The Circuit Paul Ricard is located at Le Castellet, near Marseille, France. The circuit was built in 1970, with finance from the eccentric pastis magnate Paul Ricard.
The Paul Ricard Circuit is a track avant-gardist with a unique design and top-of-the-range facilities, which hosts the best of motorsports. Opened on 19 April 1970, its innovative facilities made it one of the safest motor racing circuits in the world at the time of its opening. The combination of modern facilities, mild winter weather and an airstrip made it popular amongst racing teams for car testing during the annual winter off-season.
The circuit has developed some of the best French drivers of the time including four time World Drivers' Champion Alain Prost who won the French Grand Prix at the circuit in 1983, 1988, 1989 and 1990. The circuit hosted the Formula One French Grand Prix on 14 occasions between 1971 and 1990.
The track has also hosted several motorcycle races, most notably the Bol d'or 24-hour motorcycle endurance race.
After being renovated and modernized in the late 90’ies the track has hosted several GT championships, rounds of Le Mans Series, FIA GT1 World Championship and World Series by Renault. In addition, it is widely used for private tests, including F1 World Championship teams, DTM etc.
The circuit has one of the longest straight lines in Europe, the Mistral straight: 1.8km.
The Paul Ricard Circuit is a great track for endurance racing and if you want to join us on this epic track, we will be happy to assist you.