Travel Destinations travelled to the Le Mans 24 Hours circuit this month to meet with representatives of the A.C.O. and discuss all that happened in a busy 2008, and plans for the Le Mans 24 hours 2009.
Andrew and Helen from Travel Destinations met with Pierre Cormier and Emilie-Jane Renaudin from the A.C.O, with our friends Bob & Andy representing the Porsche Club of Great Britain. This is a regular meeting intended to keep all parties up to date with new developments.
New for 2009:
Building work has finally begun on the football stadium inside the circuit north of Antares. While this should have little impact on camping on circuit, Houx Annexe North will not be used as a campsite this year. Houx Annexe South will be a campsite as usual.
Houx Annexe South Campsite will have marked and numbered pitches for the Le Mans 24 hrs 2009. Houx Annexe joins the list of Houx, Karting Nord, Maison Blanche, Blue North & South in having numbered plots in 2009. Other campsites will have marked plots but not necessarily numbered.
Further works will be carried out on the track within the Maison Blanche campsite. This will result in a further loss of camping space in this popular camping area for Le Mans 24 hours 2009.
Drainage work will be completed in the Beausejour campsite to avoid any future problems with water logging.
The campsite security fencing will be improved.
A new area called “Karting-Sud” will be available for the first time for 2009. This area will be used for buses and large vehicles with groups who also want to camp.
The Hundaudieres campsite, that used to provide pre-erected tents for individuals, will not be available in 2009.
The car parking at the circuit will be revised for the Le Mans 24hrs 2009. Parking Blue will be replaced by parking at Heronniere. It is important to note that car parking permits for the main areas will no longer give access to the car parks at Mulsanne and Arnage.
People who arrive to camp on the circuit before the Wednesday prior to the Le Mans 24 Hours will no longer be charged a supplement locally on arrival.
We would like to thank Pierre & Emilie-Jane for their hospitality at the Le Mans circuit and for Bob and Andy from the PCGB for taking the time to join us.
All our Le Mans 24 Hours 2009 packages are available now. Prices are available by clicking here, or calling our reservations team on (08700) 339923.