The next Tour Auto Optic 2000 will take place from 24th to 30th April 2017. It will start from the Grand Palais (Paris) to finish in Biarritz via Saint-Malo, Nantes, Limoges and Toulouse.
GRAND PALAIS PARISAdministrative checkings and scrutineeringOpen to the public from 10:00 to 17:00PARIS – SAINT-MALO+ 1 special stage+ Circuit Bugatti (Le Mans)
SAINT-MALO – NANTES+ 3 special stagesNANTES – LIMOGES+ 2 special stages+ Circuit du Val de VienneLIMOGES – TOULOUSE+ 2 special stages+ Circuit d'AlbiTOULOUSE – BIARRITZ+ 1 special stage+ Circuit de Pau-Arnos+ 2 special stages
In keeping with tradition the 2017 Tour Auto Optic 2000 will begin on Monday 20th April with the cars on display in the Grand Palais in Paris.
he next day (Tuesday 21st April) the crews will leave the capital to set off on French roads and battle in the timed events (competition or regularity) on 4 circuits (Le Mans, Val de Vienne, Albi, Pau-Arnos) as well as 11 special stages on closed roads.
Every year the route of the Tour Auto Optic 2000 is changed, and in 2017 it will include Saint-Malo, Nantes, Limoges, Toulouse after which the competitors will arrive in Biarritz. Thus, the crews who arrive in Biarritz on Saturday afternoon will still have another challenge ahead of them.
After a few hours rest they will all head for a night run, punctuated by two special stages, followed by the finish in Biarritz in the night of Saturday and Sunday.