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Merry Christmas - Here are the best images from 2016 - places 21 to 30

Published 2016-12-24 by Administrator
It is that time of the year again. The time when we look back at the season and browse through all the millions of pictures taken during the events, and select the 30 best. Pictures that have that extra touch or that extra something that makes it stand out from the rest. A tradition since a few years back.

Today we give you places 21 to 30. Even better images to follow in a few days.

Oh, and while we're at it - we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Peter, Björn, Justyna and Michal

30. We start in Poland. On number 30 we have this colourful image from the pit lane of Tor Poznan. For the 2017 edition of Gran Turismo Polonia, we are reducing the number of cars to 150. In 2016 there were over 200 cars on the event, which was too much. Over 100 cars are already registered to the 2017 edition.

29. Slovakia Ring. A fantastic and brutally twisted race track on the outskirts of Bratislava. A lot of fun, indeed. We like the heat effect on the asphalt. In 2017 we turn up the heat even higher when we have dates in August instead of April. We really like this track.

>> Gran Turismo Slovakia 2017

You can combine Gran Turismo Slovakia and Gran Turismo Hungaria in to one long event. There is only one day between the events (Hungaria is 16-19 August and Slovakia is 20-23 August), and the distance from Budapest to Bratislava is just about 2 hours drive. The day between the events is a Saturday which we spend in Budapest.

28. Daisy the Raptor turning up the heat on the dance floor during the closing party of Gran Turismo Polonia. We have some fantastic footage of our raptor scaring you in the garage. This will be released somewhere during the spring. Right now our raptor, which we lovingly call Daisy, is sleeping in our garage in Stockholm.

27. Fredrik Borgegård in is natural element. Going sideways on the brilliant racetrack in Pärnu, Estonia. For the 2017 event of Gran Turismo Baltica we are adding a Time Attack Challenge to the program. It is time to see who really is the fastest. The challenge is divided in to three classes of cars, and the winner can call himself the King of Estonia.

>> Gran Turismo Baltica 2017

26. Something important is happening in the pit lane of Auto24ring in Pärnu. I have no idea what is going on here. We think it might have been the recording of a reality show that took place during Gran Turismo Baltica 2016.

>> Gran Turismo Baltica 2017

25. There are three people in this image. They just don't know it yet. The picture taken in Porto Montenegro during Gran Turismo Adriatica. Next road trip to Croatia and Montenegro is 6-14 May 2017.

>> Gran Turismo Adriatica 2017

24. Oh, Ronnie, please never change. The hostesses in Estonia are the best in the world. Number one. Without a doubt. Easily. The track is quite good, too. Oh, and lets not forget Rannahotell. Anyway, next year, Gran Turismo Baltica is 12-16 July, a somewhat earlier date than before, promising better weather and more fun.

>> Gran Turismo Baltica 2017

23. A lone Ferrari going flank speed ahead in Brunnchen, Nurburgring. We have awesome dates next year - 29 May to 1 June, with the Nordschleife for exclusive use on 30 and 31 May. The event is limited to 140 cars only, so you might want to hurry up with your booking.

>> Gran Turismo Nurburgring 2017

22. Down hill Grimsel Pass. Together with Furka pass, the number one driving road in the world. Only Route Napoleon and Gotthard Pass come close. If you look closely, you will see a Ferrari FF and a Porsche 911 from the Gran Turismo group going down hill. Picture taken during Gran Turismo Europa 2016.

The 2017 edition of Gran Turismo Europa has a completely new and exciting road layout. It starts in Paris and ends in Saint-Tropez. The event is Fully booked.

>> Gran Turismo Europa 2017

21. Forget everything you think you know about Croatia and Montenegro. This part of the world is insanely beautiful and has some of the most fun roads in Europe. We are not kidding. You will have to come and see for yourself.

This picture is taken by Kotor in Montenegro. The fjord of Kotor is....just breathtaking. Next year, Gran Turismo Adriatica starts 6 May in Prague, and ends on the 14th in Split/Croatia.

>> Gran Turismo Adriatica 2017

The complete 2017 calendar

New: Gran Turismo California (26 March - 4 April) // 2 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. 28 are now booked. Only 2 remain.

>> Learn more and register to Gran Turismo California 2017


Gran Turismo Adriatica  (6-14 May) // 2 places left

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.

We have a transport solution from Scandinavia to Prague, and from Split and back. Just let us know when registering.  

>> Gran Turismo Adriatica

Gran Turismo Nurburgring (29 May - 1 June)

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. About 50 places are already booked.

>> Gran Turismo Nurburgring 2017


Gran Turismo Polonia (28 June - 2 July)

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.

For the 2017 edition we are limiting the number of places to 150 cars. Over 100 places are already booked. We are running low on hotel rooms.

>> Gran Turismo Polonia 2017

Gran Turismo Baltica - King of Estonia (12-16 July) / 50% booked

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 event of Gran Turismo Baltica we are adding a Time Attack Challenge to the program. It is time to see who really is the fastest. The challenge is divided in to three classes of cars, and the winner can call himself the King of Estonia. This event is already 50% booked.

>> Gran Turismo Baltica 2017

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.

>> Pre-register to Track Day Gotland 2017

New: Gran Turismo Hungaria (16-19 August) / 50% booked

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. This event is already 50% booked.

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.

>> Gran Turismo Hungaria 2017

Gran Turismo Slovakia 2017 (20-24 August) / 50% booked

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 already 50% booked.

This event is awesome to combine with Gran Turismo Hungaria. See above.

>> Gran Turismo Slovakia 2017

Gran Turismo Europa (26 August - 3 September) // Fully booked

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.

>> Gran Turismo Europa 2017

Gran Turismo Spa (3-6 October)

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.

>> Gran Turismo Spa 2017

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