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Le Mans preparing for records crowds

Le Mans preparing for records crowds

Le Mans preparing for records crowds

With just five days remaining before the third round of the MotoGP World Championship gets underway at Le Mans, organisers are predicting record crowds to pack out the Bugatti circuit on one of the most important dates on the French sporting calendar.

Anticipation of another classic MotoGP duel, alongside huge home favourites in the 250cc and 125cc races in the shape of Randy de Puniet and Mike Di Meglio, has proved to be an irresistible lure for the French fans, who have snapped up thousands of three day passes for the event already sold out several of the main grandstands.

A major bonus for fans this season was a special offer allowing free access to children under the age of 16. The offer is still available on the remaining three day passes - those wishing to take advantage will be required to present proof of age and must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.

As well as the top class racing on show, entrance to the Grand Prix also gives fans the chance to enjoy the concerts and exhibitions which run at the circuit all weekend, including an exclusive chance to meet the riders on Friday and Saturday.

Shinya Nakano, Carlos Checa, Alex Barros, Max Biaggi, Loris Capirossi, Nicky Hayden and Sete Gibernau have all been pencilled in to meet the fans in a specifically opened area of the paddock alongside local favourites Gregory Lefort, Sylvain Guintoli, Erwan Nigon, Eric Bataille and 250cc World Championship leader De Puniet.

MotoGP, 2004

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