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Old 23 Sep 2012, 11:39 (Ref:3140221)   #1
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Angouleme - Circuit des Remparts 2012

A few snaps from this year's event - Sadly, there was no stand-alone Bugatti race this year, but Bugattis were still in evidence, and were still winning.
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Old 23 Sep 2012, 11:43 (Ref:3140224)   #2
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Old 24 Sep 2012, 19:28 (Ref:3141012)   #3
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Whats the blue single seater Alan.Photo's bring back fond memories,thanks
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Old 25 Sep 2012, 22:43 (Ref:3141694)   #4
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It's the Formula Renault Alpine A336 of Yann Littee, Iain. I've always had a soft spot for the Alpine single-seaters.
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Old 26 Sep 2012, 14:05 (Ref:3141979)   #5
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Thanks Alan,FJ's might be back there next year."hope so"
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Old 26 Sep 2012, 14:11 (Ref:3141981)   #6
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zefarelly should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridzefarelly should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridzefarelly should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
I was always under the impression tin tops where not welcome at this event?
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Old 26 Sep 2012, 15:12 (Ref:3142012)   #7
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Peat has a real shot at the podium!Peat has a real shot at the podium!Peat has a real shot at the podium!Peat has a real shot at the podium!Peat has a real shot at the podium!
Wow. I'd never heard of this event until now. Looks like another to add to my list of street races.

Checked the track out on streetview, its awfully narrow, is there any actual 'racing' or is it more of a combined sprint?
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I can assure you Peat," we is racing!!!! And you must go.
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Old 26 Sep 2012, 16:07 (Ref:3142041)   #9
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Alan Raine should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridAlan Raine should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridAlan Raine should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridAlan Raine should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
It's on my list of places to visit and with a bit of luck I'll be in France when it runs next year. Mind you, I've not told my wife yet?
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Peat has a real shot at the podium!Peat has a real shot at the podium!Peat has a real shot at the podium!Peat has a real shot at the podium!Peat has a real shot at the podium!
Looks great.

Any comparisons to Pau? I loved that!
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Wow. I'd never heard of this event until now. Looks like another to add to my list of street races.
Checked the track out on streetview, its awfully narrow, is there any actual 'racing' or is it more of a combined sprint?
Oh, it's definitely racing, Peat. It was first used in 1939 for GP cars, and was won by Raymond Sommer in an Alfa. In 1950, Fangio won there in a 4CLT Maserati and, because of the street nature, the layout hasn't changed in all those years. No run-off, so quite a learning experience for those drivers today brought up on flat, airfield circuits where you go a mile before hitting a barrier. Check out these You Tube clips:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccevu4bblJM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZN-u...=results_video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIboJ9oBp6g
This is probably the best 'in-car' video that has been posted:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWUaQ779_XQ

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I was always under the impression tin tops where not welcome at this event?
They have always had closed cars, zef, and this year there were more races for saloons/GTs than open cars.

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Old 26 Sep 2012, 23:57 (Ref:3142265)   #12
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Wow, it's a dinky little place isn't it? The compressions on that bottom straight must be testing on those old gal's!

Spectacular backdrop too. SOLD.
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Alan, GT's yes, I know Celia and Ian went down with the Peerless ( or Warwick) a few years ago, but I dodn't think saloons . . . perhaps I could go, although, again, another clash in Mid September . . .
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Wow, it's a dinky little place isn't it? The compressions on that bottom straight must be testing on those old gal's!
Spectacular backdrop too. SOLD.
Yes, Peat, make a note in your diary. It is ALWAYS on the third weekend in September which has tended to clash with that event down in Sussex in recent years. However, the revival is dependent upon the GP calendar so does move about on occasion. Happily, Angouleme doesn't give a stuff about the GP calendar (why should it - it survives brilliantly without the need for superstars/prima donnas although it does attract French former GP stars e.g Jacques Laffite, Erik Comas, JPB, Pesca etc and Clay Regazzoni used to be great fan). Try it at least once before you shuffle off.
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Yes, Peat, make a note in your diary. It is ALWAYS on the third weekend in September which has tended to clash with that event down in Sussex in recent years. However, the revival is dependent upon the GP calendar so does move about on occasion. Happily, Angouleme doesn't give a stuff about the GP calendar (why should it - it survives brilliantly without the need for superstars/prima donnas although it does attract French former GP stars e.g Jacques Laffite, Erik Comas, JPB, Pesca etc and Clay Regazzoni used to be great fan). Try it at least once before you shuffle off.
I had a lovelly chat with Rega last time I was there. Sadly few weeks later he was gone.
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