HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France

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05 LeMansTRACK DATA

Pole position : Left
Length : 4,185 m
Width : 13 m
Corners : 14 (9 right, 5 left)
Longest Straight 674 m
Constructed 1966
Modified 2008

CIRCUIT LOCATION

Le Mans Circuit (Circuit des 24 Heures) is located close to Le Mans, approx. 237 km from the Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport, approx. 205 km from the Paris - Orly Airport
and approx.10 km from the Le Mans City Centre.

GPS Circuit Entrance: 47o57’21.95” N, 0o12’27.30” E

HISTORY

Bugatti Circuit is a permanent race track located within Circuit des 24 Heures, named after Ettore Bugatti. The circuit uses a part of the larger circuit and a separate, purpose-built section. The sections of track on the Bugatti Circuit that are on the Circuit des 24 Heures include the Ford Chicane at the end of the lap, the pit complex, and the straight where the Dunlop Tyres bridge is located. At this point in the overlapping section of the tracks there is a left right sweep that was added for motorcycle safety in 2002. Vehicles turning to the left continue onto the Circuit des 24 Heures, toward Tertre Rouge and Mulsanne, vehicles turning to the right at La Chapelle will continue the Bugatti Circuit. The infield section features Garage Vert, a back straight, the 'S' du Garage Bleu, and Raccordement, which joins back at the Ford chacane.
The track was home base for Pescarolo Sport, founded by famous French driver Henri Pescarolo. The circuit also hosts the 24 Hours of Le Mans motorcycle race, and a round of the MotoGP Championship.

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