A convoy of Aston Martins with both Guests and top performing managers left Grange Welwyn on a warm June morning for the annual trip to France to enjoy Le Mans 24 hour endurance race. After a leisurely drive, stopping for lunch at the Michelin Star Auberge Monior Des Saules in Rouen, the party arrived at the Grange Chateaux to be greeted by the Grange hosts, along with the obligatory champagne. After a quick change all guests were transported to the track to watch the night practice session.

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Day 2 gave the guests the opportunity to test drive the latest models on offer from Aston Martin around a carefully planned test route. This is an event that is greatly enjoyed by the guests with the locals cheering as the cars drive passed. After lunch was the Grange ‘24 Minutes’ which is hotly contested on a local

Karting track. This year the winner was Mark Lavery, our CEO; I think the steward’s enquiry is still out on that one!

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Day 3 & 4- The main event. Helicopters transferred the guests from the Grange Chateaux to the race track at La Sarthe where hospitality was transferred to our hosts for the weekend, Aston Martin Racing.

All in all a very enjoyable trip that was made all the better with an Aston Martin Racing victory in the GTE AM class. The Gulf-liveried car finished two laps ahead of its nearest rival.

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