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Le Mans 2020?



Jon46

ClioSport Club Member
  BG FF 182
Its too late to book for 2019. Most of the ferries are booked :(

I've had the privilege, of attending this event from 2000-2010 and loved every minute of it. And I mean, every single minute........every single minute!!!!!

Its the greatest race on earth!! Forget the Indy 500, its spectacular to watch, but its 200 mph turning left all the time.

The Indy cars looks good, but when do they turn right?

Monaco F1 GP? Amazing event, but its a procession.

The Le Mans winners, complete almost a full Formula 1 season in 1 day!!

Not forgetting, the constant over taking, with the lower classes. LMP2, GTPRO and GTAM. And they race at night, with the flash of the cameras, the cars look spectacular ?

Its like 4 races in one.

I'm sure many of you have been to Le Mans in the past, lets collect our experiences and create a great weekend for all :)

Whose up for it? :)
 
  Clio Trophy + GT3
Are you sure it's too late to book for 2019?
I went from 2000 to 2017 & this was approx the time of year we used to start sorting tickets & Euro-tunnel crossings. We gave it a miss last year (did the Classic instead) due to the lack of any competition to Toyota in LMP1. Numbers were down last year & we're not planning to go in 2019 either. I suspect others may also want to see how rule changes shake out.
 

Kev@KAM

ClioSport Trader
  Badass Toyota
I went this year and the Saturday was rammed. I think next time I'll do the classic just for a more relaxed event
 

Short Legs

ClioSport Club Member
  a better one
I went a few years ago with my brother for about five or six days. Camped in one the circuit camp sites, from memory I spent £700 in total (we split all costs equally).

Its immense, if you’ve not been you need to go.
 

JamesBryan

ClioSport Club Member
  Titanium 182
Could someone go through the budgeting for this? I've never been but would like to go in 2020, but have no idea on the cost of tickets, travel, fuel, spends etc.
Booking around this time, you'll be looking at the campsites outside the circuit tbh (there maybe the odd space left on the popular sites).

We always stay on Houx Annexe.

Speak to Brian at 1st Tickets and see what he's got available.

Camping wise you're looking at about £150 per person based on a car and two people on a pitch.

Ferry prices have shot up a bit recently, roughly £170 return for Dover-Calais.

Fuel wise it's a 1200 mile round trip for me in the Clio and i do it on 3 1/2 - 4 tanks of fuel.

Food and drink inside the circuit is pretty extortionate, over €10 a pint now.

Could do it for less than £500 each quite easily.
 
Booking around this time, you'll be looking at the campsites outside the circuit tbh (there maybe the odd space left on the popular sites).

We always stay on Houx Annexe.

Speak to Brian at 1st Tickets and see what he's got available.

Camping wise you're looking at about £150 per person based on a car and two people on a pitch.

Ferry prices have shot up a bit recently, roughly £170 return for Dover-Calais.

Fuel wise it's a 1200 mile round trip for me in the Clio and i do it on 3 1/2 - 4 tanks of fuel.

Food and drink inside the circuit is pretty extortionate, over €10 a pint now.

Could do it for less than £500 each quite easily.
Thanks James, I did however mean 2021! It's a start though for getting some prices though.
 

Sir_Dave

ClioSport Trader
We book in October each year, have the same spot in Houx. Costs about £250-£300 each if you go out Thurs morning and come back Monday evening. Book camping/entry pass through Brian at 1st tickets, then ferry myself.
 

Hollidog

ClioSport Club Member
  182
I got the train to Le Mans through Paris from London on Saturday morning, then the train back on Sunday night. Took a chair and "slept" in that on the side of the circuit. The train was £223 (I booked very late) and GA ticket for the race was €82.
 

McGherkin

ClioSport Club Member
I feel like I’m the only person to have gone Portsmouth-Caen on the ferry. Was only like an hour and a half of driving in France to get to Le Mans.

I’d love to go again next year. Best motorsport experience in the world.
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JamesBryan

ClioSport Club Member
  Titanium 182

Short Legs

ClioSport Club Member
  a better one
I feel like I’m the only person to have gone Portsmouth-Caen on the ferry. Was only like an hour and a half of driving in France to get to Le Mans.
we did that route, proper sausage fest on the ferry and I think everyone was pissed by the time we got into Caen.
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Panda.

ClioSport Club Member
  850 T5
Think this is year 9 for a few of the failsport lot (including @Sir_Dave who does a champion job of organising us/getting away on his birthday weekend every year🤣) And cannot wait. Although suspect the lupo wot be making a third appearance.....

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It’s a proper highlight of the year. Take plenty of extension leads, a fridge or two, a BBQ (because food on site is dear/average) and a camping chair.
 


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