Lapland Ice Driving

Our Story

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    Eric Gallardo is an automotive engineer, trained in vehicle testing during his time with Lotus, but he is first and foremost a real automobile enthusiast; he was head test-driver for the European subsidiary of General Motors, before earning the title of French GT4 vice-champion in 1999.
    In 1995, during the driving training sessions he was providing to other professional test drivers on the ice of Lapland, he came up with the crazy idea that would eventually become Lapland Ice Driving…

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    10 years later, in 2006, the first Lapland Ice Driving
    session took place on the ice of the far north.


    The year 2009 marked a first major turning point, with the arrival of significant investment to finance a range of fully privatized tracks, including the world exclusive first full-scale reproduction of a Formula 1 circuit, the Paul Ricard.

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    Today, Lapland Ice Driving is unquestionably THE world reference for high-end ice driving services,
    for private individuals and automotive professionals alike.
    International media make no mistake about it, since so far more than 30 TV reports and 300 press articles have been dedicated to it.