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THE DEFINITIVE DRIVING EXPERIENCE



Elite Prototype is a unique and exclusive two day Le Mans Prototype driving experience, based in the Côte d’Azur with easy access from Monaco, Cannes and Saint-Tropez.


Drive the fabulous Ginetta G57-P2 Le Mans Prototype car as part of our private driving days. The circuit is exclusively ours for the duration of the event, for you to experience the sheer thrill of these super fast and aerodynamic racing cars.

Elite Prototype has eight cars, an eclectic mix of vehicles with their own individual characteristics. These supercars will take you on an exhilarating journey, starting with mastering the track and the fastest lines, understanding mechanical grip, to feeling the aerodynamic forces whilst cornering at unimaginable speeds.

Away from the track we have arranged for you to stay in some of the best hotels in the region. We are just one hour away from Nice airport but should you prefer, we can also arrange private flights into Saint-Tropez or Cannes, and helicopter transfers direct to the hotel.

 
 
 

THE CARS


All cars are fitted with the latest Race-Keeper in-car HD video camera system that records two full 1080p HD video streams, capturing your experience on a USB drive that is yours to take away.


  • Ginetta G57-P2

    The Ginetta G57-P2 is an evolution of the highly successful, championship winning Ginetta LMP car with an improved powertrain – it is one of the fastest race cars currently on track, winning numerous championships around the world (it is a car capable of lapping the Silverstone GP circuit in 1m48.8 seconds!)

    Features:

    • Carbon monocoque
    • 6.2L V8 power unit
    • Xtrac sequential gearbox
    • Paddle shift
    • Ohlin dampers
    • Alcon 6 pot brakes
    • Air conditioning

  • Wolf CN Prototype

    The Wolf GB08 racing car is an open cockpit and highly aerodynamic race car. The chassis is designed and produced by F1 race car chassis manufacturer Dallara. The Wolf currently races around the world in sprint and endurance races.

    Features:

    • FIA CN2 Homologated race car
    • Carbon monocoque
    • SADEV sequential gearbox
    • Paddle shift
    • Honda K20 power unit
    • Pushrod double wishbone suspension
    • Brembo brakes

  • Praga R4S

    The Praga race car is a cross over between a GT3 car and an aerodynamic prototype car. These Supersport GT Open category race winning cars regularly compete in the Dutch Supercar Challenge.

    Features:

    • 3.8L V6 Nissan power unit
    • Hewland sequential gearbox
    • Paddle shift
    • Koni dampers
    • Eibach coaxial coil springs
    • AP Racing 4 pot brakes
    • Gull wing doors

  • Lotus Exige 350

    The Lotus Exige 350 is a supercharged, V6 powered sports car, favoured by our instructors as it is extremely quick but yet finely balanced and therefore allows the driver to extract the maximum from the mechanical grip available.

    Features:

    • Harrop Supercharged 3.5L V6 power unit
    • Bosch electronic differential lock
    • Independent suspension
    • Bilstein dampers
    • Eibach coaxial coil springs
    • AP Racing brakes
    • Electronic brake distribution
 
 
 

THE CIRCUIT



  • Circuit du Var

    The circuit is located to the north of Saint-Tropez and is a former Formula 1 test track.

    The circuit, along with its facilities, are exclusively ours to use for the duration of the event, providing a private and relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy the experience. There are a number of circuit configurations available that combine technical sectors and fast sweeping corners for you to enjoy, whilst safety is enhanced with gravel traps, marshals and onsite medical staff.

    For your guests to enjoy the on-track action, there is a trackside, air-conditioned raised viewing platform available, complete with drinks and snacks.

 
 
 

THE HOTELS



  • Château de Berne

    Discover the virtues of Provence and its wines at the prestigious 18th century Château de Berne private domain, a place devoted to relaxation and well-being.

    This 5 star hotel and spa boasts a Michelin starred restaurant ensuring the finest gourmet dining experience.

    The Château has been a pioneer in ushering a new era of wine tourism. Access is achieved via a long winding lane, through the bucolic surroundings of vines and centuries-old trees. With the domain spread out at your feet, breathe in the scents of the changing Provence seasons in this haven of peace.

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  • La Bastide de Tourtour

    Alternatively, for those that enjoy waking up to a vast panoramic view, stay at the mountain top, La Bastide de Tourtour. This fabulous spa hotel is located in the heart of a 4 hectare estate, offering guests an invitation to return back to nature, with the calm and tranquillity of it’s unspoilt countryside, with up to 180km of panoramic views.

    La Bastide de Tourtour offers you a gastronomic and Provencal cuisine with a large selection of wines and “grand crus” to accompany your favourite dishes.

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REACHING US



  • From the sea
    There is a wide selection of marinas down the Côte d’Azur and we are only a 40 minute drive from Yacht Club Frejus or 55 minutes from Saint-Tropez.


  • From the air
    Transfer times by car from the regional public airports are as follows:

    • Aéroport de Cannes-Mandelieu
      50 minutes
    • Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur
      1 hour
    • Aéroport Marseille Provence
      1 hour 10 minutes


  • Private flights
    We can arrange private jet transport followed by a helicopter transfer should this be of interest to guests.

    We have an agreement with the hotel and circuit for helicopter landings and parking.


 
 
 

EXAMPLE ITINERARY


Day of arrival

After making your way to the hotel you are able to relax and spend the afternoon and evening at your leisure, enjoying the hotel spa facilities and gourmet dining pleasures!


Driving day 1

Following breakfast you will be chauffeured from the hotel to the circuit where you will meet the team and be given a safety briefing and an initial introduction to the track layout.

Following the briefing you will access your own personal locker in the drivers changing room, containing your racing suit, helmet annd gloves.

Once changed, you will be introduced to the cars and when ready, you will take to the track!

Day 1 will focus on mechanical grip and the traction circle, using the Lotus Exige 350 and the Pragas, both of which are well balanced, powerful and lightweight, making them ideal for feeling the adhesion limit during these sessions.

We will break for lunch at the circuit, with hot cuisine provided by the best local caterers.

After lunch, you will continue your experience alongside your driving coach. Drivers who are taking a break and guests, are able to watch the on track action from a trackside air-conditioned viewing platform.

At the end of the day, you will be chauffeured back to your hotel where you are able to unwind in the spa or share the day’s experiences with colleagues on the terrace or in the lounge.


Driving day 2

After being chauffeured to the circuit, you will be given a short briefing that recaps on the previous days experience and covers the format of the day ahead.

Once changed into your racing apparel, we will get you out onto the track.

The focus of day 2 is understanding and feeling the influence of aero dynamic downforces on the vehicle. Experiencing the wind through your hair in the open cockpit Wolf GB08 CN Prototype and the assault on your senses in the Ginetta G57-P2 Le Mans Prototype.

In order to recharge for the afternoon, we will break for lunch at the circuit and there will be an opportunity to tour the historical Formula 1 cars held in the workshop.

Our telemetry consultant is available during the event to talk you through the vehicle dynamics data captured by the Race-Keeper HDX2 devices on your USB drive. Using this data we are able to show you lap comparisons such as braking points, apex speeds and track positioning.

At the end of the day, you will be chauffeured back to your hotel – but don’t forget your HD Video USB drive that captured your driving experiences!


Day of departure

Following breakfast, you can relax, as the hotel check out time is not until 11am.

 
 
 

PACKAGE SPECIFICS


  • The standard package includes
    • A two day driving experience for one
    • Three nights accommodation and breakfast for you and one guest sharing the room (contact us if you require a larger room)
    • A hot lunch prepared by the best local caterers will be served on driving days
    • Road transfers between the hotel and circuit
    • In-car video footage

    Excludes
    • Flights and airport transfers
    • Hotel bar and restaurant charges

    Gift options
    If you wish to purchase an experience for someone else, we can provide a presentation gift pack for your booking.
  • Additions
    • Stays can be extended as required
    • If you plan on arranging private flights and/or helicopter transfers, both the circuit and the hotel have helicopter-landing facilities. Please contact us in advance so that we can book the helicopter landings with the hotel and circuit.

      Local airfield information is as follows, pilots should check the airfield AIP for up to date frequencies and approach information.

      Aéroport de Cannes-Mandelieu (LFMD)
      1610m x 45m

      Aéroport La Mole St Tropez (LFTZ)
      Requires previous experience or mountain rating (see AIP)
      1180m x 30m

    • If you have a group and wish us to organise a private jet and helicopter transfers please contact us with details on party size
 
 
 

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