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Location: Brands Hatch GP circuit

Still the 'Superprix' to many, rather than 'the legends of' or whatever it will be called in 2020.... Why do names have to be changed?

Will include FJHRA races in 2020.
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Old 30 May 2020, 17:32 (Ref:3979317)   #2
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Does anyone have information on spectator attendance please?
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Old 30 May 2020, 17:47 (Ref:3979321)   #3
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I believe the MSUK guidance says licenses will only be issued for July meetings if they are held behind closed doors.

I'm not expecting to see any motor racing in person in the UK until August and abroad until September (and I'm only 50:50 about those tbh).
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Old 30 May 2020, 19:06 (Ref:3979331)   #4
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I believe the MSUK guidance says licenses will only be issued for July meetings if they are held behind closed doors.

I'm not expecting to see any motor racing in person in the UK until August and abroad until September (and I'm only 50:50 about those tbh).
I appreciate your optimism!
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Old 17 Jun 2020, 08:31 (Ref:3982418)   #5
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I believe the MSUK guidance says licenses will only be issued for July meetings if they are held behind closed doors.

I'm not expecting to see any motor racing in person in the UK until August and abroad until September (and I'm only 50:50 about those tbh).
I still remain optimistic (and it appears MSV are too) that spectators will be allowed much sooner. Circuit racing venues are much more akin to zoos and parks than they are football stadiums. With these facilities already open and other leisure facilities set to reopen next month, let’s see what happens.

That said, given the fairly unique nature of circuit racing venues (I can’t think of many spectator sports venues that are similar) it probably needs the governing body and/or circuits to engage with government to make this happen.
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I share your optimism, there's nobody more capable of reinstating spectator attendance than Jonathan Palmer, let's hope MSV bang the drum loud enough!
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Having attended this meeting for many years I can comment the number of spectators is not huge and trackside crowding would not be a problem even at 2m social distancing!

It's an outside venue with over 2 miles of viewing areas and can be controlled by advanced ticket sales only and can chose what areas to open for those attending.

Grandstands: could be closed or if open could manage social distancing.
Hailwoods and Kentagon: can operate as per High Street take aways.
The paddock: can be closed to spectators.
Toilets: are open in most coastal towns now and will have to be open for competitors.

MSV also have the ability to open for season ticket holders affording regular supporters the opportunity to attend thereby reducing credit against next years season ticket.

MSV have amazing team of long serving employees, they are more than capable of operating whatever conditions prevail.

If Government and MSUK update their policies JP is perfectly placed to reopen the doors to spectators whilst Goodwood and Silverstone watch on!
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Having attended this meeting for many years I can comment the number of spectators is not huge and trackside crowding would not be a problem even at 2m social distancing!




Yes I will agree that there are not huge crowds for most meetings, however they don't watch from all round the circuit and tend to congregate in 2 or 3 places where the "action" takes place. That could cause a problem
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Having attended this meeting for many years I can comment the number of spectators is not huge and trackside crowding would not be a problem even at 2m social distancing!

It's an outside venue with over 2 miles of viewing areas and can be controlled by advanced ticket sales only and can chose what areas to open for those attending.

Grandstands: could be closed or if open could manage social distancing.
Hailwoods and Kentagon: can operate as per High Street take aways.
The paddock: can be closed to spectators.
Toilets: are open in most coastal towns now and will have to be open for competitors.

MSV also have the ability to open for season ticket holders affording regular supporters the opportunity to attend thereby reducing credit against next years season ticket.

MSV have amazing team of long serving employees, they are more than capable of operating whatever conditions prevail.

If Government and MSUK update their policies JP is perfectly placed to reopen the doors to spectators whilst Goodwood and Silverstone watch on!
My thoughts exactly. Let's hope we are both right
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Yes I will agree that there are not huge crowds for most meetings, however they don't watch from all round the circuit and tend to congregate in 2 or 3 places where the "action" takes place. That could cause a problem
I've attended this and many other meetings and with the exclusion of the BTCC and SBK events it's usually one man and his dog for the most part. Even the Masters meeting in May is pretty poorly supported and I've witnessed less than 30 people on the whole of South Bank for the HSCC Superprix. Comments have been made before on this subject before pointing out that the general public seemingly have no interest despite the top quality grids.
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I've attended this and many other meetings and with the exclusion of the BTCC and SBK events it's usually one man and his dog for the most part. Even the Masters meeting in May is pretty poorly supported and I've witnessed less than 30 people on the whole of South Bank for the HSCC Superprix. Comments have been made before on this subject before pointing out that the general public seemingly have no interest despite the top quality grids.
Suits me fine

I've been less inclined to go to BTCC race days recently as it's just too crowded with people 'camped' all day up against the fencing in the good spots. Less spectators makes for a more pleasurable day out.
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Make the event a South bank drive in only.
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Suits me fine

I've been less inclined to go to BTCC race days recently as it's just too crowded with people 'camped' all day up against the fencing in the good spots. Less spectators makes for a more pleasurable day out.
Same here
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Think I better stay away from this thread for a while as it is making me get too excited about standing at Hawthorns with 2-3 other people in sight - quieter than the local park! Hopefully will be Masters if not HSCC.

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Suits me fine

I've been less inclined to go to BTCC race days recently as it's just too crowded with people 'camped' all day up against the fencing in the good spots. Less spectators makes for a more pleasurable day out.
Yes, those events may be a bit more difficult and require careful planning by MSV (capped advanced only tickets) but I see no reason why Augusts BTCC event should be behind closed doors.
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I do think it's also worth pointing out that an event *normally* featuring one spectator and a dog will be significantly busier than normal.

All these people visiting the countryside and going to parks isn't because everybody suddenly loves walking! People are craving activity and are using this time to do things they normally wouldn't do- because it's either that or be stuck indoors.

They are also frequenting the internet more to look for things to do- Brands Hatch being open for a race event will be spread around social media and will be a good day out for many people within an hour or so of the venue!

Good for the sport, yes, just not at the moment!
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