Alpine owners invited to ‘exclusive’ Goodwood track day

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Track day is one of 10 laid on across Europe for Alpine customers.

Owners of Alpine’s recently launched A110 sports car will be invited to an “exclusive” track day event at the Goodwood circuit in West Sussex.

The French car manufacturer, which is owned by Renault, is running a Europe-wide ‘La Piste Bleue’ track day series, and it has confirmed the inclusion of an event at Goodwood’s famous circuit.

Held on April 18, 2019, the event will be open to owners of any Alpine, from the original A110 that enjoyed rally success in the early 1970s to the A310s of the ‘70s and ‘80s, as well as the new A110 that revived the brand when it hit the roads last year.

2017 - Alpine A110 Première Édition

The day will incorporate morning and afternoon driving sessions, with lunch at the track and free access to the Alpine Lounge, where owners will be able to try their hand at a driving simulator. There will be a safety briefing prior to the track sessions, and attendees will get the lowdown on the track’s characteristics from an expert.

And for those who enjoy a high-speed passenger ride, Alpine will also sell you a seat in the company’s A110 Cup racing car.

Alpine A110 Cup

The event will bring the total number of track days on the La Piste Bleue list to 10, with dates also confirmed at tracks including former F1 circuit Zolder, in Belgium, and the Salzburgring in Austria. The first event will be held at the French L’ Anneau du Rhin circuit, south of Strasbourg, on March 18, while Zolder will host the final event on October 25.

According to Alpine, the events provide customers with the chance to test their car “at the limit in a safe environment”, as well as offering like-minded owners the opportunity to socialise and “discuss their love for the marque”.

2017 - Alpine A110 Première Édition

However, enthusiasm and an Alpine aren’t the only things you’ll need to sign up for one of the track days; you’ll need a little disposable cash, too. Attendance at the Goodwood event costs €440 (around £385).

The majority of events will take place in Alpine’s native France, with the Salzburgring, Goodwood, and Zolder joined only by the Bilster Berg track in Germany among the foreign circuits to make the list. Most of the six French tracks are in the south of the country, although the Abbeville circuit near Calais and the La Ferte Gaucher track near Paris are the two notable exceptions.

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