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Wookie
September 12th, 2013, 06:27pm
Well, this turned out to be a great day!!! Rain held off, sun even made an appearance to dry off the track.

www.g1tour.com/en/

Booked this at the Ottawa Car Show this past spring. Got an ~$800 Tremblant package with extra laps for 375 taxes in.

So we get there, get registered and go to a classroom for instruction. (How the cones are setup to indicate turn in, apex and exit etc....)

Who walks in to teach us? Phillipe Latourneau. The guy from Canada's Worst Driver. ( ya the map is upside down, that's the layout of the track looking from the tower)

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/13/ydynyruv.jpg

First couple laps, I drove this:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/13/utunudyj.jpg

Next session, I drove this:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/13/ysu3egu8.jpg

My impressions. Ferarri feels more balanced in the corner, much lighter and more precise turn in. Lambo is a brute. Heavy steering, but fuck it puts the power down hard coming out of a corner. Ferarri was easier to drive, Lambo was more fun.

Lots of fun. If you ever have the chance, do it.

Random pics:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/13/nu3adu5y.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/13/ny7uhy7u.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/13/3ubedavu.jpg

Wookie
September 12th, 2013, 06:29pm
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/13/e4u5apy2.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/13/2ase3ype.jpg

NTIMD8
September 12th, 2013, 06:32pm
Nice. Looks like fun.

Erwan
September 12th, 2013, 06:46pm
Very cool!

Do they let you push the cars?

Am reading this right on their website, 3 Laps on the short track at bogie for $600+Tax?

TTC
September 12th, 2013, 07:27pm
Bajesus 3 laps?

1Morelap
September 12th, 2013, 08:35pm
awesome dude.

pyxen
September 12th, 2013, 08:43pm
ALMOST got that as a groupon a while back, but realized that 3 laps would be very little time...even if the rest of the package would be absolutely awesome. I'm wary of those "rent the supercar (psst: pay for the damages)" kind of packages...

Looks pretty cool tho!

Wookie
September 12th, 2013, 10:22pm
Ya it was expensive but something cool to do once. They allowed us to push it as hard as we felt we could comfortably.

I couldn't push it as hard as the car could
Probably take.

Tremblant is a Very 'hilly' track, at least as far as my limited knowledge of tracks goes. Having blind faith over a hill is not something you go flying into after a lap or 2.

One guy there paid for 40 laps. Don't wanna know what that cost him. Probably would been cheaper to rent a car for a week LOL. He was getting faster as he progressed though.

mphysk
September 13th, 2013, 01:41am
looks like an amazing time!

clean sanchez
September 13th, 2013, 08:57am
isn't that what tommy hilfiger does there? fly in and do a couple laps on his track.


way to spend a day in his shoes!

mightymousetech
September 13th, 2013, 12:15pm
Man, for the full pop $800 you could almost fly to Vegas and do the exotic motorsports thing for the same price.

Wookie
September 13th, 2013, 12:26pm
They are making money hand over fist doing this. It is their first year in business, and their office organization shows it. Was talking to one of the guys, they had over 50,000 people sign up this year alone. Even with the discounts/groupons etc.... they probably average a minimum 400 per person. That's 2 Mil in year one of operation.

They were upselling extra laps. $100. For 2 minutes..... LOL 2 of the 4 guys that were in our group paid it. Then they offer things like HD pics and go pro vids.

Pics are $35 each, or $55 for 2. And the Go-Pro Vid of your session, regardless of the amount of laps is $75.

Blind
September 13th, 2013, 12:32pm
wow. srs coin to be made. insurance must be insane though.

wing
September 13th, 2013, 01:18pm
Good bizness for sure. Nigel only caters to racers and he does well.

At $600 for a few laps their costs are low per run.

1Morelap
September 13th, 2013, 01:38pm
50000 people? Wut. In 4 months? Nope.

Wookie
September 13th, 2013, 01:46pm
50000 people? Wut. In 4 months? Nope.

Ya the math seems off to me too - but we were only there from 11:00-1:00 or so and there had to be over 250 people I saw coming and going. They have 4 lambos, 5 ferarris (430's and 360's) and 1 R8 V10. And there are multiple cars on the track at one time.

When I was in the Lambo, we caught up to a ferarri - he told me to pass on the right and put my foot down. Looking up at the map, it was after that 180 turn at the top going into the long back straight. I passed him about mid point on that straight. It was a huge rush cause they had pilons out to shows us the proper line - my instructor said, fuck the cones, put your foot into it. So awesome to literally blow by that ferarri.

awndray
September 13th, 2013, 02:13pm
This article says they'd sold over 65,000 packages as of August. I wonder about the "selling" tactic though, because in the same article they say that they've been giving away hundreds of passes at a time at some Canadian Tire stores and grocery stores on the Québec side. People have been complaining about their marketing tactics, saying they felt cheated and pressured into buying track time. They even say they've had big problems with their customer service. Nevertheless, it looks like they're doing alright with a fleet of 20 or so cars and operating at 4 tracks. They're even going to start offering packages in Punta Cana.

http://www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil/affaires/consommation/201308/21/01-4681985-g1-tour-plus-une-promotion-quun-concours.php
http://www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil/affaires/automobile/201308/22/01-4682130-g1-tour-a-lassaut-du-circuit-gilles-villeneuve-et-de-punta-cana.php

Wookie
September 13th, 2013, 02:46pm
Ya their customer service / office related work needs improvement.

We called 2 weeks ago just to make sure everything was good to go. No knowledge of us whatsoever. We didnt exist in their system. We had to supply our receipt(s) and a copy of any credit card statements showing proof of purchase. Was quite the clusterfuck. Got it all sorted out - but had we not called ahead, we woulda shown up and possibly been screwed.

Mario
September 13th, 2013, 06:02pm
Turn 2 on top of the hill is pretty scary right? Goes up fast, bumpy, blind corner, blind apex, car get so light, then the big drop, turn,... Lol

dbg
September 13th, 2013, 06:26pm
That corner is awesome, best part of Tremblant IMHO. Looks like you're about to drive off a cliff.

wing
September 13th, 2013, 07:14pm
About to die

Wookie
September 13th, 2013, 07:55pm
Ya that one is a rush.

And going under the bridge is cool too.

The instructor is telling me to keep my foot into it but every part of my being is telling me to stop.

Jethro
September 13th, 2013, 09:26pm
Lifting is bad mmmmkay.

wing
September 13th, 2013, 09:30pm
You lift, we die -- famous instructor words.

awndray
October 8th, 2013, 04:52pm
http://g1tour.com/fb2_tour_gratuit.php

Wookie
October 8th, 2013, 04:55pm
Ya, 1 free lap, but the high pressure sales guys are there - only $100 for each additional lap!!!

sb_915
October 8th, 2013, 04:55pm
interesting... signed up FSAG

luker
October 8th, 2013, 05:15pm
And you have to pay the $29 fee for "training". But sure I'd take a Lambo around Bogie for $30.

1Morelap
October 8th, 2013, 05:16pm
interesting... signed up FSAG

yanrider
October 8th, 2013, 05:39pm
Same. What could go wrong! What's the deets?

sb_915
October 9th, 2013, 12:18pm
waiting for phone call.....

awndray
October 9th, 2013, 12:23pm
Same.

sb_915
October 9th, 2013, 03:39pm
Just got the call - holy pressure.

1 lap $30, and a 2nd - $100 +30, total of 4 laps $169.

RandomHer0
October 9th, 2013, 03:42pm
Man I feel bad for people who dont know any better :/

sb_915
October 9th, 2013, 03:43pm
yeah.

I stuck to my guns and am doing 1 lap in lambo ;)

wing
October 9th, 2013, 03:46pm
LOL -- going to Tremblant for 1 lap?

awndray
October 9th, 2013, 03:49pm
I stuck to my guns and am doing 1 lap in lambo ;)
Atta boy! Yan and I will be doing the same. Still waiting for the call.

LOL -- going to Tremblant for 1 lap?
Why not?

condor888000
October 9th, 2013, 03:49pm
Just submitted thing, let's see how this goes...

wing
October 9th, 2013, 03:51pm
I guess I rather not drive 5 hours to drive for 2 minutes.

sb_915
October 9th, 2013, 03:52pm
its at bogie, or circuit gilles villeneuve

oct 17-20 at bogie, or nov 16-17 and 23-24 at CGV

I'm doing 9am october 20 with Chris

yanrider
October 9th, 2013, 05:51pm
I'm going Oct 20th at 11am for 4 laps. $169!!?? I've spent more than that on more lame shit. Didn't feel pressured at all. I said yes before he asked.

yanrider
October 9th, 2013, 05:51pm
Call Tristan at 14182551745 if you want to change your deal/plans

1Morelap
October 9th, 2013, 06:09pm
http://www.calabogiemotorsports.com/event-registration/?ee=270

Mario
October 9th, 2013, 06:16pm
Very tempting

1Morelap
October 9th, 2013, 06:19pm
so not full track? see link for track map. rocky road mini

http://www.g1tour.com/en/track.php?track=4

1Morelap
October 9th, 2013, 06:21pm
16342

awndray
October 9th, 2013, 07:41pm
Booked with Yan. If we have more, he's giving us more laps.

1Morelap
October 9th, 2013, 07:41pm
Booked with Yan. If we have more, he's giving us more laps.

I just called. got some chick who didnt speak english.

1Morelap
October 9th, 2013, 08:06pm
yans number works best. done. got two spots for my parents- 19th 10am.

awndray
October 9th, 2013, 08:11pm
If one more books and mentions Yan and Co. we get a free lap.

Mario
October 9th, 2013, 08:18pm
16342
That’s disappointing. 2/3 of the track is missing

Mario
October 9th, 2013, 08:20pm
I can’t even make out what part they are using
16344
Are you sure the Map you got is foe Mont Tremblant?

Mario
October 9th, 2013, 08:29pm
Doesn’t look like its Montreal either
16345

1Morelap
October 9th, 2013, 08:31pm
I take that back, looks like full track at tremblant. CGV looks like whole track too. .

sho95
October 15th, 2013, 02:22pm
I did this about a month ago at circuit Tremblant. Guys at work got me a groupon for turning OLD.
If it wasnt a gift i am not sure i would have spent the cash.
I drove the lambo with the girls face on it. A short snippit of going down the front straight after passing someone going slower in the other lamborghini.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Ckyxz36eQ
Lots of power but would have been more comfortable in my own car. Once in a lifetime experience though.

GoP-Demon
July 9th, 2014, 10:25am
Is it just me or is le circuit tremblant's site kind of crappy? I am emailing them just to get lapping and school info.

dwarrick
July 9th, 2014, 11:37am
I want to do a lapping/MR party at tremblant. Greg?

mikeman
July 9th, 2014, 11:39am
UnLapD'enPlus

GoP-Demon
July 9th, 2014, 11:40am
1 more le lapping.

tellum
July 9th, 2014, 11:41am
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1093188_meet-north-americas-first-laferrari-video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-deB5AjW3z4&list=UU0J8RtfkxO9sRK6el5DIJeQ

wing
July 9th, 2014, 11:46am
Is it just me or is le circuit tremblant's site kind of crappy? I am emailing them just to get lapping and school info.

Good luck with that. You don't own a ferrari and have millions of dollars? BMW club is about the only way to get on the track.

Slick
July 9th, 2014, 11:57am
Jim Russell school. But they seem to have the same "Tremblant" attitude.

Blind
July 9th, 2014, 11:59am
sounds FAGGOOTish

mikeman
July 9th, 2014, 12:02pm
p cars and f cars only

Blind
July 9th, 2014, 12:08pm
p cars only



sounds FAGGOOTish
sounds right

GoP-Demon
July 9th, 2014, 12:25pm
My morning research shows the BMW CCA is doing something, but roll bar.

From the jim russels there is a $400 a day school with bring your own car, not bad. But it's on a wednesday.

dbg
July 9th, 2014, 01:00pm
Yeah, asked about that before. Had roll bar, but they wanted 5 point harness, 2" broomstick, and arm restraints. Forget about BMW (I am taking my Corvette this year tho).