Bol d’Or 2007 This Weekend
File under Racing France
Author: Mike Werner
Location: Normandy, France
It's going to be a very busy weekend for motorsports fans. An important MotoGP race (will Casey become the champion), F1 and the famous French Bol d'Or race.
The Bol d'Or is like the 24 hours of Le Mans an endurance race. Started way back in 1922, the Bol d'Or has become a reference 24 hour race. Held this year in Nevers Magny-Cours (South of Paris), the race attracts over 100,000 spectators.
This year will be no exception, specially considering that the weather forecast is great. There are as usual several pre-races going on, but the actual race starts on Saturday at 15:00.
For those of you not attending, you can monitor the teams standings live; click here .
For those of you going there on your motorcycle, as usual with these events, there are several Relais Motos Calmos available. The Relais Motos Calmos is a biker resting place, usually along the motorways. They provide different services at these relax points.
Organized by the local governments and the FFMCFederation Francaise des Motards en Colere - Angry French Biker Assocation, they have become a great meeting and resting place for bikers. The locations are:
Services: Helmet cleaning, relax, toilettes, showers, sleeping area, small mechanical interventions
Location: On the RN7, exit 47.
Open: Friday 10:00 until Sunday 18:00
Halte du Cheminot
Services: Helmet cleaning
Location: RN77 (20 km south of Troyes, direction Auxerre
Open: Friday 10:00, Saturday 16:00 and Sunday 10:00 until 22:00
Bourges - Route de Nevers
Services: Helmet cleaning, tire pressure, small mechanical interventions, rest room, food, toilettes
Location: RD976 (Bourges exit, direction Nevers)
Open: Friday 12:00 until Sunday 20:00
Services: Free sandwiches and drinks, oil, chain lube and visor cleaning
Location: A36 (North-East of Besancon)
Open: Friday 10:00 until Saturday 12:00
Petrol Station Total d’Azay sur Cher
Services: Helmet cleaning, small mechanical interventions, food
Location: RN76 (19 km East of Tours, direction Bourges)
Open: Friday 08:00 until Saturday 20:00 and Sunday 10:00 until 20:00
Lozère Parking (Aire)
Services: Helmet cleaning, Tire pressure, sleeping area
Location: A74 exit 32 (Aire de Lozere)
Open: Friday 08:00 until Sunday 24:00
Services: Helmet cleaning, relax area with massage
Location: A31 (South of Nancy, before Toul)
Open: Friday 09:00 until Saturday 09:00, Sunday 10:00 until 24:00
Vignobles Parking (Aire)
Services: Helmet cleaning, circuit information, relax area with massage, tire pressure, toilettes, 24/24 petrol
Location: A77 - 60 kms North of the Magny-Court circuit
Open: Friday 10:00 until Saturday 16:00, Sunday 08:00 until 20:00
Services: Helmet cleaning, small mechanical interventions, tire pressure, food, toilettes, 24/24 petrol
Location: A6 parking (Aire) Paisy (between exits Dardilly and Limonest, 3 km after the Fourviere tunnel
Open: Friday 07:00 until Saturday 14:00, Sunday 10:00 until 22:00
Services: Helmet cleaning, small mechanical interventions, tire pressure, toilettes, food, petrol
Location: RN181 city center of Autun, Railway station parking
Open: Friday 10:00 until Sunday 20:00
Services: Helmet cleaning, small mechanical interventions, tire pressure, toilettes, petrol 08:00-20:00
Location: RN151, 25 km South of Auxerre Commune de Courson les Carrières.
Open: Friday 10:00 until Saturday 13:00, Sunday 12:00 until 19:00
WARNING: Remember that the Police will be out in large number before and after the race.
Click here to access the Bol d'Or website