2021 - Don't get too excited

2021 - Don't get too excited

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Truckosaurus

8,282 posts

249 months

Thursday 15th April
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I suspect Peter Auto events are fancy enough that they can be successfully run from the income from race entries and no paying punters. Give each driver a couple of extra passes for their family/mates and the social side for entrants is covered.

Nosynchro

196 posts

112 months

Thursday 15th April
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Although they seem to be selling tickets and hospitality passes so presume they have some confidence in spectator attendance of some sort being feasible

Nosynchro

196 posts

112 months

Thursday 15th April
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Correction. If you follow the links they are seemingly just collecting expressions of interest in hospitality. The ticketing attached to the event is just generic on their website

lowdrag

11,357 posts

178 months

Thursday 15th April
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Having mentioned a few days ago that there were 400,000 more current cases the figure is now approaching 500,000 and by the weekend we will have joined the UK in the 100,000 dead club. Things are pretty static here in the Sarthe though. But - would you be considering travelling to Le Mans in ten weeks time?

Tyre Smoke

17,177 posts

226 months

Thursday 15th April
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lowdrag said:
But - would you be considering travelling to Le Mans in ten weeks time?
Yes. Having had both vaccine jabs by then, I would have absolutely no doubt about travelling. The key is common sense though. Crowds at the circuit? Can't see it. But doing what we did last year and having a campsite near St Saturnin virtually to ourselves? Yes!

The deal breaker for me is whether the UK are going to impose all sorts of tests and quarantine on return.


Edited by Tyre Smoke on Thursday 15th April 11:30

lowdrag

11,357 posts

178 months

Thursday 15th April
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Are you bringing the wine this time? whistlewhistlewhistle

rev-erend

20,951 posts

249 months

Thursday 15th April
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Are you classed as a wine importer if you intend to drink it all yourself

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Tyre Smoke

17,177 posts

226 months

Thursday 15th April
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lowdrag said:
Are you bringing the wine this time? whistlewhistlewhistle
I can if you wish. Clearly I need to being more than last year!!

old'uns

394 posts

98 months

Thursday 15th April
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Tyre Smoke said:
Yes. Having had both vaccine jabs by then, I would have absolutely no doubt about travelling. The key is common sense though. Crowds at the circuit? Can't see it. But doing what we did last year and having a campsite near St Saturnin virtually to ourselves? Yes!

The deal breaker for me is whether the UK are going to impose all sorts of tests and quarantine on return.


Edited by Tyre Smoke on Thursday 15th April 11:30
That's also assuming that you can just rock up in Le Mans
Currently you need tests and 7 day isolation on arrival

Tyre Smoke

17,177 posts

226 months

Thursday 15th April
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Well, yes, obviously.

If there are quarantine on arrival in France then it's clearly a no go.

cn7k7

78 posts

109 months

Friday 16th April
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Tyre Smoke said:
Well, yes, obviously.

If there are quarantine on arrival in France then it's clearly a no go.
I’m the same, if we can get there and travel back I’ll be there. Already vaccinated, manage risk and enjoy.

knobby

7 posts

25 months

Friday 16th April
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I have seen a few mentions of vaccines here.

Please remember that a vaccine will not stop you catching the virus, it can still enter your body.
In most people the antibodies created by the vaccine will stop it making you very unwell.
You may still feel a little unwell and you MIGHT be shedding the virus and passing it on to others.
Assuming the vaccines are 90% effective that means 10% who catch the virus can still become very unwell or worse!

Am I, who has had both shots, willing to travel to a country that has very high rates at the moment, NO!
Would I risk catching the virus and spreading it to those who have not been vaccinated or the 10%, NO.
Not yet! I would want the country I am visiting to be in control and have had a high % of their population vaccinated.



Tyre Smoke

17,177 posts

226 months

Friday 16th April
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Except you are forgetting that the vaccine is also effective against the spread and the efficacy is 95%. Couple that with social distancing and common sense and you continue to hide behind your sofa mate.

The survival rate is also 99.8% and the average age of fatalities is 83.

I'll take my chances.

knobby

7 posts

25 months

Friday 16th April
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having one friend of my age group die from it is enough to make me cautious!

Tyre Smoke

17,177 posts

226 months

Friday 16th April
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knobby said:
having one friend of my age group die from it is enough to make me cautious!
I'm sorry to hear that.

But the chances are still minute.

cn7k7

78 posts

109 months

Saturday 17th April
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We mitigate risk throughout our lives and Covid is just another risk to mitigate. As we know about it we can increase the mitigation and then take our chances. Life is for living and if you haven’t risked you haven’t lived.....see you there Tyresmoke and Lowdrag....and anybody else that’s going

Vette_1978

3,113 posts

187 months

Saturday 17th April
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greeny12

237 posts

184 months

Monday 19th April
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Anybody else see a slight irony in fans applying the uber precautionary principle to attending an event where the competitors are - literally - risking their lives on every lap?

PH User

17,636 posts

73 months

Monday 19th April
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greeny12 said:
Anybody else see a slight irony in fans applying the uber precautionary principle to attending an event where the competitors are - literally - risking their lives on every lap?
No not really.

Nosynchro

196 posts

112 months

Monday 19th April
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No irony for me. Personal judgement call. For me if allowed without undue quarantine in/out. If spectating/camping proposals have the right balance of caution and flexibility, then I will make every effort to attend given I will have had both jabs. Not for everybody though and no one is right or wrong.