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Old 24 Feb 2021, 15:30 (Ref:4036682)   #76
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Gerard, when I first started racing Croix was virtually an annual event, the HSCC and Top Hat used to go there, although I never did, then Chimay and Spa, Croix got dropped, then Chimay, and now Spa is too much for most.

TBH I've no idea if I'll do anything yet this year, but i have a mK1 Cortina GT (FiA) with a 4.7. Diff. and its closer to home in many respects than most UK circuits.

I did it three times between 1998 and 2003 and really enjoyed going there despite the long haul down to Dover. It's an interesting track with 3 hairpins and a tight entry to the long pit straight. In those days you could spectate from the flat roof over the cafe and see almost all the circuit. The food in the restaurant was typically french and really good. St. Pol was good for visiting in the evenings after the racing.
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Old 24 Feb 2021, 16:15 (Ref:4036728)   #77
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I did it three times between 1998 and 2003 and really enjoyed going there despite the long haul down to Dover. It's an interesting track with 3 hairpins and a tight entry to the long pit straight. In those days you could spectate from the flat roof over the cafe and see almost all the circuit. The food in the restaurant was typically french and really good. St. Pol was good for visiting in the evenings after the racing.
Sadly, I gather the MSA put an end to UK clubs organising meetings at Croix which was a pity as HSCC, in particular, did a good job. However, individual race series such as the 500cc F3's and the English Ford people are still able to come.

The rooftop viewing is still in use & very popular. The circuit has been very slightly modified at one of the hairpins, adding just a few metres to the circuit length. As you say, St Pol is very good for an evening out, Hesdin probably even better although a little further to travel.
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Old 24 Feb 2021, 18:09 (Ref:4036760)   #78
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John I feel someone missed here would have asked: "Are you on commission, Dear?"
Joke apart, while I still dont recommend to come in France before a long while, its always possible to race at croix for Brits. I'll ask the conditions for your friends but I think that its possible to have a weekend race licence for those not wanting to bother with an itl one. Forget about the HTP thingy they will enter in the invitation class.
Dont jeopardize with any safety device, all the FIA requirements are thoroughly checked. Quite normal IMO.
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Old 24 Feb 2021, 18:33 (Ref:4036769)   #79
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Just for the record, I dont see anymore the test days planed by PA at Ricard on the website, was 4/5 March ass mentioned on our calendar. May be Will 356 can confirm whether its cancelled or not.

Coming from very serious people those delays or cancellations are bad news, because they have informations ?* la source being close to the powers. Just hope they can hold the 30 April/2 May dates for Le Castellet Dix Mille Tours. They must have a hard time atm.
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Old 25 Feb 2021, 08:56 (Ref:4036887)   #80
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Addition to previous delays, last PA email ends with those words:
"The dates of subsequent events will be confirmed to you as soon as possible, depending on the evolution of the health situation.Counting on your understanding,Best regards."
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Old 25 Feb 2021, 14:03 (Ref:4036930)   #81
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I feel that there should not be date changes if events are not allowed to run earlier in the season. It crowds the calendar and can badly effect the smaller events if a major one moves onto the same date and it's within a 100 miles. Not just race meeting sbut classic shows etc that are often run for charities.
If you can't run on your date you should cancel until next year. otherwise it's just greed.
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Old 25 Feb 2021, 15:57 (Ref:4036950)   #82
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I feel that there should not be date changes if events are not allowed to run earlier in the season. It crowds the calendar and can badly effect the smaller events if a major one moves onto the same date and it's within a 100 miles. Not just race meeting sbut classic shows etc that are often run for charities.
If you can't run on your date you should cancel until next year. otherwise it's just greed.
In the case of Goodwood, they have already postponed the event once from 2020 so I would understand if they wanted to move it back a little bit. They rolled over entries and spectator tickets already.
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Old 25 Feb 2021, 19:12 (Ref:4036983)   #83
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Same thing with Le Mans Classic. May be the modern one and test days, held three weeks before, will be a kind of rehearsal, same track layout same hassle to close the public roads, riverains, shops…
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Old 25 Feb 2021, 23:10 (Ref:4037028)   #84
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As noted elsewhere, got a notification from CSCC today that their Knockhill 2-day meet has been rearranged from 1/2 May to 3/4 July - and they are hoping to rearrange the cancelled Snetterton date (was 27/28 March) to end-April / early May.
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As noted elsewhere, got a notification from CSCC today that their Knockhill 2-day meet has been rearranged from 1/2 May to 3/4 July - and they are hoping to rearrange the cancelled Snetterton date (was 27/28 March) to end-April / early May.
Also still trying to get clarification about ability for overnight stays at circuits up to 12 April as this affects the CSCC meeting at Oulton on 10 April.
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Old 26 Feb 2021, 09:25 (Ref:4037073)   #86
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So Goodwood have jumped first and the Members Meeting has been postponed to 16/17 October.
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I still have my main Le Mans booking from last year. Still doubtful whether I'll get to use it!
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Old 26 Feb 2021, 09:34 (Ref:4037078)   #89
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ATM nobody can cheer you up… May be your tickets will become collectors, who knows? Would be good news if they maintain the test day on 6 June.
Tough time for the new Hypercar category, if something bad happens during this test, they'll have few hours to fix it.
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