The 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit is getting a makeover!
SOUTH GATE AND NORTH GATE
Pursuing its objective of improving safety and reception, the Syndicat Mixte des 24 Heures du Mans is undertaking several works on the two main gates. In the North, this gate, which is now mainly used by pedestrians during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will be optimized in order to facilitate the reception of spectators and to secure the flows. To the south, the construction of a new building and the widening of the access roads will be aimed at optimizing vehicle flows. The work on these two gates will be completed before the 2023 Le Mans 24 Hours.
In order to further improve safety on the circuit and to take care of accident victims quickly, a new Track Medical Center will be installed in the framework of the partnership with MMA and will ensure the rapid evacuation of accident victims to hospitals if necessary thanks to the construction of a helipad. This medical center is currently under construction and will be operational during the 2023 season.
EXTENSION OF THE MUSEUM
The 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum is a major place in the history of the automobile, welcoming more than 120,000 visitors per year. Since its purchase in 2017 by the ACO, the Museum has continued to grow. In order to provide ever more exciting exhibits for visitors, the ACO has decided to expand the Museum. This extension will have an architectural signature with a surface of 3400m2 and will allow to welcome, in particular, cars from a private collection. In a second phase, the current Museum will be "relifted" in order to offer a coherent whole. The objective? To make the 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum the most beautiful motorsport museum in Europe. See you in 2024 to discover this new showcase!
Located near the Museum, this esplanade, whose works will be carried out by the Syndicat Mixte des 24 Heures du Mans, will also be embellished. In all, nearly 10,000m2 will be renovated, with the creation of various squares to accommodate villages and open-air exhibitions. In line with the objectives set out in its CSR strategy, the ACO has also made it a priority to improve access for people with reduced mobility. The renovation of this esplanade will also be completed before the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This iconic area of the circuit, for both the general public and ACO Members, will also be revamped in view of the Le Mans 24 Hours Centenary. Major embellishment works will improve the spectator experience at the exit of the Dunlop Footbridge. In line with its CSR strategy, the ACO has also decided to plant these areas, representing more than 6000m2.
This brand new pedestrian bridge, with disabled access, will be built in spring 2023. It will cross the track on the southern part of the Bugatti circuit at the level of the Maison Blanche circuit to the Porte Sud area, near the International Karting circuit. With a length of about 50 meters, and located before the connection turn (after the Porsche turns), this footbridge will optimize the pedestrian traffic during the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Le Mans Classic.