Will it even go ahead?

Will it even go ahead?

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gt6

1,258 posts

137 months

Sunday 1st March
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Qatar moto gp now called off, so the panic continues

ferrus

37 posts

14 months

Sunday 1st March
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Have a few trips planned this year - all insured.
I've spent the evening looking through the travel advice and policy documents, and there doesn't appear to be anything definitive.
Some pages say you'll be covered if it's an FCO recommendation, some say travel insurance is unlikely to cover it.

In the case of Le Mans, I'm not sure if any or all travel/accommodation would be covered, if a single event is cancelled - but there's no FCO recommendation not to travel.

Not feeling overly confident about this one going ahead. It's a huge multinational event, and the French are already cancelling events with just 130 reported cases.

delta0

1,255 posts

58 months

Sunday 1st March
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ferrus said:
Have a few trips planned this year - all insured.
I've spent the evening looking through the travel advice and policy documents, and there doesn't appear to be anything definitive.
Some pages say you'll be covered if it's an FCO recommendation, some say travel insurance is unlikely to cover it.

In the case of Le Mans, I'm not sure if any or all travel/accommodation would be covered, if a single event is cancelled - but there's no FCO recommendation not to travel.

Not feeling overly confident about this one going ahead. It's a huge multinational event, and the French are already cancelling events with just 130 reported cases.
I expect that when temperatures rise this thing will be gone like the majority of flu.

bad company

11,575 posts

218 months

Sunday 1st March
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delta0 said:
I expect that when temperatures rise this thing will be gone like the majority of flu.
I’ve heard that theory but if it’s right why is the virus spreading in hot countries such as Singapore?

delta0

1,255 posts

58 months

Monday 2nd March
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bad company said:
I’ve heard that theory but if it’s right why is the virus spreading in hot countries such as Singapore?
It is a travel hub for Asia and so it makes it susceptible but it is barely spreading at all within Singapore. The temperature will be reducing the time it can survive outside of the body before someone else is infected.

FredericRobinson

1,981 posts

184 months

Monday 2nd March
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Trouble is the temp won't have risen to very hot for very long by early May when they'll have to make the decision

lowdrag

10,265 posts

165 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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I've posted this at the foot of the 1st Tickets post, but the first case of the coronavirus at Le Mans is announced in this morning's paper.

LawrieC

110 posts

56 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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There must be a chance that the race will be postponed. This happened in 1968, when it was held at the end of September due to major political protests (riots). Dam good race that, but it means 12 hours of darkness rather than 6.

It seems that either this disease will be contained, or you allow 6 months for it to spread everywhere, or they find a cure, so it should be over by September



Edited by LawrieC on Tuesday 3rd March 12:03

Kev_Mk3

1,705 posts

47 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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Even if the race isn't on I will still head to France and go camping as its a nice break

LM24Nut

356 posts

14 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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Some of us from the Le Mans crew are off to Sebring on the 17th...do wish us luck...lolz

ferrus

37 posts

14 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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Kev_Mk3 said:
Even if the race isn't on I will still head to France and go camping as its a nice break
Heard a couple of people saying that. I'm very tempted myself.
Le Mans looks like a great town for a break, on a non race week - and there's a hundred other places around France I'd like to visit.

It's a tough sell at home though ....

"Sorry luv, but even though that big race event that I go away for every year got cancelled - I'm still going to go and risk catching a dose anyway, just for a nice jolly in France without you, for a week."

redcardshootheadache


Printertosh

531 posts

120 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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ferrus said:
Heard a couple of people saying that. I'm very tempted myself.
Le Mans looks like a great town for a break, on a non race week - and there's a hundred other places around France I'd like to visit.

It's a tough sell at home though ....

"Sorry luv, but even though that big race event that I go away for every year got cancelled - I'm still going to go and risk catching a dose anyway, just for a nice jolly in France without you, for a week."

redcardshootheadache
byebyerofl

lowdrag

10,265 posts

165 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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The number of cases here at le Mans has now risen to three. The more important one is a member of the pro basketball team who is now in isolation.

Kev_Mk3

1,705 posts

47 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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ferrus said:
Kev_Mk3 said:
Even if the race isn't on I will still head to France and go camping as its a nice break
Heard a couple of people saying that. I'm very tempted myself.
Le Mans looks like a great town for a break, on a non race week - and there's a hundred other places around France I'd like to visit.

It's a tough sell at home though ....

"Sorry luv, but even though that big race event that I go away for every year got cancelled - I'm still going to go and risk catching a dose anyway, just for a nice jolly in France without you, for a week."

redcardshootheadache
I've a way around this - The wife comes with me as she loves it. The other trump card is we have just sold out house just south of Le Mans in December so we are going to visit friends anyway so regardless of the race we will be going.

Even with kids we would still go as La Fleche Zoo is fantastic and loads of things to do in the area. When are little one is old enough we will go with them.

RL17

848 posts

45 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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Any news on 24H Motos - just over 6 weeks away and 75,000 or so attendance?

lowdrag

10,265 posts

165 months

Tuesday 3rd March
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The ACO stated at the end of the last week that they are reliant on the medical sercices and the political decisions and will await to be told what to do. We have the Superbikes in about six weeks, the GP Moto in about 10 weeks,then Le Man and then the Classic. No one can say exactly what is going to happen. The programme includes the French Superbike championship on the 28/29 March, 30/31 March testing for the 24 Bike race, 16th April 24 Hour bike race, with normally 50,000 here, 15/16/17 May the GP Moto, about 80,000, but every day there is something, from F3 driver training to track days. It is a logistical nightmare.

LawrieC

110 posts

56 months

Wednesday 4th March
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If they've delayed the new James Bond film by 7 months, we're in deep sh!t

Seriously, there are now cases all over the country.

Edited by LawrieC on Wednesday 4th March 19:32

delta0

1,255 posts

58 months

Wednesday 4th March
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Cases in Asia have fallen hugely the last couple of days.

LM240

3,161 posts

170 months

Wednesday 4th March
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LawrieC said:
If they've delayed the new James Bond film by 7 months, we're in deep sh!t

Seriously, there are now cases all over the country.

Edited by LawrieC on Wednesday 4th March 19:32
Still talking small numbers and trying not to get sucked into the media frenzy of apocalyptic doom.

Are your priorities wrong when all you’re worried about is LM2020 taking place!!!!!

I’m still going with ‘this will blow over... today’s news, tomorrows fish n chip papers’

eps

5,018 posts

221 months

Wednesday 4th March
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LM240 said:
LawrieC said:
If they've delayed the new James Bond film by 7 months, we're in deep sh!t

Seriously, there are now cases all over the country.

Edited by LawrieC on Wednesday 4th March 19:32
Still talking small numbers and trying not to get sucked into the media frenzy of apocalyptic doom.

Are your priorities wrong when all you’re worried about is LM2020 taking place!!!!!

I’m still going with ‘this will blow over... today’s news, tomorrows fish n chip papers’
Yep, whilst it is highly contagious it 'only' seems to have affected a small number of the population. Ideally we need to see a slowdown in the number of cases raised and for it to follow a downward trend.