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HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France
19 May - 21 May

Circuit Record:

1'32.879

Valentino ROSSI (ITA)
2015
160.3
Average Speed (km/h)
316.6
Top Speed (km/h)
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HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France

Le Mans
France
mi km
LENGTH
4.2 km
2.6 miles
CORNERS
5
left
-
9
right
WIDTH
13 m.
42.65 ft.
LONGEST STRAIGHT
674 m.
2211.29 ft.

About the circuit

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.

Laps
28
2/3 of laps
-
Total distance
117.2 km - 72.8 miles
Laps
26
2/3 of laps
17
Total distance
108.8 km - 67.6 miles
Laps
24
2/3 of laps
16
Total distance
100.4 km - 62.4 miles

Grand Prix Results 2016

Jorge LORENZO
1
Jorge LORENZO
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Points
25
Time
43'51.290
Speed
160.3 km/h
Valentino ROSSI
2
Valentino ROSSI
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Points
20
Time
44'01.944
Speed
159.6 km/h
Maverick VIÑALES
3
Maverick VIÑALES
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR
Points
16
Time
44'05.467
Speed
159.4 km/h

Most Wins

  • 99
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Wins
    5
  • 93
    Marc Marquez
    Wins
    1
  • 26
    Dani Pedrosa
    Wins
    1

Most Poles

  • 93
    Marc Marquez
    Poles
    3
  • 26
    Dani Pedrosa
    Poles
    3
  • 99
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Poles
    1

Circuit Records

  • Fastest Lap
    2016
    Jorge LORENZO
    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
    Jorge
    99
    Time
    1'31.975
    Speed
    163.8
  • Circuit Record
    2015
    Valentino ROSSI
    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
    Valentino
    46
    Time
    1'32.879
    Speed
    162.2
  • Best Pole
    2016
    Jorge LORENZO
    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
    Jorge
    99
    Time
    1'31.975
    Speed
    163.8
  • Top Speed
    2015
    Andrea IANNONE
    Ducati Team
    Andrea
    29
    Time
    -
    Speed
    316.6

Grand Prix Results 2016

Alex RINS
1
Alex RINS
Paginas Amarillas HP 40
Points
25
Time
42'27.312
Speed
153.7 km/h
Simone CORSI
2
Simone CORSI
Speed Up Racing
Points
20
Time
42'29.114
Speed
153.6 km/h
Thomas LUTHI
3
Thomas LUTHI
Garage Plus Interwetten
Points
16
Time
42'31.920
Speed
153.4 km/h

Most Wins

  • 12
    Thomas Luthi
    Wins
    2
  • 40
    Alex Rins
    Wins
    1
  • 36
    Mika Kallio
    Wins
    1

Most Poles

  • 12
    Thomas Luthi
    Poles
    1
  • 40
    Alex Rins
    Poles
    1
  • 94
    Jonas Folger
    Poles
    1

Circuit Records

  • Fastest Lap
    2016
    Thomas LUTHI
    Garage Plus Interwetten
    Thomas
    12
    Time
    1'36.847
    Speed
    155.5
  • Circuit Record
    2015
    Thomas LUTHI
    Derendinger Racing Interwetten
    Thomas
    12
    Time
    1'37.281
    Speed
    154.8
  • Best Pole
    2016
    Thomas LUTHI
    Garage Plus Interwetten
    Thomas
    12
    Time
    1'36.847
    Speed
    155.5
  • Top Speed
    2015
    Alex RINS
    Paginas Amarillas HP 40
    Alex
    40
    Time
    -
    Speed
    263.5

Grand Prix Results 2016

Brad BINDER
1
Brad BINDER
Red Bull KTM Ajo
Points
25
Time
41'31.041
Speed
145.1 km/h
Romano FENATI
2
Romano FENATI
SKY Racing Team VR46
Points
20
Time
41'31.140
Speed
145.1 km/h
Jorge NAVARRO
3
Jorge NAVARRO
Estrella Galicia 0,0
Points
16
Time
41'31.428
Speed
145.1 km/h

Most Wins

  • 41
    Brad Binder
    Wins
    1
  • 5
    Romano Fenati
    Wins
    1
  • 8
    Jack Miller
    Wins
    1

Most Poles

  • 25
    Maverick Viñales
    Poles
    2
  • 23
    Niccolò Antonelli
    Poles
    1
  • 20
    Fabio Quartararo
    Poles
    1

Circuit Records

  • Fastest Lap
    2014
    Efren VAZQUEZ
    SaxoPrint-RTG
    Efren
    7
    Time
    1'42.491
    Speed
    146.9
  • Circuit Record
    2015
    Enea BASTIANINI
    Gresini Racing Team Moto3
    Enea
    33
    Time
    1'42.525
    Speed
    146.9
  • Best Pole
    2014
    Efren VAZQUEZ
    SaxoPrint-RTG
    Efren
    7
    Time
    1'42.491
    Speed
    146.9
  • Top Speed
    2014
    Efren VAZQUEZ
    SaxoPrint-RTG
    Efren
    7
    Time
    -
    Speed
    223.9

How to arrive

Le Mans

Le Mans Circuit 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 Le Mans City Centre.

Circuit des "24 Heures du Mans

F- 72019 Le Mans Cedex 2 (France)

www.gpfrancemoto.com

From Paris:

Take A10, then the A11 motorways. Leave the A 11 at km 161 for A 28 - E 502 and follow signs "Tours", "Le Mans Centre". Leave A 28 after 4 km at exit n° 23 "Le Mans Centre", "Orleans". Next roundabout follow "Tours, Angers, Laval, Circuit des 24 Heures" on the N23.

From Airport Roissy:

Take A3 motorway. Leave the A3 for the E15/Boulevard Périphérique. Take A6B/E15/E50 then A10/E05/E50 (follow Nantes/Bordeaux). Take A11 (follow Rennes/Nantes/Le Mans). Leave the A 11 at km 161 for A 28 - E 502 and follow signs "Tours", "Le Mans Centre". Leave A 28 after 4 km at exit n° 23 "Le Mans Centre", "Orleans". Next roundabout follow "Tours, Angers, Laval, Circuit des 24 Heures" on the N23.

From Airport Orly:

Take A6/A86/Paris then A6/A10 (Bordeaux/Nantes). Follow A6B/E15/E50 then A10/E05/E50. Take A11 (follow Rennes/Nantes/Le Mans). Leave the A 11 at km 161 for A 28 - E 502 and follow signs "Tours", "Le Mans Centre". Leave A 28 after 4 km at exit n° 23 "Le Mans Centre", "Orleans". Next roundabout follow "Tours, Angers, Laval, Circuit des 24 Heures" on the N23.

GPS Circuit Entrance:

47°57'21.63"N, 0°12'28.20"E

Le Mans

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