2021 - Don't get too excited

2021 - Don't get too excited

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Vette_1978

3,133 posts

190 months

Thursday 7th January
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leyorkie said:
Have you spoken to Eurotunnel? All crossings are valid for 12 months
I had crossings and they put them on hold to the end of the 12 months (from booking date) and then you can make a booking for anytime in the next 12 month’s so you could gamble through to 2022.
They are only valid for 12 months from point of booking, not date of crossing. I like to book in advance so all bookings were made around October time. Claimed on insurance but only got about £50 back after the excess which was applied per trip.

FredericRobinson

2,418 posts

200 months

Thursday 7th January
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Did you ring them? They gave me 12 months to re-book and 12 months from that date to use, so valid until September 2022

leyorkie

1,261 posts

144 months

Thursday 7th January
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Too late then but a phone call may provide a surprise.
Old adage “ if you don’t ask, you don’t get”

Vette_1978

3,133 posts

190 months

Thursday 7th January
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I asked, several times, online chats, emails and on the phone, they were having none of it. I tried, trust me.

FredericRobinson

2,418 posts

200 months

Thursday 7th January
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How bizarre, they were fine with both of my bookings, Le Mans and Spa 24, might be worth sticking a complaint in?

MrC986

2,874 posts

159 months

Friday 8th January
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leyorkie said:
The French are not keen on vaccination
Apparently over 70% of the UK accept the vaccine compared to under 50% of the French so we need to watch the uptake in France
I see BBC News are reporting the stats as less than 40% - if a European country were ever to be tardy/belligerent IMO, I'd say the French with their history of protests would always sadly be the one. Macron has a big challenge to unite the population to get their economy back on track.

leyorkie

1,261 posts

144 months

Friday 8th January
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It would not surprise me if some sort of legislation was introduced. The lockdown in France is law not guidance with fines issued for transgressions.
Possibly no access to events or buildings etc without vaccinations sort of carrot and stick scenario to encourage take up.

df76

3,133 posts

246 months

Friday 8th January
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leyorkie said:
It would not surprise me if some sort of legislation was introduced. The lockdown in France is law not guidance with fines issued for transgressions.
Possibly no access to events or buildings etc without vaccinations sort of carrot and stick scenario to encourage take up.
If the government doesn't get a grip on it (and I know that's pretty tricky) then not much is happening in France this year without some serious interventions still being in place.

//j17

3,705 posts

191 months

Monday 11th January
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I'd hazard a guess we'll see France make the jab mandatory some time around, but not before April 24th - the day after the 2021 election completes so the new president can risk pissing off voters.

wsn03

1,591 posts

69 months

Monday 11th January
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Vette_1978 said:
leyorkie said:
Have you spoken to Eurotunnel? All crossings are valid for 12 months
I had crossings and they put them on hold to the end of the 12 months (from booking date) and then you can make a booking for anytime in the next 12 month’s so you could gamble through to 2022.
They are only valid for 12 months from point of booking, not date of crossing. I like to book in advance so all bookings were made around October time. Claimed on insurance but only got about £50 back after the excess which was applied per trip.
I presume my 2020 April Moto24 crossings will expire too then, damn! Oh well, worse could have happened I suppose.

FredericRobinson

2,418 posts

200 months

Monday 11th January
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You should be ok, see my post above, I got a year to re-book and then another year to take the crossing, definitely worth ringing them up

wsn03

1,591 posts

69 months

Tuesday 12th January
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FredericRobinson said:
You should be ok, see my post above, I got a year to re-book and then another year to take the crossing, definitely worth ringing them up
Thank you for that, I shall ring them. Much appreciated

FredericRobinson

2,418 posts

200 months

Wednesday 20th January
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WEC entry list out tomorrow, Midweek Motorsport suggesting calendar changes might be announced at the same time, they're clearly not going to Sebring, probably too early to move Le Mans, but you never know.

surveyor

15,691 posts

152 months

Friday 22nd January
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Tickets not on sale until April.

May be June, may not be. May be spectators may not be.

Red Firecracker

5,212 posts

195 months

Friday 22nd January
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Sebring has been cancelled and the Prologue and opening round will be at Portimao. No intentions, as yet, to alter the rest of the calendar.

kiters42

182 posts

134 months

Saturday 23rd January
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Had this email yesterday ran through google translate

This year, the 89th edition of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans Autos event is scheduled for June 12 and 13.
Due to the uncertainties related to the health crisis, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Auto ticket office will not be reopened until the beginning of April and we will get back to you by the end of March with more information. All the Automobile Club de l'Ouest teams work to make you experience a quality event in complete safety and in compliance with the health protocols in force.

chasingracecars

1,690 posts

65 months

Saturday 23rd January
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Red Firecracker said:
Sebring has been cancelled and the Prologue and opening round will be at Portimao. No intentions, as yet, to alter the rest of the calendar.
Sebring hasn’t been cancelled. The FIA WEC involvement has been though. The 12 hours of Sebring is still set to go ahead. That’s and IMSA race so separate organisation.

Red Firecracker

5,212 posts

195 months

Saturday 23rd January
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chasingracecars said:
Sebring hasn’t been cancelled. The FIA WEC involvement has been though. The 12 hours of Sebring is still set to go ahead. That’s and IMSA race so separate organisation.
Okay, The 1000 Miles of Sebring, the WEC season opener, has been cancelled.

(I was assuming that in the context of the thread and forum sub section that would be self explanatory, but cross i's and dot t's etc)

LawrieC

317 posts

72 months

Saturday 23rd January
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With the current travel restrictions - stay home, no flights, negative test before and isolation afterwards etc, is anything possible?

df76

3,133 posts

246 months

Saturday 23rd January
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LawrieC said:
With the current travel restrictions - stay home, no flights, negative test before and isolation afterwards etc, is anything possible?
For elite sport, yes, even now. Monte Carlo rally this weekend with a British team present (M Sport) and several UK competitors.