Spa-Francorchamps - noise pollution endangers Spa's licence

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by Fergie1 » 23 Sep 2009, 15:31

Car or plane. We haven't decided.

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by phil1993 » 23 Sep 2009, 15:32

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Fergie1 wrote:Car or plane. We haven't decided.


Oh right, just as long as you're not going via coach company

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by Fergie1 » 23 Sep 2009, 15:33

Never.

Anyway, I don't think they will let a bunch of hippies cancel a massive moneymaking event. They will see sense.

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 23 Sep 2009, 15:37

Just like Fergie, a lot of people already bought their tickets for next year. What will happen ? Maybe they'll get a ticket for the next race, in 2017 maybe :roll::

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by phil1993 » 23 Sep 2009, 15:43

2017? Don't you mean 2027?

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by Fergie1 » 23 Sep 2009, 15:47

Tom Vandenhove wrote:Just like Fergie, a lot of people already bought their tickets for next year. What will happen ? Maybe they'll get a ticket for the next race, in 2017 maybe :roll::

I'm pretty sure you'd be entitled to a full refund if the race isn't going to take place at all.

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by Rachael The Great » 23 Sep 2009, 15:49

s*** man. ::oops:;
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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by phil1993 » 23 Sep 2009, 16:04

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by Fergie1 » 23 Sep 2009, 16:08

Found out that I will get a full refund if it does get cancelled. So no worries there then. :)

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by phil1993 » 23 Sep 2009, 16:20

Mattzel89 wrote:someone do us all a favour and move right next to the Hungaroring...

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by hannibal_rising » 23 Sep 2009, 16:56

phil1993 wrote:BREAKING NEWS: F1 2020 calendar released

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by iceman1 » 23 Sep 2009, 17:02

look on the bright side, we've still got Valencia, Singapore :p

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 23 Sep 2009, 17:11

iceman1 wrote:look on the bright side, we've still got Valencia, Singapore :p

That's a ban

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by phil1993 » 23 Sep 2009, 18:02

Noise row temporarily closes Spa

Belgian Grand Prix venue Spa Francorchamps has been reopened following the suspension of a ruling which temporarily closed the circuit because of noise complaints, AUTOSPORT understands.

The track was briefly closed in response to complaints raised by a not-for-profit anti-noise organisation whose name literally translates as 'the quiet ones'. Although the group originally lodged its objection in 2007, the local authorities did not take action until this week, when a 17-year closure order was imposed.

However, following a meeting of government officials, sources have said that the closure of the circuit has been called off pending further legal discussions to take place next week following Spa's decision to appeal against the decision.

This means that this weekend's blue riband Spa Six Hours historic event can go ahead, although a lasting solution to the noise disputes still needs to be found.

Circuit boss Pierre-Alain Thibaut admitted in an interview with Belgium's Le Soir that the situation "calls the whole viability of the track into question", but added that since the original complaints were made the track has made significant developments in reducing the environmental impact of its activities.

"Since the complaint was made, the situation has changed," said Thibaut. "The track has worked hard to reduce noise pollution and our relationship with local residents has been much improved."

Sources at Spa claim that the track complies with the stipulated noise limits, and are hopeful that the situation will not threaten the long-term future of the circuit.

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Re: Spa-Francorchamps to be taken of licence

Post by HandoZiZle » 23 Sep 2009, 18:38

These people are stupid. What do you expect living right by a legendary track????
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