Formula 3.5, then the Spa to Francorchamps tourist marathon
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Brussels Noord: Take the train to Verviers Centrale (it actually goes to Antwerp or something, but stops at Verviers).
Verviers Centrale: Take the train to Spa.
Spa station: Take bus 744 to the very end, and then take the next bus that arrives on your side of the street, which goes to Francorchamps.
I made it to the Renault World Series (which had Formula 2, Formula 3.5, Clio Sport and Clio V6 races, all of which were fairly cool) with some drunken Flemish kids (they taught me "zoller" [zaul-er], meaning "way cool maaaan!/awesome!"), and it was pretty good. Mildly boring, so I set off to try and find the karting track.
By the time I got back to the bus stop, it was close to 7, and me, being the innocent and trusting young chap that I am, just sorta assumed that there'd still be some sort of way to get back to Spa (and my train) via public transport.
"Of concern to me, however, is how the hell I am going to be able to get back into Brussels so late... Hopefully the buses & trains are still running (oh god I could use some food)."
It would be 10 kilometres before I'd get to the train station just in time for the last one, and then another 2 hours before I would make the most packed baguette sandwich the world has ever seen. I did have a victory plum though, as you can see in the photos. It was really quite OK though. I met some great people, had some great conversations, ended up with great photos, and now have great definition in my calf muscles. If everyone's as nice good-natured as they are in Belgium, I'm going to have a great trip.