Le Mans 2023 sold out?

Le Mans 2023 sold out?

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LM240

4,771 posts

221 months

Wednesday 14th December 2022
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FredericRobinson

3,851 posts

235 months

Wednesday 14th December 2022
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The Ligier race on test day is an odd one, presumably the 24 hour teams won’t want to reduce the amount of track time, maybe Ligier qualy in the lunch break and a race in the evening?

leyorkie

1,669 posts

179 months

Wednesday 14th December 2022
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Bit late but Full up?

FredericRobinson

3,851 posts

235 months

Wednesday 14th December 2022
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I wonder if the track being open to the public on the Tuesday means the roads are closed all week or if that’s just the permanent sections of the course?

javidr

28 posts

76 months

Thursday 15th December 2022
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Im not sure about the camping sold out. I think they have not released all the spaces. Beausejour is massive, I don’t think this would be sold out

Have anybody ever seen camping tickets sold out?

FredericRobinson

3,851 posts

235 months

Thursday 15th December 2022
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javidr said:
Im not sure about the camping sold out. I think they have not released all the spaces. Beausejour is massive, I don’t think this would be sold out

Have anybody ever seen camping tickets sold out?
No, but then we’ve never had the combination of this level of demand (agencies being 4 or 5 times over subscribed) and the ACO deciding to slash the number of camping pitches before

//j17

4,554 posts

226 months

Monday 19th December 2022
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FredericRobinson said:
I wonder if the track being open to the public on the Tuesday means the roads are closed all week or if that’s just the permanent sections of the course?
The roads have been closed all week for a couple of years now - mainly because it takes so long/is such a faff to open and close them each time, and with the change from "N138" to "D338" Les Hunaudières is no longer a principle road so they can get away with it.

FredericRobinson

3,851 posts

235 months

Monday 19th December 2022
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//j17 said:
The roads have been closed all week for a couple of years now - mainly because it takes so long/is such a faff to open and close them each time, and with the change from "N138" to "D338" Les Hunaudières is no longer a principle road so they can get away with it.
They were re-opened on Monday and Tuesday last year, made it much easier to get to the shiny new Auchan in the family village which is a much more pleasant shopping experience than the centre sud Carrefour

FredericRobinson

3,851 posts

235 months

Wednesday 21st December 2022
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The weekend is now sold out according to an email from the ACO, only practice days left

Pennoir

34 posts

286 months

Wednesday 21st December 2022
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FredericRobinson said:
The weekend is now sold out according to an email from the ACO, only practice days left
So I was fortunate enough to secure 10 camping in Beausejour and 20 weekend entrance for our usual group, some of whom have been going for over 30 years!! The big question is as Beausejour is inside the circuit how will they allow access to camping before the weekend, we usually arrive on the Thursday!!!! Normally we cannot get into the site without our General entrance tickets that of course used to be the main ticket before all this change in ticket options caused all this chaos !!!!

FredericRobinson

3,851 posts

235 months

Wednesday 21st December 2022
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Pennoir said:
So I was fortunate enough to secure 10 camping in Beausejour and 20 weekend entrance for our usual group, some of whom have been going for over 30 years!! The big question is as Beausejour is inside the circuit how will they allow access to camping before the weekend, we usually arrive on the Thursday!!!! Normally we cannot get into the site without our General entrance tickets that of course used to be the main ticket before all this change in ticket options caused all this chaos !!!!
Sure you'll be fine, there's only really Tertre Rouge where it might be a problem

//j17

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226 months

Wednesday 21st December 2022
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FredericRobinson said:
Pennoir said:
The big question is as Beausejour is inside the circuit how will they allow access to camping before the weekend, we usually arrive on the Thursday!!!! Normally we cannot get into the site without our General entrance tickets that of course used to be the main ticket before all this change in ticket options caused all this chaos !!!!
Sure you'll be fine, there's only really Tertre Rouge where it might be a problem
From memory there's no checking of GE tickets at the main entrance to the Beausjour campsite, just camping passes for vehicles. It's only at the entrance to the 'Porsche curves inner' spectating area inside the Beausjour campsite that you need to present a GE ticket.

It's only campsites where you have 'uncontrolled' access from the campsite to the circuit that are classed as 'inside the circuitt', so sites like Houx/Garage Vert/Tetre Rouge.

leyorkie

1,669 posts

179 months

Wednesday 21st December 2022
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Local newspaper states that the “till” is closed

willmagrath

1,212 posts

149 months

Thursday 22nd December 2022
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Never known it to sell out this quick.

Would love a few tickets for general admission and beausejour camping if anyone knows how I can get tickets.

Thanks

surveyor

17,958 posts

187 months

Thursday 22nd December 2022
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//j17 said:
From memory there's no checking of GE tickets at the main entrance to the Beausjour campsite, just camping passes for vehicles. It's only at the entrance to the 'Porsche curves inner' spectating area inside the Beausjour campsite that you need to present a GE ticket.

It's only campsites where you have 'uncontrolled' access from the campsite to the circuit that are classed as 'inside the circuitt', so sites like Houx/Garage Vert/Tetre Rouge.
This year they did overnight start asking for Race tickets on entry to BSJ which was interesting as I'd left mine in the caravan on-site. Just shrugged my shoulder a lot until they gave in. I think it's because they were not checking tickets before going onto the bank.

What they will do in 2023 is anyones guess.

JGG

13 posts

126 months

Wednesday 4th January 2023
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We’ve always camped at the airport and bought general admission tickets on the gate Friday morning. Is this no longer an option? No tickets on the gates at all?

FredericRobinson

3,851 posts

235 months

Wednesday 4th January 2023
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JGG said:
We’ve always camped at the airport and bought general admission tickets on the gate Friday morning. Is this no longer an option? No tickets on the gates at all?
No, all gone

Chrisgr31

13,566 posts

258 months

Thursday 5th January 2023
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It does beg the question as to how much chaos there is going to be when people start turning up to buy tickets on the gate. Also what about under 16s who don’t need a ticket.

Zabe100

3 posts

18 months

Saturday 7th January 2023
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Hey chaps.

Jumping on the thread here in disbelief of this years ticket sales and the going about of it...

A friend of mine made a good point of, what about all the oldies who don't use the Internet drive all the way down there and come face to face with the disappointment we all have!

Aysedasi2

571 posts

20 months

Saturday 7th January 2023
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Zabe100 said:
Hey chaps.

Jumping on the thread here in disbelief of this years ticket sales and the going about of it...

A friend of mine made a good point of, what about all the oldies who don't use the Internet drive all the way down there and come face to face with the disappointment we all have!
Unfortunate, but this is now the 21st century.... I went for 24 years with a group who had never bought their tickets other than on the gate. They don't camp, so had no difficulty with their grandstand seat order being fulfilled with 1st Tickets. This year of course, they had to buy entry tickets at the same time - for the first time - I think they're now very glad indeed that this was the case!

I do sympathise with those who at present have missed out, especially as literally nothing is turning up on eBay - yet. I'm a 35 year veteran of Le Mans and I've also moderated a specific Le Mans forum for 22 years so my ear was firmly to the ground from the start of and throughout the ACO's ticketing debacle this year. As an ACO member I got in for entry, grandstand and parking the moment ticketing opened. What is the biggest gripe for me is that the ACO made absolutely no announcement at all in advance of the changes they were making, leaving even the established agencies in the dark. I guess they knew they were going to sell out, whatever happened....