This year, the Dix Mille Tours du Castellet event, usually organised in the autumn, kicks off the series by Peter Auto season. This change is very fitting for the drivers who can take advantage of a particularly safe environment to find their marks or to get to grips with their new cars.
The Paul Ricard circuit, dedicated to private testing for many years, pardons errors thanks to its large asphalt run-off areas that cause less bodywork damage than the more commonly used gravel traps. This event has another particularity as it is the only one in the season to use two different layouts depending on the series: the one used for the French Formula 1 Grand Prix and the classic layout without the “North” chicanes. In the second configuration the 1.8-km long Mistral straight allows the Group C Racing prototypes to achieve a top speed of 300 km/h!
Dix Mille Tours du Castellet Events
- 2.0L Cup
- Classic Endurance Racing
- Endurance Racing Legends
- Group C Racing
- Heritage Touring Cup
- Sixties’ Endurance
- The Greatest’s Trophy
The spectators’ car park is free like the access to the grandstand opposite the pits and the one beside the Grand Prix Hall. The paddocks entry ticket allows its possessors to get near the 300 racing cars and talk to the drivers. It also gives access to the exhibitors’ village.
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