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HistoryEdit

It 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 ArmagnacEdit

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 descriptionEdit

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.

EventsEdit

Events hosted by the circuit have included:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nogaro". RacingCircuits.info. 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…". Endurance-Info.com. Laurent Mercier. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Shell Eco Marathon 2015". Michelin. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 

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