Classic Racing School Celebrates its 3 year anniversary : three years of passion

Classic Racing School & Friends  – Celebrating with a charity rally

Classic Racing School celebrates its 3 year anniversary on Saturday, 18th of July with a charity rally on the roads of Auvergne, using part of the historic Gordon Bennett Cup’s layout followed by an evening dinner on the Charade Circuit’s pitlane with both the rally and the evening dinner being open to everyone. An event from which 100% of the proceeds will go to the Centre Jean-Perrin cancer research center, in Clermont-Ferrand.

Classic cars, live music, gourmet dinner, prize giveaway (Classic Racing School and partner products), a magic show, all on the pitlane of a French icon : The Charade circuit.

Classic Racing School celebrates its 3rd anniversary
Classic Racing School celebrates its 3rd anniversary

Last year’s first edition of Classic Racing School & Friends gathered 100 people and 3 000 € for cancer research. The team hopes to match or surpass the amount this year, even during this uncertain period of sanitary crisis.      

The coming years are going to bring lots of exciting news for Classic Racing Group, some of which we will tell you all about during this special day.

Meet us on the 18th of July 2020 for our 3 year celebration on the roads of Auvergne and the Charade circuit.

Charade – Historic Trackday
Charade – Historic Trackday – 5 September 2020

Classic Racing School: the world’s first historic racing school

In July 2017, the Charade circuit in the Auvergne Volcanoes saw arrive the world’s first historic racing school, Classic Racing School. An innovating concept, lead by Julien Chaffard, with the goal of sharing the atmosphere, the values and the driving sensations of single seaters representative of the golden age of motorsports.

A genuine time travelling experience on a circuit known for its Grand Prix history, in an environment where each detail matters and drivers are accompanied throughout the day by our team on and off track. Classic Racing School is today the result of a crazy but successful bet, headed by a talented young team supported by a group of passionate investors.

The team is complimented by professional drivers like Pierre Sancinéna, who occupies the role of chief instructor in the team and is present for the majority of the dates, the team continues to work hard with one clear vision: to remain a world reference, by offering a bespoke service and a premium philosophy. A club of passionate people that step by step starts becoming known in the historic motorsports paddock.

Pierre Sancinéna - Professional race driver
Pierre Sancinéna – Professional race driver and Classic Racing School head coach

Having been obliged to postpone the start of this year’s school season in response to the Covic-19 pandemic, the school has been able to restart its activities from the start of June, and will celebrate on 18th of July its 3 years of existence with a charity rally in Auvergne and on the Charade circuit.

New Classic Racing School experiences

Created for those looking for a driving day that’s even more performance oriented and drivers that are looking to getting ready for racing: The Performance Coaching day. Limited to 8 seats during the day,  drivers will have   200 kms of driving time at the  Charade circuit, more 1 on 1 time with our professional instructors, more performance oriented coaching using video feedback in between sessions and timed laps – the goal is for drivers to spend the day in a focused environment to bring out the best performance from their driving and give them the confidence to extract the most out of a car’s performance in the future.

The perfect experience for those that have already been to Classic Racing School or have other driving experience under their belt.

Coaching single seater
Our new Performance Coaching offer

A part of the racing world

After 3 years of activities, Classic Racing School  has received over 700  drivers,  from  beginners to experienced drivers and prestigious companies. Aston Martin, Michelin, Motors Gallery, clubs and private demands : The wide spread of clients that have been to Classic Racing School is a reflection of the professionalism and attention to detail of the team behind each tailor-made event, all without forgetting what’s at the heart of Classic Racing School : a warm and convivial atmosphere. With Charade as headquarters and factory Crosslé Car Company in Northern Ireland as main and exclusive partner, the school is today part a unique setting, proposing experiences made specifically for motorsports lovers.

Crosslé 90F - Factory re-issues
Crosslé 90F – Factory re-issues created exclusively for Classic Racing School

From a school to competitions : the birth of the Classic Racing Team

With an original 1969 Crosslé 16F, Classic Racing Group took its first steps as a racing team in 2019 by supporting its first driver in the Historic French Championship. A first success that, some months later, would allow us to develop the team into what it is today: Classic Racing Team, with 8 cars (Lotus XI, Lotus 20/22, Crosslé 9S, Crosslé 20F..) racing in Peter Auto races, HVM and club meetings throughout France and Europe.

A complementary activity to the school, managed by the same mechanic team, allowing the Company to focus on the management and maintenance of historic race cars.

See you at Albi from the 17 th to the 19 th of July for the first rounds of the Historic Formula Ford and Formula Ford Kent championships!

Classic Racing Team - Lotus 20/22
Classic Racing Team – Lotus 20/22 – Lurani Trophy

Historic motorsport events: The natural next step for Classic Racing Group

Complimentary of the school and the team, creating historic events was the natural next step, by bringing the familiar friendly atmosphere and professionalism Classic Racing School is known for. The first edition of our Historic Trackday will be held at the Charade circuit on the 5th of September, on an unrestricted-noise day.

Historic motorsport events