Monster Energy Grand Prix de France
Tuesday, 28, May 2013
In this extensive interview with motogp.com, Italy’s Romano Fenati looks back at the issues that have plagued him so far in 2013, as well as talking of his desire to return to the top at the helm of his San Carlo Team Italia FTR.read more »
Length: 4.185 m / 2.600 miles
Left corners: 4
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 674 m / 0.419 miles
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.
|Fastest Lap||2008||Dani PEDROSA (SPA)||Honda||1'32.647||162.6 km/h|
|Circuit Record||2011||Dani PEDROSA (SPA)||Honda||1'33.617||160.9 km/h|
|Best Pole||2008||Dani PEDROSA (SPA)||Honda||1'32.647||162.6 km/h|
|Top Speed||2012||Hector BARBERA (SPA)||Ducati||309.1 km/h|
|Fastest Lap||2012||Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)||Suter||1'37.710||154.1 km/h|
|Circuit Record||2011||Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)||Suter||1'38.533||152.9 km/h|
|Best Pole||2012||Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)||Suter||1'37.710||154.1 km/h|
|Top Speed||2011||Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)||Suter||263.5 km/h|
|Fastest Lap||2013||Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)||KTM||1'43.696||145.2 km/h|
|Circuit Record||2013||Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)||KTM||1'43.916||144.9 km/h|
|Best Pole||2013||Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)||KTM||1'43.696||145.2 km/h|
|Top Speed||2013||Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)||KTM||215.6 km/h|
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2013 - Event Results
|Pole Lap:||MARQUEZ M.||1'33.187||161.6 Km/h|
|Fastest Lap:||Lap: 15||PEDROSA D.||1'43.597||145.4 Km/h|
|Pole Lap:||NAKAGAMI T.||1'38.508||152.9 Km/h|
|Fastest Lap:||Lap: 19||REDDING S.||1'39.117||152.0 Km/h|