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SPA 6hrs - Cancelled new 2021 Date to be announced.
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Location: Spa Francorchamps

The toughest annual endurance race for Pre '66 cars. Normally over 100 starters, plus support races for several high profile UK grids. A must for many competitors, spectators and classic car fans....
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Old 30 Aug 2020, 14:26 (Ref:3998922)   #16
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Similar to the UK but returning to the UK usually means a 14 day quarantine and not many can afford to miss another 2 weeks work. It's this last part that probably decided the HSCC action. Talking to drivers in MRL they are hopefull that the MSUK advice given in the e mails will stand but it does seem as JR alludes, to make old farts racing something different from the norm.

We shall see.
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I dunno about British series but from the official website the meeting is confirmed. No spectators any time, no passenger or instructor during free practice but no sign of cancellation. http://www.spasixhours.com
Free practice will be mandatory or not but each session is € 200.

As to travel in Belgium, new rules TBA from 1st Sept. https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/ Other infos available in Flamish ATM…
I'm sure Martin can help here.
Gerard, my Flemmish is even worse than my Luxembourgish !!
Let's see what Sept 1st brings, but as the circuit is in Wallone territory, the rules may well be different to the Flemmish area ! As you prob know, Belgium is a complicated country, without even talking about the 'Ost kanton' area that is always seeking to become part of Germany !!!
My purely personal feeling is that they did not want to announce anything until after the Belgian GP weekend was over & done, as this w/e = big money for the region, even without spectators.
Now this is out of the way, they will reconsider the overall situation & decide what to do, which could be anything !
If more of the Brit organised series decide to cancel due to drivers withdrawing over quarantining issues, then the whole meeting may become non-viable to the organisers & they then may decide to call off the whole event ; let's hope that does not become the case !!

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Old 30 Aug 2020, 15:43 (Ref:3998991)   #18
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There is possibly more to than the initial MSA agreed circular.
Suggest it will work out by end of week but don’t get to excited.
Lots of hoops to go through extra to that indicated in original circular
Let’s see, it may go back to original guidance but am not holding my breath!
French situation not helping
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There is possibly more to than the initial MSA agreed circular.
Suggest it will work out by end of week but don’t get to excited.
Lots of hoops to go through extra to that indicated in original circular
Let’s see, it may go back to original guidance but am not holding my breath!
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Indeed.
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Gerard, my Flemmish is even worse than my Luxembourgish !!
Martin I remember talking about this moons ago with you, my Flemmish should be acceptable because my grand parents, mother's side, were migrante farmers from "this" side of Belgium!
Unfortunately, its not!
I did not understand the flagged areas thingy, green and other colors.

Have the same feelings about 6 Hours as you and John R and yes, the french situation won't help as on usual. We are fighting against a new lock down but with almost 6000 entries per day the hospitals will be busy again.

Lets wait till Tuesday next.
Peter, are we sure the quarantine will be maintained for UK competitors?
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Lets wait till Tuesday next.
Peter, are we sure the quarantine will be maintained for UK competitors?
Well the advice from MSUK appeared to contradict the 14 day rules.
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It will be resolved this week but our lot want to go as we may lose some of the GT 40 fleet!
Be easier to get in Pizza place!
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..... But only in groups of max 6 people.....that's already been the rule, since a few days ago in walonie.

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Assuming it happens, assuming no quarantine, I may drop the hint to Mrs Zef that JR NEEDS my help.

I can't guarantee the reaction will be favourable however But if you don't ask . . .
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It will be resolved this week but our lot want to go as we may lose some of the GT 40 fleet!
Be easier to get in Pizza place!
Now that is a positive. JR.
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Serious warning…

A pure jewel of fun on the website ! If you go to Road Book - in fact you should - scroll to Autorisation radio-Communication and the read till the end as you should.
There's a very serious warning concerning all the radio systems you're allowed to use there. Last but not least, a good explanation of the CE markings. The stuff you use must be CE marked but not CE for China Export!!!

I love the belgian humor, well done! Did you see that, Martin?
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A pure jewel of fun on the website ! If you go to Road Book - in fact you should - scroll to Autorisation radio-Communication and the read till the end as you should.
There's a very serious warning concerning all the radio systems you're allowed to use there. Last but not least, a good explanation of the CE markings. The stuff you use must be CE marked but not CE for China Export!!!

I love the belgian humor, well done! Did you see that, Martin?
Gerard, we all know that no one uses any type of radio com from pits to their driver, don't we so no need to worry about this authorisation requirement.
Using empty tins connected by lengths of string in the pitboxes also eliminates the need to get the authorisation, unless the tins originate from China !

As an aside, nothing really new came out of the latest Belg govt press conference today, so anyone intending to be in Belgium for longer than 48 hours still has to fill out the locator form , see https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/p...r-locator-form though no actual need to quarantine.

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We bought some walkie-talkies about 8 years ago . . . So Arthur could stay in the motorhome and we could keep in touch whilst out and about in the paddock etc, worked a treat at Spa . . . . at Goodwood, we used to pick up all the security guards moaning and groaning all the time, which was very funny, we used to speculate as to whom they were complaning about . . .fortunately there are lots of channels so finding some clear air wasn't a problem.

I thought all the new GT40's came with appleplay hands free anyway?
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I thought all the new GT40's came with appleplay hands free anyway?
Yes indeed…*They are all fitted with a rear view camera too, only difference the old ones screen are in B&W.
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Sadly the owner of the Galaxie has pulled the entry for 6 hour. HSCC have also pulled the plug on their race. Just Juniors left now along with pre war cars. Hmmmm
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