The 29th edition of the Tour Auto Optic 2000 starts from the Grand Palais (Paris) to finish in Marseille, via Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges, Toulouse and Pont du Gard. This year, the greatest French historic rally celebrates Porsche prototypes.
A new route
Every year, the Tour Auto Optic 2000 itinerary is renewed to offer spectators and participants alike a new experience. The first traditional rendezvous takes place on Monday 20th April in the Grand Palais and gives the public the opportunity to see all the cars entered for the event. In the early morning of 21st April the crews leave the capital and set out to cover 2140 kilometres of French roads. The official start of this incredible adventure is given in at the Linas-Montlhéry Autodrome. Over five days competitors do battle on four circuits (Nevers Magny-Cours, Charade, Albi and Ledenon) and in 10 special stages. This schedule brings the Tour Auto Optic 2000 caravan to Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges, Toulouse and Pont du Gard before its journey comes to an end in Marseille.
Porsche Prototypes, the theme for 2020
Every year, the Tour Auto Optic 2000 celebrates a make or a model of cars that took part in the history of the Tour de France Automobile. This year, the Porsche prototypes receive all the attention: Porsche 550 Spyder, 356 Carrera Abarth 1600, 356 Carrera Abarth 2000, 904 GTS, 910, 906 and 907.
Report by peterauto.peter.fr