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History of Dijon Prenois Circuit


Until 1984 the circuit at Dijon-Prenois was the home of the French Formula 1 Grand Prix. Since then the track has specialised in racing historic cars and bikes, continuing the tradition of the glorious days of racing.

Dijon has played an important role in the history of the motorbike. During the first half of the 1900s the Terrot factory made bikes of all description. Between 1925 and 1930 they won the majority of the motorbike championships, making them the number one constructor in France in front of Peugeot.

1972

Inauguration of the Dijon Prenois Circuit

   

1974

First Formula 1 Grand Prix in France

   

1975

Clay Regazzoni won the Swiss Grand Prix

   

1977

Mario Andretti won the French Grand Prix

   

1979

Rene Arnoux came first, with Gilles Villeneuve second
in French Grand Prix .
Renault won the Constructor’s Championship for the first time.

   

1981

First win for Alain Prost in F1

   

1982

Keke Rosberg won Swiss Grand Prix

   

1984

Niki Lauda won the last F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit

   

1989 - 1990

F3000 and World Championship of Sport Prototypes

   

1991 - 1997

European Cup of Lorries and GT races

   

1998 - 2001

World Championship GT, European Lorry Cup, Grand Prix of Historic Cars

   

2001

Dany Snobeck takes over the running of Dijon Prenois

   

2004

Coupes Moto Legende comes to Dijon Prenois from Monthery

   

2005

Le Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or, meeting of historic cars

   

2006

GT FIA Championship