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23.07.2012 / Raceweekends

Prestigious guests in Le Castellet


During the 3rd step of the Blancpain Endurance Series 2012 in Le Castellet (France), the show was not happening only on the track. The Blancpain VIP village was filled with prestigious guests, in a friendly atmosphere. While Marc A. Hayek and Peter Kox were defending their position among a fied of 60 motivated teams in the famous deep blue turns of the Paul Ricard track, well-known personalities showed up in the Village.

The Lamborghini N°24 in the blue lines of the Paul Ricard track.

A highlight of the weekend was the visit of the diving legend Robert “Bob” Maloubier. Certainly accustomed to a whole different kind of deep blue environment, the co-founder of the French Navy’s Combat Diver elite unit (1952)  showed everyone his bravery by experiencing a fast and furious Blancpain VIP lap.

Robert “Bob” Maloubier, just before stepping in the Lamborghini for his VIP Lap.

This is not the kind of “Scaphandre” Mr. Maloubier must be used to.

The diving community was also represented by the marine biologist and deep diver, Laurent Ballesta, who seemed pleased to stop by and discover the world of motorsport.

Laurent Ballesta, marine biologist and deep diver.

Later on, the famous french singer and pilot David Halliday, competing for the Sainteloc Racing team, spent a moment enjoying the pleasant shade offered by the Blancpain Village.

David Halliday and Alain Delamuraz, Blancpain Vice President.

David Halliday

Watch the Race Weekend highlights video for more action.

Coming next on Blancpain Race Weekends Blog, the Total 24H of Spa Francorchamps 2012, a major stop of the motorsport calendar.