French MotoGP 2010

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Cab, Oct 10, 2009.

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    Cab Guest

    Just as an aside and not trying to steal the limelight from the TOG
    tour announcement.

    I'd talked about getting a box at the French MotoGP next year in Le
    Mans. Some of you expressed an interest in this.

    Who's still up for it? I'll need to start working on reserving the box
    and more importantly, who wants to rough it and who wants a hotel?
    We'll need sufficient numbers to make this work

    It's the weekend of the 15/16 May, I believe.
     
    Cab, Oct 10, 2009
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    ogden Guest

    I seem to have that weekend earmarked in my calendar and by some miracle
    it doesn't seem to clash with a wedding or football tournament. Which is
    nice.

    Bung me on the list. Hotel preferred but happy to rough it, Chimay-
    style.
     
    ogden, Oct 11, 2009
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    Andy Bonwick Guest

    Put both of us on the list of provisional runners.

    I'd prefer a hotel but camping at the circuit would be ok.
     
    Andy Bonwick, Oct 11, 2009
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    Simon Wilson Guest

    <tempted>

    I've never been to Le Mans - is it a good spectator circuit?

    It's under three hours from chez nous.
     
    Simon Wilson, Oct 11, 2009
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  5. Pretty good, yes. Camping is a bit hit-and-miss. The cheif villain is
    the weather - can be lovely in early spring, and can be horrendous. I
    remember a Le Mans in md-April at which it actually snowed.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 11, 2009
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    Cab Guest

    I think that the circuit is pretty good (but take into account TOG's remarks).

    Having a box means that you'd be over the pits and have access to the areas
    behind the pits (not the actual area where the lorries park up). I'll try
    to dig up some of the photo's of where I was. Ah, here they are:

    http://rosbif.org/otherphotos/index.php?gallery=MotoGP France 2009&lang=en

    (warning, shit photo alert, I was trying some new trick with my camera and
    didn't have a good zoom lens)

    Lots and lots of space to watch and see and you get some impressive view of
    the race, IMO.

    It'd take probably about 20 of us to make it worthwhile. I'll work on the
    costings this week.
     
    Cab, Oct 11, 2009
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    Ace Guest

    I quite fancy the idea in principle too. And the ski season will be
    pretty much over and done by then, so why not?

    But it'd have to be at a hotel, preferably at least a half-decent one.
    No way am I camping.
     
    Ace, Oct 11, 2009
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    Tim Guest

    Oooh very interested. Would prefer hotel but can rough it.
     
    Tim, Oct 11, 2009
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    Tim Guest

    Oh yes. Fugging freezing at the 24hr. So glad I took the cage. Aksewerly
    I remember piling loads of other peoples luggage in the car too.
     
    Tim, Oct 11, 2009
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  10. Might be interested. If others are camping would join them in
    preference, but if not hotel would be OK. Interested but not certain by
    any means.
     
    stephen.packer, Oct 11, 2009
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    frag Guest

    took a blunt brush and painted...
    Put me on the list please. Hotel.
     
    frag, Oct 11, 2009
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    boxerboy Guest

    O
    I know I was there, and Mrs Boxer, she has never let me forget how
    cold it was. The year before was shorts and T shirt weather.
    So cold we ALMOST considered letting TOG share our 2 man tent just for
    the extra body heat.

    Boxerboy
     
    boxerboy, Oct 12, 2009
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    Eiron Guest

    I remember a TT that was delayed due to snow on the mountain.
     
    Eiron, Oct 12, 2009
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