The 19th edition of the Tour Auto rally will be held April 19-24, 2010, with the featured car, five stages and four circuits now confirmed and the final destination revealed – Beaulieu-sur-Mer on the French Riviera.
After the Ferrari 250 “Tour de France” in 2007, the OSCA in 2008, the Jaguar MkII and Ford GT40 in 2009, the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo celebrates in 2010 the 50th anniversary of the first victory of the Ferrari 250 SWB in the Tour de France Automobile. For this chrome and aluminium star adulated by the public, the organiser Peter Auto has big ambitions and hopes for a unique gathering of SWB for the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo start in Paris.
The Tour Auto Optic 2ooo meeting point will once agin be in the Jardins des Tuileries on Monday, April 19, for the safety checks and scrutineering. The next day, a first circuit heat will be held at Magny Cours, before continuing on towards Vichy, one of the Tour’s traditional halts. Wednesday, April 21 finds Auvergne and its Charade circuit on the menu before a first ever stopover in Lyon. The layout of the recent Bresse circuit, very much appreciated in 2009 will be revisited in 2010 before heading towards the Alps and the most elegant of French ski resorts, Megève.
The Tour Auto Optic 2ooo will then start its descent towards the French Riviera, via Aix-en-Provence on Friday and the Paul Ricard HTTT circuit discovered by the Tour Auto competitors two years ago. The Mediterranean littoral will be handed to them on a silver plate all the way to the mythical Corniche and Beaulieu-sur-Mer, final destination of the 2010 edition of the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo.
With the help of its main partner, Optic 2ooo, the 2010 Tour will be even more oriented towards the public to whom all details of the meetings with these some 200 dream cars, and the welcome conditions will be given shortly.