- Single bubble for all TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa spectators
- Enlarged public area to improve the experience, full access from La Source to Double Gauche
- Tickets still on sale for 2021 TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa and support races
Despite the best efforts of SRO Motorsports Group to welcome fans back to the 2021 TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa, spectators have been hesitant about the strict constraints imposed by local authorities.
The protocol for this year's race required the establishment of several distinct 'bubbles'. In addition, the European vaccination passport is not accepted, meaning that everyone must perform a PCR (valid for 72 hours maximum) or antigen (valid for 48 hours maximum) test to access the circuit. The mixing of bubbles is prohibited and spectators can therefore not access the paddock, while the health protocol has also prevented entertainment, concerts and camping within the venue.
Aware that these constraints may have deterred some spectators, SRO Motorsports Group has made changes to facilitate fans' access to the event and offer them the best possible experience in these unusual circumstances. The aim is to welcome the public back to the track, because nothing can replace the sights and sounds of GT3 cars at their limit on the most beautiful circuit in the world.
Therefore, a single public bubble will be put in place. This will allow spectators to enjoy the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa and its support races in a wider area compared to what was initially announced. The new measures will provide access to the entire area from the La Source hairpin, including the stands overlooking the Endurance pit lane, all the way to Double Gauche. The paddock will be linked to another bubble and will unfortunately remain closed for this edition.
The change also means that there will be just one parking area (P1) and one entrance for the public (Ster), accessible directly from the village of Francorchamps. Each spectator will need to be in possession of a negative test at all times while they are at the circuit. A PCR test is valid for 72 hours, while an antigen test lasts 48 hours.
This major development applies to anyone who has already purchased their ticket. In addition, a limited number of places are still on sale for those who wish to be present from Thursday 29 July for free practice and qualifying. In addition to the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa, the GT4 European Series, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, FFSA Tourisme TC France, TCR Europe and the Clio Cup Europe are also on the menu. A total of 11 high-level races will run between Friday at 13:40 and Sunday at 16:30, when the chequered flag will fall on this year’s TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa.
While the 73rd edition will inevitably have a slightly different flavour for the public, SRO Motorsports Group has made these changes to allow fans to come together and safely make the most of this unique spectacle.