The 2023 Gratte Prix

  • Gratte Brothers Group

The 21st March 2023 saw the first ever Gratte Prix held in our King’s Cross Head Office! The heat was on as staff battled it out to be crowned the fastest of them all…

We have been proud partners of Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport for well over thirty years. The partnership is one held very dearly by Gratte Brothers and MB Motorsport but even more so by Mark Blundell (Sporting Director) personally, as Gratte Brothers represent the former Formula One Driver’s first-ever corporate sponsor. The alliance is a testament to the approach that underlines the values of both Gratte Brothers and the MB Motorsport organisation, insomuch that success is achieved by nurturing strong relationships with like-minded partners.

To celebrate the continuation of our partnership into 2023 and beyond, the MB team facilitated a hands-on simulator day at our Head Office. This included the temporary installation of two custom-built race simulators. In the traditional style of Top Gear, a magnetic leaderboard recorded the all-important race times with many competitors taking multiple attempts to improve their time. Staff battled it out to win accolades including Fastest Driver, Most Competitive and Most Entertaining Driver. The competition for each title was fierce and made for a truly enjoyable and successful team-building day. The triumphant winners of these awards were;

🏆 Fastest Time: Sam Rogers
🏆 Most Competitive: Rob Given
🏆 Most Entertaining: Annette Alphe

Group Managing Director, David Gratte, said of the day:

“The first ever Gratte Prix at our Head Office was a great opportunity to celebrate our long-standing partnership with MB Motorsport. It was brilliant to see so many people get involved and we’ve heard nothing but positive feedback since! We would like to wish Jake and the MB Motorsport team the best of luck for the upcoming BTCC season and look forward to celebrating their inevitable successes.”

Mark Blundell, Sporting Director of MB Motorsports, added:

“It was a fantastic day delivering our first ever #GrattePrix alongside the team here at MB Motorsport. There was a real buzz in the office all day and we are really grateful for all the staff who got involved and competitive on the simulators! We’re really proud of our partnership with Gratte Brothers and look forward to welcoming as many of their team and clients trackside throughout the 2023 BTCC season.”

Make sure you check out our image gallery at the bottom of this page, or watch the video coverage to get a glimpse of the day!

With the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season just around the corner we thoroughly enjoyed getting into the spirit of things ahead of time. Across the season, Gratte Brothers and Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport will be working on a number of exciting opportunities and activations and we will be sure to share our updates with you all. Our thanks go to MB Motorsport for facilitating such a fantastic team-building day for us, and to everyone at Gratte Brothers who joined in with the Gratte Prix! We can’t wait to watch Jake show us how it’s done on the real race track this season.

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