The Bugatti Circuit
is a race track located in Le Mans
, named after Ettore Bugatti
. The circuit uses a part of the circuit used for the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans
race and a separate, purpose-built section. The sections of track on the Bugatti Circuit that are on the Circuit de la Sarthe
, the circuit used for the 24 Hours, include the Ford Chicane at the end of the lap, the pit complex, and the straight where the Dunlop Tires
bridge is located. At this point in the overlapping section of the tracks there is a left right sweep that was added for motorcycle safety in 2002. Vehicles turning to the left continue onto the Circuit de la Sarthe, toward Tetre Rouge and Mulsanne, vehicles turning to the right will continue the Bugatti Circuit.
The track is home base for Pescarolo Sport, founded by famous French driver Henri Pescarolo. The circuit also hosts the 24 Hours of Le Mans motorcycle race, and a round of the MotoGP Championship. As well as hosting a round of the DTM (German Touring Car series), the circuit also holds French club races.
Formula One history
Circuit de la Sarthe