Cosmopolitan Classic

The Route

Registration Day

Thursday 23rd August 2018

Home to Le Mans

(130 miles, 2hrs from Calais)

Registration is in Le Mans on Thursday evening and the Rally will start early on Friday morning. In order to make the starting grid for your first day of excitement, as well as complete the necessary registration, you need to cross The Channel on Thursday. It’s a 1hr 45min drive from Caen (161km) which can be accessed by ferry from Portsmouth, or a 4hr 15mins drive from the more popular arrival point of Calais (425km) from Dover.

For those who can get there early it’ll be your first opportunity to meet your fellow ralliers and to check out the competition!

Day 1: Friday 24th August 2018

Le Mans to Beaune (via Paris)

(320miles, 4hrs 55mins)

We’ll make an early start at the museum today, allowing plenty of time to have a good look around, walk the starting grid to meet your fellow ralliers, and to grab some photos. There will then be an opportunity to drive the public road sections of the Le Mans 24hr circuit before picking up the all important daily challenge. Unlike other banger rallies, day one gets you immediately involved and will be just as good as the other days, not a rush to the nearest Motorway to get as far South as possible! We will stop in Paris and end the day in the beautiful town of Beaune, the Capital of the Burgundy Region where we will have our first party and share some of the day’s stories over a beer or even a local fine wine?!

Day 2: Saturday 25th August 2018

Beaune to Val D’Isere

(342miles, 7hrs 30mins)

Today is all about the Mountains! We’ll be taking in some of the best passes the Alps have to offer, both the Petit and Grand St Bernard with stunning scenery and breathtaking views along the way. This will test your banger, driving skills and maybe more than anything, your nerve to the limit. We’ll then stop in Val D’Isere to party the night away.

Day 3: Sunday 26th August 2018

Val D’Isere to Nice

(230miles, 5hrs 30mins)

Leaving Val D’Isere we still have some unfinished business in the mountains, over the Col D’Iseran and the optional Col de Tende, before continuing South to the Cote D’Azur. There’ll be plenty of time in the afternoon to spend in Monte Carlo for a blast around the GP circuit in your banger or even gamble a few Euros on Red or Black in the Grand Casino. You will take the chequered flag in Nice and prepare for the awards ceremony and closing party!