Le Mans Extraordinary Drive
ENGLAND - FRANCE
JUNE 15TH - 19TH, 2017
A thrilling journey from the garden of England to the spiritual home of endurance motor racing. Following a route similar to the one the Bentley Boys would have taken, you will drive in formation with an original Cricklewood Bentley Team race car.
This exclusive trip has been especially crafted for motoring enthusiasts, yet it is peppered with moments of luxurious relaxation. A perfect treat for yourself and a friend or loved one – perhaps a special Father’s Day gift.
Yourself and your guest will meet with six other cars at the Eurotunnel in Folkestone. From there you will follow the original Cricklewood Bentley team car from the 1920s, to your luxurious accommodation close to the circuit – Château de la Chevalerie in Le Mans. This will be followed by an informal dinner, in home-from-home surroundings, to help you relax before your first day at the track.
Once at the circuit, you will be granted special permission to drive the pit straight, in your own Bentley – a must for motorsports fans. Along with touring the pit complex, you will soak up the atmosphere and enjoy all that the trackside has to offer, before retiring to the château. There you will prepare for a special dinner with five-times Le Mans winner and Bentley ambassador, Derek Bell.
After an exquisite breakfast, you will head back to the circuit. There, you will be welcomed into the Bentley Hospitality Suite – overlooking the track – where lunch is served in time for the lights turning green at 3pm. Throughout the race you will be granted behind-the-scenes access, with optional entry to the track museum. Beauty treatments are also available for female guests. After all, watching a 24-hour race can be a test of endurance in itself. Private shuttles are also on hand, should guests wish to break from the adrenaline rush of the track.
Breakfast will be served at both the château and the Bentley Hospitality Suite – perfect if you have chosen to watch the action through the night, and the sun rise trackside. Lunch then follows, before a champagne celebration for the end of the race at 3pm. Once the laurels have been awarded and the celebrations are winding down, you can make the most of the shuttles back to the château – where a barbecue will be waiting for you as the sun sets.
The final day involves a leisurely drive through the French countryside to the Eurotunnel and home.
Our Le Mans drive represents a true luxury motor racing experience. This will be only the second time this drive has been held and is priced at £3,995 per person based on two people sharing. Due to the intimate nature of the venues chosen, attendance is limited – so make certain of your place by registering your interest or contacting your nearest Bentley dealer.
*Bentley Motors and its agents reserve the right to change the itinerary. If you are coming from the UK it is optional whether you wish to take your own Bentley or borrow one of ours, but if you are coming from Europe, America, China, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Japan or Korea we will be lending you one of our Bentleys.