|Location:||Le Mans, France|
Opened in 1923, Circuit de 24 Heures is a semi-permanent race course, located in Le Mans, Maine, France. The course is also known as the Circuit de la Sarthe (after the 1960 French Grand Prix Triangular Circuit). It is much-publicized for the 24 hours of Le Mans auto race. The track includes local roads that remain open to the public most of the year. The present length of the circuit is 13.629 km (8.47 miles) and is considered amongst the longest circuits in the world. The capacity of the shorter Bugatti Circuit is 100,000.