Le Mans - Bugatti
Located c. 280 miles from Calais, the Bugatti Circuit is a permanent race track located within Circuit des 24 Heures, named after Ettore Bugatti.
The circuit uses a part of the larger circuit and a separate, purpose-built section. The sections of track on the Bugatti Circuit that are on the Circuit des 24 Heures include the Dunlop Chicane at the end of the lap, the pit complex, and the straight where the Dunlop Tyres 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 des 24 Heures, toward Tertre Rouge and Mulsanne, vehicles turning to the right will continue the Bugatti Circuit.
The circuit hosts the 24 Hours of Le Mans motorcycle race, and a round of the MotoGP Championship. The circuit also holds French motor club races and in the past has hosted rounds of the International Formula 3000 Championship and DTM (German Touring Car series).
The museum "24 Heures du Mans":
Bearer of a rich local history, the mission of the museum is to keep alive and enhance its technical and industrial patrimony to all kinds of visitors.
Situated at the entrance of the circuit, and stretching over 4,000 square metres, the museum brings to the fore over 100 exceptional cars, as many collector items, and tens of films and photographs from the archives.
The “24 Heures du Mans” museum well and truly puts the spotlight on the motor car, the leading technical object of the 20th century, and affirms itself as a MUST cultural site to visit. It is the very flagship of the development of the industrial patrimony.
Web : http://www.lemusee24h.com/