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An iconic venue for motor sports enthusiasts.
We owe the construction of this motor-racing track to the industrialist and inventor, Alexandre Lamblin, whose passion for motorsports led him to build it in 1924.
At a time when the car industry was flourishing and the aim of every car manufacturer was to set new speed records, the speed circuit was an inevitable development. Indeed, it met with instant success.
This motor-racing track has seen many a record smashed, in particular during the period between 1925 and 1939, when 86% of world records were beaten here.
Then in 1933, it became the property of the car manufacturer, Citroën, who installed a testing facility for the brand’s own cars.
As needs evolved, new facilities were added, including the timing tower, grandstand and pit.
In 1946, UTAC, an industrial test laboratory, took over the tracks’ management, eventually gaining ownership much later, in 1973.
In the 2000s, UTAC undertook major renovation work to bring the track up to regulatory standards, To the delight of motor enthusiasts, the speed circuit was finally accredited again in 2010.
As a test centre, UTAC-CERAM has worked for many years on the evolution of vehicles. It recently added to its facilities a driverless test track in order to fine-tune the vehicles of the future.
Last but not least, the racing track hosts a dozen or so popular events every year, attracting more than 100,000 spectators to this legendary track on an annual basis. No doubt about it, there’s an event which appeals to you, whether you prefer admiring English vehicles during the God Save the Car and the Moto event, or the American models at the US Motor Show.
Since the inauguration of the “1924” building in 2014, this atypical venue has also hosted a number of seminars.
So what are you waiting for: the race is on!