Circuit des Ducs (Essay) - Informations




ASA des Ducs
Lieu dit la Chevallerie
61170 Le Ménil-Guyon


02 33 27 61 21



GPS coordinates

48°32'46" North / 0°15'29" East

Description of the Circuit des Ducs (Essay)

Created in 1975 INITIATIVE two residents d'Essay Village, a small town of less than 400 inhabitants, the track was d'Essay, originally a pond belonging to the family of Claude Roger, hotel in Essay who was so the creator with Marcel Gaillard, another enthusiast who discovered Rallycross, with Claude Roger, this discipline in Lohéac. After the draining of the pond, the first draft of the rallycross track (100% ground) saw very quickly the day to become a circuit within 900 meters including a line surrounded by earthen embankment bordering a small stream water. In this context "country" 1 Rallycross was organized in 1976 with some foreign pilots staying with the inhabitant. After the circuits of Lohéac and Luneville, d'Essay that would grow over time with knowledge that the Ecurie des Ducs (now Dukes ASA) was going to know soon beyond the borders of the hexagon. Soon the site becomes an appointment calendars Europeans and French since the Championship of France made a stop there regularly since 1976 and without interruption under the leadership of President Dominique Lunel still the head of the Organizing Committee it day. Over the years and this with a team of volunteers solid circuit "country" becomes a circuit with the construction of buildings, development of part of the asphalt track and the safety grid positioning (FIA standards) for make the complex with European standards. To date the racetrack d'Essay and one having received the largest number of sets of French European Championship but also two Nations Cups in Europe with a "panel" of champions since evolved on this track, next to French : Jabouille Ragnotti, Beltoise, Mamers, Jaussaud and many other Europeans and the gratin side with the Norwegian elite and its undisputed champion Morning Schanche but also Finnish, Swedish, English, Belgians and others.




937 m


12 à 16 m

Straight line

152 m

Weather on the Circuit des Ducs (Essay)

Sunday morning clear sky clear sky 10 °C
Sunday afternoon scattered clouds scattered clouds 20 °C
Monday morning overcast clouds overcast clouds 17 °C
Monday afternoon broken clouds broken clouds 21 °C
Tuesday morning overcast clouds overcast clouds 19 °C
Tuesday afternoon light rain light rain 22 °C
Wednesday morning broken clouds broken clouds 17 °C
Wednesday afternoon overcast clouds overcast clouds 21 °C
Thursday morning clear sky clear sky 19 °C
Thursday afternoon clear sky clear sky 25 °C

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