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Old 11-01-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
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Recommendations for a race track in France for Monday

Hi Guys,

I looking to head over to somewhere in possibly France for a track day on Monday. Can anyone recommend somewhere to go?

Doesn't just have to be France as long as it within a reasonable driving distance.

Many thanks,

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P.s, open invite if anyone wants to come along.
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:54 PM   #2
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What a random request! Good call though...
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:45 PM   #3
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Spa's about 2.5 hrs from Calais?

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Spa's about 2.5 hrs from Calais?
That's a bit optimistic. The circuit of Spa-Francorchamps is between 3-3.5h from Calais, depending on traffic conditions.
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What about Le Mans?
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:52 AM   #6
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I don't think it'll be possible to just turn up and go zooming around the tracks mentioned. Spa in particular probably still has a section of public highway incorporated. I've gone around it when closed but it's a BIG fine if you're caught.
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I don't think it'll be possible to just turn up and go zooming around the tracks mentioned. Spa in particular probably still has a section of public highway incorporated.
That's right, part of the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps goes over public roads.

I'm pretty sure the same is true for Le Mans.
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I'm pretty sure the same is true for Le Mans.
It is, a fair part of the circuit is public roads.
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Heres Mike Hawthorn going round Le mans in 'D' type (possibly one of the very first on board clips), cyclists and all..listen for his comment, you'll know which one....tickled me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk2irKVQB4I
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Don't you just love the sound of a straight six getting a good spanking ....
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Old 13-01-2008, 05:54 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the replies guys. After much searching, the only available track day I could find was the Ring, however during the winter months they are only open on the weekends!! Short notice even for me

I've decided instead, to try two of the "Best Driving Roads" from the latest Top Gear Series, and attack them starting midday tomorrow, from London. A friend of mine will be co-pilot for the journey, recording the trip.

I’m going to let this AMG go in style. After just under a year of ownership, I’m swapping to a Range Rover, so want to see what the car can really do. A remap and Speed limiter removal should hopefully mate this an extremely fun trip!!!
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