FRA - FRANCE
PÉRIGUEUX
Description Street Circuit. It was used only once, on September 23rd and 24th 1950, respectively for a motorbike and a F.2 race. The name of the race was 1er Circuit Automobile & Motocycliste de Vitesse de Périgueux (First speed car and motorbike race in Périgueux). Virage de l’Arsault (Arsault Curve) had to be raised of 1.50 m - 5 ft (so it was a very little banked) in spite of the refusal of the mayor. So, works was done during a night, in the illegality. This curve still exist today, still banked.

Accesses
  • Accès 1: Place du Palais - Tribune Officielle A
  • Accès 2: rue Mouchy - Tribune B (Theatre)
  • Accès 3: rue Gambetta - Tribune C, Tribune D, enceinte Ravitaillement, enceinte Montaigne
  • Accès 4: rue Saint-Front - Tribune E, rampe Tourny, enceinte Tourny
  • Accès 5: passage Sainte-Cécile - enceinte Bugeaud
Location Périgueux
24 - Dordogne - Aquitaine
Location Approx. 130 km - 80 mi East of Bordeaux
Latitude - Longitude + 45°11'09"     + 0°43'20"
45.185833     0.722222
UTM Coordinates X = 321057.752  -  Y = 5006118.348  -  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  
Inauguration September 23rd 1950
Closing September 24th 1950
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English mail, note Mails from Alex Mondin dated January 30th 2006 and February 2nd 2006 that quotes "L’automobile en Périgord" by Jean-Marie Deplagne, Edited by Fanlac
(2) English www.the-fastlane.co.uk/formula2/F250_28.htmF2 Register

(*) 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.

Périgueux
Description  
Years 1950
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Street course
Inauguration September 23rd 1950
Closing September 24th 1950
Last update of this page September 25th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Boulevard Michel De Montaigne - Allées De Tourny - Virage de l’Arsault - Cours Tourny - Place Bugeaud
length 1750  m 5741  ft 1.087  mi    
Max width 9  m 30  ft    Start finish straight  

Périgueux

Périgueux




1ER CIRCUIT AUTOMOBILE DE VITESSE DE PÉRIGUEUX
Race result
1. Robert Manzon (Simca-Gordini T15)
2. André Simon (Simca-Gordini T15)
3. Stirling Moss (HWM - Alta)

There were 19 participants. 4 cars were entered by the Ecurie Gordini, 2 cars by Scuderia Ferrari, 2 by HWM, some others were private entries and two locals from the city of Bordeaux. Complete results can be found on F.2 Register


Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
February 13th 2006     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Alex Mondin Update Description with map
February 12th 2006     Guido de Carli   Alex Mondin Update Description
February 12th 2006     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Alex Mondin New Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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