Grand Prix of France 2017

Le Mans, France
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Motor racing is part of the DNA in Le Mans, which hosts the famous 24-Heures du Mans. The MotoGP course, dubbed the Bugatti GP circuit, was built around the 24-Hour track in 1965 and was a mainstay until 1995, when a serious crash for Alberto Puig saw it struck off the calendar. After major safety improvements, Le Mans returned to the schedule in 2000, and has remained on it ever since, often playing a big role in influencing the eventual MotoGP world championship standings.