Will it even go ahead?

Will it even go ahead?

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slartibartfast

3,807 posts

154 months

Wednesday 4th March
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I'm still waiting for Geldof or Bono to organise a 'live aid' for the UK in Africa
I can hear Geldof now
"Give us all the fking money back NOW, we need it for hand sanitizers and cupa soups"

FredericRobinson

2,021 posts

185 months

Wednesday 4th March
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LM240 said:
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’
No, 'will it affect Le Mans?' is the correct response to any impending global crisis

RL17

854 posts

46 months

Wednesday 4th March
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It's not the spread of coronavirus but the fear of the spread of coronavirus that will shut things downs

let's hope boredom and sunshine does the trick

lowdrag

10,359 posts

166 months

Saturday 7th March
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The French government announced yesterday that the spread of the coronavirus is now out of control. Judging by the local supermarket here at Le Mans a small degree of panic is setting in, with hand gel nonexistent and shelves stripped, and some people (very few it must be said) wearing masks and gloves.

wsn03

1,105 posts

54 months

Saturday 7th March
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RL17 said:
Any news on 24H Motos - just over 6 weeks away and 75,000 or so attendance?
First tickets don't know yet. Im booked for Moto 24, going with a mate whose son is riding one of the factory backed Yamahas - they're still preparing for it to go ahead. 5 weeks to go

LawrieC

157 posts

57 months

Saturday 7th March
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lowdrag said:
The French government announced yesterday that the spread of the coronavirus is now out of control. Judging by the local supermarket here at Le Mans a small degree of panic is setting in, with hand gel nonexistent and shelves stripped, and some people (very few it must be said) wearing masks and gloves.
Its all that hugging and cheek kissing that's the problem. In the UK, the only stripped shelves are those of the toilet paper section. We want to go with a clean bum.

None of this makes much sense

lowdrag

10,359 posts

166 months

Sunday 8th March
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It may not make much sense to any of us, but it is happening. Today in France we will top 1,000 cases and already 16 deaths. People were refusing to shake hands at the golf club yesterday.

LawrieC

157 posts

57 months

Sunday 8th March
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I see that the Bahrain GP will be held behind closed doors, but what about Ferrari's chances of turning up, Marenello is in the exclusion zone, which is likely to exist till the beginning of April, a week after Bahrain, and at the time of the Vietnam GP.

I wonder who else is trapped.

Ramona

124 posts

109 months

Sunday 8th March
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"France bans gatherings of more than 1,000 people to contain coronavirus" - https://www.france24.com/en/20200308-france-bans-g...

wsn03

1,105 posts

54 months

Sunday 8th March
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Ramona said:
"France bans gatherings of more than 1,000 people to contain coronavirus" - https://www.france24.com/en/20200308-france-bans-g...
Oh bother

delta0

1,263 posts

59 months

Sunday 8th March
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wsn03 said:
Oh bother
I don’t expect this to go away for at least a month so I would expect all events cancelled until first half of April at least.

lowdrag

10,359 posts

166 months

Monday 9th March
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delta0 said:
wsn03 said:
Oh bother
I don’t expect this to go away for at least a month so I would expect all events cancelled until first half of April at least.
Well, 1,000 out of 60 million is miniscule. Either the containment will work (which I doubt) or the growth will be logarithmic. Roughly speaking, 1,000 is 50% up on a week ago. Tickets are still being sold for the Superbike weekend of 27/29 March, which seems rather silly. Are they limiting sales to 999 tickets? Then we have the 24 Hour bike race in April which usually has about 80,000 coming, and so on.

wsn03

1,105 posts

54 months

Monday 9th March
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delta0 said:
wsn03 said:
Oh bother
I don’t expect this to go away for at least a month so I would expect all events cancelled until first half of April at least.
I have 2 things coming up:

Le Mans moto 24
Spa WEC

Im guessing the first will be cancelled or postponed, the 2nd will probably go ahead.

If Moto 24 gets moved I'll be quite happy, having it so close to Spa is a bit of a pain

wsn03

1,105 posts

54 months

Monday 9th March
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lowdrag said:
Well, 1,000 out of 60 million is miniscule. Either the containment will work (which I doubt) or the growth will be logarithmic. Roughly speaking, 1,000 is 50% up on a week ago. Tickets are still being sold for the Superbike weekend of 27/29 March, which seems rather silly. Are they limiting sales to 999 tickets? Then we have the 24 Hour bike race in April which usually has about 80,000 coming, and so on.
I wonder when they will announce race plans for Moto 24, only 4.5 weeks to go

lowdrag

10,359 posts

166 months

Monday 9th March
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From the 24 Hour bike race site:-



For the moment, we have not been notified of any requirement to postpone or cancel any of our sporting events scheduled in the coming weeks on the Le Mans circuit. Our event calendar remains unchanged.

We are confident that the 24 Hours of Le Mans will go ahead as planned on 13-14 June.

Please note that our priority is to maintain our published schedule for 2020.

However, should it be necessary to do so, we will reschedule events later in the year.
In the event of a cancellation, tickets will be refunded.


wsn03

1,105 posts

54 months

Monday 9th March
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lowdrag said:
From the 24 Hour bike race site:-



For the moment, we have not been notified of any requirement to postpone or cancel any of our sporting events scheduled in the coming weeks on the Le Mans circuit. Our event calendar remains unchanged.

We are confident that the 24 Hours of Le Mans will go ahead as planned on 13-14 June.

Please note that our priority is to maintain our published schedule for 2020.

However, should it be necessary to do so, we will reschedule events later in the year.
In the event of a cancellation, tickets will be refunded.
Thanks mate. Maybe see you in 4.5 weeks time if you're around in April. Does the pub do breakfast on a Sunday?

cn7k7

44 posts

97 months

Monday 9th March
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lowdrag said:
From the 24 Hour bike race site:-



For the moment, we have not been notified of any requirement to postpone or cancel any of our sporting events scheduled in the coming weeks on the Le Mans circuit. Our event calendar remains unchanged.

We are confident that the 24 Hours of Le Mans will go ahead as planned on 13-14 June.

Please note that our priority is to maintain our published schedule for 2020.

However, should it be necessary to do so, we will reschedule events later in the year.
In the event of a cancellation, tickets will be refunded.
Where and what’s the name of your pub lowdrag, love to come and have a beer this year

RONV

237 posts

87 months

Monday 9th March
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we have two classic runs coming up May and September, first to our motor club,s 4 day National in Saint Affrique near Millau then Normandy in September. P&O ferry's are keeping us informed if there are any changes to their sailings our 8 hotels we are staying at there and back can be cancelled as we book them with Booking.com but as it's up to the French to advice people and our lot in London.

wsn03

1,105 posts

54 months

Monday 9th March
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wsn03 said:
lowdrag said:
From the 24 Hour bike race site:-



For the moment, we have not been notified of any requirement to postpone or cancel any of our sporting events scheduled in the coming weeks on the Le Mans circuit. Our event calendar remains unchanged.

We are confident that the 24 Hours of Le Mans will go ahead as planned on 13-14 June.

Please note that our priority is to maintain our published schedule for 2020.

However, should it be necessary to do so, we will reschedule events later in the year.
In the event of a cancellation, tickets will be refunded.
Thanks mate. Maybe see you in 4.5 weeks time if you're around in April. Does the pub do breakfast on a Sunday?
Sorry my mistake!! Im getting my French based usernames mixed up! Oops

wsn03

1,105 posts

54 months

Monday 9th March
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cn7k7 said:
lowdrag said:
From the 24 Hour bike race site:-



For the moment, we have not been notified of any requirement to postpone or cancel any of our sporting events scheduled in the coming weeks on the Le Mans circuit. Our event calendar remains unchanged.

We are confident that the 24 Hours of Le Mans will go ahead as planned on 13-14 June.

Please note that our priority is to maintain our published schedule for 2020.

However, should it be necessary to do so, we will reschedule events later in the year.
In the event of a cancellation, tickets will be refunded.
Where and what’s the name of your pub lowdrag, love to come and have a beer this year
My mistake. I mixed up lowdrag with leyorkie! Leyorkie doesn't have a pub but does live in a village 25 minutes away with a rather nice English pub. I could give you the details but I might have to kill you if I do!!!

Anyway its not in Le Mans so probably not relevant