The Classic Racing School

Classic Racing School is built on one thing: passion for historic racing

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Be coached by our team of expert instructors

The Classic Racing School team is made of people share the love for historic motorsports. From Pikes Peak and Caterham championship winner Vicent Beltoise, to single seater veteran and Alpine GT4 winner Pierre Sancinéna, you’ll be in safe hands with our instructors. Off track, you’ll find our team to be ready to make you relax and have a good time. Whether you’re a driver looking to achieve a life-long dream of learning how to race in the ’60s or a company wanting to create an unforgettable event, our team will make sure your day will be one you’ll never forget.

Adapted coaching

Whether you’re an inexperienced driver looking to drive on track for the first time or a racing veteran with plenty of experience, our team of instructors will adapt the program to you so you can enjoy your time behind the wheel of our single seaters and improve your driving level. Before you arrive on track, we will ask you about your level of driving and previous driving experience so we can adapt the day’s coaching to you.

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Our team

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Julien Chaffard

Engineer by trade, Julien fell in love with the golden age of racing early on, where the drivers, the mentality of the time and the look of the sixties made for an era we all crave to go back to. Julien came up with the idea of the world’s first historic racing school, allowing drivers to go back in time to the sixties with vintage Formula cars and in one of the world’s most beautiful circuits, the Charade circuit. You’ll find him on all of our driving days, with a smile and happy to speak for hours about vintage racing.

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Pierre Sancinéna

Associate since the creation of the school, Pierre is an INSA mechanical engineer and professional race driver. Working at Alpine as a development engineer and racing in numerous european competitions like the LMP3 or GT4 championships (winning the 2018 Alpine Cup and GT4 world championship) and with more than 10 years of racing experience, he brings students his experience in motorsports with a calm and methodical approach so drivers can get the best out of our single seaters.

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Victor Piat

His passion will forever be Le Mans, but when Victor learnt about the world of vintage racing and Classic Racing School, it didn’t take him long to qui his previous job to work with us in our commercial side with corporate clients. entreprises. With an excellent way to speak to people, Victor used to find our clients needs to give them exactly what they want, to create an event they won’t forget. Today, Victor left the office to become a racing instructor and advise you to improve your skills.

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Coraline Fradin

Coraline joined the team in September 2020 and brings with her a warm energy, a constant smile and just as importantly, years of experience in the events world. With a high attention to detail given to each driver and throughout the day’s organization, Coraline makes sure the day goes as planned and is always ready for the unexpected.



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Pierre Megel

Pierre joined Classic Racing School in September 2022. Whether it’s writing or developing visuals, Pierre ensures that our image and communication are meticulously orchestrated. Thanks to his language studies, Pierre also becomes the privileged interlocutor of some of our international customers when it comes to accompanying them on driving days. His phone never leaves him to immortalize the highlights of our programs.

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Léo Dufournel

His passion for everything that has an engine can be felt in his speech, whether it is during a day of racing experience at your side or on Classic Racing School’s stands to present our history. Alongside Coraline, Léo will make sure that your experience will be up to your expectations and will accompany you throughout the preparation of your experience, from the instructions before coming to Charade to the installation in the car.

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Loïc Pereira

He knows the Crosslé 90F like the back of his hand and is capable of putting a car back together in no time. Indeed, our historic single-seaters have no secret for Loïc. Present at both racing experiences and historic competitions, Loïc has seen hundreds of drivers and is capable of detecting the slightest fault in a single-seater. Outside of work, Loïc is also an amateur rally and Mitjet driver.

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Théo Lemarchand

Do you have a problem at the wheel of your single-seater during your session? Théo will have the solution. Whether it’s maintenance, repairs or adjustments to our fleet of Crosslé 90Fs, Théo is our most experienced mechanic. During your driving experience, Théo will also be on hand to set you up and explain how the historic single-seaters work, while giving you invaluable advice on how to make the most of your experience.

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Sylvain Estivals

Sylvain joined the Classic Racing School mechanical team at the beginning of 2023. With a wealth of experience in motorsport, Sylvain accompanies the school on its training days as well as the racing team. In particular, he drives the semi-trailer used by our team during our travels, enabling Classic Racing School to have its own home anywhere in France and to create a relaxing space for the drivers.

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Malivaï Castelli

Patrick Bourguignon’s newphew ( French GT and supertourism driver), Malivaï has been part of our instructing team and race team since 2020, grew up in the motorsports world and is often seen in the French Historic Championship and in Peter Auto race meetings throughout Europe behind the wheel of a variety of 60’s and 70’s race cars that raced in period.

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Jean-Michel Verdier

Jean-Michel is one of the wisest instructors of the Classic Racing School team, having joined our school during the very first year in 2017. Jean-Mi has one of the quickest wits of the team and is always seen with a smile, but most importantly, he knows exactly how to get the very best out of each driver thanks to his years of racing experience and pedagogical methods.

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Stéphane Brunetti

French karting champion and an experienced racer in the french historic Formula Ford championship, Stéphane is part of our instructor team and racing team, helping drivers get the very best of their driving on track. Experienced engine builder, Stéphane has multiple race wins and also holds the Charade’s circuit Formula Ford A-class lap record.

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Arthur Rougier

The youngest instructor at Classic Racing School, Arthur is no less experienced. French Formula 4 champion in 2017 and currently a GT World Challenge driver, Arthur juggles his roles as instructor and professional driver throughout Europe. His talent is a sure bet for giving you all the right advice when it comes to getting behind the wheel of one of our historic cars. If he excels at driving modern cars, the same goes for classic ones.

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Laurent Fradetal

Few drivers know the Charade circuit and historic single-seaters as well as Laurent. Laurent is a former driver who specializes in circuit coaching. Twice French Formula Ford Historic champion, he has excellent analytical skills and can spot the smallest errors to help you perfect your driving skills when you come to Classic Racing School. His driving skills are matched only by his sense of humor. Formula Fords have no secret for him.

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Jules Monier

A regional member of the team, Jules grew up in a family of enthusiasts. In his youth, he took part in numerous karting competitions throughout France, enabling him to acquire and perfect the basics of driving. Today, Jules is an instructor on numerous circuits in France, and will analyze your behavior behind the wheel of our single-seaters to help you polish your technique in our historic single-seaters.

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Nicolas Fortin

When he’s not racing his Caterham, Nicolas is a racing instructor on a number of circuits in France. Charade holds no secrets for him, and his advice will be invaluable in helping you tackle the circuit in the best possible way. Nicolas is also present in the circuit’s control tower: he’s in charge of activating the luminous flags to ensure your safety when racing on the track.

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A member of the Classic Racing School team since 2023, Pierre (another one!) is also an instructor. An expert in website creation and management, Pierre decided to devote himself to his first passion by becoming a driving instructor. A great Porsche enthusiast, he organizes numerous gatherings of enthusiasts and lives to share his passion and advice on the racetrack.

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Loïc Depailler

Son of former Formula 1 driver Patrick Depailler, Loïc is proud to share his driving knowledge with you on “his” circuit. Over the course of his career, Loïc has had many roles, from racing driver to journalist. Since 2023, he has also been a racing instructor at Classic Racing School. His advice is just as interesting and instructive as his thousands of anecdotes from racing circuits around the world.

What our clients say

” The best racing school today! A great team, exceptional cars, a magnificent setting..Total immersion, felt like a ’60s racing driver, it was just awesome! “

— Benjamin CORY

“An absolutely perfect time travelling experience. We trusted the Classic Racing School team to make our father’s childhood dream come true and the experience lived up to every promise.”

— Xavier Lamboursin

 ” Where usually the quality of service starts decreasing, this experience bucks the general trend. The team is exceptional. The attention given to the client is much higher than what I am used to seeing.”

— Raphael Machery

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    The Charade Classic Racing School team

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    Crosslé 90F single seaters

    Especially built for us by the original factory in Northern Ireland, we have 10 Crosslé 90F single seaters that have been recreated and modernized for us, based on their 1969 Crosslé 16F.

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    An authentic ’60s immersion

    A characterful lounge with chesterfields, a welcoming bar, vintage racing memorabilia, everything feet away from the track to transport you to a 100% retro atmosphere, one you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

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    Polyvalence and security

    A racing school for every level of driving. Our single seaters might look vintage, but their ’60s look are deceiving: They are more spacious, safer and more driver friendly than the 1969 original, being able to accomodate all levels of driving and sizes.

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    The right look

    Your driving equipment is waiting for you in your dedicated locker. FIA homologated, this vintage themed racing equipment will keep you confortable, while looking positively sixties.