Welcome to Estonia and Gran Turismo Baltica
In less than a week from now, on the 31 July, some 60 super cars from all over Europe are joining Gran Turismo Baltica 2013. For three days of track driving on auto24ring in the summer capital of the baltics - Pärnu, Estonia.
Unfortunately, the track is closed for the public during the event
The track is closed to the general public due to security reasons. The cars joining are extremely expensive. However, if you want access to the track you can request press access or VIP access. To reqest press or VIP access, please send an email to email@example.com.
But, there are other opportunities
But, there are other great opportunities to both see the super cars and meet the drivers.
- On the 31 July, the super cars and the drivers are assembling in Kochi Aidad (Lootsi 10) in Tallinn harbor. The super cars and drivers will be there from about 10 to 12, before leaving for Pärnu.
- From 31 July to 4 August, the super cars and the drivers will stay in Strand Hotel, Pärnu. The cars will be parked in the parking lot in front of the hotel. Please come visit us and take all the pictures you can carry. But please dont touch or lean on any of the vehicles. The security staff guarding the parking are all experts of kung fu.
- On the 1st of August, we are having a poker tournament with TRIOBET in Pärnu Yacht Club. Super cars will be parked outside.
- On the 2nd and 3rd of August, we are going to the Sunset club in the beach of Pärnu. At least two or three of the nicest cars will be on display in front of the club. The drivers will be in the VIP section of the club. Do join us in the club and get to know all gentlemen drivers of Gran Turismo.
Official statement regarding the incident today on Hlonda street in Poznan
Gran Turismo Polonia is an event, which always brings joy and happiness to the city of Poznan. Nevertheless, today we have witnessed an unfortunate accident involving one of the participants of Gran Turismo Polonia. What happened today makes us extremely sad.
We are cooperating with the Police and other authorities to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
We are in constant contact with the hospital, that sadly confirm 17 injured. Four of them are seriously injured, however their condition is stable. We are constantly monitoring their condition.
Update: All injured except five have left the hospital. The five people remaining in hospital are in stable condition.
The driver was sober. He has previous experience with sports cars.
All safety measures regarding the parade/show on Hlonda street was consulted with and supervised by the Police. We have met or superceeded every needed regulation.
At this moment these are the facts.
Once again, we emphasize that the incident today makes us extremely sad. Our thoughts are with the injured. We have been organizing Gran Turismo Polonia for nine years, and this is the first time something like this has happened.
A press conference will be held tomorrow (Monday 1 July) at 12.00 at the race track Tor Poznan.
Accreditation open for Gran Turismo Polonia!
Gran Turismo Polonia is getting closer - and as with previous years, we are bringing a fantastic event to Poznan this year again. We would like to welcome press and photographers to join us for the event and party. Keep in mind that you need a press badge to enter the Tor Poznan pit lane and Andersia Hotel car parking, and you need to apply for it up front by email. With a press badge, you also do not have to queue to our fabulous closing party on 3rd July - you can walk straight in!PRESS:
If you work for a magazine, TV show or radio and want to cover our event, send in your details and the name of the magazine or media channel you work for.JUNIOR PRESS:
If you do not work professionally for any traditional media you can still apply for Junior Press access to the event. Junior Press is for instance car photographers / spotters, videographers, bloggers, and forum members.
If you want to cover the event, email us no later than 28th June. Click here for more instructions!
(First photo by Lukasz Milkowski Photography
from Gran Turismo Polonia 2012)
Our official event photographers
We would also like to introduce to you our two official event photographers for Gran Turismo Polonia 2013.Keno Zache
and Philipp Löhmann
are two automotive photographers from Germany. Both of them were also with us at Gran Turismo Nürburgring 2013 to photograph the event. These two guys did a fantastic job together with Philipp Lücke, who sadly is not able to attend Gran Turismo Polonia this year. But with our two talented photographers present, we know we will once again get some magical photos to share with you!
Keno Zache Photography on Facebook
Murphy Photography on Facebook
One month left to Gran Turismo Polonia
As of today it is only one month left to what many call the most spectacular super car event in Europe. No other track event attracts so many super cars or drivers. No other event organizes an opening ceremony on the streets of a major city, attracting over 60'000 spectators and another two million on TV.
And lets not even mention the epic after party in Hotel Andersia. The after party on the last day of the event, which last year saw some 2000 guests coming (and another 1200 in line to get in), is this year projected to get even bigger. We are preparing the after party in Andersia for a staggering 5000 people. And you, as the participant, will be in focus. Just as previous years, the guests are very keen to get to know the drivers.
Between the opening ceremony and the after party there is driving on the race track Tor Poznan for three full days.
Some say that you havent lived life fully until you have been to Gran Turismo Polonia with your super car. Live life to the max. Read more and register below.
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Gran Turismo Italia - starting today
Gran Turismo Italia 2013, our seven day road trip in Italy, is starting today. At the moment, the participants are lining up their cars outside the Hotel Splendid by Lago Maggiore and preparing for departure at 12.00. Today they drive to the Italian Riviera, the first stop being the beautiful Portovenere in Cinque Terre.
Among the participants we have James Holm, one of the best automotive photographers in Scandinavia. Please stay tuned here and on our Facebook page
for plenty of beautiful pictures from the country that invented Gran Turismo - Italy.