Dijon is the capital of the Côte-d'Or department, and of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.
Dijon | Place des Cordeliers
Dijon is known for its mustard, and for the ex-F1 track "Dijon-Prenois", located in the peripheral Prenois.
The ex-GP track of Dijon Prenois exists since 1972.
Between 1974 and 1984 the Grand Prix of France Formula 1 has been hosted 5 times by the track of Dijon Prenois.
The winners were: Ronnie Peterson from Sweden (1974), the American world champion Mario Andretti (1977), the Frenchman Jean-Pierre Jabouille (1979), the French quadruple world champion Alain Prost (1981) and the Austrian triple world champion Niki Lauda (1984).
Dijon-Prenois | 1974 | Peterson gives Lotus its 20th F1 win
Also the Grand Prix Formula 1 from Switzerland has been organized twice at Dijon Prenois.
Those have been won by the Swiss Clay Regazzoni (1975) and the Finnish world champion Keke Rosberg (1982), father of Nico Rosberg, who became world champion in 2016, 34 years after his father.
The track became world famous in 1979, due to the heroic battle - for second place during the Grand Prix of France - between the Canadian Gilles Villeneuve - father of Jacques Villeneuve, who became world champion in 1997 - and the Frenchman René Arnoux.
The lay-out of the track has been unchanged during all those years, which is unique.
Meanwhile, the surface has of course been renewed several times, the overall security has been improved, and the infrastructure has been modernized.
Test possibility of the BMW S 1000 RR on track, at 25 € per test session of 20'
Family tour for everybody on Saturday @ 17.10
Free drink immediately after the family tour
Free timekeeping: every half day, the groups will be optimized based on the lap times
Free overnight stay possible in the guarded paddock (equipped with electricity, water and showers)
Tyre service at € 15 / tyre
Surveillance of paddock and its entrance
Experienced organization (since 2005)
EYBIS environmental mat - 60 €
TOP quality - 240 x 95 cm
Instant INFO during the event is communicated via a Whatsapp group in which only the organisation can post INFO.
To keep up to date with the latest INFO during the event, you should:
We highly recommend this!
We have created a second Whatsapp Group - which we call from now on the "CHAT BOX" - in which all participants can post.
This group is mainly intended to ask each other questions (and give each other answers) about a spare part you need, a certain INFO that you cannot find on the website (even if it is indeed there ;-), etc.
There will be no official information or communication posted in this Group.
The organisation is not a member of this groupo and will therefore not answer any questions.
It is not necessary to join this group, but it can be fun and sometimes even useful. You can leave this group at all times.
Ideal and cheap, is flying with Ryanair.
Possible flight destinations, with distance and time to Dijon-Prenois:
Everybody is responsible for the good state of his own motorcycle. Pay special attention to the following :
The technical inspection will be done at random.
There is a petrol station in the paddock.
Attention: the price is higher than outside the paddock.
Station-service TOTAL Access
"Relais du Bol d'Or"
Distance = 12 km | Time = 10'
+ 33 3 80 57 15 73
Boulevard de Troyes 88
There is a restaurant in the paddock.
In the paddock and in the boxes conventional as well as 3-pole (blue) EURO “Camping”-plugs can be used (= of the type “16 AMP two-pole”).
In the centre of the paddock there is a building with showers and toilets, all free of charge.
From the evening before between 18.30 and 19.00
Short "instant info" will be communicated only via our Facebook page, as for example: