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Got an email from Bikers Classic and it reads..

Bikers' Days
Spa-Francorchamps in the opposite sense !

As from now, motorcycles will ride counter-clockwise on the track of Spa.

Motorcycles coming down from the Raidillon and working their way up to the Source, diving into the Stavelot instead of climbing the Combes… For several years, DG Sport, organiser of the Bikers’ Days and the Bikers’ School as well as all motorcycle competition on the track of Spa-Francorchamps, has been studying this possibility.

This change of direction would improve the safety of the riders but it would also allow obtaining the homologation of the track for the organisation of a MOTO GP.

It’s not the first time that an initiative like this takes place, it has already been applied successfully a few years ago by the persons in charge of the track of Misano.

After several meetings with politicians, engineers and safety commissioners, it has been decided to apply this formula at Spa-Francorchamps as from the 2012 season.

This is Blasphemy and ex racers will be turning in their graves.. :bawling:



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Hard to believe and imagine. Jesus Christ has everything to be altered what was great for decades. Alone the chicane after the down hill start / finish straight will be eye popping now. Oh well I enjoyed the times I rode it like all the famous did. Another big downer is that I have no chance of being there this Year.
 

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It's going to be dangerous from Les Combes down to Kemmel and arriving at Radillon flat out..

They're going to have to put a chicane before Radillon to slow riders down, otherwise someone could get seriously injured..



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wow. who is the brain 'doctore' behind that one..?
 

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I think coming down to Eau Rouge from Kermel is less steep than if You approach Radillon from la Source. My concern is that You have not much run off at the left because of the pit wall. Yeah and than most of the old bikes will loose a lot of momentum climbing up to la Source. The idea is crazy for sure. Interesting to see and hear how it turns out.
Where did You read it ? I can't find anything on the Bikers Classics home page.
 

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I think coming down to Eau Rouge from Kermel is less steep than if You approach Radillon from la Source. My concern is that You have not much run off at the left because of the pit wall. Yeah and than most of the old bikes will loose a lot of momentum climbing up to la Source. The idea is crazy for sure. Interesting to see and hear how it turns out.
Where did You read it ? I can't find anything on the Bikers Classics home page.
I think 5 is a lot steaper than 2 because of the length and hight difference. Spped will be about the same I guess.

 

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Hans, have You ever ridden Spa. I guess You have.
But sure You drop off of La Source 33 meters to Raidillon on a stretch of 670 meters. And it seams really steep once You are heading down there.
On the other hand the 25m climb to Kermel is on a stretch of only 240meters, like a wall. In addition You forget that coming from Les Combes You are falling 47 meters on a 1070 meters straight.
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Which ever way you look at it, they have spoilt a great circuit..

I reckon by the time you arriving at Radillon from the long down hill straight from Les Combes, you'd better have good brakes or massive balls..

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Hans, have You ever ridden Spa. I guess You have.
But sure You drop off of La Source 33 meters to Raidillon on a stretch of 670 meters. And it seams really steep once You are heading down there.
On the other hand the 25m climb to Kermel is on a stretch of only 240meters, like a wall. In addition You forget that coming from Les Combes You are falling 47 meters on a 1070 meters straight.
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Yes I have.
I do not see any safety enhancements.
I think you need bigger balls in reverse direction in eau rouge. what would be the entry speed and than going down blind, i presume not seeing where the road is going?

sure it is not an email from 1st of april?
 

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sure it is not an email from 1st of april?
Good point Hans..

I'll email them back for confirmation and let you guys know..

If it is a 1st April wind up, then the next time I see the head organiser of Bikers Days, he’ll have my boot so far up his arse, that he’ll be able taste my foot..

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