TRACKDAY Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) - ?? April 2022 ***£TBA***

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TRACKDAY Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) - ?? April 2022 ***£TBA***

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RX-8OC Group visit to SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS (Belgium), April 2022



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Some of us are considering going to Spa-Francorchamps for April 2022 assumming the UK Government allow us to travel without to many restrictions :!:

It's been 7 years since we were last there as a group =D> (Links to our 2015 RX-8OC Trip) and 3 years since the last unofficial trip took place with GSB and Friends in October 2018 =D> =D> =D> =D>

Please do bare in mind this isn't a cheap trip and could be looking at something like £1,500 per person, although you can keep some of the costs down by sharing hotel rooms for instance.

Some of this trip will be organised by your
Events Team and then some of it will be required for you to sort out ie personnel items like hotel room, train or ferry etc.....

The reason we are suggesting taking the train is that it only takes about 35mins to go from Folkestone to Calais, where as by Ferry from Dover to Dunkirk takes about 2.5hrs to cross the English Channel.

If you go by train, then make sure you book your car on the lower deck as you may ground out on the top deck going up and then coming back down :!:

We will be arriving at the Hotel the day before the trackday, however some of us will be staying for another day or three before returning back to the UK to do some sight seeing =D>

We will go in Convoy from Le Shuttle Calais to Spa-Francorchamps Belguim on the E42 Motorway, but please also have your European Sat-Nav on in the car in case you get separated on route and can then make your own way there instead.

We will be aiming to sort out breakfast in the hotel before leaving for the trackday and also sorting out a booking for a Club Dinner in the Evening after the trackday.

The main thing as a club we can have an enjoyable time together outside the UK enjoying each others company =D>

Circuit Days run exclusive car track days on the legendary 4.5 mile Spa-Francorchamps F1 circuit. All events are run in an open pit lane format with restricted numbers to ensure unlimited, quality track time.
Please note race teams are not permitted to participate on our events at Spa-Francorchamps.
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Things to bare in mind that you need to know:
Triple Jab
Euros
UK Boot Sticker
Tell UK Insurance
Travel Insurance
Petrol (10 fill ups with an RX-8 inc Track)
Fire Extinguisher (1 fixed inside the car plus another one is useful)
European Travel Kit (Triangle, Yellow Vest x Seats, Spare Bulbs, Breathalyzers)
European Sat-Nav
European Breakdown Cover
Your Camping Chair
Copy of V5 Document
Track Insurance InsureMyTrackday


Spares & Tools:
Brake Pads - Front & Rear
Brake Discs - Front & Rear
Engine Oil
Coolant Fluid
Brake Fluid
Jack
Axel Stands
Tools Box


Track Cost:
Circuit Days
Early Bird Price - £TBA by 02/01/22
Price £TBA - from 03/01/22 to 09/10/22


Train or Ferry:
Le Shuttle - From £140 approx (Return)
DFDS Ferry - From £120 approx (Return)

Fuel Stations:
England - Shell Folkestone Services, Junction 11, M20, Hythe CT21 4BL
Belgium - Station Shell, Aire de Tignée Sud, Autoroute, E40, 4632 Soumagne, Belgium https://maps.app.goo.gl/Ne7FEYxH3uLXdhgv6

Accommodation:
Radisson-Blu Balmoral Hotel
Hotel Verviers Van der Valk

Track Address:
Route du Circuit,
4970,
Francorchamps,
Belgium


Noise Limit:
103dB drive by

Itinerary:
Open pit lane track day on the Grand Prix circuit:

Registration 0730
Drivers Briefing 0830
Driving Starts 0900
Lunch 1200
Driving Starts 1300
Driving Ends 1800


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GSB will purchase Garage(s) that each hold 6 cars and you will be asked to pay a share of the total hire cost in advance via PayPal :P

Names:
  1. GSB-TDU (Nigel)(GT86) - Train - PAID Credit - Hotel - Track - Garage 1/6
  2. Salokin (Nick)(RX-8 PZ) - Train - PAID Credit - Hotel - Track - Garage 2/6
  3. Harris-5310 (Michael)(370Z Nismo) - Train - PAID Credit - Hotel - Track - Garage 3/6
  4. MightyCondor (Alan)(RX-8 PZ) - Train - Hotel - Track - Garage 4/6
  5. SeanP (Sean)(RX-8 R3) - Train - Hotel - Track - Garage 5/6
  6. Ian.M (Ian)(RX-8) - Train - Hotel - Track - Garage
  7. Webbo85 (Simon)(Impreza) - Train - Hotel - Track - Garage
  8. Markl17 (Mark)(?)(RX-8 & Van) - Hotel - Track - Garage
If you have booked a place and want to add your name then simply post up in this thread and I (or one of the Events Team) will keep this "first post" list updated. No need to "re-quote" this list - thanks.
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Re: TRACKDAY Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) - ?? October 2022 ***£TBA***

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I'm aware you'll have to log in to read this however anyone who is looking to go to Europe in the near future with anything more than the vehicle you're driving and the clothes on your back needs to read this..

https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/thr ... ms.116638/

if you're taking any spare parts or the vehicle on a trailer, you would be very well advised to have a carnet for all the property you're taking. if you do have something listed on the carnet, you MUST return with that item, they will check!
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Re: TRACKDAY Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) - ?? October 2022 ***£TBA***

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Nice picture at the top

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Re: TRACKDAY Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) - ?? October 2022 ***£TBA***

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qwakers wrote:I'm aware you'll have to log in to read this however anyone who is looking to go to Europe in the near future with anything more than the vehicle you're driving and the clothes on your back needs to read this..

https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/thr ... ms.116638/

if you're taking any spare parts or the vehicle on a trailer, you would be very well advised to have a carnet for all the property you're taking. if you do have something listed on the carnet, you MUST return with that item, they will check!
Yep that’s why I’ve not bothered this year
A total pain if there’s a convoy of 4 all getting pulled on one boarder ImageImageImageImage


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nightfire10 wrote:Nice picture at the top Image

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Totally agree Steve
Still can’t believe you had me on the inside around the next bend ImageImage
Surely your due another trip
You did have a good one last time


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Re: TRACKDAY Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) - ?? October 2022 ***£TBA***

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Subject to how stupid it is to get to Europe and back, I'm up for this....
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Re: TRACKDAY Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) - ?? October 2022 ***£TBA***

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Can you put me on the list please for Hôtel and garage ,if it helps I will have the van with tools and spares,
I might be sharing my car is this ok with circuit days.
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TRACKDAY Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) - ?? April or October 2022 ***£TBA***

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As the Annual Meet in 2022 could be in October, have also added April as another month on the first post :thumleft:

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Re: TRACKDAY Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) - ?? April or October 2022 ***£TBA***

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Either should be fine for me. April is technically the driest month on average. Doing it then would likely be the first real outing on the new engine...

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All being well we're going over in April =D> , so if you want to join Nick, Michael, Alan & Nigel, then please post in this thread to confirm your interest :thumleft:

We already have a hotel in mind, so would be a matter of booking it for the various nights in January or February and in the case of three of us already, we would just need to reactivate our current train credit before the deadline of the end of February :P

Soon as we know the date and price from Circuit Days, then we will update the thread :thumleft:


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Still interested.
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