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Old 8 Apr 2021, 10:50 (Ref:4045092)   #316
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So no speccies at the Donington HF. ☹



Nope -MSV will be in touch about refunds, apparently.
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Old 8 Apr 2021, 10:58 (Ref:4045093)   #317
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Nope -MSV will be in touch about refunds, apparently.
Yes there are 3 choices:
1/carry over to '22
2/refund
3/Use for another meeting later in the year.

Seems more than reasonable?
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Old 8 Apr 2021, 12:58 (Ref:4045107)   #318
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Dam I can't go to the HSCC Snetterton meeting then 17/18 April I have been looking forward to this meeting for over a year, I have been Shielding since March last year, I brought a weekend ticket and a new long carmera lens I wanted to try out. Looks like a weekend seating here watching TSL



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Old 8 Apr 2021, 16:37 (Ref:4045144)   #319
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An old bloke has been asked to do some scrutineering at Monaco, he cant wait to see a 125 in the flesh.
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Old 8 Apr 2021, 21:44 (Ref:4045227)   #320
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An old bloke has been asked to do some scrutineering at Monaco, he cant wait to see a 125 in the flesh.
High Speed Train?!?
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Old 8 Apr 2021, 22:35 (Ref:4045238)   #321
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It does seem faintly ridiculous then, that after April 12th, I could attend a boot fair or similar with as many as 4000 others possibly in something like a 10 acre field - but I can't attend a club race meeting at an outdoor venue of perhaps 250 acres that's likely to be attended by a few hundred people? Go figure!

I get the argument that they're lumping all sports in together for these purposes, and social distancing may be problematic with 4000 people in a stadium, for example, but the argument doesn't hold water as far as I'm concerned: it doesn't take a genius amongst the powers that be to realise that there's a huge difference between the aforementioned stadium and a 250 acre outdoor race track.

Yes, I appreciate that all the football fans would be up in arms if we were allowed to go to race meetings but they weren't allowed to go to football matches. But my response to that would be to refer them to the above: use your common sense and accept the fact that there's a big difference between a semi-enclosed football stadium and a wide open 250 acre race circuit venue. Accept it, get over it and move on!

Admittedly, I recognise the flaw in this plan is probably expecting the average football fan to use their common-sense!
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Old 9 Apr 2021, 05:24 (Ref:4045256)   #322
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High Speed Train?!?
Ferrari. His hotel room and plane ticket were just confirmed this is why I strongly believe that at least Monaco will happen and on schedule. But nowadays…
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High Speed Train?!?

A Fiat?
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Old 9 Apr 2021, 06:48 (Ref:4045259)   #324
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Nor a Lancia! https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_125_S
V 12, 1497 cc, if I made a typo, apologies. By the way the max power announced was not so bad considering the era imo.
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Old 9 Apr 2021, 07:39 (Ref:4045263)   #325
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Agreed! That's why my friend, very much experienced, is like a child about to re-discover wonders. Not a spoiled child at all!

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It does seem faintly ridiculous then, that after April 12th, I could attend a boot fair or similar with as many as 4000 others possibly in something like a 10 acre field - but I can't attend a club race meeting at an outdoor venue of perhaps 250 acres that's likely to be attended by a few hundred people? Go figure!

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Yes, I appreciate that all the football fans would be up in arms if we were allowed to go to race meetings but they weren't allowed to go to football matches. But my response to that would be to refer them to the above: use your common sense and accept the fact that there's a big difference between a semi-enclosed football stadium and a wide open 250 acre race circuit venue. Accept it, get over it and move on!

Admittedly, I recognise the flaw in this plan is probably expecting the average football fan to use their common-sense!
I agree.

I am a football fan and have no intention of going to see BHA in the flesh for a while yet . . . . but will probably go to a few non league games where I can standup, on the touchline . .much like an historic race meeting. as opposed to crammed in a stand in an uncomfortable seat, like F1!
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Old 9 Apr 2021, 08:31 (Ref:4045274)   #328
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I agree.

I am a football fan and have no intention of going to see BHA in the flesh for a while yet . . . . but will probably go to a few non league games where I can standup, on the touchline . .much like an historic race meeting. as opposed to crammed in a stand in an uncomfortable seat, like F1!

But as I alluded to before, every sport feels that they are a special case, and can "police" the proper spacing of spectators, and yes, they possibly can. And as I also said, the government doesn't need to be lobbied by any interested parties, yet they are all at it. For example, Yorkshire Cricket Club have been begging the government to be made a special case, and they state that they can assure the authorities that it will be carefully monitored.

This way, everyone is treated the same, and there is no favouritism. And it's not the end of the world to have to wait a few more days to watch cars going around a track in person.

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on R4 this morning some bloke from the Premier league was bleating on about safety being paramount, wanting to get fans back in the grounds, mentioning cricket rubby etc, but you could tell by his tone his underlying consideration was dosh. Understandable for most, but as a BHA supporter its patently clear 30000 bums on seats is small beer income wise, its all sponsorship and TV, how else do you fund 30 blokes on £50k a week
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Formula Ford Historic France has put out a press release to the effect that they are cancelling their races at Spa on 16-18 July as they are racing at Albi the week before & the financial commitment would be too much.
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