Lemans 2021

Lemans 2021

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KimokiMR2R

Original Poster:

4 posts

3 months

Tuesday 9th February
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Was I late to the game?

Signed up for an email thread from Piston Heads about their campsite but have not even received confirmation I'm on the list. Wagwan brothers?
TIA for any info.

chrisring

163 posts

109 months

Tuesday 9th February
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I'm sure the fine people from 1st tickets, who host the Pistonheads at their private site will reply at some point.
But I don't think the full office is working at the mo?

I imagine you have not heard back from them is that the ACO have not announced what is happening this year.
Frustrating but understandable with what is going on in the world!.

I'm sure as soon as the ACO announce what is happening and tickets become available the ticket agents will be back to work and contacting customers.


KimokiMR2R

Original Poster:

4 posts

3 months

Tuesday 9th February
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Ah that makes sense, thanks for the reply.

Ben Lowden

2,997 posts

141 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Tuesday 9th February
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Yep we're still waiting on more information basically. Thank you for registering your interest though!

As soon as 1st Tickets know more and we're able to go on sale, you'll be the first to know.

KimokiMR2R

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4 posts

3 months

Tuesday 9th February
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Brilliant, thanks Ben

chrisring

163 posts

109 months

Tuesday 9th February
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I have just seen this posted elsewhere, an email from 1st tickets

"When we last contacted you, we were aiming to launch our 2021 camping packages in February 2021. However, during December and early January there was a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, and we are all, once again, in a National lockdown with travel restrictions in place. Hopefully, these restrictions and the vaccination programmes will have a positive impact and reduce the number of new cases and pressure on health services.
In addition, the ACO has recently informed us that, due to the current uncertainty, bookings and agent allocations for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours have been deferred further and they are now planning to open ticket sales in early April 2021. This gives them more time to ensure that they can host an event that meets the usual high standards and current health regulations. As a result, we have taken the decision to delay the launch of our private camping packages until late March 2021."

KimokiMR2R

Original Poster:

4 posts

3 months

Tuesday 9th February
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I just received a detailed email outlining the reason for the delay in correspondence so far and how things will hopefully work going forward.
Basically. 'Be patient, we're working on it'. They're doing what they can given what ACO have said and current UK covid guidence I think.

LawrieC

293 posts

68 months

Tuesday 9th February
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Just remember - going on holiday to France is illegal. Boris may well be remembered as the person who made holidays illegal. eekhehe

MrC986

2,821 posts

155 months

Tuesday 9th February
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LawrieC said:
Just remember - going on holiday to France is illegal. Boris may well be remembered as the person who made holidays illegal. eekhehe
Unfortunately President Macron forgot how much tourist business the UK gave to his country in the past (& the bigger picture!) when he took his “position” on the Brexit situation. I wouldn’t even try to calculate the value to the French economy of the annual 24 hr race plus the LM Classic every other year as an example (plus all the speeding fines paid by errant foreign visitors to the 24hrs!! biggrin)

Vette_1978

3,111 posts

186 months

Tuesday 9th February
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Last year we weren’t going until about 2 weeks before. The entry requirements for France were restricting travel, LM had cancelled the viewing Villages and we were unsure about accommodation. Then the travel restrictions got lifted, our accommodation confirmed we could stay and we got insurance through Battle Face which covers against FCO advice. So just two of us went for a week over there and had a great time. I’m not assuming anything for this year, if the race is on and we can travel then I’ll be there again.