August 11, 2022

Circuit Mont-Tremblant

Lawrence Stroll has put Quebec’s historic Circuit Mont-Tremblant up for sale. The historic track was opened in 1964 as a direct competitor to Ontario’s established Mosport International Raceway. Mont-Tremblant hosted the Canadian Grand Prix in 1968 and 1970, went through several ownership changes before being purchased by Canadian billionaire Stroll in 2000, when his son Lance was only 2 years old. The track has since been completely resurfaced, has a new timing tower, and upgraded medical facilities that make the circuit quite suitable for international level sportscar races.

In 2010, a state-of-the-art kart racing track was built inside the famed circuit, and hosted the Canadian Karting Championships. That year, Marco DiLeo of Goodwood Kartways fame, qualified fastest of 49 racers in Rotax Max, Antonio Serravalle was the fastest in Rotax Micro Max, Zachary Claman Demelo beat the competition in Rotax Mini Max and in Rotax Max Junior none other than Ferrari Academy driver Lance Stroll took the win.

In the decade since, the track has not exactly been a hot-bed of racing activity. The Nissan Micra Cup raced there, and the karting track is still active (scheduled to host the Canada Open in 2021) but Mont-Tremblant also served as the Stroll private track, providing a facility for young Lance Stroll to develop as a driver, eventually reaching F1 in 2017.

The local municipality values the track at $8.5million but the true market value may be much higher. The site totals 304 acres and provides a potential buyer the opportunity to run a fully-equipped race track or convert the area into a residential subdivision.

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