Special Envoy to the Hunaudières
It is a straight line as there are hundreds on the roads of France. It connects Le Mans to Tours. Its particularity: in addition to the fact that it is as wide as a motorway, a portion of this departmental 338 is known throughout the world under the name of the place called Hunaudières. Once a year since 1923, not counting the Le Mans Classic every two years since 2002, speed is not limited. It is one of the pieces of bravery of the Le Mans 24 Hours circuit, the most famous endurance event in the world. Six kilometers at the absolute bottom from the bend of the Tertre Rouge to the hairpin of Mulsanne. At least until 1989. The following year, on the orders of international sports bodies that prohibit any straight line of more than 2 kilometers, the Hunaudières are interspersed with two chicanes to break the speed of the cars. It must be said that this was becoming unreasonable. This will not prevent to see the Mercedes CLR take ...
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