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Old 8 Aug 2018, 11:51 (Ref:3842296)   #556
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666 was fully off the track when it stopped. I don't think that the subsequent accident had any connection with the previous FCY
hmm..
666 was stopped, yes.
On the racing line, facing the wrong way.
It was there because of contact at Eau Rouge. Possibly the bunching for the restart had some bearing on this.
Probably something got broken, it then skimmed the tyre wall at Raidillon, and spun back out.
The Bentley came round at full speed and hit the Lamborghini head on.
Bentley burst into flames and went off the driver's right, Lambo punted further up Raidillon, driver's left.

Green light panels were on because it was a post FCY & SC restart.

https://youtu.be/SnIaec3lYa0?t=12516
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8kQudejDqI
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Old 8 Aug 2018, 15:29 (Ref:3842333)   #557
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As you all may have figured out by now, I'm a big Christian Krognes fanboy so I asked him to write about his experience winning the 24 Hours of Spa.

Read it here: https://www.gt-report.com/2018/08/08...-spa-24-hours/





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Old 8 Aug 2018, 16:43 (Ref:3842359)   #558
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666 was stopped, yes.
On the racing line, facing the wrong way.

https://youtu.be/SnIaec3lYa0?t=12516
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8kQudejDqI
Yes, there was some contact heading into Eau Rouge that caused the 666 Lambo to go off. But when it came to a stop, it was entirely off track.

The first link you posted is after the impact of the Bentley.
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Old 8 Aug 2018, 17:34 (Ref:3842368)   #559
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Yes, there was some contact heading into Eau Rouge that caused the 666 Lambo to go off. But when it came to a stop, it was entirely off track.

The first link you posted is after the impact of the Bentley.
well, it's the replay of the initiating event, the Eau Rouge contact being played after the impact.

So, what Meyrick says in Autosport is'nt quite the whole truth - https://www.autosport.com/gt/news/13...24-hours-crash

He was in a group of 3 running close together and as he went up Raidillion he (exceeded track limits) made a passing move and went head on into the stationary Krebs.

I still think it's a direct consequence of the restart bunching cars up after SC after FCY.

Were you standing at the fence at the time?

edit - thanks for the insight Greg, I arrive late to the scene and my fellow marshals said something like "the Lambo spun and was hit head on by Bentley", TBH, the lads were in a bit of shock, having dealt with Lexus a just over an hour before, and English isn't their first language. I didn't press for more details, but helped with the clear-up, thankful that all were okay.

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Old 8 Aug 2018, 18:22 (Ref:3842374)   #560
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So, what Meyrick says in Autosport is'nt quite the whole truth - [url
https://www.autosport.com/gt/news/137810/meyrick-leaves-hospital-after-spa-24-hours-crash[/url]

He was in a group of 3 running close together and as he went up Raidillion he (exceeded track limits) made a passing move and went head on into the stationary Krebs.
From my perspective, that pretty much sums it up.

But what do I know? I was tucked up in bed at the time.
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Old 8 Aug 2018, 19:58 (Ref:3842392)   #561
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I was also at that race in 2016 ........

Where SRO got it wrong was allowing the Mercs to take the penalty under a full course yellow on the first lap ........ what should have been somewhere in the region of 2 laps + penalty actually turned into 1 lap and a bit which with a clear track and the field bunched up wasn't going to be too hard to claw back - they did not have a massive performance advantage after the mapping was reverted back to original spec - but they were driven hard and well by professional drivers with the bit between their teeth.

Aston and Bentley effectively did the same this year after starting at the back - should they have been BOPd - no of course not, but they certainly took advantage of the field being close together in the first couple of hours and the subsequent FCYs.
SRO didn't allow them to take the penalty under FCY ;-) The cars had just come into the pitlane when the incident happened.
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Old 9 Aug 2018, 00:12 (Ref:3842416)   #562
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As you all may have figured out by now, I'm a big Christian Krognes fanboy so I asked him to write about his experience winning the 24 Hours of Spa.

Read it here: https://www.gt-report.com/2018/08/08...-spa-24-hours/
Thanks for that, nice read!

He came across as a really nice bloke when interviewed during the race.
Do I remember correctly that he has a day time job selling bricks in Norway?
(IIRC I posted that here when I picked that up, but I can't find it anymore)
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Old 10 Aug 2018, 09:59 (Ref:3842727)   #563
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Thanks! Yes, he sells bricks during the week and is a very nice bloke indeed. Finally things are starting to fall his way. Very deserving, it's taken him a long time and he worked very hard to get there.
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Old 5 Dec 2018, 09:13 (Ref:3868002)   #564
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I am looking at going to this next year, i was looking at Page & Moy to take my son & i for the weekend, as i used them for Le Mans many years ago, but they have been bought out. I tried Grandstand Motorsports but no joy, can anyone in the UK tell me what travel company may do a long weekend away for the Spa 24hours ? Many thanks.
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I am looking at going to this next year, i was looking at Page & Moy to take my son & i for the weekend, as i used them for Le Mans many years ago, but they have been bought out. I tried Grandstand Motorsports but no joy, can anyone in the UK tell me what travel company may do a long weekend away for the Spa 24hours ? Many thanks.
Google is your friend!

Here's one thrown up on a quick search:

https://www.selectmotorracing.com/MS_Other/Spa_24.htm

For the full experience, you should arrive in Spa on the Wednesday before to see the parade into Spa town where, for no charge, the public can get up close and personal with cars and drivers.
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Old 5 Dec 2018, 09:43 (Ref:3868005)   #566
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Thanks. I did see this one, but it includes a Hotel, & is a bit pricey, i was hoping for a cheap & cheerful arrive sat morning, watch the race and leave sunday. With taking my son, no change from a grand with this one. Thankyou anyway, appreciate the quick response.
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The only agent I've seen doing packages is travel destinations. https://traveldestinations.co.uk/acc...u-rouge-spa24/

The campsite, https://en.eaurouge.nl/contact/route which you could book yourself is just off the old circuit, almost down at Stavelot. It's claimed to be a 20 minute walk, but probably nearer 40, and that's only to the bottom end of the circuit. It is possible to drive in and park closer.

Cheap & cheerful is diy and camping on-circuit, campsite P2-6? - atmosphere aplenty. (If you're a le Mans veteran you'll know what that means).

edit - found this resource http://www.lemans-www.com/Info-Spa-Camps.html , disclaimer - have not read any of it yet

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Many thanks. Looks a Cool way to do it.
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Or there's the campsites at Les Combes, very convenient for the track, but basic

https://www.promocombes.be/?lang=en

Can provide a bit more detail if interested?
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