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Pons riders happy with double top five

Wednesday, 21, May 2014

Pons HP 40 pairing Maverick Viñales and Luis Salom were content with having finished fourth and fifth in Sunday’s French GP, with Maverick Viñales having finished in front following a spirited battle with team-mate Luis Salom.

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Le Mans:

Track image of Le Mans

Circuit info

Length: 4.185 m / 2.600 miles

Width: 13m

Left corners: 5

Right corners: 9

Longest straight: 674 m / 0.419 miles

Constructed: 1966

Modified: 2008

Race Length: MotoGP Moto2 Moto3
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
28 - 117.2 km - 72.8 miles

Introduction:

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.


How to arrive

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)

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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

Map of how to arrive to Le Mans
Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed
MotoGP
Fastest Lap2014Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Honda1'32.042163.6 km/h
Circuit Record2014Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Honda1'33.548161.0 km/h
Best Pole2014Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Honda1'32.042163.6 km/h
Top Speed2014Dani PEDROSA (SPA)Honda313.8 km/h
Moto2
Fastest Lap2014Jonas FOLGER (GER)Kalex1'37.619154.3 km/h
Circuit Record2014Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)Kalex1'37.882153.9 km/h
Best Pole2014Jonas FOLGER (GER)Kalex1'37.619154.3 km/h
Top Speed2011Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Suter263.5 km/h
Moto3
Fastest Lap2014Efren VAZQUEZ (SPA)Honda1'42.491146.9 km/h
Circuit Record2014Francesco BAGNAIA (ITA)KTM1'42.636146.7 km/h
Best Pole2014Efren VAZQUEZ (SPA)Honda1'42.491146.9 km/h
Top Speed2014Efren VAZQUEZ (SPA)Honda223.9 km/h

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2014 - Event Results

Podium

1ndMARQUEZ M.SPA44'03.925
2dROSSI V.ITA+1.486
3dBAUTISTA A.SPA+3.144

Records:

Pole Lap:  MARQUEZ M.1'32.042163.6 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 8MARQUEZ M.1'33.548161.0 Km/h

Podium

1ndKALLIO M.FIN42'41.696
2dCORSI S.ITA+1.015
3dRABAT E.SPA+1.303

Records:

Pole Lap:  FOLGER J.1'37.619154.3 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 18VIÑALES M.1'37.882153.9 Km/h

Podium

1ndMILLER J.AUS41'30.582
2dRINS A.SPA+0.095
3dVIÑALES I.SPA+0.230

Records:

Pole Lap:  VAZQUEZ E.1'42.491146.9 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 13BAGNAIA F.1'42.636146.7 Km/h