Since Alx is going to lead the race all the way from the start to finish, the placement of the logo on the rear of the car is logical. The Lion is a mighty ferocious animal. Impossible to pass. I will also be here personally at the track during the race. It will be a pleasure to see our Lion logo making it to the finish line first. If Alx doesnt win, I want my money back., Peter Ternstrom, Gran Turismo Events.
Watch the race at 22:15 (Central European Time)
The race is being televised live on FOX sports. If you dont have FOX, you can watch the live stream from the race here:
>> The password is: daytona
Alx Danielsson is one of few internationally acclaimed swedish racing drivers. He is one of very few that actually was testing for formula one (Renault). But then, after a diet of only hamburgers and coca-cola, he got too fat for the car. He physically couldnt fit in the drivers seat. His formula one career was over before it begun. He is still a genius behind the wheel, though. And I would be happy to sponsor him even if he was racing tricycles for children - Peter Ternstrom, Gran Turismo Events
I am happy to be able to trick Peter Ternström in to sponsoring me. I was badly needing the money, and no one else picked up the phone. And, Peter, as you already know, is not the brightest man in the world. In both business and racing I am prepared to do anything to win. And the Gran Turismo Lion logo will look excellent on the hood of the car when I win one of the most prestigious trophies in the world - Alx Danielsson, racing driver.
"Peter Ternström was an easy target", says racing driver Alx Danielsson
Join us in Daytona on the 15th February!
This is not only very good news for us and Alx. It is also good news for you. I would like to invite you to experience one of the most important car races in the world - not from the grandstand like the rest of the 150 000 spectators - but as a member of the team from inside the pit lane. You will be wearing the team headphones. You will look incredibly important. From the centre of all the action.
I have eight team passes in total. And eight headphones. Thats it. Alxs NASCAR/ARCA race is on the 15th of February on Daytona Speedway. Daytona Beach, Florida.
As requested, Spa-Francorchamps is back in the calendar! And the days are simply great. We have dates in mid April. The only weekend dates for track driving for the entire 2014 season. On what many think is the best racing track in the world. With the most famous corner in the world - Eau Rouge. There is no other corner that is as challenging and scary on any other race track. Period. The drivers that have the guts and master it have extreme satisfaction and ridiculous fast exit speed on the straight that follows.
We stay at a four star hotel near by, and check in on Friday the 11th of April. The same night we have briefing and a dinner in the hotel. The following two days - Saturday and Sunday - we have the entire track for our selves. From early morning to late afternoon. After driving on Sunday night we finish the event with the traditional Awards dinner at the hotel. Check-out from the hotel is by Monday lunch.
Registration is 2400 EUR and includes two full days of driving on Spa-Francorchamps. With full hospitality, lunches and instruction included. Three nights in a four star hotel with welcome- and gala dinners and a great start of the 2014 season. What better place to meet the spring than on this awesome track in Belgium. Only accept 77 cars to this event.
7-10 May: Gran Turismo Nurburgring 2014
The dates we have received from the Nurburgring are nothing but fantastic. We start the event with check-in on the 7th of May. On this first day we have the GP-circuit during the afternoon/evening. The briefing and dinner starts at 21.00. The following days, Thursday and Friday, we have two full days on the Nordschleife exclusive for us- between 8 and 17 (last entry 16.30). As always, we will have first class instruction and full hospitality on the track. On the evening of 8th of May (Thursday) we have dinner in the Pistenklause.
On the evening of Friday, after finishing driving on the second and last day on the Nordschleife, we dont stay in Nurburg. Instead we go to Cologne. All 125 cars and some 200 participants. Imagine the super car convoy on the Autobahn! This last night we stay in a luxury hotel in central Cologne. With a massive super car parking up front. And we have both the award dinner and the closing party in one of the best locations in town. All this is included in the participation fee.
Registration is 2800 EUR and includes two full days of driving on the Nordschleife and one evening session on the GP-circuit. It also includes instruction and lunches on the track. Two nights in a four star hotel in Nurburg and one night in Cologne. The welcome dinner in Nurburg and the award dinner with party in Cologne is also included.
25-29 June: Gran Turismo Polonia 2014
The event where everything started nine years ago. And is now celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014. In order to facilitate this, we have made some changes to the schedule.
We moved the event so that we drive on Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the track. On the Saturday we are inviting the general public to the track. We expect the same, if not larger number of spectators to the track as during the street shows during previous years. This will be the largest public event on the track since Robert Kubica came to the track a few years ago. The track is preparing for 60 000 spectators. Something like this has never happened before.
The closing party is going to be epic. Now it is earlier - in June - which means all the students are still in town. Also - it is on a Saturday. Making it possible for VIPs from all over Poland to attend.
Registration is 2200 EUR. It includes everything. Just add petrol. The interest in Gran Turismo Polonia is huge. Hence, we are preparing this event for a staggering 200 participating cars.
23-27 July: Gran Turismo Baltica 2014
Welcome to what many think is the best addition to all tracks in Europe. A24ring in Pärnu, Estonia. Following up on the input from 2013 we are changing hotel. We have booked the entire Ranna Hotel for our stay. It is much smaller than Strand Hotel. It has only 62 rooms. But it is located directly on the beach. And it has a parking lot that is much easier to secure.
The location of the hotel in Pärnu will now make the event the centre of attention for all people in town this weekend. Also, bear in mind that the dates are better - we are now in the middle of the vacation season and not in the very end.
We have three days on this fun and demanding track. And, we spend four nights in the summer party capital of the Baltics.
Registration is 2400 EUR. And, it includes the ferry from Sweden to Estonia and back. It also includes everything else, like track driving for three days, full hospitality on the track, four nights in the Ranna Hotel by the beach, welcome and closing dinners, and at least one surprise during the event. We only have room for 62 participating cars. You can register without the ferry at a reduced price.
>> Pre-register here
31 August - 7 September: Gran Turismo Europa 2014
Two full weeks earlier in the season than in 2013. And with some major upgrades to both roads and hotels. Gran Turismo Europa is the most exclusive event of 2014.
As always, we start in Villa dEste by Lago Como. But, this year we skip the Stelvio pass. It is definitely not the best road in the world for super cars. Instead we go directly to Interlaken and the best hotel in Switzerland - Grand Hotel Jungfrau. The day after we head to what is a favorite road among many of us - the Grimsel - Furka pass combination and ending in Splendid hotel in Baveno by Lago Maggiore.
The morning after, instead of heading back in the alps, we head south. To a location that has been the definition of Gran Turismo since the turn of the century. Portofino. Where we stay one night in the only hotel with a private beach.
The following day we head to Monaco. To Hotel de Paris. And, from Monaco we drive Col de Turini, Col de Bonette and Route Napoleon to Saint-Tropez. To stay at the famous Hotel Byblos for the weekend. Gran Turismo Europa 2014 will be an experience of ultimate luxury on the best roads and locations in the world.
Registration is 7400 EUR and includes seven nights in luxury hotels, seven lunches, seven dinners, maps and what has to be the best driving roads in the world. This for a car with driver and passenger (two people). This event is almost fully booked. If you, or any of your friends want to join, please let us know now.
>> Pre-register here