Le Mans-Bugatti 1513

Le Mans-Bugatti

Charles Deutsch, who divided his time between being chief engineer for the French Department of Bridges and Roads and being a partner in the Deusch-Bonnet racing car constructor, designed the Bugatti circuit in 1965.

Country
France
Location
Le Mans, Pays de la Loire
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Charles Deutsch, who divided his time between being chief engineer for the French Department of Bridges and Roads and being a partner in the Deusch-Bonnet racing car constructor, designed the Bugatti circuit in 1965. It incorporates the main straight from the Circuit des 24 Heures with a tight section behind the pits. The Bugatti circuit held the 1967 French Grand Prix, but since then it has not been regularly used for international events. One exception was the FIA F3000 race, which was held here from 1987-91. It is also home to France's MotoGP race at present.

Circuit

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.748 (Miles)

Description

Permanent circuit opened using the Circuit de la Sarthe startline and pits

Fastest Race Lap

Graham Hill (Lotus 49-Ford), 1m36.2, 102.836 mph, F1, 1967

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Graham Hill (Lotus 49-Ford), 1m36.7, 102.304 mph, F1, 1967

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.635 (Miles)

Description

Chicane built at Dunlop Corner

Fastest Race Lap

Emanuele Pirro (March 86B-Cosworth), 1m27.31, 108.648 mph, F3000, 1986

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Emanuele Pirro (March 86B-Cosworth), 1m29.20, 106.346 mph, F3000, 1986

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.753 (Miles)

Description

Final corners modified

Fastest Race Lap

Eric Bernard (Lola T89/50-Mugen), 1m30.47, 109.548 mph, F3000, 1989

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Philippe Gache (Lola T89/50-Cosworth), 1m33.21, 106.328 mph, F3000, 1990

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.655 (Miles)

Description

Section between Dunlop Chicane and The Esses modified

Fastest Race Lap

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.6 (Miles)

Description

Garage Vert reprofiled

Fastest Race Lap

Tio Elinas (Dallara FR35/12-Renault), 1m20.648, 116.060 mph, Formula Renault 3.5, 2015

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Matthieu Vaxiviere (Dallara FR35/12-Renault), 1m22.981, 112.797 mph, Formula Renault 3.5, 2015

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