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The first historic meeting of the year at Spa, and it's big. All Peter Auto grids, including the first race for the Global Endurance Legends cars.
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Old 28 Apr 2019, 08:20 (Ref:3900135)   #76
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The entry lists for all the grids are very impressive. I'm really looking forward to this event.
The 3 big historic race meetings at Spa are all amazing, and the best thing is that they are all different- each has its own appeal!

This first of the 3 can be a bit cold, and snow isn’t out of the question. Or it could be Scorchio, such is the location.....

Thermals, wellies, shorts and sunscreen all packed......
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The 3 big historic race meetings at Spa are all amazing, and the best thing is that they are all different- each has its own appeal!

This first of the 3 can be a bit cold, and snow isn’t out of the question. Or it could be Scorchio, such is the location.....

Thermals, wellies, shorts and sunscreen all packed......
Snow is more than possible at this event, as I remember well!

Can’t believe it was 6 years ago though Mike, the picture that you posted of Lairy Canary brought back some great memories.
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Snow is more than possible at this event, as I remember well!

Can’t believe it was 6 years ago though Mike, the picture that you posted of Lairy Canary brought back some great memories.
Remember the argument with officials about where to park the truck- during a snow storm! This PA meeting is always hard work, due to the paddock logistics and race times. That year was no exception, but great fun....

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Remember the argument with officials about where to park the truck- during a snow storm! This PA meeting is always hard work, due to the paddock logistics and race times. That year was no exception, but great fun....
So in the end did we find out if spectators can attend on Friday? That is the only day imay be able toattend.
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All the info ascertained is on page one.....
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What I found for you is a pass for the 3 days as Mike said in post #10…
https://www.ticketmaster.be/event/sp...-tickets/33833
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So, it’s 13c and sunny at Spa today, but if the predictions are correct (and who knows in the Ardennes) the weekend isn’t going to be so kind to us! Lots of building work happened and happening, so money being spent.... According to one of the track day drivers, where last weekend’s World Rallycross went onto the circuit it was dirty yesterday, but better today. Good as we’re testing tomorrow......
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So, it’s 13c and sunny at Spa today, but if the predictions are correct (and who knows in the Ardennes) the weekend isn’t going to be so kind to us! Lots of building work happened and happening, so money being spent.... According to one of the track day drivers, where last weekend’s World Rallycross went onto the circuit it was dirty yesterday, but better today. Good as we’re testing tomorrow......



Mike, looks quite clean on the images from the live webcam. http://www.spa-francorchamps.be/webcam


See you there, I'll be arriving around 2pm on Thurs.
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Hi,

I`m leaving for Spa in the morning and normally print off an entry list before I go. However on Peter Auto website it hasnt been updated for a good few weeks. Can anyone provide me with the latest ones?

Thanks in advance.
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Odd to see no 512 at Spa this weekend along with the Speed 8.

33 cars for the Endurance Legends is pretty impressive for a new series (race wise).
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I`m leaving for Spa in the morning and normally print off an entry list before I go. However on Peter Auto website it hasnt been updated for a good few weeks. Can anyone provide me with the latest ones?

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The entry lists on PA website are latest versions and very recently updated. I’ve just checked against last ones sent to competitors.....

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All the starting lists are incredible.

The various grids pretty much cover the whole of sportscar racing from the 1950s until ~2010. Just awesome.

Interesting to see that the Endurance Racing Legends grid has lots of cars from the 1990s whereas the Masters Endurance Legends at Monza was all from post 2000.
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All the starting lists are incredible.

The various grids pretty much cover the whole of sportscar racing from the 1950s until ~2010. Just awesome.

Interesting to see that the Endurance Racing Legends grid has lots of cars from the 1990s whereas the Masters Endurance Legends at Monza was all from post 2000.
They certainly are some impressive grids, as exampled by the queue for 60s Endurance scrutineering last night- out of the gate! (Each category has own scrut team.) I was on my tod until mid afternoon, but managed to get our car 2nd in line after the family Stephens 356 and in front of Mr Birch’s GT160, get the truck eventually parked for the e/end, plus some tyres fitted for the Chevron. After the rest of the team arrived (some off ‘car shopping’ and some stuck at Heathrow by wildcat Belgian ATC strike ) I made myself a well deserved cuppa.....

The logistics of getting everyone into the circuit/meeting were not helped by Spa running a track day and then track evening that didn’t finish until 8pm. A lot of trucks, including the GpC Avon tyre guys, couldn’t get in behind F1 boxes to start unloading until late last night..... I don’t understand why PA don’t take over the Thursday for themselves and make it a test day. As it was, a lot of this weekend’s entries, including us, were on track earlier in the week.....

One of the improvements happening at the circuit is the old tarmac ‘Safety Academy’ area below the bottom paddock entrance gate is being tarted up, including the installation of lighting and hook-up. Of course, not finished for us, but a generator supplying leccy to all those needing. Hope toilets on the ‘to do’ list as well......

First car on track 0935 for FP, SLR all ready to go.
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Now raining.....

As usual here, the Belgian scrutineers very much regard it as ‘their patch’, take over and sometimes make the whole process slow and over complicated..... This time, we’ve had a new focus on the use of elastic on shoulder straps (to pull them out of the way when changing drivers). Apparently they will not be legal next year, but it’s been decided we can’t have hem this year either, so they’re all being removed or cut at scrutineering.....
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Shoulder straps not legal may be its not new. What you describe as over-scrutineering has already been noticed but not only at Spa, Silverstone too. They are focused on "good" things, like FE, homologated foam on the ROPS and stuff. What is questionable is when they introduce themselves into a car when on the track and dont slam the door correctly…

Will! Know what? You are much too fast in the wet… Go on like that!
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