For many super car owners in Scandinavia, Gran Turismo Baltica has been a tradition since 2012. Every summer 50 teams go to Pärnu to enjoy the race track auto24ring.
We are getting fast. Some of the fastest lap times around the track are set during this event. In fact, the current lap record was set during Gran Turismo Baltica 2015. This is creating a lot of attention from other really fast drivers in Sweden, Finland, Poland, Russia and the Baltic states.
Hence, for Gran Turismo Baltica 2017, we are organising a Time Attack Challenge. It is time to see who really is the fastest driver, and who is the King of Estonia!
If you want to enter the Time Attack Challenge, you will have special driving sessions for timed laps on the track. There are three different classes. The object for you is to set the best possible lap time in your class. The ones who win their class get fame and bragging rights in every bar and track driving event in Europe.
This new part of Gran Turismo Baltica will be managed by the Swedish time attack guru Mikael Jarosinski. Mikael has been running the very successful Scandinavian time attack series TimeattackNU.se since 2012. You can read more about the series here: https://www.facebook.com/Timeattacknu.
The challenge is going to have the following three classes:
Street: < 510 HP (no slicks)
Pro: > 510 HP (no slicks)
Unlimited: Race car with slicks (no formula cars)
Updated track driving schedule
If you chose to participate in the Time Attack Challenge (and become the King of Estonia) you have designated driving sessions for training and timing. The main slot is during the lunch break of the track, between 12 and 13 each day. The second designated slot is during the afternoon.
Thursday 13 july
10-11: Newcomers only on track
11-12: Open pit lane driving
12-13: Time Attack Challenge TRAINING 1
13-17: Open pit lane driving
17-18: Time Attack Challenge TRAINING 2
Friday 14 July
10-12: Open pit lane driving
12-13: Time Attack Challenge TIMING 1
13-17: Open pit lane driving
17-18: Time Attack Challenge TIMING 2
Saturday 15 July
10-12: Open pit lane driving
12-13: Time Attack Challenge FINALS 1
13-16: Open pit lane driving
17-18: Time Attack Challenge FINALS 2
Prize giving ceremony - all hail the King!
The prize giving ceremony for the Time Attack Challenge will be held during the closing dinner in Rannahotell during the evening of Saturday the 15th of July. With the help of our sponsors, Michelin and Halda Watch Company, the prizes handed out will be substantial.
Register to Gran Turismo Baltica
Registration is 1900 EUR (+ VAT) and includes three days on the race track Auto24 ring, four nights in Rannahotell **** with safe parking for your car, catered lunches on track, instruction, dinners, and a some fantastic times with your friends. You also get all images taken on the event e-mailed to you. Time Attack Challenge is optional extra that is included.
The price is for one car with driver + passenger. Both are allowed to drive on the track, sharing the same car.
Join ONLY for Time Attack Challenge driving sessions. This option reduces the registration price by 300 EUR, making the total 1600 EUR (+VAT). This option is identical to the full package, but reduces your time on the track to the Time Attack sessions ONLY.
You can choose to join without the hotel. Then the price is reduced by 330 EUR. Everything else above, like dinners, lunches, instruction is always included.
Both options include three days on the race track Auto24 ring, four nights in Rannahotell **** with safe parking for your car, catered lunches on track, instruction, dinners and a some fantastic times with your friends. You also get all images taken on the event e-mailed to you.
May the lap times be ever in your favour. To read more and register, please follow the link below.
>> Gran Turismo Baltica
The complete 2017 calendar
The season starts in California with our epic road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Las Vegas and back. This is going to be some awesome fun. We only have two cars left now though, so you will want to book soon.
New: Gran Turismo California (26 March - 4 April) // 3 places left
We start the season with a completely new event in the calendar - an epic drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Napa Valley, Reno, Las Vegas and back. 2200 kilometers of beautiful roads like the Pacific Coast highway, and insane experiences like Las Vegas and Grand Canyon. The event is 7800 EUR and includes everything- even your own Ford Mustang muscle car. The event was released this Friday and we had a total of 30 available places. 27 are now booked. Only 3 remain.
Start the summer in sunny Croatia and Montenegro. A road trip from Prague to Montenegro, driving on some of the most beautiful roads in Europe. The coast of Croatia, just by the Adriatic sea is a must experience for any sports car driver. On the way to Montenegro we stop at places like Zadar and Dubrovnik on Croatia and Mostar in Bosnia and Hercegovina.
For this years edition we have updated the route slightly. We are still two nights in Montenegro, but the last night is in Split. A great ending of great week on the road with your friends. The event includes eight nights in hotels, lunches, dinners and one hell of a story to tell your grandchildren. It is 3800 EUR, for two people sharing one car and includes everything for a full week on the road. Only two places remain.
The most challenging racing track in world. 21 kilometers of fun. As always, we have two exclusive days on the track and three nights in Nurburg. The event is 2990 EUR and includes everything, two days on track and three nights in Dorint Hotel. Only 140 places are available.
This is it. The main event of the year. Gran Turismo Polonia. As always we have three days on track, and four nights of fun in Poznan. The event is 2200 EUR, for two people sharing one car. Includes three days on track and four evenings of mad fun in the city of Poznan.
Gran Turismo Baltica - King of Estonia (12-16 July)
Estonia is an awesome country. Probably one of the best in the world. The racing track - Auto24ring is arguably the best racing track in this part of the world. The city Pärnu, where we stay for the event, is just fantastic in the summer.
For the 2017 season we are moving the event to mid July. Mid July are better dates from a weather perspective. We will be in peak tourist season, making the nightlife even better. Also, it gives us the possibility to move Gotland to the end of July instead. The event is 1900 EUR for two people sharing one car, with three days on track and four nights of fun in Pärnu.
AutoLife Track Day Gotland (26-30 July)
Our Swedish sister company AutoLife is organising an event on Gotland this weekend. Driving on the track and a weekend of fun in the party capital of Scandinavia during the famous week 30. More info to follow.
We were here in 2010. Everyone that joined us know that it was borderline insane. Now it is finally time to go back to this beautiful city and formula one track. For the 2017 edition we will be staying in Intercontinental hotel, on the Donau. The event is 2400 EUR and includes two days of driving on the track and three nights in Budapest.
Hungaria + Slovakia combo. If you are also joining us for Gran Turismo Slovakia, we include a fourth night in Budapest for free. This extra night will be the Saturday between the events. A bunch of friends in Budapest on a Saturday night? What can go wrong? On Sunday the 21 August we drive together to Bratislava it is about 200 kilometers on brand new motorways.
The brilliant six kilometer race track Slovakia Ring. Three nights in Bratislava. This event has gained popularity from its first edition three years ago. For 2017 we are moving hotels - to Ritz/Carlton in the historical centre, with our cars parked in front. A better location, with the Bratislava nightlife just around the corner. As last year, the event is 1900 EUR for two people sharing one car.
This event is awesome to combine with Gran Turismo Hungaria. See above.
A week driving on the best roads in Europe. Staying in the best hotels and having dinners in the best restaurants. In 2017 we drive a completely new route. In 2017, we will start in Paris (on Champs-Elysses) and drive east and stop in Champagne. The following day we continue to Germany, exploring new places like the Mosel and Rhein valley, before heading south towards Baden-Baden. After a drive through the Schwarzwald forest we continue to Switzerland, France, and Route Napoleon before ending the trip with a weekend in Saint-Tropez.
The 2017 edition is going to be about 8200 EUR, for two people sharing one car. This event is fully booked.
For many, Spa-Francorchamps is the best racing track in the world. What better place to finish the 2017 season than here. Just this year, we have two days of driving on the track and three nights in Hotel de la Source. The event is 2300 for two people sharing one car.