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News Release - Issued by York MotorSports Village

La grande arrivée comes to Yorkshire

The Monaco Grand Prix, the most glamorous event in the Formula 1 calendar arrives in York

Famously recognised as the most difficulté racing circuit in the world, drivers now have the chance to race or practice on the circuit up to and including the race day of Sunday 25 May 2014.

Drivers will enter the replica cockpit of a Formula 1 car and be totally immersed in the expérience as they race the streets of Monte Carlo, and take in the sights.

Surrounded by the sights and sounds of Formula 1, drivers can pitch their skills alongside the professionals for a truly unique experience.

Manager Phil Hannington commented “the excitement of ‘Le Grande Depart’ has got Yorkshire really buzzing, and the introduction of a little more Gallic flair – but this time ‘doing’ as well as watching - just ramps up the excitement levels even more”.

Sessions are available at York MotorSports Village on Monk’s Cross, just 200 metres from the new John Lewis store, and can be booked on-line, by phone, by email or by visiting.

Further detailed information can be found at the website

Notes to editors:

For more details or to book your own complimentary Monaco race session please contact:

Phil Hannington, General Manager - 01904 626285/673555 –


The Monaco Grand Prix is only available at YMSV between Thursday 22 May and Sunday 25 May inclusive. All sessions are subject to availability.

York MotorSports Village is winner of the VisitYork Best Visitor Attraction 2014 (under 50,000 visitors)