IF you enjoy motorsport and want to experience a rally around the roads of south west France then head to Sauveterre la Lemance (map).
A number of teams will be heading to the village for a day of racing on Sunday, June 28, with drivers from across France expected to attend.
And if you want to get an idea of the race take a look over the photographs and videos on local website http://mcracing47.skyrock.com/
Update 28/06/09: Racing through the French countryside
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I know this is nothing to do with the mentioned Rally, But I would like to bring to attention that every year at this time we seem to have convoys of british registered cars racing through our small village at an incredibly fast and dangerous speed, with no thought for anyone but their stupid selves , obviously on their way to the Le mans 24 hr rally.
I do hope their speed did not go unnoticed by the efficient Gendarmes
Posted by: Karl Pitwon | 17 June 2009 at 15:52
With respect I would like to point out that people you mention have nothing whatsoever in common with the vast majority of law abiding and responsible car enthusiasts in other areas of France.
Posted by: Ernie | 18 June 2009 at 06:11
Absolutely spot-on Karl. (And Ernie too - enthusiasts, when law abiding, agreed). We often notice as part of the (mainly) British, but also locals 'look at me' mentality, both residents and holidaymakers seem to want to speed and take off in cars with a spit of gravel, beeping of horns and 'nul' music played at high volume. As a rich-ish friend of mine used to say 'Don't make so much fuss, people will think it's your only car'.
Posted by: Gina J | 18 June 2009 at 07:36