Monster Energy Grand Prix de France

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Le Mans:

Track image of Le Mans

Circuit info

Length: 4.185 m / 2.600 miles

Width: 13m

Left corners: 4

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 Lap2008Dani PEDROSA (SPA)Honda1'32.647162.6 km/h
Circuit Record2011Dani PEDROSA (SPA)Honda1'33.617160.9 km/h
Best Pole2008Dani PEDROSA (SPA)Honda1'32.647162.6 km/h
Top Speed2012Hector BARBERA (SPA)Ducati309.1 km/h
Moto2
Fastest Lap2012Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Suter1'37.710154.1 km/h
Circuit Record2011Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Suter1'38.533152.9 km/h
Best Pole2012Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Suter1'37.710154.1 km/h
Top Speed2011Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Suter263.5 km/h
Moto3
Fastest Lap2013Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)KTM1'43.696145.2 km/h
Circuit Record2013Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)KTM1'43.916144.9 km/h
Best Pole2013Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)KTM1'43.696145.2 km/h
Top Speed2013Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)KTM215.6 km/h

Time Schedule

Monster Energy Grand Prix de France

16 May 2014

Moto3FP1

09:00 - 09:40

MotoGPFP1

09:55 - 10:40

Moto2FP1

10:55 - 11:40

Moto3FP2

13:10 - 13:50

MotoGPFP2

14:05 - 14:50

Moto2FP2

15:05 - 15:50

17 May 2014

Moto3FP3

09:00 - 09:40

MotoGPFP3

09:55 - 10:40

Moto2FP3

10:55 - 11:40

Moto3QP

12:35 - 13:15

MotoGPFP4

13:30 - 14:00

MotoGPQ1

14:10 - 14:25

MotoGPQ2

14:35 - 14:50

Moto2QP

15:05 - 15:50

18 May 2014

Moto3WUP

08:40 - 09:00

Moto2WUP

09:10 - 09:30

MotoGPWUP

09:40 - 10:00

Moto3RAC

11:00

Moto2RAC

12:20

MotoGPRAC

14:00

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