2021 - Don't get too excited

2021 - Don't get too excited

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lowdrag

11,663 posts

183 months

Tuesday 20th July
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Today's paper has a report on the ticket sales by the ACO. At the moment, of the 50,000 available, nearly 10,000 are still for sale.

Truckosaurus

8,736 posts

254 months

Tuesday 20th July
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lowdrag said:
Today's paper has a report on the ticket sales by the ACO. At the moment, of the 50,000 available, nearly 10,000 are still for sale.
As I believe I've already said on this thread, I am really surprised by this. I actually thought it wouldn't even get to General Sale with the ACO members snapping everything up within hours.

As always I was wrong.

lowdrag

11,663 posts

183 months

Tuesday 20th July
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From memory, to avoid just this the ACO limited the sale to members to 5,000 tickets only. Had a drink lunchtime with the locals who live alongside and inside the circuit, and they have all had their two free tickets.

Galand

21 posts

15 months

Wednesday 21st July
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I'm actually not so surprised that there are still 10,000 tickets for sale, because by not processing orders for those holding 2020 credit notes prior to opening the 2021 ticket sales, many thousands of tickets were locked into automatically generated orders for all the credit note holders. For example, I only took up 25% of my automatically generated 2021 order, due to 75% of our group deciding not to go, but those unwanted tickets remained off sale until my ticket order was processed 10 days after the ticket office opened for 2021 sales.

Truckosaurus

8,736 posts

254 months

Wednesday 21st July
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Good point about the converted tickets blocking sales, I wonder if there were people who tried to buy tickets early on but were unsuccessful and they haven't bothered to try again, so just changed their plans...

Oldwolf

587 posts

163 months

Wednesday 21st July
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Don't think I've seen this posted previously here...



https://www.24h-lemans.com/en/info/health-protocol...

I know we've still got to get in and out of the country... and this isn't actually any more information but smile

lowdrag

11,663 posts

183 months

Wednesday 21st July
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Only the ACO............... One of the chief marshals popped in for a cup of tea this afternoon, and usually they have the right to use the ACO members spot to watch the race during their down-time. Not this year apparently though; they have asked him for €40 for the right to enter. At the moment they are two on their post because none of the others are coming from the UK, and we can all understand why, given the circumstances.

Vette_1978

3,148 posts

192 months

Wednesday 21st July
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Has anyone not received a letter yet - like me? I can see the credit note being used in the My Account section of the ticket site, and emailed them weeks ago to see if I needed to do anything, to which they replied no. But I wasn't sure so emailed them to check about my letter. They said it’s not a problem and I can confirm via email. So this sounds like I have to confirm I want the tickets which they have allocated, rather than “do nothing” which has me confused. Will just reply via email to make sure but was waiting in this letter.

surveyor

15,926 posts

154 months

Wednesday 21st July
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You complete the order form, sign and date and return it, by email. Essentially they are telling you what you have been allocated - but you have to return your agreement, or vary it if needs be.

Galand

21 posts

15 months

Thursday 22nd July
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The French health pass app (TousAntiCovid) now recognises the QR codes on our NHS vaccine certificates. I downloaded the app, printed out my proof of vaccination for travel pdf from the NHS app, scanned the two proof of vaccine QR codes and Bob's your oncle and Fanny's your tante, I have a French health pass I can strut around flashing like a local. Chuffed!

Bear in mind though that these QR codes generated by the NHS app expire after 30 days, so 30 days from now doesn't quite cover the race weekend yet, but as of next Monday, yes, I believe.

Vette_1978

3,148 posts

192 months

Thursday 22nd July
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Galand said:
The French health pass app (TousAntiCovid) now recognises the QR codes on our NHS vaccine certificates..
That is some good news indeed!!

cn7k7

101 posts

114 months

Thursday 22nd July
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Galand said:
The French health pass app (TousAntiCovid) now recognises the QR codes on our NHS vaccine certificates. I downloaded the app, printed out my proof of vaccination for travel pdf from the NHS app, scanned the two proof of vaccine QR codes and Bob's your oncle and Fanny's your tante, I have a French health pass I can strut around flashing like a local. Chuffed!

Bear in mind though that these QR codes generated by the NHS app expire after 30 days, so 30 days from now doesn't quite cover the race weekend yet, but as of next Monday, yes, I believe.
Thanks for that and int easy to do...just dowloaded mine and strutting a similar chuffedness as that was my last concern!

Pete V

23 posts

121 months

Thursday 22nd July
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Galand said:
The French health pass app (TousAntiCovid) now recognises the QR codes on our NHS vaccine certificates. I downloaded the app, printed out my proof of vaccination for travel pdf from the NHS app, scanned the two proof of vaccine QR codes and Bob's your oncle and Fanny's your tante, I have a French health pass I can strut around flashing like a local. Chuffed!

Bear in mind though that these QR codes generated by the NHS app expire after 30 days, so 30 days from now doesn't quite cover the race weekend yet, but as of next Monday, yes, I believe.
Thanks that’s super helpful. Downloaded scanned the UK ones and woo hoo French COVID pass generated.

RobbyJ

1,064 posts

192 months

Thursday 22nd July
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So that's me covered, the big question for me is will a 'fit-to-fly' UK PCR test taken on Friday be valid for my 15 year old son to get into the track. The ACO haven't announced their rules yet for international travellers.

Output Flange

16,484 posts

181 months

Thursday 22nd July
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Vette_1978 said:
Has anyone not received a letter yet - like me? I can see the credit note being used in the My Account section of the ticket site, and emailed them weeks ago to see if I needed to do anything, to which they replied no. But I wasn't sure so emailed them to check about my letter. They said it’s not a problem and I can confirm via email. So this sounds like I have to confirm I want the tickets which they have allocated, rather than “do nothing” which has me confused. Will just reply via email to make sure but was waiting in this letter.
I didn't receive the letter either. The invoice in the My Account section of the ticketing website has an order confirmation form as the last page. I completed that and sent it back to the ACO by email and it's now all confirmed.

Koen_Chevy

16 posts

3 months

Friday 23rd July
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After I started sending an email I received a few letters through email. first I had to sign a form to confirm I want to make use of my credit notes. After sending that back I received another letter that I had to sign to confirm I will pay for the difference in cost.
After returning this I received a letter for the payment, after I made the payment I received my camping and entrance tickets.

Let's just say, the French do not make an efford to make going to le Mans any easier.

Cass63

207 posts

89 months

Friday 23rd July
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So as it stands at the moment, with up to 10,000 tickets still not taken, and, having had both jabs, I could join the ACO, get tickets and go?

Oldwolf

587 posts

163 months

Friday 23rd July
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Cass63 said:
So as it stands at the moment, with up to 10,000 tickets still not taken, and, having had both jabs, I could join the ACO, get tickets and go?
You don't even need to join the ACO, I only want one ticket so just ordered it from the site

Koen_Chevy

16 posts

3 months

Friday 23rd July
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That is the way it seems, I do not think there is no need to join de ACO, ticket sales are open to non members.

eps

5,630 posts

239 months

Friday 23rd July
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You only need to join the ACO if you want seats in Tribune 17 (Durand) or 18 (ACO) (i.e. the ACO ones, that are linked together)