Mdina Grand Prix
The Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car Event will be held this year between the 8th October and 11th October. As late summer beckons the arrival of early autumn, the Mdina street circuit, set in the idyllic countryside beneath the imposing bastions of the Old Capital City, will be host, for the fourth consecutive year, the Mdina Grand Prix, promising a magical weekend of classic car racing on the 10th and 11th. A variety of cultural and other activities will also be organised for the participants and their guests during the days preceding the races which will include guided tours of Valletta, Mdina and the Three Cities and also a tour of the sister Island of Gozo.
Thursday 8th October - Hillclimb
A stand alone event that gives the competitors a chance to properly, shake down their vehicles in preparation for the Mdina races over the weekend. Set outside the picturesque village of Mellieha, the competitors will have to tackle the ‘Ta' Pinellu hill, a fast 2.5 km stretch that with some ‘interesting' bends and corners that will test the cars and the drivers' attributes to the max. This year's event will be held at night thus adding a new ‘flavour' to the mix of events.
Friday 9th October "Le Concours d'Elegance."
The Concours d'Elegance has become the premier such Concours in Malta. This year, the Concours will be staged in the recently renovated gardens outside the imposing walls of Mdina. The organizers will be inviting selected car collectors to bring out some true automotive gems and display them in a setting like no other. Visitors will be able to feast their eyes on rare and fine examples of what could be classified as nothing less than automotive art.
Saturday 10th October & Sunday 11th October
"Gentlemen (and Ladies), start your engines". The challenging circuit outside Mdina's fortified walls, awaits.
An early start on both days where the demanding 2.2 kilometer street circuit will see the race cars put through their paces on a track with a combination of tight bends, sweeping curves and inclines that wind their way through the valley below Mdina. Drivers have described the circuit as ‘simply awesome'. It is fast and exhilarating and the drivers just love this atmosphere.
Saturday morning includes two practice sessions to allow the drivers to acclimatize themselves with the circuit. The afternoon sees the cars let loose individually on the track so as to define the starting order for Sunday's grid.
Sunday. This is where the real racing kicks off. The cars are grouped into packs of 8 to 10 cars and set off around the circuit to provide a thrill for the drivers and spectators alike. The unforgiving nature of the circuit will bring out the very best of performance driving by both the drivers and their classic racing automobiles. A spectacle like no other. A chance for classic race car owners to put their cars through their paces at a circuit in a location like no other and a chance for spectators to feast their eyes on some examples of fine classic racing machinery going at speed around this fantastic circuit.
The Mdina Grand Prix draws to a close on Sunday evening with the presentation dinner where the winners are announced and awarded.
For further information kindly visit www.vallettagrandprix.com.