Newb Headed to Spa 24. Wondering what to Expect
Hey, I'm a long time lurker finally posting. I've decided to bite the bullet and head to Spa this year for the 24 hours event in late July as I'm returning to university in September and time will be a little more filled for the next few years. I'm a big GT/Endurance fan so, unable to afford Le Mans and Spa being a favourite circuit, I felt this would be a good event to attend as my first racing trip on the continent.
My tickets are already booked, I'll be camping at the circuit from the 25th through to the 30th and I have general and paddock admission tickets. I'm now just updating my camping gear as it's been a while.
I've never been to the circuit, or Belgium for that matter and there's a few things I am wondering from those that have been.
Firstly, what admission and access do you get with the paddock tickets? I was lucky enough to attend the Toronto Indy event whilst I lived in Canada and you were allowed to get near some, but not all the cars/teams.
Also, what's internet access like at the circuit? I don't have a 4G phone or a 3G for that matter and I have no intention of taking my laptop as I'm attending a music festival after the Spa24 event and I'm not uber keen leaving it lying around in an unattended tent! Subsequently, is there any internet consoles/cafes in or near the circuit?
Finally, will I be able to get English commentary during the race? I can't remember if Le Mans Radio covered the event last year, but I know the Blancpain Endurance Series, which the Spa 24 is a constituent part of their season, does get British coverage on MotorsTV and via YouTube. It's not a major loss if I don't, but I'm considering taking a radio if I can!