Now a major autumn apttraction, the Dix Mille Tours du Castellet will celebrate its 4th edition from 4 to 6 October 2013.
Since its creation in 2010, the event has continued its development and will present several novelties.
For the first time, the Trophee Mini Classic will delight the public with some spectacular battles. Dix Mille Tours regulars Classic Endurance Racing, Sixties Endurance and Trofeo Nastro Rosso will fight their seasons last round and the impressive Group C Racing cars, which made the greatest days of the World Sportscar Championship in the 80s, will also be present.
Nearly a thousand collector cars are expected and will benefit from track time. The Exhibitor Village set up in the heart of the paddock will be the perfect place for families to share their passion.
During the 2012 edition, event organiser Patrick Peter announced the celebration of the creation of the BPR during the 4th Dix Mille Tours. Indeed twenty years ago, in August 1993, Stephane Ratel and Patrick Peter launched a GT race based on the Venturi Trophy before creating a series in March 1994 with the complicity of Jurgen Barth - the BPR was born!
The BPR Revival will gather the cars which participated in this competition held from August 1993 until the end of 1996 including models of the same type or equivalent. McLaren F1 GTR, Venturi 600 LM, Porsche 911 Turbo S LM, Ferrari F40 LM will again take to the track. As most of the cars which havent been driven regularly since the BPR are no longer in conformity, they will put on a demonstration parade. Dont miss the occasion to admire these legendary models once again. The three founders, Jurgen Barth, Stephane Ratel and Patrick Peter hope to welcome a great many of the cars, racing drivers and team managers that participated in this great adventure.
GRIDSClassic Endurance Racing 1 (by Peter Auto)Proto (1966-1972) & GT (1966-1974)Classic Endurance Racing 2 (by Peter Auto)Proto (1973-1979) & GT (1975-1979)
A tenth season for the C.E.R putting the stars of Endurance racings golden years between 1966 and 1974 back on the track for an hour. The opportunity to bring back to life fabulous pages of Endurance racing history written on major circuits worldwide: Le Mans, Daytona, Sebring, Monza, Nurburgring, Spa.For their last but one 2013 meeting, the extremely successful CER series will boast two exceptional grids (CER1 & CER2) each made up of some forty cars.
Sixties' Endurance(by Peter Auto) - GT (pre-66) & Sports (pre-63)Peter Auto organises an endurance race for Pre-63 Sports cars and Pre-66 GTs. Of a different range, older than the Classic Endurance Racing cars, the Sixties' Endurance offers a wonderful opportunity to admire AC Cobras, Lotus 15s or other Jaguar E-Types, icons of the World Championship of the time on the track for two hours.Since its creation on the occasion of the first Dix Mille Tours edition in 2010, with its full starting grids and prestigious competing cars, the Sixties Endurance has become an essential grid for all Peter Auto meetings.
Trofeo Nastro Rosso (by Peter Auto)GT (pre-66)In 2010, Peter Auto offered a first meeting to pre-66 Italian Sports & GTs onthe Paul Ricard circuit. Favouring the quality of the cars and fair play on thetrack, this grid is made up of elegant Italian brands. During their 45 minuteraces, Maserati 300s, Alfa Romeo TZs, Ferrari 250 GT Berlinettas, withoutforgetting many little Abarths can be admired at leisure.
Trophee Mini Classic & Touring Car Cup (by Peter Auto): Pre-1966 less than 2LNewcomer to the Dix Mille Tours, the Trophe Mini Classic was already welcomed by Peter Auto to the yearly Grand Prix de Pau Historique. The MK1, original model of the mythical car, was produced from 1959 to 1967. Its more sporting versions, Mini Cooper and Cooper "S" were very successful in rallies including the Monte Carlo which it won four times. Other rallies, other victories: the Coupe des Alpes, the RAC, the Rally of Sweden, the Tour Auto. The Trophe Mini Classic, under FIA regulations, is reserved for Morris, Wolseley and Riley Elf MK1 built before 1966.Their starting grid will be completed by the competitors of another new by Peter Auto series: the Touring Car Cup. After a first appearance during the last edition of the Spa-Classic, the Touring cars are coming to France. For this first participation in the Dix Mille Tours, a good many of the pre 66 small-engined cars are expected. To save the engine, this grid will race on the Paul Ricard in its 3, 8 kilometre version.
Group C Racing - Sport & Sport Prototypes (1982-1993)Jaguar, Porsche, Argo, March, Spice, Tiga, Aston-Martin, Mazda, Ford, Nissan, Sauber-Mercedes; maybe Lancia are the brands that Bob Berridge, Racing Department Manager of Group C/GTP Racing, is expecting to form a grid of 20 to 30 cars.With 2 one hour races, Bob wants to keep endurance racing in the Series and give two drivers the opportunity to share a car. At the same time, this format allows for a single driver".Regulars of Peter Auto events, the Group C has been present from the beginning of the Dix Mille Tours. Each year, these powerful racing cars delight the Paul Ricard spectators.
CLUBSOnce again this year, many Car Clubs of the South of France will gather for the Dix Mille Tours. Unique in the region, the event has become essential for the collectors who will display over 800 cars at the Paul Ricard circuit. The 2013 edition will pay a tribute to an American brand; Chevrolet celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the mythical Corvette. They will be hosted in a privatized area and a 100% US brand track lap session will be organised on Sunday. Among other Clubs present: the Ricaines du Var and the Mustang Passion France, regulars since 2011. The Automobile Club dAix-en-Provence, the Triumph Club France, the Old Morgan Addict, Les Bielles de lAnge & Var Auto Moto have also answered present. Without forgetting the modern car clubs such as the Club Porsche 928, the Club lotus France, the Club Porsche Mediterrane and the Club Datsun France.
The clubs & collectorsPLUS Clubs and Collectors, hosted in the heart of the paddocks, will be the privileged actors of the event, enjoying preferentially priced ticketing for the whole week-end. A dedicated area and track laps (70/25min) at least twice a day will be some of the many perks on offer. The Multibrand Clubs will not be forgotten and a Collection area will be reserved for themTrack lap sessions
Clubs and Collectors have the possibility to drive their beautiful cars on the Paul Ricard circuit during 25 minute sessions for an advantageous price of 70 per session. Please note that 2 consecutive sessions can be booked.
To balance the performances, Peter Auto will organise two driving levels allowing each participant to fully enjoy the circuit. The amateur session will be ideal for those wishing to discover the track at a moderate speed whereas the initiated session will be perfect for those wanting to drive a little faster.
1953-2013: 60th anniversary of the corvetteThe Chevrolet Corvette looked on as a precursor model in the automobile world, represents the crowning car for several generations of enthusiasts. The C1 (1953-1962) was the first series-produced car with lines directly inspired by a concept-car, and above all, the first to have a fiberglass body.Enlightened people or onlookers all turn around when a Corvette goes pasts to admire its impressive design. Seven generations make up this legendary model, from the C1 (1953) to the C7 (2013).To mark its 60th anniversary, Peter Auto will organise an exclusive Corvette track lap session (70 / session: pre-sale only).Moreover, a dedicated area inside the paddocks will regroup all Corvettes participating in the Dix Mille Tours.
TICKETINGCome and live the Dix Mille Tours experience as a VIP, with family, friends or clientsNew in 2013 : The VIP PackPre-sales only. A tailor-made offer allowing spectators and companies to live the event VIP style has been developed for the 2013 edition.Come and enjoy the Dix Mille Tours adventure in a Privileged Area with terrace above the stands offering an incredible view over the track...
PROGRAMME SATURDAY-SUNDAY General Admittance, Paddocks, Grandstands VIP Car Park Access Privilege Lounge Hostess welcome Served in the Privilege Lounge: breakfast, cocktail buffet-lunch, afternoon snack & Open Bar
BUDGET - All prices are per person tax included 1 day: 280 2 days: 470 VIP OPTION - Discovery track lap: 100(depending on availability)Public RatesSaturday 5 October : 20- Sunday 6 October : 20- Week-end : 25 AccessThe Dix Mille Tours event is open to the public on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May. The races will be held from 9.00 to 18:00. All tickets allow general admittance, access to the paddocks and grandstands. A correct dress code is required at all times inside the circuit.Car ParksThe car parks located close to the entrances are organized by the circuit and are free of chargeGrandstandsAccess to the grandstands, all situated inside the circuit is free of charge. Seating is free.ChildrenAccess is free of charge for children under 16 accompanied by an adult.
Clubs & CollectorsSpecial options (tickets, dedicated areas, track laps, etc.) have been developed for the Clubs & Collectors. This service is available through Peter Auto only: firstname.lastname@example.org.