FRA - FRANCE
MAS DU CLOS
Description Permanent street circuit, built by Bardinon family near to family castle for driving their own colleciton cars. At first it was built as a kart track (maybe using link between La Tuor and Le Restaurand corners), in mid 1960s it was lengthened up to 3100 m. Thanks to its secrecy, it was used also for test - Formula 1 too - far from photographers and their cameras.
Location Aubusson
23 - Creuse - Limousin
Location 400 km - 250 mi from Paris
Latitude - Longitude + 45°55'30"     + 2°18'30"
45.925     2.308333
UTM Coordinates X = 446370.348  -  Y = 5085947.098  -  Zone 31T
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) GéoPortail
Altitude AMSL 690 m - 2264 ft
Inauguration 1963
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English ForumForum --> Chat in English --> Aerials of circuits [ENG]
(2) English ForumForum --> Europe --> France --> FRA - Mas du Clos: circuit from French Le Mans film [ENG]
(3) French www.mas-du-clos.com/circuit.htm
(4) German www.mas-du-clos.com/d/circuit.htm
(5) English www.mas-du-clos.com/e/circuit.htm
(6) Italian Autosprint 10/1976 (page 54)

(*) 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.

Mas du Clos
Description Original track layout
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration January 1st 1963
Closing  
Last update of this page March 4th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points La ligne droite des Stands - Le Pieu - Le Chalet - Le S du Lac - Le Musée - La Meule - Le Restaurant - La Piscine - Le Pont - La Tour - Le S du Raccodrement
length 400  m 1312  ft 0.249  mi   (3)

Mas du Clos
Description Intermediate track layout, built I don’t know when between 1963 and 1967
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page March 4th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points La ligne droite des Stands - Le Pieu - Le Chalet - Le S du Lac - Le Musée - La Meule - Le Restaurant - La Piscine - Le Pont - La Tour - Le S du Raccodrement

Mas du Clos
Description  
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1967
Closing  
Last update of this page August 9th 2002
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points La ligne droite des Stands - Le Pieu - Le Chalet - Le S du Lac - Le Musée - La Meule - Le Restaurant - La Piscine - Le Pont - La Tour - Le S du Raccodrement
length 3071.8  m 10078  ft 1.909  mi   (3)
Min width 9  m 30  ft      (3)
Max width 14  m 46  ft      (3)
Straight length 610  m 2001  ft 0.379  mi Start finish straight (3)
Max. gradient (uphill) 15  % 8.5  °        (3)
Max. gradient (downhill) 12  % 6.8  °        (3)
Bend minimum radius 12  m 39  ft      (3)
Max minimum radius 500  m 1640  ft 0.311  mi   (3)

Mas du Clos (3071,8 m)

Mas du Clos (3071,8 m)




NAME LENGHT m RADIUS m CAMBER %
approach center exit
La ligne droite des Stands 610   4.9 3.4 5.8
Le Pieu 285 68.15 15   12
Le Chalet 205 500 3 3 3
Le S du Lac 248 171 1.4 1.4 1.4
90 109 7.6 7.6 7.6
Le Musée 195 54 7.6 4.5 8.7
La Meule 91 24 7.7   5.8
Le Restaurant 28 16 0 0 0
La Piscine 26 12 0 0 0
Le Pont 49 22 7.6 7.6 7.6
La Tour 49 22 7.6 7.6 7.6
Le S du Raccodrement 70 40 11.2 11.2 11.2
98 62 4.9 4.9 4.9

Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
March 4th 2007     Guido de Carli        
December 5th 2004     Guido de Carli     New Description with map
August 9th 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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