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Special invitation: Nurburgring and Spa-Francorchamps with private tours of the Porsche and Mercedes factories in Stuttgart

Published 2019-04-12 by Administrator

Nurburgring, Stuttgart and Spa-Francorchamps: 8-17 October

Driving the two best racing tracks in the world. Factory visit to Mercedes, a guided tour of the Porsche Museum. Add a little Oktoberfest on top and voila - you have a combined road trip and track event organised by Gran Turismo.

In total nine days away from all responsibilities, on the road with your supercar and your friends. What a wonderful way to end the 2019 season.

We start with Nurburgring on the 8th of October. Then, on the 10th, we go on a road trip to Stuttgart where we visit Porsche and Mercedes. After Stuttgart we will proceed to Spa-Francorchamps for two days of driving on the track.

Nurburgring (8-10 October)

The event starts in Nurburg, where we check-in to Lindner Hotel. During the evening we have a briefing and then dinner. The day after, the 9th, we drive on the track. In total, we only allow 100 cars on this special day we call King of the Nurburgring.

Stuttgart with Porsche and Mercedes (10-14 October)

On the morning of the 10th, we drive together to Stuttgart. On the way down, we stop by Technik Museum Speyer, where we have lunch and visit their fantastic collection of toys. Submarines, airplanes and a space shuttle.

During the afternoon we arrive to Stuttgart, where we check in to Hotel Althoff Schlossgarten, a five star hotel in the centre of the city. Here we will stay for three nights. During our visit there is the “Oktoberfest” in town, so please be prepared for lots of people and lots of tents where they serve beer. What a coincidence!

The next day we visit Mercedes and Porsche. We leave our cars in the underground parking of the hotel. Instead, we have chartered a bus that will take us to Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach in the morning. After the tour of the factory we are invited by Mercedes for lunch in the staff canteen.

Directly after lunch we proceed to Porsche, where we visit the museum, before heading back to the hotel. The day after we go for a road trip and visit the Black Forest. Plenty of great roads there.

Each evening in Stuttgart we have dinner together in select restaurants in town - steakhouses, hamburgers and, of course the Saturday afternoon and evening at the beer festival.

Spa-Francorchamps (14-17 October)

After three days of German culture in Stuttgart with Mercedes, Porsche and Hugo Boss, it is time to go back north again. We drive to Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and join our driving event there that starts the next day.

In total, we will have two full driving days on “the other best track in the world”. The event ends on the 17th of October. Congratulations. You have now endured a week on the road with Gran Turismo.

Event schedule

Tuesday 8 October - Nurburgring

14:00 - Check in at Lindner Hotel opens
18:00 - Welcome mingle
19:00 - Drivers briefing
19:30 - Dinner in Lindner restaurang

Wednesday 9 October - Nurburgring

08:00 - 17:00 - Open pit lane. Last entry 16:30
18:00 - After track at Lindner Hotel
19:00 - Dinner in Pistenklause

Thursday 10 October - Nurburgring + Stuttgart

08:00 - 17:00 - Open pit lane. Last entry 16:30
16:30 - Drive to Stuttgart
20:00 - Arrival Hotel Althoff Schlossgarten (*****)
21:00 - Dinner in Restaurant Weingut Franz Keller

Friday 11 October - Stuttgart

09:00 - Breakfast
09:30 - Drive to Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach
10:00 - Factory visit at Mercedes-AMG
12:00 - Lunch at Mercedes
14:00 - Guided tour of the Porsche Museum
17:00 - Back at the hotel
18:00 - Hotel terrace
19:00 - Dinner in 5 restaurant

Saturday 12 October - Stuttgart

09:00 - Breakfast
10:00 - Black Forest drive
13:00 - Lunch in Brenners hotel in Baden-Baden
15:00 - Back at the hotel
16:30 - 23:30 - "Oktoberfest" beer festival and dinner

Sunday 13 October - Stuttgart

11:00 - Breakfast / Brunch
12:00 - Drive to Spa in Belgium
16:00 - Arrival to Radisson Blu Palace Spa (****)
19:00 - Dinner in Spa

Monday 14 October - Spa-Francorchamps

09:00 - Breakfast
10:00 - 19:00 - Free time. Rest, car wash, conference calls with work etc.
19:00 - Drivers briefing Spa-Francorchamps
19:30 - Dinner in the hotel restaurant

Tuesday 15 October - Spa-Francorchamps

09:00 - 18:00 - Open pit lane Spa-Francorchamps.
19:00 - Dinner in Spa

Wednesday 16 October - Spa-Francorchamps

09:00 - 18:00 - Open pit lane Spa-Francorchamps.
19:00 - Closing dinner in Spa

Thursday 17 October - Spa-Francorchamps

12:00 - Check-out and departure home

Registration

The entire tour (Nurburgring, Stuttgart and Spa) is 7 250 EUR and includes everything for two people sharing one car. Nine(!) hotel nights, driving on the Nurburgring and Spa-Francorchamps with lunches and instruction. Visit to Mercedes-AMG and Porsche. All lunches and dinners during the entire event are also included, regardless if they are in Nurburg, Stuttgart or in Spa.

It is also possible to just join Nurburgring (2 150), Stuttgart with Porsche and Mercedes (2 600) or Spa (2 500) separately, or mix and match how you please - like Nurburgring + Stuttgart without going to Spa. Just let us know when registering.

While there is “Oktoberfest” in Stuttgart there is a severe shortage of hotel rooms during our visit. We have only been able to book rooms enough for 20 participating cars. On top of this, both our Nurburgring and Spa events are also soon fully booked.

Want transport of your car from Scandinavia to Nurburg and back from Spa? No problem. This option is 1 250 EUR extra.

Nine days with driving on the two top racing tracks in the world. A weekend in Stuttgart with private tours of both the Porsche and Mercedes-AMG factories. Ten days playing with cars far away from all responsibilities.

Register by sending an e-mail to peter@granturismo.org.

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