05/21/2017

HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France

HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France

  • Circuit Le Mans
  • Location Le Mans - France
  • Lenght 4.180 mt.
  • Width 13 mt.
  • Longest straight 674 mt.
  • Left corners 4
  • Right corners 9
  • Pole position Left

Built in 1965 around the existing 24-Hour track, the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit lies 5km south of the city of Le Mans and 200km south-west of Paris. The venue has hosted Grand Prix since the late sixties but a serious accident to Spanish rider Alberto Puig in 1995 saw it struck off the calendar until 2000 whilst stringent safety improvements were carried out.

Le Mans is a tight track dominated by first gear corners that place the emphasis on late braking and hard acceleration, whilst rear end traction is also a key area. With the capacity to comfortably accommodate up to 100,000 spectators, the Bugatti circuit also plays host to the 24 hour truck race, the FIA GP2 Championship, French Touring Car and GT races.


MotoGP Records

RecordsSeasonRiderMotorcycleTimeSpeed
Fastest Lap 2016 Jorge LORENZO (SPA) Yamaha 1'31.975 163.8 km/h
Circuit Record 2015 Valentino ROSSI (ITA) Yamaha 1'32.879 162.2 km/h 
Best Pole 2016 Jorge LORENZO (SPA) Yamaha 1'31.975 163.8 km/h
Top Speed 2015 Andrea IANNONE (ITA) Ducati - 316.6 km/h

Circuit Information

Le Mans Circuit
www.gpfrancemoto.com
Circuit des 24 Heures, 72019 Le Mans, France (GMT +1)
(+33) 2 43 40 24 24
Google maps
Paris Orly Airport
Highway A11-A28-A81


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