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FRA - FRANCE
LE CASTELLET, PAUL RICARD (HTTT / KTT)
PAUL RICARD (HTTT / KTT)
HTTT / KTT
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Description Main French circuit from 1971 to 1990, in 2002 it was transformed into a test venue with 180 different track layouts. Names of each layout shown here are taken from official websites and are composed using following rules

  • Solution 1÷8
  • - Solution 1: Long Track
    - Solution 2: Hairpin Track
    - Solution 3: Medium Track
    - Solution 4: Short Track
    - Solution 5, 6, 7, 8: Extra Short Tracks

  • A÷H: this letter describes eventual chicane used at mid Mistral straight. Montréal chicane was added after inauguration, but I don’t know when.
  • - A: no chicane
    - B: South chicane
    - C: North chicane
    - D: South and North chicane
    - E: Montréal chicane
    - F: South and mid Montréal chicanes
    - G: mid Montréal chicanes
    - H: mid Montréal and North chicanes

  • Short: use of Virage du Petit Beausset instead of traditional Double Droite du Beausset. Variant added in 2005.

  • SC: use of chicane de Signes instead of traditional Courbe de Signes

  • V1÷V2: this code describe eventual chicanes at S de la Verreire. Variant added in 2005, before only original layout (without any letter) was available
Location Le Castellet - Signes
83 - Var - Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur
Location 34 km - 21 mi East of Marseille, 27 km - 17 mi North-West of Tolon
Latitude - Longitude + 43°15'10"     + 5°47'33"
43.252778     5.7925
UTM Coordinates X = 726682.405  -  Y = 4792672.727  -  Zone 31T
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) GéoPortail
Altitude AMSL 420 m - 1378 ft
Inauguration April 19th 1970
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian mail, note Mail from Stephan Zeidler dated November 29th 2005
(2) English (page 152)Author: Peter Higham, Bruce Jones - Published by: Andre Deutsch - year: 1999 - ISBN: 0-233-99619-2
Map, data and description
(3) English ForumForum --> Chat in English --> Aerials of circuits [ENG]
(4) Italian ForumForum --> Europe --> France --> Le Castellet - Paul Ricard [ITA]
(5) French www.cb500.com/sport/circuit_21.htm
(6) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/paulrica.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(7) Italian Conoscere la Formula 1 1 (page 256)Published by: Rizzoli Editore - year: 1984
(8) Italian Autosprint 38/1969 (page 22)Costruzione ormai avanzata
(9) Italian Autosprint 2/1970 (page 16)Punto della situazione della pista che sarà inaugurata il 19 aprile 1970
(10) Italian Autosprint 16/1970 (page 44)Inaugurato domenica, può ancora migliorare
(11) Italian Autosprint 17/1970 (page 22)Inaugurato il circuito Est (il corto) - mappa
(12) Italian Autosprint 30/1970 (page 17)Inaugurato anche il circuito lungo con il rettilineo del Mistral completo (mappa)
(13) Italian Autosprint 10/1971 (page 13)Doppia pista per i box
(14) Italian Autosprint 15/1971 (page 15)Box in costruzione, solo semafori per le segnalazioni in pista
(15) Italian Autosprint 30/1971 (page 9)Il giudizio di Stewart
(16) Italian Autosprint 44/1977 (page 20)Rischio chiusura per problemi politici e ostilità della popolazione
(17) Italian Rombo 31/1982 (page 11)Sarà accorciato?
(18) Italian Autosprint 11/1983 (page 30)Crisi economica
(19) Italian Rombo 9/1985 (page 19)Chevalier riconfermato presidente, cessione parziale ad Ecclestone?
(20) Italian Rombo 23/1985 (page 23)Rinnovate le infrastrutture
(21) Italian Autosprint 11/1986 (page 21)
(22) Italian Autosprint 21/1986 (page 16)
(23) Italian Rombo 27/1986 (page 19)Novità 1986: il nuovo circuito da 3,8 km
(24) Italian Autosprint 27/1987 (page 15)Una nuova auto di pronto intervento (Renault Espace)
(25) Italian Autosprint 1/1990 (page 16)Sopravviverà anche dopo che il GP Francia andrà a Magny Cours
(26) Italian Autosprint 20/1992 (page 65)
(27) Italian Autosprint 28/2002 (page 37)
(28) Italian Autosprint 45/2005 (page 25)According to FIA, it is the safest circuit
(29) Italian autosprint.corrieredellosport.it (...)2019 updates [Publishing date: January 22nd 2019]
(30) English French www.circuitpaulricard.comOfficial website
(31) French www.kartingtesttrack.comOfficial website
(32) French www.kartingtesttrack.com (...)KTT kart track layouts

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Circuit Paul Ricard
Description Paul Ricard circuit was named after his first owner, owner also of the famous drink house) and it was inaugurated on April, 19th 1970. During years, many safety improvements were made; the only change to track layout I know was made in 1980, when Verriere chicane was softened. Besides main track, there were two shorter circuits: one 3263 m long was used also for F.1 tests, while I think that the shorter one (2200 m) was used by a driving school. In 1980s speed at Courbe de Signes was too high, so in 1986 main track was shorten to 3800 m - 2.362 mi (non shown on my maps), nevertheless long course was still in use
Years 1970÷2001
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration April 19th 1970
Closing 2001
Last update of this page April 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points La verriere - La chicane - Virage de l’école - Virage de la Sainte Beaume - Ligne Droite du Mistral - Courbe des Signes - Double droit de Beausset - ’S’ de Bendor - L’Epingle - Le village - Virage de Tour - Tour affichage Michelin - Virage du Pont - ’S’ de Mejanes - La bretelle
length 5810  m 19062  ft 3.61  mi Long circuit (21)
length 3263  m 10705  ft 2.028  mi Short circuit (21)
length 2200  m 7218  ft 1.367  mi School circuit (21)

Circuit Paul Ricard
Description In 1982 there was a proposal for shorten the circuit up to 4 km approx with a link at Verriere, in order to improve safety and to reduce costs.
Years 1982
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points La verriere - Ligne Droite du Mistral - Courbe des Signes - Double droit de Beausset - ’S’ de Bendor - L’Epingle - Le village - Virage de Tour - Tour affichage Michelin - Virage du Pont - ’S’ de Mejanes - La bretelle
length (approx) 4000  m 13123  ft 2.486  mi   (17)

Circuit Paul Ricard
Description In March 1986 it was decided to shorten the track, in order to reduce speed at theend of Mistral straight. It was not sure if this change would have been ready within F.1 GP, scheduled on July 6th 1986.
Years 1986
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 14th 2008
Info last update March 1986
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3800  m 12467  ft 2.361  mi GP Course (21)

Circuit Paul Ricard
Description After Elio De Angelis’s death, on May 15th, works were improved and new track layout (slighty different from one shown in my map) was ready before GP.
Years 1986
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 14th 2008
Info last update May 1986
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 4000  m 13123  ft 2.486  mi   (22)

Circuit Paul Ricard
Description Final layout, first used for F.1 French GP. Previous layouts are still in use
Years 1986÷2001
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration July 6th 1986
Closing 2001
Last update of this page April 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points La verriere - La bretelle - Ligne Droite du Mistral - Courbe des Signes - Double droit de Beausset - ’S’ de Bendor - L’Epingle - Le village - Virage de Tour - Tour affichage Michelin - Virage du Pont
length 3800  m 12467  ft 2.361  mi   (21)

Circuit Paul Ricard - Circuit Club
Description In May 1992 a new track built inside Castellet circuit was introduced to the press. It was a circuit similar to a club course and it was considered as the first step of a renewal of the whole track. This circuit should have been used mainly by Oreca, that in 1991 used 3800 m circuit for 80 days in the whole year.

I don’t know the history of this track; however you can see it on Google Local aerial photo, along external central section of Mistral straight. It seems that some section are missing: have they never been built or have they been removed? Map drawn here it’s in perspective.
Years 1992
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1800  m 5906  ft 1.118  mi   (26)
Width 7  m 23  ft      (26)

HTTT - High Tech Test Track
Description In 2000 Mr. Bernie Ecclestone bought the circuit and in 2002 it was renewed ad reopened as test venue, suitable even for secret tests. At first it should have had up to 40 different track combinations, but later they become 180 as more links were added.
2043m track is used by Club or low-power cars or to simulate slow track; 3807 m track (later remeasured, it’s slightly shorter) is very similar to the one used for F.1 French GP from 1986 to 1990. Please note that the 4895 m one is not included in the final list of 180 layouts.

Chicane Bendor has been replaced by a bend; Virage Du Pont, du Hotel, du Bendor and du Lac has been changed. Signes bend has not been changed, but there is also an alternate slower bend. New track comnbinations has been added.
Years 2002÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 14th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points La Verriere - Sainte Beaume - L’École - Ligne Droite du Mistral - Courbe des Signes - Double droit de Beausset - Bendor - Village - La Tour - Virage du Pont
length 4895  m 16060  ft 3.042  mi   (27)
length 5752  m 18871  ft 3.574  mi Solution 1A (27)
length 3807  m 12490  ft 2.366  mi Solution 3A (27)
length 2043  m 6703  ft 1.269  mi Solution 5 (27)

HTTT - High Tech Test Track - Long Track
Description Final detail of all track layouts available. Some of them have been added in 2005 only
Years 2002÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 12th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5752  m 18871  ft 3.574  mi Solution 1A (30)
length 5759  m 18894  ft 3.579  mi Solution 1A - SC (30)
length 5188  m 17021  ft 3.224  mi Solution 1A - Short (30)
length 5195  m 17044  ft 3.228  mi Solution 1A - Short - SC (30)
length 5942  m 19495  ft 3.692  mi Solution 1A - V1 (30)
length 5949  m 19518  ft 3.697  mi Solution 1A - V1 - SC (30)
length 5378  m 17644  ft 3.342  mi Solution 1A - V1 - Short (30)
length 5385  m 17667  ft 3.346  mi Solution 1A - V1 - Short - SC (30)
length 6035  m 19800  ft 3.75  mi Solution 1A - V2 (30)
length 6042  m 19823  ft 3.754  mi Solution 1A - V2 - SC (30)
length 5471  m 17949  ft 3.4  mi Solution 1A - V2 - Short (30)
length 5478  m 17972  ft 3.404  mi Solution 1A - V2 - Short - SC (30)
length 5764  m 18911  ft 3.582  mi Solution 1B (30)
length 5771  m 18934  ft 3.586  mi Solution 1B - SC (30)
length 5200  m 17060  ft 3.231  mi Solution 1B - Short (30)
length 5207  m 17083  ft 3.236  mi Solution 1B - Short - SC (30)
length 5954  m 19534  ft 3.7  mi Solution 1B - V1 (30)
length 5961  m 19557  ft 3.704  mi Solution 1B - V1 - SC (30)
length 5390  m 17684  ft 3.349  mi Solution 1B - V1 - Short (30)
length 5397  m 17707  ft 3.354  mi Solution 1B - V1 - Short - SC (30)
length 6047  m 19839  ft 3.758  mi Solution 1B - V2 (30)
length 6054  m 19862  ft 3.762  mi Solution 1B - V2 - SC (30)
length 5483  m 17989  ft 3.407  mi Solution 1B - V2 - Short (30)
length 5490  m 18012  ft 3.411  mi Solution 1B - V2 - Short - SC (30)
length 5803  m 19039  ft 3.606  mi Solution 1C (30)
length 5810  m 19062  ft 3.61  mi Solution 1C - SC (30)
length 5239  m 17188  ft 3.255  mi Solution 1C - Short (30)
length 5246  m 17211  ft 3.26  mi Solution 1C - Short - SC (30)
length 5993  m 19662  ft 3.724  mi Solution 1C - V1 (30)
length 6000  m 19685  ft 3.728  mi Solution 1C - V1 - SC (30)
length 5429  m 17812  ft 3.374  mi Solution 1C - V1 - Short (30)
length 5436  m 17835  ft 3.378  mi Solution 1C - V1 - Short - SC (30)
length 6086  m 19967  ft 3.782  mi Solution 1C - V2 (30)
length 6093  m 19990  ft 3.786  mi Solution 1C - V2 - SC (30)
length 5522  m 18117  ft 3.431  mi Solution 1C - V2 - Short (30)
length 5529  m 18140  ft 3.436  mi Solution 1C - V2 - Short - SC (30)
length 5815  m 19078  ft 3.613  mi Solution 1D (30)
length 5822  m 19101  ft 3.618  mi Solution 1D - SC (30)
length 5251  m 17228  ft 3.263  mi Solution 1D - Short (30)
length 5258  m 17251  ft 3.267  mi Solution 1D - Short - SC (30)
length 6005  m 19701  ft 3.731  mi Solution 1D - V1 (30)
length 6012  m 19724  ft 3.736  mi Solution 1D - V1 - SC (30)
length 5441  m 17851  ft 3.381  mi Solution 1D - V1 - Short (30)
length 5448  m 17874  ft 3.385  mi Solution 1D - V1 - Short - SC (30)
length 6098  m 20007  ft 3.789  mi Solution 1D - V2 (30)
length 6105  m 20030  ft 3.794  mi Solution 1D - V2 - SC (30)
length 5534  m 18156  ft 3.439  mi Solution 1D - V2 - Short (30)
length 5541  m 18179  ft 3.443  mi Solution 1D - V2 - Short - SC (30)
length 5773  m 18940  ft 3.587  mi Solution 1E (30)
length 5780  m 18963  ft 3.592  mi Solution 1E - SC (30)
length 5209  m 17090  ft 3.237  mi Solution 1E - Short (30)
length 5216  m 17113  ft 3.241  mi Solution 1E - Short - SC (30)
length 5963  m 19564  ft 3.705  mi Solution 1E - V1 (30)
length 5970  m 19587  ft 3.71  mi Solution 1E - V1 - SC (30)
length 5399  m 17713  ft 3.355  mi Solution 1E - V1 - Short (30)
length 5406  m 17736  ft 3.359  mi Solution 1E - V1 - Short - SC (30)
length 6056  m 19869  ft 3.763  mi Solution 1E - V2 (30)
length 6063  m 19892  ft 3.767  mi Solution 1E - V2 - SC (30)
length 5492  m 18018  ft 3.413  mi Solution 1E - V2 - Short (30)
length 5499  m 18041  ft 3.417  mi Solution 1E - V2 - Short - SC (30)
length 5802  m 19035  ft 3.605  mi Solution 1F (30)
length 5809  m 19058  ft 3.61  mi Solution 1F - SC (30)
length 5238  m 17185  ft 3.255  mi Solution 1F - Short (30)
length 5245  m 17208  ft 3.259  mi Solution 1F - Short - SC (30)
length 5992  m 19659  ft 3.723  mi Solution 1F - V1 (30)
length 5999  m 19682  ft 3.728  mi Solution 1F - V1 - SC (30)
length 5428  m 17808  ft 3.373  mi Solution 1F - V1 - Short (30)
length 5435  m 17831  ft 3.377  mi Solution 1F - V1 - Short - SC (30)
length 6085  m 19964  ft 3.781  mi Solution 1F - V2 (30)
length 6092  m 19987  ft 3.785  mi Solution 1F - V2 - SC (30)
length 5521  m 18114  ft 3.431  mi Solution 1F - V2 - Short (30)
length 5528  m 18136  ft 3.435  mi Solution 1F - V2 - Short - SC (30)
length 5773  m 18940  ft 3.587  mi Solution 1G (30)
length 5780  m 18963  ft 3.592  mi Solution 1G - SC (30)
length 5209  m 17090  ft 3.237  mi Solution 1G - Short (30)
length 5216  m 17113  ft 3.241  mi Solution 1G - Short - SC (30)
length 5963  m 19564  ft 3.705  mi Solution 1G - V1 (30)
length 5970  m 19587  ft 3.71  mi Solution 1G - V1 - SC (30)
length 5399  m 17713  ft 3.355  mi Solution 1G - V1 - Short (30)
length 5406  m 17736  ft 3.359  mi Solution 1G - V1 - Short - SC (30)
length 6056  m 19869  ft 3.763  mi Solution 1G - V2 (30)
length 6063  m 19892  ft 3.767  mi Solution 1G - V2 - SC (30)
length 5492  m 18018  ft 3.413  mi Solution 1G - V2 - Short (30)
length 5499  m 18041  ft 3.417  mi Solution 1G - V2 - Short - SC (30)
length 5800  m 19029  ft 3.604  mi Solution 1H (30)
length 5807  m 19052  ft 3.608  mi Solution 1H - SC (30)
length 5236  m 17178  ft 3.254  mi Solution 1H - Short (30)
length 5243  m 17201  ft 3.258  mi Solution 1H - Short - SC (30)
length 5990  m 19652  ft 3.722  mi Solution 1H - V1 (30)
length 5997  m 19675  ft 3.726  mi Solution 1H - V1 - SC (30)
length 5426  m 17802  ft 3.372  mi Solution 1H - V1 - Short (30)
length 5433  m 17825  ft 3.376  mi Solution 1H - V1 - Short - SC (30)
length 6083  m 19957  ft 3.78  mi Solution 1H - V2 (30)
length 6090  m 19980  ft 3.784  mi Solution 1H - V2 - SC (30)
length 5519  m 18107  ft 3.429  mi Solution 1H - V2 - Short (30)
length 5526  m 18130  ft 3.434  mi Solution 1H - V2 - Short - SC (30)

HTTT - High Tech Test Track - Hairpin Track
Description Final detail of all track layouts available. Some of them have been added in 2005 only
Years 2002÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 12th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4087  m 13409  ft 2.54  mi Solution 2A (30)
length 4094  m 13432  ft 2.544  mi Solution 2A - SC (30)
length 3523  m 11558  ft 2.189  mi Solution 2A - Short (30)
length 3530  m 11581  ft 2.194  mi Solution 2A - Short - SC (30)
length 4099  m 13448  ft 2.547  mi Solution 2B (30)
length 4106  m 13471  ft 2.551  mi Solution 2B - SC (30)
length 3535  m 11598  ft 2.197  mi Solution 2B - Short (30)
length 3542  m 11621  ft 2.201  mi Solution 2B - Short - SC (30)
length 4138  m 13576  ft 2.571  mi Solution 2C (30)
length 4145  m 13599  ft 2.576  mi Solution 2C - SC (30)
length 3574  m 11726  ft 2.221  mi Solution 2C - Short (30)
length 3581  m 11749  ft 2.225  mi Solution 2C - Short - SC (30)
length 4150  m 13615  ft 2.579  mi Solution 2D (30)
length 4157  m 13638  ft 2.583  mi Solution 2D - SC (30)
length 3586  m 11765  ft 2.228  mi Solution 2D - Short (30)
length 3593  m 11788  ft 2.233  mi Solution 2D - Short - SC (30)
length 4108  m 13478  ft 2.553  mi Solution 2E (30)
length 4115  m 13501  ft 2.557  mi Solution 2E - SC (30)
length 3544  m 11627  ft 2.202  mi Solution 2E - Short (30)
length 3551  m 11650  ft 2.207  mi Solution 2E - Short - SC (30)
length 4137  m 13573  ft 2.571  mi Solution 2F (30)
length 4144  m 13596  ft 2.575  mi Solution 2F - SC (30)
length 3573  m 11722  ft 2.22  mi Solution 2F - Short (30)
length 3580  m 11745  ft 2.225  mi Solution 2F - Short - SC (30)
length 4108  m 13478  ft 2.553  mi Solution 2G (30)
length 4115  m 13501  ft 2.557  mi Solution 2G - SC (30)
length 3544  m 11627  ft 2.202  mi Solution 2G - Short (30)
length 3551  m 11650  ft 2.207  mi Solution 2G - Short - SC (30)
length 4135  m 13566  ft 2.569  mi Solution 2H (30)
length 4142  m 13589  ft 2.574  mi Solution 2H - SC (30)
length 3571  m 11716  ft 2.219  mi Solution 2H - Short (30)
length 3578  m 11739  ft 2.223  mi Solution 2H - Short - SC (30)

HTTT - High Tech Test Track - Medium Track
Description Final detail of all track layouts available. Some of them have been added in 2005 only
Years 2002÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 12th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3793  m 12444  ft 2.357  mi Solution 3A (30)
length 3800  m 12467  ft 2.361  mi Solution 3A - SC (30)
length 3229  m 10594  ft 2.006  mi Solution 3A - Short (30)
length 3236  m 10617  ft 2.011  mi Solution 3A - Short - SC (30)
length 3802  m 12474  ft 2.363  mi Solution 3B (30)
length 3809  m 12497  ft 2.367  mi Solution 3B - SC (30)
length 3238  m 10623  ft 2.012  mi Solution 3B - Short (30)
length 3245  m 10646  ft 2.016  mi Solution 3B - Short - SC (30)
length 3841  m 12602  ft 2.387  mi Solution 3C (30)
length 3848  m 12625  ft 2.391  mi Solution 3C - SC (30)
length 3277  m 10751  ft 2.036  mi Solution 3C - Short (30)
length 3284  m 10774  ft 2.041  mi Solution 3C - Short - SC (30)
length 3853  m 12641  ft 2.394  mi Solution 3D (30)
length 3860  m 12664  ft 2.399  mi Solution 3D - SC (30)
length 3289  m 10791  ft 2.044  mi Solution 3D - Short (30)
length 3296  m 10814  ft 2.048  mi Solution 3D - Short - SC (30)
length 3811  m 12503  ft 2.368  mi Solution 3E (30)
length 3818  m 12526  ft 2.372  mi Solution 3E - SC (30)
length 3247  m 10653  ft 2.018  mi Solution 3E - Short (30)
length 3254  m 10676  ft 2.022  mi Solution 3E - Short - SC (30)
length 3840  m 12598  ft 2.386  mi Solution 3F (30)
length 3847  m 12621  ft 2.39  mi Solution 3F - SC (30)
length 3276  m 10748  ft 2.036  mi Solution 3F - Short (30)
length 3283  m 10771  ft 2.04  mi Solution 3F - Short - SC (30)
length 3811  m 12503  ft 2.368  mi Solution 3G (30)
length 3818  m 12526  ft 2.372  mi Solution 3G - SC (30)
length 3247  m 10653  ft 2.018  mi Solution 3G - Short (30)
length 3254  m 10676  ft 2.022  mi Solution 3G - Short - SC (30)
length 3838  m 12592  ft 2.385  mi Solution 3H (30)
length 3845  m 12615  ft 2.389  mi Solution 3H - SC (30)
length 3274  m 10741  ft 2.034  mi Solution 3H - Short (30)
length 3281  m 10764  ft 2.039  mi Solution 3H - Short - SC (30)

HTTT - High Tech Test Track - Short Track
Description Final detail of all track layouts available. Some of them have been added in 2005 only
Years 2002÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 12th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3249  m 10659  ft 2.019  mi Solution 4A (30)
length 3256  m 10682  ft 2.023  mi Solution 4A - SC (30)
length 2685  m 8809  ft 1.668  mi Solution 4A - Short (30)
length 2692  m 8832  ft 1.673  mi Solution 4A - Short - SC (30)
length 3300  m 10827  ft 2.051  mi Solution 4B (30)
length 3307  m 10850  ft 2.055  mi Solution 4B - SC (30)
length 2736  m 8976  ft 1.7  mi Solution 4B - Short (30)
length 2743  m 8999  ft 1.704  mi Solution 4B - Short - SC (30)
length 3270  m 10728  ft 2.032  mi Solution 4C (30)
length 3277  m 10751  ft 2.036  mi Solution 4C - SC (30)
length 2706  m 8878  ft 1.681  mi Solution 4C - Short (30)
length 2713  m 8901  ft 1.686  mi Solution 4C - Short - SC (30)

HTTT - High Tech Test Track - Extra Short Track
Description Final detail of all track layouts available. Some of them have been added in 2005 only
Years 2002÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 12th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2043  m 6703  ft 1.269  mi Solution 5 (30)
length 2233  m 7326  ft 1.388  mi Solution 5 - V1 (30)
length 1785  m 5856  ft 1.109  mi Solution 6 (30)
length 1975  m 6480  ft 1.227  mi Solution 6 - V1 (30)
length 1268  m 4160  ft 0.788  mi Solution 7 (30)
length 826  m 2710  ft 0.513  mi Solution 8 (30)
length 1016  m 3333  ft 0.631  mi Solution 8 - V1 (30)

KTT - Karting Test Track
Description Kart track independent from main circuit, built between Double droit de Beausset and Virage du Pont
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 8th 2010
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 673  m 2208  ft 0.418  mi Circuit # 2 (32)
length 964  m 3163  ft 0.599  mi Circuit # 1 (32)
length 749  m 2457  ft 0.465  mi Circuit # 3 (32)
length 789  m 2589  ft 0.49  mi Circuit # 4 (32)
length 964  m 3163  ft 0.599  mi Circuit # 1C (32)

Le Castellet, Circuit Paul Ricard 1970÷2001: long course (5810 m)

Le Castellet, Circuit Paul Ricard 1970÷2001: long course (5810 m)

Le Castellet, Circuit Paul Ricard 1970÷2001: long course (5810 m)


Le Castellet, Circuit Paul Ricard: March 1986 proposal

Le Castellet, Circuit Paul Ricard: March 1986 proposal


Le Castellet, Circuit Paul Ricard: May 1986 proposal

Le Castellet, Circuit Paul Ricard: May 1986 proposal


Le Castellet, Circuit Paul Ricard: Circuit Club 1992 (perspective map)

Le Castellet, Circuit Paul Ricard: Circuit Club 1992 (perspective map)


Le Castellet, Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track: Solution 5 (2043 m)

Le Castellet, Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track: Solution 5 (2043 m)

Le Castellet, Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track: Solution 5 (2043 m)

Le Castellet, Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track: Solution 5 (2043 m)

Le Castellet, Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track: Solution 5 (2043 m)


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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
March 14th 2019     Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 8th 2010 KTT - Karting Test Track   Guido de Carli   Marco Cot Update Description
April 12th 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 6th 2005     Guido de Carli   Stephan Zeidler Update Description
December 6th 2005 Circuit Paul Ricard - Circuit Club 1992 Guido de Carli   Stephan Zeidler Update Description
April 2nd 2005 Circuit Paul Ricard 1986 Guido de Carli     Update Description
April 2nd 2005 Circuit Paul Ricard 1970÷2001 Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 26th 2004 Circuit Paul Ricard - Circuit Club 1992 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
October 18th 2003 Circuit Paul Ricard 1982 Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 18th 2003 Circuit Paul Ricard 1970÷2001 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
October 16th 2003 Circuit Paul Ricard 1982 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
August 8th 2003     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
March 12th 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description
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