2021 - Don't get too excited

2021 - Don't get too excited

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surveyor

15,689 posts

152 months

Sunday 13th June
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Mew rumour of dubious origin is that there will be a curfew and no night time viewing.

I don’t believe it.

Truckosaurus

8,537 posts

252 months

Sunday 13th June
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I'm not sure a curfew would aid the covid safety (in fact might make it worse as lots of people would leave at the same time) unless they think people would bump into each other in the dark...


surveyor

15,689 posts

152 months

Sunday 13th June
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Truckosaurus said:
I'm not sure a curfew would aid the covid safety (in fact might make it worse as lots of people would leave at the same time) unless they think people would bump into each other in the dark...
While I don’t think it will happen they have been using curfews at the French tennis tournament over the past few weeks

Edited by surveyor on Monday 14th June 07:41

Output Flange

16,452 posts

179 months

Wednesday 16th June
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The latest email has just landed from the ACO, confirming beyond doubt that for those holding 2020 credit notes, your tickets will be processed against that automatically.

surveyor

15,689 posts

152 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Hmm. Received nothing.

V166

198 posts

183 months

Thursday 17th June
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I emailed them this morning and got this automatic reply:

Dear Sir, Madam,

We attend good receipt of your message.

To avoid any miscommunications, please find below the answers to your questions :

· You are holding a 2020 LE MANS 24 HOURS Credit Note and want to attend the race in August

· Your voucher remains valid and your 2021 booking will be handled by the Ticketing Service on the basis of your 2020 Credit Note. Your tickets are already reserved.
A new booking form will be mailed by post in the next days, and your Credit Note will be used as a payment. New tickets will be sent afterwards.

NB : In order to respect the sanitary measures in effect, only parking and camping areas outside the circuit are open. If your booking included a ticket in a parking or camping zone inside the circuit, the Ticketing Service will modify it.

· You booked grandstand, parking or camping tickets but no entry tickets: the Ticketing Service will automatically give you one entry ticket per each grandstand ticket, two entry tickets per each parking or grandstand ticket.

· If you need less tickets, you will have to contact the Ticketing Service once you receive your 2021 booking form to amend your booking. Then, you will be able to ask for a partial refund.

· If you need more tickets, you will have to make a new booking by contacting the Ticketing Service by phone at +33 (0)2.43.40.8000 or by email at serviceclients@lemans.org.

· Regarding the free access for children under 16, Student or disabled price, request must be made by phone or mail with the Ticketing Service.

· You wish to get a refund on your 2020 LE MANS 24 HOURS Credit Note

You must registered to the following online form: please click here

Once registered, a full procedure will be sent to you by email later on in which you will have to provide your IBAN (International Bank Account Number) for a refund through wire transfer.

The Ticket Office


Red Firecracker

5,212 posts

195 months

Friday 18th June
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I have just received the media accreditation email from the ACO and a bit of info that may be pertinent for all those planning to attend is:

"No camping will be allowed before 18 August. If you are planning to cover the event before then, please make other accommodation arrangements."

I can't remember seeing this specifically stated in previous media emails (but I must admit to not really reading them that closely....)

surveyor

15,689 posts

152 months

Friday 18th June
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Red Firecracker said:
I have just received the media accreditation email from the ACO and a bit of info that may be pertinent for all those planning to attend is:

"No camping will be allowed before 18 August. If you are planning to cover the event before then, please make other accommodation arrangements."

I can't remember seeing this specifically stated in previous media emails (but I must admit to not really reading them that closely....)
I think we knew that, although perhaps not so adamantly

LawrieC

317 posts

72 months

Saturday 19th June
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Red Firecracker said:
I have just received the media accreditation email from the ACO ....
Congratulations - you must be someone really important - they're like rocking horse sh!t unless you're Japanese

Red Firecracker

5,212 posts

195 months

Saturday 19th June
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LawrieC said:
Congratulations - you must be someone really important - they're like rocking horse sh!t unless you're Japanese
Thanks...............

No, not important (or Japanese), just on a mailing list. It's just work (pretty colours going round in circles) and I thought a bit of concrete info from a reliable ACO communication might help some people. But maybe not.

surveyor

15,689 posts

152 months

Sunday 20th June
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Red Firecracker said:
LawrieC said:
Congratulations - you must be someone really important - they're like rocking horse sh!t unless you're Japanese
Thanks...............

No, not important (or Japanese), just on a mailing list. It's just work (pretty colours going round in circles) and I thought a bit of concrete info from a reliable ACO communication might help some people. But maybe not.
At this stage all information is useful.

samoan attorney

48 posts

154 months

Sunday 20th June
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LawrieC said:
Red Firecracker said:
I have just received the media accreditation email from the ACO ....
Congratulations - you must be someone really important - they're like rocking horse sh!t unless you're Japanese
The email has been sent to all those on previous accreditation lists or those with a WEC season pass.

It is an invitation to apply for media accreditation.

It is not a guarantee of being accepted, anything but, as there were just around 80 media granted passes in 2020 rather than the customary 1500+.

I understand that the rules will be similar to last year, no media access to the paddock, except TV, and no access to the garages.

I shall be spending August here in Blighty rather than attend under those conditions.

My Japanese contact who, like me, has been covering the race every year since the mid-80s, will not be travelling to France nor will many of his fellow countrymen.

hunter 66

3,432 posts

188 months

Sunday 20th June
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Yes a shame , as will be my first visit .....

BeeGT

290 posts

184 months

Monday 21st June
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August 2021 tickets on sale now - looks like GA is on a per day basis, or there's a joint ticket for Wed/Thu practice/quali' and another joint ticket for the race weekend itself. Parking on Rouge or Bleu, but no camping permits for sale.
'Small' matter of not knowing if a double UK vaccine will allow entry to France and then there's the 'social responsibility' of should we even be travelling....?
Perhaps Eurosport and a tent in the garden is the right thing to do...


Edited by BeeGT on Monday 21st June 11:11

Nosynchro

210 posts

115 months

Monday 21st June
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We’ve had confirmation through of our replacement GAs and camping pass shifted to Bleu Nord

BeeGT

290 posts

184 months

Monday 21st June
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Nosynchro said:
We’ve had confirmation through of our replacement GAs and camping pass shifted to Bleu Nord
Will you be allowed to camp at Bleu Nord?

Vette_1978

3,132 posts

190 months

Monday 21st June
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BeeGT said:
.....but no camping permits for sale.
I'm sure when I looked a few days ago they had Bleu Nord and Epinettes for sale, only two which were showing. Maybe they are both full already.

lowdrag

11,560 posts

181 months

Monday 21st June
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Surely out of the goodness of their hearts they will let you camp free? After all, I was told in discussion that they only expect to have a deficit of €30+ million this years after a loss of €45 million last yearyikesyikesyikes

DangerDoom

185 posts

95 months

Monday 21st June
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Looks like the ACO are planning to operate Bleu Nord, Epinettes, and Houx Annexe. Presumably that covers the population that are being rolled over from last year.

BeeGT said:
'Small' matter of not knowing if a double UK vaccine will allow entry to France
Thinking the French will tighten up their entry requirements?

Entirely plausible between now and mid-August.

surveyor

15,689 posts

152 months

Monday 21st June
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DangerDoom said:
Looks like the ACO are planning to operate Bleu Nord, Epinettes, and Houx Annexe. Presumably that covers the population that are being rolled over from last year.

BeeGT said:
'Small' matter of not knowing if a double UK vaccine will allow entry to France
Thinking the French will tighten up their entry requirements?

Entirely plausible between now and mid-August.
Unless they are holding back BSJ to use for camping sold last year...