FRA - FRANCE
FONTANGE (MICHELIN)
Description  
Location Fontange, Salon-de-Provence
13 - Bouches-du-Rhône - Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 43°37'38"     + 5°00'24"
43.627222     5.006667
UTM Coordinates X = 661888.258  -  Y = 4832426.957  -  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 60 m - 197 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English ForumForum --> Europe --> France --> FRA - Centre d’essais Privé de Fontange [ENG]
(2) English www.michelin-engineering-and-services.com (...)Official website

(*) 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.

Centre d’essais Privé de Fontange: Speed ring

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 25th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3085  m 10121  ft 1.917  mi   (2)
length 3500  m 11483  ft 2.175  mi   (1)
Min width 7  m 23  ft      (2)
Max width 11  m 36  ft      (2)
Straight length 750  m 2461  ft 0.466  mi   (2)
Straight length 1000  m 3281  ft 0.621  mi   (1)
Max. banking (bends) 20  % 11.3  °        (2)

Centre d’essais Privé de Fontange: Noise

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 25th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 950  m 3117  ft 0.59  mi Long circuit (2)
length 400  m 1312  ft 0.249  mi Short circuit (2)

Centre d’essais Privé de Fontange: Comfort

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 25th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 200  m 656  ft 0.124  mi   (2)

Centre d’essais Privé de Fontange: Wet handling course

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 25th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1200  m 3937  ft 0.746  mi   (2)
Width 7  m 23  ft      (2)

Centre d’essais Privé de Fontange: Dry braking track

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 25th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 350  m 1148  ft 0.217  mi   (2)
Width 4  m 13  ft      (2)

Centre d’essais Privé de Fontange: Wet braking track

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 25th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 100  m 328  ft      (2)
Width 5  m 16  ft      (2)

Centre d’essais Privé de Fontange: Hydroplaning in curve

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 25th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
Bend minimum radius 100  m 328  ft      (2)

Centre d’essais Privé de Fontange: Hydroplanning in straight line

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 25th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Centre d’essais Privé de Fontange: Circular track

Michelin Proving Ground
Description  
Years  
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Proving ground
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 25th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
Bend minimum radius 50  m 164  ft      (2)
Max minimum radius 70  m 230  ft      (2)





Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
May 25th 2009     Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit New Description without map
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