We’ve just returned from Corsica and the Tour de Corse Historique 2012. French driver, Francois Leandri hired one of our Porsche 911s and brought it to this French island in the Mediterranean Sea, off the north-west coast of Italy.
What a brilliant four days. The car was perfect, Francois was delighted, weather was glorious and the island and people were very welcoming.
Corsica is famous as the birthplace of Bonaparte. French emperor Napoléon was born in 1769 in the Corsican capital of Ajaccio. His ancestral home, Casa Buonaparte, is today used as a museum.
Corsica’s big rally – the Tour de Corse – is known as one of the greatest Tarmac rallies in the world. Like Kenya’s Safari Rally, the Historic version is just as competitive, with Group B cars and all sorts of other classics hammering the twisty coastal roads, non-stop for four days. The jury’s out on how many 911s were running the three litre engines their papers claimed, but our bona fide 3-litre 911 did a great job in Francois’ hands and came home 15th overall.
We could have stayed for another week, but preparations for Safari 2013 and our upcoming ice driving season are in full swing. Lots to do so we’ve got to crack on! If you’re interested in hiring one of our classic Porsche 911 rally cars to run an event anywhere in Europe, give Richard a ring on +44 (0) 1295 750 514. All of our cars are FIA-legal and comply to the regulations for rallying everywhere in Europe.