11th May
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Looking forward to this.
Are we allowed to cut the chicanes? 😁

MadMacMcMad

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1,223 posts

195 months

Saturday 11th May
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Are the cars?

Well silly question then. smile

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RC1807

8,049 posts

109 months

Sunday 12th May
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AlanAlanAlan said:
I’m another Bleu Nord resident so happy to join in. Was reckoning on an 08:00 from BN. However I have just read a post suggesting that the new security fencing requires everyone to use the main entrance rather than nipping over the concrete post and rail fence up at the north end. That might mean an 07:45 departure for me as I’m up at the north end.
....*ahem* wink

Might be able to get this done this year so my campsite buddy ^^^ has someone to be significantly faster than! smile

AlanAlanAlan

3 posts

13 months

Wednesday 15th May
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RC1807 said:
....*ahem* wink

Might be able to get this done this year so my campsite buddy ^^^ has someone to be significantly faster than! smile
I’d welcome the company...to and from the start/finish hahahahahahaha!

fatboy18

16,084 posts

152 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Had you thought of asking the ACO making it a charity run (strictly limited to numbers) and donating to a local charity of their choice? They might like that idea and be a little more relaxed (if that's possible for the French) hehe

MadMacMcMad

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1,223 posts

195 months

Thursday 16th May
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Yep, done all that Mark.
They are very anti doing anything at all. I suggested a charity of their choice/in their name and still a flat NO. Too difficult as far as logistics and insurance etc.
Too much else going on around the track. Mulsanne corner car shows, Main straight photo shoots, and of course Mulsanne straight traffic.

We'll just be careful and try our luck.

fatboy18

16,084 posts

152 months

Thursday 16th May
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frown oh well getmecoat