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It's postponed!

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Kev_Mk3

1,705 posts

47 months

Saturday 21st March
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joema said:
FredericRobinson said:
He's right, I'm wrong, could be an interesting plan there
Double header!
will be the same for the next 3 years possibly also -

N24 2021 - 03-06 June
2022 - 16-19 June
2023 - 08-11 June

wsn03

952 posts

53 months

Saturday 21st March
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Kev_Mk3 said:
joema said:
FredericRobinson said:
He's right, I'm wrong, could be an interesting plan there
Double header!
will be the same for the next 3 years possibly also -

N24 2021 - 03-06 June
2022 - 16-19 June
2023 - 08-11 June
Been looking at this, the N24 seems to be clashing or very near to Le Mans 24.

I'd like to do both but the boy wouldn't be allowed a whole 10 days off school. Wait til he's older...going without him would be a bit unpopular.

Kev_Mk3

1,705 posts

47 months

Saturday 21st March
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wsn03 said:
Kev_Mk3 said:
joema said:
FredericRobinson said:
He's right, I'm wrong, could be an interesting plan there
Double header!
will be the same for the next 3 years possibly also -

N24 2021 - 03-06 June
2022 - 16-19 June
2023 - 08-11 June
Been looking at this, the N24 seems to be clashing or very near to Le Mans 24.

I'd like to do both but the boy wouldn't be allowed a whole 10 days off school. Wait til he's older...going without him would be a bit unpopular.
Its not the smallest of drives from Le Mans - Nurburgring but it is fun. I wanted to do it again but time off etc never let me.

wsn03

952 posts

53 months

Saturday 21st March
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Kev_Mk3 said:
wsn03 said:
Kev_Mk3 said:
joema said:
FredericRobinson said:
He's right, I'm wrong, could be an interesting plan there
Double header!
will be the same for the next 3 years possibly also -

N24 2021 - 03-06 June
2022 - 16-19 June
2023 - 08-11 June
Been looking at this, the N24 seems to be clashing or very near to Le Mans 24.

I'd like to do both but the boy wouldn't be allowed a whole 10 days off school. Wait til he's older...going without him would be a bit unpopular.
Its not the smallest of drives from Le Mans - Nurburgring but it is fun. I wanted to do it again but time off etc never let me.
Just discussed it with the wife. If they're a week apart then fk it, you only live once, im doing it

I'll buy or borrow a small van or buy a small people carrier, and take a 100cc motorbike so I can get around the outside of the circuit.

The lad is taking the extra 2 days off school, the preceding week is half term anyway


Edited by wsn03 on Saturday 21st March 15:28

Kev_Mk3

1,705 posts

47 months

Saturday 21st March
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wsn03 said:
Kev_Mk3 said:
wsn03 said:
Kev_Mk3 said:
joema said:
FredericRobinson said:
He's right, I'm wrong, could be an interesting plan there
Double header!
will be the same for the next 3 years possibly also -

N24 2021 - 03-06 June
2022 - 16-19 June
2023 - 08-11 June
Been looking at this, the N24 seems to be clashing or very near to Le Mans 24.

I'd like to do both but the boy wouldn't be allowed a whole 10 days off school. Wait til he's older...going without him would be a bit unpopular.
Its not the smallest of drives from Le Mans - Nurburgring but it is fun. I wanted to do it again but time off etc never let me.
Just discussed it with the wife. If they're a week apart then f it, you only live once, im doing it
Go via Circuit de Reims-Gueux & then into Luxembourg for cheap fuel.

Trackdayguy

347 posts

23 months

Saturday 21st March
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This China Virus is causing havoc here in in Canada. All sporting events off. Looks like my racing season is not going to happen.

Trackdayguy

347 posts

23 months

Saturday 21st March
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This China Virus is causing havoc here in in Canada. All sporting events off. Looks like my racing season is not going to happen.

wsn03

952 posts

53 months

Saturday 21st March
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Kev_Mk3 said:
Go via Circuit de Reims-Gueux & then into Luxembourg for cheap fuel.
We're doing Reims this year as it happens. Luxembourg is a good tip thanks

Now canvassing numbers
If its just me and the lad then simples - Renault Megane and a 100cc bike with wheels off.

If there are more im into something bigger and complications.

Something to plan while I sit here dying of boredom

Great Dane

2,310 posts

118 months

Saturday 21st March
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Race is not going to happen I am sure of it

cardigankid

8,038 posts

164 months

Wednesday 25th March
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wsn03 said:
Kev_Mk3 said:
Go via Circuit de Reims-Gueux & then into Luxembourg for cheap fuel.
We're doing Reims this year as it happens. Luxembourg is a good tip thanks

Now canvassing numbers
If its just me and the lad then simples - Renault Megane and a 100cc bike with wheels off.

If there are more im into something bigger and complications.

Something to plan while I sit here dying of boredom
Go into Germany, pay the extra and get Aral Ultimate 102. The best, ethanol free.

RONV

211 posts

86 months

Wednesday 25th March
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wsn03 said:
We're doing Reims this year as it happens. Luxembourg is a good tip thanks

Now canvassing numbers
If its just me and the lad then simples - Renault Megane and a 100cc bike with wheels off.

If there are more im into something bigger and complications.

Something to plan while I sit here dying of boredom
We did the circuit last year with our French Motor Club and they had a lunch buffet put on by the trustees in the main building I think there was about 40 of us and it was great food

wsn03

952 posts

53 months

Wednesday 25th March
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cardigankid said:
Go into Germany, pay the extra and get Aral Ultimate 102. The best, ethanol free.
We're on a bit of a time mission unfortunately so won't be able to do the detour

wsn03

952 posts

53 months

Wednesday 25th March
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RONV said:
wsn03 said:
We're doing Reims this year as it happens. Luxembourg is a good tip thanks

Now canvassing numbers
If its just me and the lad then simples - Renault Megane and a 100cc bike with wheels off.

If there are more im into something bigger and complications.

Something to plan while I sit here dying of boredom
We did the circuit last year with our French Motor Club and they had a lunch buffet put on by the trustees in the main building I think there was about 40 of us and it was great food
There's only 10 in our group (subject to current dates), and we're going in the morning first thing.
Really looking forward to seeing it

classicaholic

603 posts

22 months

Wednesday 25th March
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I loved doing Reims!

wsn03

952 posts

53 months

Wednesday 25th March
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classicaholic said:
I loved doing Reims!
Im really looking forward to it...great photo

FredericRobinson

1,981 posts

184 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Shame there's nothing similar of the old circuit at Rouen

wsn03

952 posts

53 months

Wednesday 25th March
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FredericRobinson said:
Shame there's nothing similar of the old circuit at Rouen
We're going to drive round it when we go to moto24 - we're staying in Rouen again on the way down.

The video ive seen only mentions a bus stop, the council demolished everything else

RL17

848 posts

45 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Most of the road circuit is there but not much else - some sets of steps up to the spectator embankment just past the hairpin Virage du Noveau Monde (D132).

Jo Schlesser died at the Rouen circuit in 1968 French Grand Prix in a horrific crash in a magnesium bodied car with virtually a full tank of fuel (accident at Six Freres on D938, 300m or so before the hairpin - I think a small chicane was later added in 1974 there and the chicane is still there as a small layby).

Edit - Original cobbled hairpin there may be visible in places (can see on one of the Circuits of the Past videos and also if home in on google maps Street view) and can see where pits/grandstand once was on D938)

Edited by RL17 on Thursday 26th March 00:05


Edited by RL17 on Thursday 26th March 00:16

LawrieC

110 posts

56 months

Thursday 26th March
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I've driven past it too many times. I keep meaning to stop at Rouen Circuit, but I'm easily distracted.

I have a suspicion that the was a Group C race there in the 1980s, but there's no trace

Edited by LawrieC on Thursday 26th March 00:50

wsn03

952 posts

53 months

Thursday 26th March
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RL17 said:
Most of the road circuit is there but not much else - some sets of steps up to the spectator embankment just past the hairpin Virage du Noveau Monde (D132).

Jo Schlesser died at the Rouen circuit in 1968 French Grand Prix in a horrific crash in a magnesium bodied car with virtually a full tank of fuel (accident at Six Freres on D938, 300m or so before the hairpin - I think a small chicane was later added in 1974 there and the chicane is still there as a small layby).

Edit - Original cobbled hairpin there may be visible in places (can see on one of the Circuits of the Past videos and also if home in on google maps Street view) and can see where pits/grandstand once was on D938)

Edited by RL17 on Thursday 26th March 00:05


Edited by RL17 on Thursday 26th March 00:16
Thank you, thats given ne a few things for me to look out for when im there. We should get there 630pm, end of August, should be plenty of daylight for a nosy around the circuit.

I saw a very good video - abandoned circuits? - which helps.

Rouen is a great place to stay. Last year we found a terrific bar that did ham and cheese only...giant plates of it...and lots of red wine!