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LE CASTELLET MOTORS CUP
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29 Mar 2019 to 31 Mar 2019 06:30 to 17:00
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French organiser HVM and Masters HR combine for a season opener at the Circuit du Castellet or Paul Ricard if you prefer....

Will include all Masters grids, including HF1.

Will they utilise the Mistral straight chicane or......??????
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Old 19 Feb 2019, 15:52 (Ref:3885303)   #2
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Timetable is out.On the masters website.Looks god this one.

They are not using the mistral chicane.

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Timetable is out.
They are not using the mistral chicane.
Where’d you read that? The circuit diagram shows the layout as using the chicane.
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Where’d you read that? The circuit diagram shows the layout as using the chicane.
Sorry all,meant they are using it.
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We'll all born with a wide open mouth, eyes closed. After this day many try to have their eyes wide open and exchange the noise coming out their mouth for wise words. Many means not all.
I can't help you anymore in this matter cose totally unable to show the right example! But I have a good excuse, I'm French. Actually…
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When we first raced (with GTSCC) at Le Castellet we were asked if we wanted the layout with chicane or without. The vote was for ‘with’, as a lot were concerned for their engine survival! Then last year the suggestion was that CER would not use the chicane, so everyone got excited- only for the organiser to change the layout.....

BTW I see that there’s a new pit lane entrance coming this summer for the GP, so that will be in place by time we get there later on in the season! Hope the drivers take note....
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Right Mike, the circuit lay out shown on Masters website is said "Solution 1C-V2 for 5,821 km", the chicane is present between the sectors L1 and L2.
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Thanks Gerard, I’m not getting senile then!

Of course the wrong diagram could have been posted, so let’s see. I was curious as Peter Auto use the chicane and was surprised that HVM / Masters weren’t as well....
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Thanks Gerard, I’m not getting senile then!
Not really… actually! In the good old days, when we pure amateurs were supporting the F1's, we could drive the Mistral straight full boost using the 5 kilometers lay out while the "real things" had to go for 3.4 kilometers something. As a consequence, a very good Bimmer or Capri of the Production championship was faster than a F1 when arriving in Signes curve! Sweet revenge.

I always say it, sorry to insist, but if anyone here or around is interested in racing there, do book a box while some are still available.
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Correct! Thats why when my mates say PA is expensive I dont agree. All put together not a bargain but worth imho. Visit nice tracks is good too.
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Entries out on MH Website

-20 F1

-Only 18 sportscars,interesting to see how D Pittard gets on in a Lola T70

-Endueance Legends has a Group C Aston Martin AMR1 driven by Nic Minassian

Gent Driver has a GT40 in it which is rare,coupd be the NKHTGT part though.
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Entries out on MH Website

-20 F1

-Only 18 sportscars,interesting to see how D Pittard gets on in a Lola T70

-Endueance Legends has a Group C Aston Martin AMR1 driven by Nic Minassian

Gent Driver has a GT40 in it which is rare,coupd be the NKHTGT part though.
Good grid for HF1.

GT40 isn’t normally eligible for GD, but is for NKHTGT, hence you’ll notice in a GTP class. GD and the Touring car grids are considerably boosted by the inclusion of the Dutch series cars, luckily.

Why the comment regarding that driver in a T70?
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Good grid for HF1.

GT40 isn’t normally eligible for GD, but is for NKHTGT, hence you’ll notice in a GTP class. GD and the Touring car grids are considerably boosted by the inclusion of the Dutch series cars, luckily.

Why the comment regarding that driver in a T70?
He's been very quick in a B8 and in modern GT3 (got pole at one of the VLN races.Will be good to see him race something quicker in historics.

Also be interesting to see how the Group C car compares with the more modern prototypes.
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He's been very quick in a B8 and in modern GT3 (got pole at one of the VLN races.Will be good to see him race something quicker in historics.
Thanks for the extra info.
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He's been very quick in a B8 and in modern GT3 (got pole at one of the VLN races.Will be good to see him race something quicker in historics.

Also be interesting to see how the Group C car compares with the more modern prototypes.
With Nic Minassian driving the AMR 1 I could see him winning!
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