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The passion of driving

The passion of driving

Discover the BARNES Racing Car Experience Days and experience new sensations.

BARNES RACING CAR EXPERIENCE Days

On May 9th 2023, BARNES organized an exceptional day, the BARNES Racing Car Experience Day. During a weekend of track driving at Magny-Cours circuit, twelve participants had the opportunity to be accommodated at the magnificent Château de Planchevienne. After a private dinner, the day started with a briefing session conducted by the circuit's technical team, followed by multiple sessions of Formula Renault driving. This event provided a friendly experience of training and discovery, allowing enthusiasts to fully immerse themselves in their passion for speed and adrenaline.

BARNES RACING CAR EXPERIENCE Days

BARNES Racing Car Experience 2024, a day on the track on 22 May 2024 :

Formula Renault 2.0 single-seater, 505kg carbon monocoque, 2-liter 210 HP engine, 7-speed sequential gearbox, steering-wheel paddles, slick tires. Prost, Räikkönen, Hamilton, Gasly, Bottas, Norris, De Vries - all former or current F1 drivers have driven the Formula Renault 2.0.

Number of places limited to 12 participants for an optimal pedagogy.

*2024 Pre-registration is compulsory.

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© Château de Planchevienne

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© Château de Planchevienne

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© BARNES Racing Car Experience

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© BARNES Racing Car Experience

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© BARNES Racing Car Experience

 - © BARNES Racing Car Experience

© BARNES Racing Car Experience

A day like no other

Arrival
First the arrival at one of these stunning, welcoming and charming residences.
Discover the space, meet the other guests, get to know one another.

« Dreams centred on this passion and this shared curiosity. »

Dinner
Incredible flavours, encounters, conversations and dreams centred on this passion and this shared curiosity: these racing cars? The driving techniques? The circuit's layout? The sensations?

The next morning, 8:30am
Head off to the circuit. Only 10 minutes away.
Meet with the team. 

Briefing
Listen carefully. The cockpit. The dashboard. The gears, the steering wheel paddles.
The equipment, suit, boots, gloves. 
You're already transported to another universe.

Heading to the pits
The single-seaters are there, lined up as if for a parade. Only 4 will be on the track at any one time to ensure a serene experience. Nothing in the way. Stay focused.

Climb into the cockpit
Settle in.
Get a feel for the pedals.
The accelerator, the brake.

Get your seatbelt on
Strap in, but not too tight.
Finally, the steering wheel is installed.
Visor down.

« The bends and turns one after another. The laps too. The lines become more honed. The enjoyment grows. »

Engine
Ready to go.

Into 1st gear.
Head off from the pits.
2-3-4 then brake.
Droite gauche.
Right left.
4-5-4 brake.
Right-hand hairpin turn.
Sortir bien à l’extérieur, ré-accélérer, le volant droit.
Come out well on the outside, speed up again, keep the steering wheel straight. The bends and turns one after another. The laps too. The lines become more honed. The enjoyment grows.

Debrief
Advice, fair feedback, tips to learn and progress

« The satisfaction of an unparalleled experience. »

End of the day
Full of new sensations.
So much fun.
The satisfaction of an unparalleled experience.

Only one question left: when’s the next one ?

BARNES Classic & Racing Cars

81, Av. Kléber

Paris, 75116 FR

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