Circuit de Lédenon

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Circuit de Lédenon
Circuit Ledenon.svg
Location Lédenon, France
Time zone GMT +1 (DST: +2)
Major events French F4 Championship, GT Tour, Porsche Carrera Cup France, Formula Renault, Super Touring
Grand Prix Circuit
Length 3.151 km (1.958 mi)
Turns 13
Website www.ledenon.com/index.html

Circuit de Lédenon is a motor racing circuit located in southern France, next to the town of Lédenon. It hosts a round of the FFSA GT Championship since 1999.

History[edit]

In 1970, two motor sport enthusiasts, Jean-Claude and Sylvie Bondurand, decided to build a circuit in the town of Lédenon. The circuit was approved for use on June 16, 1973. The first notable races at the circuit were not held until 1977, when Super Touring and Formula Renault events were held.[1] The track has been in use continuously since then, hosting a variety of series, from touring cars and French GT to the French F4 Championship.[2]

The circuit is set in a natural bowl giving it a high amount of altitude change and making it the most undulating track in France. This, coupled with its winding layout, makes it a difficult circuit to drive.[3] It is also the only major race track in France to run in an anti-clockwise direction.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historique". Circuit de Lédenon. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Circuit de Ledenon". Track Reviewers. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  3. ^ "Circuit de Ledenon". Motor Sport Circuit Guide. 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 

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Coordinates: 43°55′25″N 4°30′21″E / 43.92361°N 4.50583°E / 43.92361; 4.50583