The INFO on this page will be further adapted and completed.
For this 2nd edition, the road book has been renewed, and on Sunday we spend the night in another castle!
Questions? Call Frank on + 32 476 691 091
Rue du Château 11
Test road book
Arrive with a full gas tank.
International three-day event for sports car owners and their partner, where Road book driving, and GP track driving, as well as international networking during apero and delicious meals - in a unique setting - are combined.
Included in the price (standard for one person per car): two overnight stays with breakfast, two lunches, two evenings with each time apero followed by supper with adapted wines, water and coffee; roadbook for 2 days of driving pleasure (650 km), car-door-number-stickers, fun on track the third day, TPL insurance on day 3, basis instruction for those who are interested, guided visit of the "race control" room of the track, photo book and rallye plate as a souvenir, an experienced, professional organisation with guidance in a great atmosphere!
Optional you can choose to participate with two persons (in one car) (= + 495 €).
In this case you 'll have the choice between a double room with one double bed, or with two single beds.
Don't drink and drive. Spirits are not included in the lunches (at noon).
We would appreciate it if you would respect this and not order spirits on your own bill.
A helmet is mandatory on track on Monday. This counts for the driver as for the co-driver. There is no possibility to rent one on the track.
Rue du Château 11
Le Mans start for the fun!
The Circuit Reims-Gueux was a Grand Prix motor racing road course from 1926 untill 1972.
The circuit became known to be among the fastest of the era for its two long straights, allowing maximum straight-line speed, resulting in many famous slipstream battles.
1966 | Grand Prix of France
The major events were the Grand Prix de la Marne (13 editions between 1926 and 1952) the French Grand Prix (16 editions between 1932 and 1966) and the 12 Hours of Reims (8 editions between 1953 and 1966).
A few of the most known pilots who won races @ the Circuit Reims-Gueux: François Cevert (F2), Jackie Stewart (F2 and F3), Jean-Pierre Jabouille (F3), Jochen Rindt (F2), Jack Brabham (F1), Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F3), Jim Clark (F1), Bruce McLaren (F1), Stirling Moss (F2), Maurice Trintignant (F2), Juan Manuel Fangio (F1), Alberto Ascari (F2), Manfred von Brauchitsch (GP), Tazio Nuvolari (GP), etc.
Hôtel Golf & Spa en Champagne
Route de Géraudot 5
10220 Rouilly Sacey
The Château de Commarin is first mentioned, as a maison forte, in a document of 1214.
It has passed through 26 generations in the same family and has never been sold.
It has been classed a Monument Historique since 1949.
Short stop @ Château de Commarin
Châteauneuf-en-Auxois is known as one of the loveliest villages in France.
High on its rocky spur, the fortified village of Châteauneuf still stands guard over the road from Dijon to Autun.
From the canal de Bourgogne, along the "voie verte", its silhouette forms part of one of the fines views in the region.
An emblematic place, with as one of its highlights the Castle, which was built in 1132.
Drive away from Châteauneuf
Clos de Vougeot, also known as Clos Vougeot, is a wall-enclosed vineyard, a clos, in the Burgundy wine region, and an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) for red wine from this vineyard.
The initial vineyard consisted of donations in 1109 and 1115.
The vineyard was complete, and a wall had been built around it, by the year 1336.
It served as the flagship vineyard of the Cistercians, and has been a highly recognised name for centuries.
8 route de Semur
Gastronomic supper @ 7.30 PM
Circuit de Dijon Prenois
The ex-GP track of Dijon Prenois exists since 1972.
Between 1974 and 1984 the Grand Prix of France Formula 1 has been hosted 5 times by the track of Dijon Prenois.
The winners were: Ronnie Peterson from Sweden (1974), the American world champion Mario Andretti (1977), the Frenchman Jean-Pierre Jabouille (1979), the French quadruple world champion Alain Prost (1981) and the Austrian triple world champion Niki Lauda (1984).
1981 | Dijon Prenois | Alain Prost | Start Grand Prix de France
Also the Grand Prix Formula 1 from Switzerland has been organized twice at Dijon Prenois.
Those have been won by the Swiss Clay Regazzoni (1975) and the Finnish world champion Keke Rosberg (1982), father of Nico Rosberg, who became world champion in 2016, 34 years after his father.
The track became world famous in 1979, due to the heroic battle - for second place during the Grand Prix of France - between the Canadian Gilles Villeneuve - father of Jacques Villeneuve, who became world champion in 1997 - and the Frenchman René Arnoux.
The lay-out of the track has been unchanged during all those years, which is unique.
Meanwhile, the surface has of course been renewed several times, the overall security has been improved, and the infrastructure has been modernized.
Please be aware that the maximum noise that your car may produce, while driving on track (= under "dynamic conditions"), is 100 dB (example: a Porsche GT3 with Akrapovic exhaust = OK).
There will be no static check before you go on track.
There is a gas station available in the paddock.
Watch out: the price is slightly higher than "normal".
Service station TOTAL Access
Distance = 12 km = 10' drive from the track
Boulevard de Troyes 88
Phone: + 33 3 80 57 15 73
Open: 7.00 AM - 9.00 PM
We have a limited technical service on site.
Changing brake pads on your car is for example no problem at all (if you brought them with you).
We have no sales of brake pads or other technical parts.
We have a service to check your tire pressure, and put it on the correct pressure if necessary.
There is no tyre sales on site.
Please start this event with "fresh" tyres!
When you click on the mentioned locations below in blue, they will appear immediately in Google Maps.
At any moment we can add extra information on this page. Please make sure you check this page shortly before the event!
On Facebook we have a Wheeltorque Car Events page.
On that page we post the following: pictures (different ones than one the webiste), updates on information regarding the website, a free place on an event due to a last minute cancellation; etc.
This is also the place for "Instant Info". For example: one hour before the start of the road tour, someone of the organisation will test the road tour one last time in order to make sure that there are no roadworks started the day before. If that would be the case, then we will communicate this - together with an appropriate solution - immediately on our FB page. You will also find a mobile phone number on the page in case you would have any questions.
If you have a GT car or if you attend our event, make sure you like our FB page.
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We are looking forward to see you and have a safe and fantastic event together.
If you would have any question at all, call Frank on + 32 476 691 091. See you in Château de Beloeil!