2021 - Don't get too excited

2021 - Don't get too excited

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MG CHRIS

7,776 posts

132 months

Thursday 4th March
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Still cant see much capacity for spectators, frances numbers are going up the vaccine role out is still very patchy even if by august the whole uk is vaccinated will the French government allow mass movement is any ones guess. There is talk of the French rugby team being forced to bow out of the next 2 6 nations games as the team breached covid regulations.

ellroy

6,526 posts

190 months

Thursday 4th March
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L’equippe are reporting they’ll be a minimum of 50,000 apparently.

FredericRobinson

2,370 posts

197 months

Thursday 4th March
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There was mention on Radio Le Mans last night of 50,000 being the minimum viable number for the ACO, could be a negotiating position with the authorities of course

MiniMan64

13,963 posts

155 months

Thursday 4th March
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ellroy said:
L’equippe are reporting they’ll be a minimum of 50,000 apparently.
I’m sure the French will be terribly keen for those to be British.

I’m slightly gutted in a way, June running means I can’t go anymore (job). Running it on August would be amazing as I could actually go but I somehow doubt that would be possible

RDMcG

16,332 posts

172 months

Friday 5th March
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August delay should have some ripple impact on the F1 schedule too I would expect.

df76

3,050 posts

243 months

Friday 5th March
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RDMcG said:
August delay should have some ripple impact on the F1 schedule too I would expect.
The new date doesn’t clash with F1. I don’t expect anything to change.

//j17

3,685 posts

188 months

Friday 5th March
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FredericRobinson said:
The middle of August has the potential to be jolly warm
That was my first reaction - "Geez, it's going to be even hotter when the sun hits the tent at 8am!". smile

Leithen

7,540 posts

232 months

Friday 5th March
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//j17 said:
FredericRobinson said:
The middle of August has the potential to be jolly warm
That was my first reaction - "Geez, it's going to be even hotter when the sun hits the tent at 8am!". smile
What will be the dusk/dawn hour differences?

wsn03

1,584 posts

66 months

Friday 5th March
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FredericRobinson said:
wsn03 said:
My hopes for motor racing rest on the UK domestic scene August onwards - I'm hoping to be able to watch one or two of the British Superbike rounds. Anything in Europe I've crossed off the list for this year, with a proper plan instead for 2022 - should be straightforward enough (cos only 1 million + will have the same idea as me)

On that note just how rammed do we think Le Mans 2022 is going to be?

Edited by wsn03 on Tuesday 2nd March 16:13
Not as rammed as 2023 with all the new manufacturers added to it being the 100th anniversary
Hmm, hadn't thought of that - yes I can see why that year will be mental, especially with a Ferrari return.
I had a big number of "one off" visitors planned for 2020, now rescheduled to 2022, who I've now told to move to 2023 - if you were going to go once 2023 would be the time to do it.

FredericRobinson

2,370 posts

197 months

Friday 5th March
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Same here, all the irregulars in my gang are planning on being there for 2023

Genuine Barn Find

5,451 posts

180 months

Friday 5th March
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MiniMan64 said:
I’m sure the French will be terribly keen for those to be British.

I’m slightly gutted in a way, June running means I can’t go anymore (job). Running it on August would be amazing as I could actually go but I somehow doubt that would be possible
I’d imagine the local economy would benefit more from having a load of Brits spending in the bars and restaurants.

chrisring

163 posts

110 months

Friday 5th March
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none of my chaps planning to be there this year. 2022 if now in the planning, with hopefully more there for 2023 .
Would love to get the 'Flying Choppers' reformed for then!

wsn03

1,584 posts

66 months

Friday 5th March
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chrisring said:
none of my chaps planning to be there this year. 2022 if now in the planning, with hopefully more there for 2023 .
Would love to get the 'Flying Choppers' reformed for then!
Only a Quarantine rule will stop me. Just 3 of us for all the stated reasons, and I'd made up my mind but...just the mention of it and i have to be there

Truckosaurus

8,308 posts

249 months

Friday 5th March
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TBH, if you could Quarantine at home then I think I could manage a couple more weeks of WFH after a LM trip.

£1700 to stay in the Dover Travelodge is a different matter though.

OvalOwl

855 posts

96 months

Friday 5th March
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Leithen said:
//j17 said:
FredericRobinson said:
The middle of August has the potential to be jolly warm
That was my first reaction - "Geez, it's going to be even hotter when the sun hits the tent at 8am!". smile
What will be the dusk/dawn hour differences?
August 21 Sunrise 0700 sunset 2100

So if you include twilight about 15 hours of daylight.

wsn03

1,584 posts

66 months

Friday 5th March
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Truckosaurus said:
TBH, if you could Quarantine at home then I think I could manage a couple more weeks of WFH after a LM trip.
Week before a bank holiday weekend? The missus would finally flip (not before time to be fair)

Vette_1978

3,113 posts

187 months

Friday 5th March
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Did anyone else who got the email spot the comment about "information on tickets for members"? Not trying to read into it too much, but could they be thinking about limiting to ACO members? Just a thought.

delta0

1,358 posts

71 months

Friday 5th March
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Vette_1978 said:
Did anyone else who got the email spot the comment about "information on tickets for members"? Not trying to read into it too much, but could they be thinking about limiting to ACO members? Just a thought.
With so many tickets rolling over I’m not sure there will that many left to sell.

surveyor

15,472 posts

149 months

Friday 5th March
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hmm. Ferry prices are not pretty. And I'm not sure whether they are refundable if I have to cancel.

Vette_1978

3,113 posts

187 months

Friday 5th March
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surveyor said:
hmm. Ferry prices are not pretty. And I'm not sure whether they are refundable if I have to cancel.
I’m waiting till after the June date before booking the tunnel so I can always move the booking to 22 if required. Not falling for the ‘12 months from booking date’ line like last year.