24 Hours of Le Mans – a new spectator area at Arnage!
Fans of the 24 Hours of Le Mans who choose to watch the race from Arnage will be able to enjoy a whole new vista! Work has been done improve the visibility for spectators and the welcome for campers.
It all started with a new roundabout put in place at Arnage by the Syndicate which owns the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit (a union comprised of the County Council, the region, the greater Le Mans area and the city of Le Mans). The idea was to improve the safety of a junction used by more than 10,000 vehicles each day which was considered to pose a risk for motorists.
"We took the opportunity to complete two projects, explains Ghislain Robert, Head of the ACO's Le Mans Resort Division. On one hand we improved the experience campers will have relative to roads, lighting and sanitation. The campground was expanded from 220 to 300 spots. Campers will now be able to set up from the Sunday before the 24 Hours of Le Mans, instead of waiting until Wednesday."
The other strategic change was a new spectator area at Arnage, located at a part of the circuit loved by fans. Ghislain Robert: "Before, spectators could only see the cars once they entered the Arnage turn. Now, thanks to the new arrangement, they will be able to see the cars coming from Mulsanne and moving through the Indianapolis corner. The cars will literally drive around the spectators who are there!"
The new prime location at Arnage is also disabled-accessible, with areas for both seated and takeaway food.
With thanks to Céline Gualde / ACO