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Old 11 Jan 2017, 04:08 (Ref:3701726)   #1
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Clipsal: Turn 8 or chicane?

Hi Guys. Sorry to start a whole thread for such a simple question - didn't seem to be anywhere else to put it.

Haven't been to Clipsal for years, when I did it was always 4-days pit straight grandstand. This year, as it's really the last year for the current formula, going to go and see them one last time, just for a day though.

For those of you who have sat in a few different places over the years, where's the best one-day grandstand seat? I'm guessing it's between Turn 8 or the Chicane (and maybe Pirie St)?

Help me out - just wanna make the right choice. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11 Jan 2017, 05:56 (Ref:3701732)   #2
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Hi Guys. Sorry to start a whole thread for such a simple question - didn't seem to be anywhere else to put it.

Haven't been to Clipsal for years, when I did it was always 4-days pit straight grandstand. This year, as it's really the last year for the current formula, going to go and see them one last time, just for a day though.

For those of you who have sat in a few different places over the years, where's the best one-day grandstand seat? I'm guessing it's between Turn 8 or the Chicane (and maybe Pirie St)?

Help me out - just wanna make the right choice. Thanks in advance.
I wasnt aware that you could buy 1 day tickets so im not fully aware of which actual stands you mean, only the general area. However...

Its just my opinion but i would sit in the chicane. Partial thats because i havent sat there before. Its also close to pit straight and all the things that happen in that area.

Turn 8 is a long way from key places and Im assuming the stand you are talking about is on the outside of the track
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Old 11 Jan 2017, 21:57 (Ref:3701918)   #3
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Yep, If you want grandstand seat you will need a 4 day pass.

There are other good General Admission spots (one day tickets) but they aren't at the chicane or T8
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Old 11 Jan 2017, 22:03 (Ref:3701920)   #4
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Yep, If you want grandstand seat you will need a 4 day pass.

There are other good General Admission spots (one day tickets) but they aren't at the chicane or T8
I went and checked, you can buy grandstand tickets for individual days now for many of the grandstands (but not all), including the 2 mentioned and also pit straight
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Old 12 Jan 2017, 00:43 (Ref:3701942)   #5
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Yes, you can buy 1 day grandstand tickets on most stands now. Hence my question.
So my question remains. Turn 8, chicane or maybe Pirie?
I also ask because, like I said, I've done pit straight to death in previous years. I want a new perspective.
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Old 12 Jan 2017, 03:56 (Ref:3701959)   #6
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Sorry SJA, I was not aware they had changed the ticket offers.
Bit surprised they are doing single day seating to be honest.

So to your question then:
I started on Pit straight, then moved to Chicane (outer) and then moved to Chicane (inner) and have kept that seat ever since (over 10 years now). Good spot IMO, bit of chicane action and right in the middle of everything so a good "home base".
I have friends on Turn 8 that argue the seating is better (and cheaper) but as I am also happy with the regulars/returners around me I've been hesitant to change. Turn 8 stand is also a little isolated.
Pirie stand doesn't seem very appealing with the cars sprinting away from you and placed right out away from everything else.
So, with some bias, I think Inside Chicane is the go to :-)
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