Testimonials

Testimonials

"We have been singing your praises... and will continue to recommend you for future Grand Prix tours"

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you very much for organising our bespoke trip to this years Monaco Grand Prix.  Everything went absolutely to plan and all arrangements were amazing and worked well.

Our 10th floor balcony hospitality was truly amazing. We could see 70% of the track and was worth every penny and would recommend to others.

Thank you again to you and Grandstand Motor Sports we have been singing your praises to others and will continue to recommend you for future Grand Prix  tours.

Jane & Alan Porte
Monaco Grand Prix, May 2015

All in all a fantastic trip and experience!

Returned from the Chinese GP last night and wanted to drop you a note to thank you and your team for the organisation which made our trip all the more enjoyable. Everything happened just as per the itinerary and was all on time. 

The agents employed to look after us in both Shanghai and Beijing were both very friendly and very knowledgeable, without boring us into submission. All in all a fantastic trip and experience.

p.s. The GP was good too!

Mike Marris
China Grand Prix - April 2015

It was a fantastic weekend - we couldn't fault any part of it!

It was a fantastic weekend – we couldn’t fault any part of it! If you get the opportunity to attend such an event with Grandstand Motor Sports we strongly recommend it – you won’t be disappointed! We can’t wait for our next event with them! 

Helen & Mark Singleton,
F1 Winter Test, Barcelona, January 2015


Read about Grandstand Motor Sports customer and F1 fan Helen Singleton's exprience of the Winter F1 Testing - a weekend of racing, hospitality and winter sunshine at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona - here is her great blog about the weekend.

TREVOR IS A TRUE LEGEND AS USUAL!!!

Hi Debbie,

Just packing for our return journey home. This has been a fantastic trip, again for me, and all your clients had a great time.   Trevor is a true legend as usual!!! My thanks to Melanie for handling my booking so efficiently too.  I certainly hope to come again next year and wouldn't travel with anybody else!

All the best,

Brian Sains
Daytona 500 2015

SUPERB WEEKEND

Having just got back from Valencia I would like to say huge thank you to yourself, all at Big Rock, and all at Tech3.

The weekend was superb, couldn't ask for more.   Tim was a brilliant host, he could not do any more for us.

Once again,

Thank you.

P Yeldham
Valencia MotoGP 2014

A big "thank you" to Grandstand

I had a great time and was amazed at how easy it was to move around with no real language barriers. The taxi drivers were really good fun. As you know, the hotel was very close to gate 4, which made entry to the circuit very easy. I don’t believe we could ever put on an event like this here, yet they make it look so easy.

The combination ticket is a fantastic idea, and it’s a shame other circuits don’t take it on board. I think we got it in the right order, as turn 1 on race day was a great place to be. Apart from the racing, I think my personal highlight was seeing ‘Seasick Steve’. We were very close to the stage, and Graham and I went up to shake his hand when he finished.  

Our rep Roy deserves a mention as he looked after us and advised us well.

So, a big ‘Thank you’ to you and Grandstand for making this trip most enjoyable, and leaving me with memories I will cherish and remember for a long time!

D Williams, Singapore Grand Prix 2014

Great time in Singapore!

We just wanted to say what a great time we had in Singapore.  The grandstand seats were near the hotel.  The hotel was very nice and comfortable.  Most of all we wanted to say thank you to Roy, who was always there to help, with a big smile.  Nothing was too much trouble.  Thank you Roy. 

We would recommend a Grandstand trip, and hope one day we shall go again to another venue.  Thank you once again. 

L & S Davison, Singapore Grand Prix 2014

 

Singapore is amazing!

We just wanted to thank you for another fantastic holiday. 

Singapore is amazing! We loved every minute of it. 

The choice of hotels were great: 

Peninsula Excelsior Hotel, only a 5 minute walk from Gate 4...perfect!  Especially after qualifying, watching Robbie Williams at the Pandang Stage......when we got absolutely soaked in the storm.  It was great to be able to get back so quickly and into dry clothes.

The Shangri La Rasul Hotel on Sentosa Island was idyllic......also memorable for the peacocks around the swimming pool, what a lovely sight. 

Everything went according to plan, even the minor problem at check-in which you managed to sort out quickly considering the time difference...so thank you for that. 

We'll have to start thinking about next year now...

A & R Earl, Singapore Grand Prix 2014

 

SIMPLY AMAZING!

Just wanted to drop you a line to say that Big Rock excelled themselves again.  Brno three years ago was fab, but Misano was simply amazing - of course, it helped that the home town here won!

Tim was a fantastic guide and everyone at Tech3 were so friendly and accommodating.  Can't thank you enough - I am singing your praises to friends, family and all over social media!

I'm also already thinking about next year.....

L Harding
Misano MotoGP 2014

Great time in Italy

Just a quick note to say that we once again had a great time at Monza thanks to your company's slick organisation. 

Would love to get back to Cernobbio in the future if the hotel there returns to the fold, but the Albergo Terminus was good last weekend and we had a terrific few days, topped by the perfect race result.

Thanks again, and we'll see you in Abu Dhabi.

G Norwood

Italian Grand Prix, 2014

Faultless trip to Belgium

It was a faultless trip – everything going like clockwork.  Aachen is a gorgeous little city and a great base.  We wished we’d stayed on a few days more.  Novotel can’t be bettered, of course, and Aachen seemed to be a particularly good one.

It was great to meet Mike Merriman again (after 12 years).  He hasn’t changed a bit and to my mind he is the perfect host – always there, caring and ready to help if required.

The Stand seats at La Source were perfect and we could see a lot, aided by the giant screen.  It was a good race and a nice result.  

Well, there it is, two trips this year and both of them perfect.  Next year Monza may beckon!  Many thanks again for all your help with the arrangements.

B & G Owen

Belgium Grand Prix, 2014

Great weekend in Hungary!

Just a short note to say what a great weekend we had, all the arrangements worked perfectly and Roy was an excellent guide. Already planning which one to do next year.

N Davis, Hungarian Grand Prix 2014

Everything worked like clockwork!

Just a quick (and belated!) thank you for all your efforts re our trip to the Canadian Grand Prix.

Especially as we had you booking extra flights to get us from and back to our starting point in France to begin with. Then the add on of a few days in Quebec after the Grand Prix. Everything worked like clockwork, despite the Quebec hotel misplacing the booking (but that was their error, not yours, and quickly sorted with your intervention). Thanks for sending tickets etc by courier (they arrived exactly as you forecast).  Excellent choice of hotels, superb grandstand seats for each day.

Many thanks also of course to Lisa and Jo and no doubt others in your team for a job carried out to perfection.

D Gray, Canadian Grand Prix 2014

BRILLIANT WEEKEND

A brilliant weekend in Misano for the World Superbikes.  The Hotel Posillipo was fantastic and thank you Vicki for all your help.

C Edwards
Misano World Superbikes, 2014

A Wonderful weekend at Le Mans

Just a quick note to say thankyou for arranging such a wonderful weekend at Le Mans.

I would also like to pass on some excellent feedback about Chez Christine. Christine is a superb host and made us feel very welcome and comfortable throughout our stay.   I will be returning most definitely.

I would also like to thank Grandstand Motorsports Team for making all the necessary arrangements ensuring a smooth and very enjoyable experience

R Wade, Le Mans Classic 2014 

SUPER TRIP TO MUGELLO

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for your help in arranging our super holiday in Florence and trip to the Mugello MotoGP.  Everything fell beautifully into place, the hotel and transfers were excellent and I don't think we could have picked a more exciting MotoGP race to watch!   Tim was a superb rep and very helpful, so all in all, I'm extremely grateful that I chose to book my husbands surprise 60th burthday present through you!

J Wilson
Mugello MotoGP 2014

Stunning time in Monaco

In a nutshell we had a stunning time, better than I had even dreamt of. Monaco itself still the star the racing is just a bonus. Have to say I like the new quieter cars, far more lively and you can even talk to folks during the race. The Seats Saturday and Sunday in K are definitely as good as it gets, with so much more than just the racing to watch.

Hotel was fine, there are so many places round Fontvieille to eat and drink that no hotel bar or restaurant simply wasn’t an issue. Staff superb, concierge desk extremely helpful, nothing too much trouble, sorted out and booked all the restaurants for us day one.  Room in Colombus was fabulous, great views out over the harbour to sea, which turned into a boat park for the liners over the weekend. 

Many thanks, from both of us, for a perfect long weekend, I suspect I will never better the experience at an F1 event.

S & T Batt, Monaco F1 2014

Fantastic time at the Monaco Grand Prix

Just to say that we had a fantastic time at the Monaco Grand Prix.  We loved staying at Beaulieu sur Mer in the Hotel Marcellin which was very clean and we enjoyed the delicious continental breakfasts.  As the hotel was close to the station, and the train service to Monaco very quick, we had no problems getting in and out of Monte Carlo every day. There was a good range of restaurants in Beaulieu and we ate very well. 

It is so pretty down on that coast and I can honestly say that we enjoyed every single minute from the moment we got on the plane at Gatwick on the Wednesday until we landed there again on the Monday afternoon. Lizzie and I even managed a short spell on the beach.  It was lovely to see Paul again, and special thanks to him  for getting us train tickets for the Saturday. 

All in all, a wonderful trip so thank you very much!

C Isherwood, Monaco Grand Prix 2014

Wonderful time in Monaco!

We’ve just returned from our week at Monaco.

It can often be a disappointment returning to somewhere where you’ve had a great holiday after many years but this time equalled, if not exceeded, our first trip twelve years ago!  We had a wonderful time – the race was excellent and we enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere before and during it.  It was lovely to revisit places we remembered as well as finding new things.  Much had changed since we first went but Monaco is as beautiful as ever.  One thing which hadn’t changed was the Hotel Boeri and I hope it never will!  It is the staff who make staying there a pleasure.  I hope we will return.

A great deal of the success was due to the work which you did for us and I can honestly say that all your arrangements worked perfectly, so very many thanks for all you did for us.

We are looking forward to the Spa trip now!

B & G Owen

Monaco Grand Prix, 2014

Seats at Daytona Superb!

To all at Grandstand Motorsports.  I’ve just returned from the Daytona 500 and would like to say a big thank you to all who made the trip possible.

Lisa and Melanie for their helpfulness with my booking and to all the people who organised accommodation, tickets and transfers.  The hotel is great and the seats at Daytona superb, you must keep those forever!!! It was my second trip in three years, and I’ve enjoyed each one. 

B, Sains

Daytona 500, 2014 

Regular Formula 1 traveller

I have known Debbie now for several years and used Grandstand for my Formula 1 travels for the past 6/7 years.  Being based in Perth, WA is no problem for Debbie and her team to organise my tours as they obviously vary from the normal advertised tours. 

I have done on average about 3/4 tours every year (Spain/Monaco double header, Silverstone and my local Sepang) and nothing is too much trouble for Debbie to organise - even when the ash cloud in 2011 threw a spanner in the works. Debbie had a plan "B" sorted in 10 minutes and problem solved. 

Mr G Lodge, Regular traveller 

Great company, great reps

Have used Grandstand several times to attend F1 events over the past couple of years, the last of which being Abu Dhabi 2013.  Great company, great reps who know thier stuff, fantastic choice of hotels and everything runs like clockwork.  I would particularly like to praise Debbie whom I have dealt with a few times when arranging trips and who was on the Abu Dhabi tour in 2012, such a lovely woman.  Will be using your company again next year for Singapore and maybe one or two others (finances depending of course!)

G Maltby, Abu Dhabi 2013

 

Highly recommended!

Like to say a big thank you to Grandstand for our F1 trip to Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  We have used Grandstand for the past 6 years for our F1 trips home and abroad.  Would not use anyone else.  Highly recommended and lovely staff. 

 

S & R Hellewell

Abu Dhabi, 2013

Extremely successful trip to India

It was an extremely successful trip with everything going to plan.  There was someone to escort or meet us on each leg of the visit.  LPTI were very efficient in this respect.  For the Shimla leg our guide was Ravi Gupta who was with us for the three days.  Nothing was too much trouble for Ravi who was a mine of information but who was happy to tweak the itinerary for our benefit.  He also made some local enquiries in Shimla when we told him about places that Kathy’s dad had visited during leave in World War 2.  He was able to take us to those parts of the city.

Back in Delhi, the guide for the city tour was excellent (sorry, can’t remember his name) then for the Golden Triangle leg, Abhishek Mishra’s knowledge about all the places we visited and India’s history and culture was comprehensive.  He was always making sure we had as memorable a visit as possible. He even came down to reception in person on the last morning to ensure our transfer was on time.

Last but not least, I must mention Roy Scorgie.  From the personal note delivered under our hotel door once the rest of the tour group had arrived in Delhi to his checking on the last day in Agra that our transfer to the airport (earlier than the rest of the group) was confirmed, he was the ideal tour representative – efficient, methodical with attention paid to the little details that can easily be missed.  Roy and Abhi made an excellent double act to make sure the whole group had a great time.  Again, they were not afraid to tweak the itinerary to make our trip more enjoyable.

As far as the accommodation is concerned, the Clarks Amer in Jaipur and the Uppai in Delhi were good, the Jaypee Palace and Suryaa in Delhi were excellent but the best by a long way was the Oberoi Cecil in Shimla.  This is not just because we were given an upgrade to a suite (all five rooms of it!); it was a fantastic hotel, one of the best we have stayed in.

Finally, thanks to everyone at grandstand who helped put the trip together.  It was a wonderful experience.  

PS  The GP tickets were in a great position, right opposite the podium and in full view of Vettel’s donut!

H and K Graves, India 2013

 

Grandstand have excelled!

Once again Grandstand have excelled!

Many thanks for a fabulous trip to the Indian Grand Prix and Golden Triangle tour.  We would particularly like to say a big thank you to Roy and local guide Abi for making it all happen. 

D Lewis & T Youell

Indian Grand Prix, 2013

Superb arrangements in Abu Dhabi

Good Afternoon, 

Just got back from Abu Dhabi, very tired, but had to write to thank you for the superb arragements for our holiday.  Everything went like clockwork just as you arranged and when we go again to F1 or Moto GP then we will be sure to use your organisation. 

Many thanks again. 

A Halfpenny

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, 2013

Fantastic few days in Singapore

Just a quick note to thank all at Grandstand for thier help in arranging a fantastic few days in Singapore.  In particular I would like to mention Andrew who was helpful, professional and sociable at all times. 

Once again, many thanks to all involved and hopefully we can arrange to travel with you again next year. 

R. Hardie

Singapore Grand Prix, 2013

Fantastic trip to Monza

A big thank you to Grandstand for the fantastic trip out to Monza.

The organisation was seemless, no problems from start to finish, and please extend my thanks to Carl for this excellent work on the transfers to the circuit. 

I've recommended you to everyone who's asked how the trip went and I expect that I will be contacting you again regarding next season, certainly the prospect of an Alonso/Raikonnen pairing at Ferrari makes Monza 2014 a very attractive prospect! 

I.Coppell

Italian Grand Prix, 2013

10/10 for Grandstand Motor Sports

We recently went to Spa in Belgium with Grandstand and found the people organising the days events very friendly and very professional in every way.  We are certainly going to use them again next year for Hungary.  I would recommend this company with no hesitation. 10/10

 

G Roden

Belgium Grand Prix 2013

The Le Mans trip this year was excellent

Just wanted to say the Le Mans trip this year was excellent, crossings, hotel, tickets all perfect, and myself and my Dad had a great time. 

Thank you for all your help with the booking and information.  Will keep in touch with regards to Le Mans 2014, should be good with Porsche coming back in. 

Much appreciated.

C Richardson 

Le Mans 24hrs, 2013 

A great job done by Grandstand again

Dear Roy, 

Just a quick email to thank you personally for arranging my late booking and securing the seats in Abbey Grandstand at Silverstone for last weekend.

Having been to numerous Grand Prixs I have to say this was one of the best including Monaco in May! The Arden Hotel was superb and after staying in at least six different hotels in Stratford, in my opinion this is definately the best.  A great job done by Grandstand again.

Once again many thanks.  Look forward to booking with you again - but maybe a little earlier this time! 

Kind Regards 

T & G Burch 

British Grand Prix, 2013 

  

We had a fantastic time at the Grand Prix

Just a quick note to let you know that everything went ok.  We had a fantastic time at the Grand Prix.  Each of the three days we had a good view in our different stands... We enjoyed the race, even though 'our' guys didn't win (Mark Webber 4th & Jenson Button 12th!).

Both of the hotels were really good.  Nice decor, clean & in good locations for the tube in Montreal & the attractions/restaurants etc. in Niagara.  The staff at both hotels were very helpful, friendly and eager to please! 

The travel arrangements went according to plan and we then had a few relaxing days at Niagara Falls with our friends.  We had a great time, thank you for all your help in arranging this for us. 

Will have to start saving now for next year..........

Thanks again 

A Earl 

Canadian Grand Prix, 2013 

 

I'm hugely impressed by Grandstand Motor Sports

I booked a visit to the Chinese Grand Prix extended to become a customised three-city 19-day holiday across China involving internal air travel, tours and excursions, and guides at each city - in other words, it was a complicated holiday to arrange.  Yet everything ran absolutely perfectly.  I've already recommended the company to friends, and I'll be back again with another holiday next year. 

G Norwood 

Chinese Grand Prix, 2013

A truly entertaining experience

We had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the event, both the company and the surroundings.  What you may take for granted - the people on the circuit - we found quite surreal to be rubbing shoulders with!  It was a fantastic trip and we loved every minute of it.

S Gott
Monza World Superbikes, 2013

An informed and enjoyable weekend

Just a note to thank you once again for the amazing time we had on our trip to the Jerez MotoGP.  The trip was exactly as described in your brochure and website, only more so if that makes sense.  Our guide was a star, his knowledge and wit made for a informed and enjoyable weekend.  Roll on Valencia!

J Cain
Jerez MotoGP, 2013

Fabulous 3 days at the Monaco GP

Good Afternoon Grandstand,

I just wanted to thank your team for what turned out to be a fabulous 3 days at the Monaco GP.   Your suggestion about grandstands was spot on and everything went smoothly.  You were also very accommodating in organising the Hotel Windsor in Nice for us even though it wasn't in your itinerary.  We really enjoyed staying there and it was a very easy walk to the station.  Monaco was a revelation for us and turned out to be so much better than we expected - even the prices there were very reasonable.  

We were also lucky enough to spend 3 hours in the pits and paddock on raceday.  We only found out on Saturday evening after some frantic phone calls from our daughther. That was the icing on the cake! 

Thanks to Di for meeting us at the airport and sorting our bill out at the hotel.  We only saw her at the beginning and end so the fact we didn't need to see her inbetween proves how good the organising was.

Hopefully we can do another trip with you in the future.  We certainly wouldn't have any reservations about recommending you to anyone.  Just make sure Jenson wins next time!

Best Wishes

P & S Summerfield, Monaco Grand Prix 2013

We had a brilliant week and loved the Grand Prix

Firstly, we had a brilliant week and loved the Grand Prix. We sat in Alta Velocita, 6C and had other Grandstand people around us, so well done for that. In fact, we always get good seats when we book with you. The Albergo Terminus in Como was superb, outstanding, probably one of the friendliest hotels I have ever stayed in. It was also lovely when I arrived at the airport, to be greeted by Andrew, who we knew from Page and Moy.

Thank you for everything.

Y Cannock
Italian Grand Prix, 2012

My husband and I had a wonderful time

Just arrived back from an extended stay in France after our wonderful weekend at the Le Mans Classic. Thank you to everyone who organised the event at Grandstand Motorsports, my husband and I had a wonderful time. Diane and her team were exceptional and couldn't do enough for everyone. The meal on Friday evening was superb. We met some very interesting people and enjoyed popping into the marquee for a drink and chatting to everyone, it was like home from home. Best wishes.

M Dooling
Le Mans Classic, 2012

We had a great time

I want to thank you so very much for a great time at the Misano Grand Prix and the wonderful Hotel Posillipo you arranged for us. We had a great time and enjoyed meeting and being with a very great group of people - your staff included. I hope we have the opportunity to repeat this wonderful experience with you all.
Best regards and best wishes.

B & D Couch
Misano MotoGP, 2012

Another fantastic trip to Le Mans

Just wanted to say thank you for organising another fantastic trip to Le Mans. As usual everything went smoothly and thankfully the weather was kind with the exception of the Drivers Parade where umbrellas were definitely required. If possible, put our names down for the same trip and accommodation if available again next year.

Thanks

C Davies
Le Mans 24hrs, 2012

A most enjoyable trip

Our trip went very well indeed - in no small part because of the care you took with all the arrangements for us. Our tour manager, Mike Merriman looked after us very well during our time in KL and I was very impressed with the young man who picked us up from KL airport - I cannot commend him too highly. In all it was a most enjoyable trip which lived up to our expectations. We would certainly book with Grandstand in the future and will be recommending you to our friends.
Thanks once again.

T Newing
Malaysian Grand Prix, 2012

You could not have organised a better event

Well here are some thoughts to consider: We were totally shocked by the quality of the hotel, it was more than a pleasant surprise. The people in VIP hospitality were great. All very friendly and helpful. Additionally, their facility and location were off the scale nice. What an amazing track. On top of everything else, we got to meet Checa at the Nolan factory display. I bought a new helmet and he signed it. Add in the great weather and the ring track and you could not have organised a better event.

P Hail
Nurburgring World Superbikes, 2012

The organisation was first class

Many thanks for your sterling efforts in managing to place us with Swan Yamaha in the BSB round at Cadwell Park on Monday. Brother Anthony and I enjoyed ourselves immensely and couldn't have been made more welcome or more comfortable by Ola and her team. The organisation was first class and we were given a pit walk from team members. Many thanks for your kind attention and for managing to fit us in at such short notice.
With kind regards.

J Wigmore
Cadwell Park, British Superbikes, 2012

Everything rang like clockwork!

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