| Alsdorf May 24-25th, the 1/24 FIA GT is back at its home base for a thrilling finale of the European Endurance Championship. A lot of time and effort is being spent to make sure that the 1/24 FIA-GT Finale will produce thrilling fireworks...at least on track ;). With 23 Teams the grid of the most faumous 1/24 modelcar track in the world will be fully packed.
So many teams puts quite a strain on the schedule. In order to give all teams decent track time the event will spann more than 24 hrs.
In previous years the biggest obstacle to continue racing on saturdayevening was the bowling/disco. This has now been resolved... "If you cant beat them....join them;) so after the first run, at 21:00 sharp we will have Titanic diner served we will all go @ bowling. As a trade off Titanic will kill the music once raceing resumes @ midnight.However there might still be some surpises lurking in the dark.
Read the full program below and post your questions on the forum.
Program 1/24 FIA GT Spa 24hrs EEC R3
Friday 23th May
13:00 - 16:30 Build up , Preparation Track, Pits , Paddock and hardware (all help greatly appreciated)
17:00 - 19:00 Running in of the track, testing hard & software
19:00 - 00:00 Free Practice
00:15 Close down track
The night's still young so plenty of time to practice your bowling skils or grab a bite at one of the many restaurants in Alsdorf.
Saturday May 24th @ Spa Francorchamps, Alsdorf, Germany
08:00 - 09:00hrs: Free Practice hrs
For those who could not make it to the track on Saturday. Only one car/driver p/team is allowed on the track att all times.
Teams that practiced Friday are excluded from this session
09:10-9:20hrs: Race breefing
Official Start of the Event, so all teams must be present as Tamar says "Lissen carefully I vill only say zis wanze!" Any questions you might have..this is your last chance!
09:30 - 11:30hrs: Handout race materials, Warm up, & TC
For the Handout materials & warm up the teams will be divided in 4 heats, with the highest ranked GT1 team starting in the first heat. Each heat will have 30min to mount there handout materials and prep their car for the Free Practise. During these 30 minutes power will be applied on the track (6 x 3 min normal lane-change format). Lane choice is first come first serve, so the sooner you've got you materials in place the sooner you get some track time.
At the end of the heat the cars must go to the Parc Fermé for their Technical inspection.
Note!: Teams who's Car failed technical inspection will have to make the nessecary changes during their free practise session!
09:30hrs: Heat 1
10:00hrs: Heat 2
10:30hrs: Heat 3
11:00hrs: Heat 4
11:30 - 13:30 hrs: Qualification
Qualification will be done in 4 heats where 6 cars will be on the track at the same time. Each Qualification heat has 18 min of track time (6 x 3 min p/lane) and will run according to a normal lane-change format.
Ranking of the qualification will be done based on the fastest laptime done by a team during the qualifying sessions.
Work on the cars during Qualifying up is allowed only in the Hot pit during track time. After each sesion the cars must return to the Parc ferme.
13:35 - 14:10 hrs: Classification & Concourse
After the qualifying heats are done all cars are placed on the pit straight. As the teams judge the cars for the Concourse d'elegance, the Race direction has time to do the qualification results.
14:15 - 21:00 hrs: Endurance Run 1
Teams are divided into 4 heats with the fastest qualifiers starting in heat 4 etc etc. Track time will be 15 min p/lane with a lane change time of 1:30 min. However if by any means the event runs lateand is in danger of missing its Sunday's Finish of 14:00hrs, track time will be shortened for the next run(s)
Work on the cars during the Endurance up is allowed only in the Hot pit during track time.
After they've raced the cars must return to the Parc fermé and each team has one heat Marshall duty (heat 4 marshall's heat 1)
Ranking of the first Run will be done based on the number of laps done by a team during the whole heat.
21:00 - 0:00 hrs: Tombola during dinner and bowling, so make sure you bought your tickets Saturday before dinner to have a go at some really nice prices!
00:00 - 06:55hrs: Endurance Run 2
Same story as in Run 1
07:05 - 14:00hrs: Endurance Run 3
Same story as in Run 2
14:30 - 15:00hrs Award Ceremony
With this ceremony the EEC will come to an end. As usual all Teams wil recieve a prize (this time the third and final panel to complete their FIA Triptych) for their race result, but more imporrtant... the top 3 teams off each class (GT1- GT2) will be given their EEC Championship awards.
Last but not least, mr Jean Pierre van Rossem has vowed to be at thye ceremony to present the special VIP tickets (valued a@ €500 p/p) for the Spa 24hrs race to the Winners of both classes.
Photo's courtesey of Joseph
FIA GT Race @ Alsdorf; Event Details and General Info
Titanic Bowling Center Alsdorf
Main Entrance in Otto Weiss strasse
Tel.: 02404 - 6757911, Fax: 02404 - 6757912
The Titanic Bowling has its own big Parking garage so we advice everybody to park there, most Hotels are really within walking distance.
Entrance to the parking is in the Rathausstrasse 38-40 at the back of the Titanic Bowling building
There are 3 hotels in walking distance of the race track, and last summer the Bad boys team parked their Camper in front of the building:
Appartement Hotel Corso:
Von Harff Strasse 19, 52477 Alsdorf, +49 2404 90810
Their double rooms are Euro 50 per night (without breakfast) (25 per person per night).
Burgstrasse 30, 52477 Alsdorf, +49 2404 9040 - http://www.hotel-corso.de
According to their web site they'll charge the same as the above appartment hotel: Euro 50 per night per double room without breakfast.
Hubertusstrasse 8, 52477 Alsdorf, +49 2404 579570 - http://www.rathaus-hotel-alsdorf.de/
They are right next to the race track and according to their web site offer single, double and tripple rooms with breakfast (Euro 40/70/85) or w/out breakfast (Euro 35/65/80).