The 2022 Tour Auto will start with its traditional exhibition day in Paris on Monday, April 25, after which the 230 crews will set off on a route to discover the hidden charms and culture of the French countryside. Next Year’s programme will include some 2,000kms over five legs with sessions on four circuits and a dozen of special stages on closed roads. Unusually, the event will finish in the Principality of Andorra, a state visited once only in its history, in 2002, with the final parc fermé in Andorra la Vella, the highest capital of Europe at 1023ms.
Concerned to renew and refresh the variety of cars each year, the organisers highlight a type of car that contributed to the history of the Tour de France Automobile between 1951 and 1973. In 2022, the event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 365 GTB4’s 1972 double and Jean-Claude Andruet’s victory, in the car already nicknamed “Daytona”.
A tribute will also be paid to the “pioneers”, the cars of the major marques that took part in the very first post-war editions, between 1951 and 1954, such as Delahaye 235, Ferrari, Fiat 8V, Gordini barchettas, Jaguar C-type, Osca, etc.