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Old 26 Jun 2018, 13:14 (Ref:3833177)   #31
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Truckosaurus should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridTruckosaurus should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridTruckosaurus should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridTruckosaurus should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
The Flexotels are, unless there are multiple sets, based by the Antares Tram stop/Houx Annexe area.

Plenty of journalist types stay there so googling some of their trip reports will show what the facilities are.

Probably a 20min walk from the Flexotel to the Grandstand.
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Old 26 Jun 2018, 13:34 (Ref:3833178)   #32
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The walk is not really a problem, the issue is security and comfort. I'm too long in the tooth to go camping.

Anyway just spoke to Travel Destinations and I can book for Weds arrival and Monday depart for a bit extra.

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Old 26 Jun 2018, 14:12 (Ref:3833181)   #33
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Booked and deposit paid. I suppose I'd better pay more attention to you lot now.
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Old 26 Jun 2018, 18:47 (Ref:3833214)   #34
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Good man. I'd be bound to say it of course, but I'm sure you won't regret it. Doing it with TD is a great idea. If I was making my debut, I'd almost certainly do the same. Apart from having everything set up for you, you'll have a great base at the Porsche Curves. Not too far to walk to the main stands etc. and a good spot from which to cruise out to Arnage or Mulsanne for qualifying on Wednesday and Thursday if you're so minded. (We can always help with directions).
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Old 26 Jun 2018, 18:56 (Ref:3833217)   #35
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Well it's something we wanted to do for years. I plan to be retired next year so time to do it.
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Old 27 Jun 2018, 14:46 (Ref:3833325)   #36
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If i do it in investments, I'll have the dosh to do so in 2019.
We'll see...
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Old 27 Jun 2018, 15:29 (Ref:3833328)   #37
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Well it's something we wanted to do for years. I plan to be retired next year so time to do it.
Peter, do not underestimate the distances you need to walk at le Mans. I've done it around 10 ten times over the last 30 years mainly camping off site and it really can be pretty gruelling particularly if the temperature is high. If you are able to get there early in the week, as several others have said, the experience of sitting in the Dunlop or Ford chicane grandstands at 10pm during qualifying is absolutely magic.
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Thanks, yes we plan to arrive on the Wednesday to get some time for Thursday qualifying. And yes I expect to do a fair amount of walking. Hopefully that will get me in trim for racing at the Spa 3hrs the following weekend.
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Old 27 Jun 2018, 15:41 (Ref:3833330)   #39
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Good man. I'd be bound to say it of course, but I'm sure you won't regret it. Doing it with TD is a great idea. If I was making my debut, I'd almost certainly do the same. Apart from having everything set up for you, you'll have a great base at the Porsche Curves. Not too far to walk to the main stands etc. and a good spot from which to cruise out to Arnage or Mulsanne for qualifying on Wednesday and Thursday if you're so minded. (We can always help with directions).
I'm pretty sure the flexotels are in the Antares Tram stop/Houx Annexe area, long walk to the Porsche Curves!
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Yes Antares Sud.

Here's a link. It seems we will be walking the equivalent of Silverstone from the Antares Sud location to the grandstands. https://lemansrace.com/wp-content/up...ircuit-map.pdf

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i know you probably drive around spa more than walk it but le mans is a lot flatter, you can drift up to tertre rouge slowly watching the cars as you go and back, there are refreshment stands dotted about but you do pay through the nose for them. Make sure you are around the village at 12.00 for the meet you might regognise a few faces there, i am sure i have spoken to you at Spa a few times, hoping to be at the spa 6 hours this year so will say hello if you are in the paddock when i am there.
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Sadly won't be at the 6hrs this year. Yes I was going to ask if you can walk counterclockwise from Antares to Terte Rouge.
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Sadly won't be at the 6hrs this year. Yes I was going to ask if you can walk counterclockwise from Antares to Terte Rouge.
I created a map some years ago you might find helpful
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aG...J4&usp=sharing

I've noticed it has been seen over 5000 times. That's rather impressive!
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Yes Antares Sud.

Here's a link. It seems we will be walking the equivalent of Silverstone from the Antares Sud location to the grandstands. https://lemansrace.com/wp-content/up...ircuit-map.pdf
My misunderstanding, when you mentioned TD, I just assumed you'd changed your mind about the flexhotel and were using their campsite at the Porsche Curves.....
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Old 27 Jun 2018, 21:22 (Ref:3833372)   #45
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Peter, for the past few years I have camped in Garage Vert, which is just inside the entrance at Antares. When you go through that entrance you can go right and follow the roadway straight to banks which overloook the forest esses and Tertre Rouge. Bearing left at that entrance you will come to a series of subways and stairs which leads up to the Dunlop bridge - you can see where this is from the map posted by CTD. Not to bad for walking. I tend to go to the local Del Arte for dinner on Friday and Sunday as it is a 10 minute walk from the Antares gate past the tram station, food's OK and the beer is cold, which is vital after the compulsory shower, clean clothes and a rest on Sunday evening. What time are you planning to arrive on the Wednesday? There is practice and qualifying through to midnight on Wednesday as well as Thursday. I arrive about mid day on the Thursday to set up camp in time to have a brief look around and then head out to Arnage for qually and back in time for a beer and final qually somewhere near Dunlop.

There will be plenty of advice on here before next year :-)
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