There’s nothing much left now aside from the ruins, but go back a few decades, and you’d have found one of the world’s greatest racing tracks on this stretch of tree-lined road on the outskirts of Rouen. It was fast, dangerous, unforgiving … and not a little sinister. The downhill section from the pits—more a slalom run than anything else—down to the cobbled hairpin at Nouveau Monde was where legends were born. Down that hill with no lift—that’s what will always define a driver. World Champion Denny Hulme recalled many years later that drivers would watch the competition power past the pits and then listen for the tell-tale whisper of a trembling foot, an uncertain hesitation as the cars edged through Six Frères. Clark, Gurney, Fangio—none of those guys ever lifted. Or so they said … back then, of course, there was no telemetry to make a liar of a driver. Are you ready for the ultimate test of your skill and courage?
There are four tracks here that wind their way around the blue waters of the Med’ and then head up into the mountains. The full circuit is a long ride that will pose all sorts of challenges for machine and driver. A supercar will probably get you up and down in under 8 minutes, but only if you learn your way through the twisties and don’t stop for a picnic. This is an ideal location to experience the true performance of a supercar.