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Albi

Racing started near Albi on the tree-lined Circuit des Planques by the river Tarn in 1933.

Country
France
Location
Les Planques, Midi-Pyrenees
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Racing started near Albi on the tree-lined Circuit des Planques by the river Tarn in 1933. Unusually, the pits and startline were situated on the shortest of straights before the road twisted through St Antoine, dipping and climbing to St Juéry. There the cars slowed for an extreme hairpin before negotiating the first of two railway level crossings and a hump leading onto two flat and fast legs that completed the lap. Shortened and renamed the Circuit Raymond Sommer in 1954, it was closed on safety grounds in 1960.

Circuit Des Planques

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Type

Temporary road course

Length

5.733 (Miles)

Description

Original Circuit des Planques

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Type

Temporary road course

Length

5.537 (Miles)

Description

Hairpin near Les Planques bypassed

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Type

Temporary road course

Length

5.531 (Miles)

Description

Pits and grandstands built, minor modifications to circuit

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Circuit Raymond Sommer

1954 - 1960

Type

Temporary road course

Length

1.859 (Miles)

Description

Circuit Raymond Sommer, shorter and updated version of the Circuit des Planques

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