Dix Mille Tours du Castellet 2022
Circuit Paul Ricard, France
In 2010, the Dix Mille Tours du Castellet was the first meeting regrouping the different historic grids by Peter Auto. Indeed, the start of the current series of events.
Peter Auto always designs events as large festive gatherings around a common passion for the automobile. The first event of the 2021season was meant to be held at the Paul Ricard circuit from 30 April to 2 May. Unfortunately, it had to be cancelled due to the global sanitary situation not allowing such a meeting.
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!
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.
See also: circuit website
Series on track at the Dix Mille Tours
The Peter Auto grids are devoted to different periods of the history of motor sport and to different circuit racing cars: GTs, Sports cars, Prototypes and Touring cars from the 1950s to the 2000s.
- 2.0L Cup
- Classic Endurance Racing
- Endurance Racing Legends
- Fifties’ Legends
- Group C Racing
- Heritage Touring Cup
- Sixties’ Endurance
- The Greatest’s Trophy
Clubs and individual owners remain at the heart of the action with an exhibition area reserved inside the racetrack. The condition? A car in good condition, produced before 1966 or among the Happy Few list.
Entertainment at the Dix Mille Tours
A shopping village with many professionals presenting their latest works, publications, automobile antiques, miniature cars and other rarities … An automobile amateur’s dream!