Circuit Paul Armagnac

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Circuit Paul Armagnac
Circuit Paul Armagnac Nogaro.svg
LocationNogaro, France
Coordinates43°46′5″N 0°2′17″W / 43.76806°N 0.03806°W / 43.76806; -0.03806
Major eventsFIA Sportscar Championship, F3 Euroseries, F3000, French motorcycle Grand Prix, MotoGP

Circuit Paul Armagnac also known as Circuit de Nogaro is a motorsport race track near Nogaro in southwestern France.


The race circuit opened on 3 October 1960 as the first purpose-built race circuit in France.[1][2] Initially 1.752 kilometres (1.089 mi) long it was expanded in 1973 and 1989 to its current 3.636 kilometres (2.259 mi) length. In 2007 the circuit was modernized including a new control tower, a new pitlane and widening the track to 12 metres (39 ft).

Paul Armagnac[edit]

The circuit is named after Paul Armagnac, a Nogaro-born racing driver of the 1950s and 1960s.[3] He raced D.B. sportscars and was killed on 21 October 1962 in an accident during practice for the 1000 km de Paris at Montlhéry.

Track description[edit]

The track is relatively flat, with 6 metres (20 ft) difference in elevation between its highest and lowest points. It is raced clockwise and consists of two long straights, the 950 metres (3,117 ft) long start-finish straight named after Nogaro-born motorcycle constructor Claude Fior and the almost parallel aerodrome straight, linked by sections of several slow corners.


Events hosted by the circuit have included:


  1. ^ "Nogaro". Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Circuit Automobile Paul Armagnac". Nogaro en Armagnac. Mairie de Nogaro en Armagnac. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  3. ^ Foubert, Claude. "Le circuit de Nogaro fête ses 50 ans…". Laurent Mercier. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Shell Eco Marathon 2015". Michelin. Retrieved 5 June 2015.

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