The Bugatti Circuit is 5 km. south of the city of Le Mans and 200 km. southeast of Paris. Built in 1965 around the 24 Heures de Le Mans track, this racetrack brings heroic deeds to mind. In the late 1960s, it was selected to host the Motomondiale Grand Prix. The serious accident of pilot Alberto Puig in 1995 meant the end of all Le Mans races, cancelled from the World Championship calendar until the 2000 season, but work on improving the safety of the track was done.
The track is narrow and characterized by unusual curves that force bikers to brake abruptly and speed up suddenly. With a capacity of 100,000 thousand spectators, the circuit is used also for various endurance competitions of all engine-based sports, as well as various competitions of the national French series.