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The annual pilgrimage to Spa for the 6 hrs and support races.

The latter will include a round of the Jaguar Challenge and combined MRL sports car grids, plus Masters series. U2TC will also have 2 x 40 minute races.
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Old 31 Jan 2017, 11:07 (Ref:3708076)   #16
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Sounds like it. Still excellent value for money IMO. Far better value than the TV licence fee.
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Sounds like it. Still excellent value for money IMO. Far better value than the TV licence fee.
Yes, I'm not suggesting it's expensive for the track time and the status of the race!

Looking at some Silverstone Classic entry fees though, they don't seem to have increased by anything like that percentage over the same period, so I'm thinking it's Spa circuit that has caused the major change for the 6.....
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examination of the historical data shows the Pound-Euro rate almost the same now as it was in Feb 2012. Make of that what you will!
http://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?fr...to=EUR&view=5Y
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You clearly have lots of spare time. Nonetheless then it is hopefully the track costs rather than any other reason.
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examination of the historical data shows the Pound-Euro rate almost the same now as it was in Feb 2012. Make of that what you will!
Interesting. Trouble at the moment is that it yo-yo's so much, and anyone with a large payment to make in several months time would be taking a risk basing their calculations on today's rate, which according to siri is 0.86....
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The TV license is exceptional value for money.
You get to know value when your a UK resident and pay taxes!

Sorted the hotel.

MB , that was place we stayed in 13.
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Sorted the hotel.

MB , that was place we stayed in 13.
Glad you're sorted.

So right but wrong then......
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Just for info.Track rental at Spa has gone up a fair bit in recent years.Wasnt so long ago you could rent it for around 12000)
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It's been mentioned by an organiser that this year will mark the Spa 6hrs meeting's 25th anniversary. Anyone confirm that? Fingers crossed the proposed Memorial Barry S-S race will be well supported in his memory. From not even expecting to be there, looks like I am now driving in 3 races, including the 6. Good job I didn't make any alternative plans for the weekend......
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It's been mentioned by an organiser that this year will mark the Spa 6hrs meeting's 25th anniversary. Anyone confirm that? Fingers crossed the proposed Memorial Barry S-S race will be well supported in his memory. From not even expecting to be there, looks like I am now driving in 3 races, including the 6. Good job I didn't make any alternative plans for the weekend......
Why would you?😁
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It's been mentioned by an organiser that this year will mark the Spa 6hrs meeting's 25th anniversary. Anyone confirm that? Fingers crossed the proposed Memorial Barry S-S race will be well supported in his memory. From not even expecting to be there, looks like I am now driving in 3 races, including the 6. Good job I didn't make any alternative plans for the weekend......
You could be Right there Mike. I first went in 92 and ran a car in the F2 race. Thats when I could not get the transit up Eue Rouge.
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Just dug out my old result sheets. The first 6 hours was run on July 17/18 1993, and track time was all on one day with qualifying in the morning and the race starting at 12 noon, so it will be the 25th anniversary in 2018. 40 cars qualified and 27 finished the race including a Vauxhall Victor!

The 1994 race was held over 2/3 July and 59 cars qualified and 35 finished. 3 x GB teams finished in 1993 and 2 x GB teams in 1994. We finished both years and the car (TVR Grantura) is still going strong and is now owned by Robi Bernberg.

Perhaps the organisers might like to consider a freebie entry to those of us who competed in the first one?
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Lap times have probably come down 25% , possibly getting to 2:42 this year ?
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Lap times: Going back to the result sheet again here are a few times from the 1993 race, in all cases the fastest lap by that type of car.

N Reis Elan (winners) 3.09.12
G Sevin Porsche 911 3.13.14
D Welch Healey 3.15.82
G Peeters MGB 3.18.53
M Madel E type 3.18.99
M van Thiel Mini Cooper S 3.24.78
S Hadfield Elite 3.24.98
N Lees Grantura 3.26.81
H Wellink Vauxhall Victor 3.54.07

As far as I remember tyre rules were fairly relaxed, we ran Avon ZZs, and I think some cars were on Dunlop Rs. Most people drove to finish, we certainly did and the car was in rally trim with pressed steel wheels, non close ratio box and we even had the Halda running throughout!
The next year we had a C/R box, Oselli engine, alloy wheels, competition brakes..... and covered one lap less! Mind you there was a 40 minute safety car during a hailstorm of biblical proportions which blew the startline gantry through 90 degrees. Happy days, and I'm there this year too, but only in the HSCC race.
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my first visit in 2004 in the Cortina GT I just got under 3:30 . . . last time in 2015 did a 3:14 pleased with that, I don't think theres any more in the car reliably or legally. I'm trying to get there for hscc races as well they are good fun and good value, but Arthur starts a new school the week before, and its his birthday that weekend as well so I'm struggling!
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