More than 88,000 spectators is the figure given by the organiser following the French Moto Grand Prix held on 14 and 15 May on the Bugatti track in Le Mans. These record crowds testify to the public's ever greater interest in this sport.
There are many reasons for this success but a sunny sky, many attractions and a quality show seem to be an explanation.
Present once more at the event, Motul was one of its official partners for the sixteenth consecutive year. More than 520 guests were welcomed during the two days in the welcome centre, a reception building ideally located between the paddock and the Dunlop chicane and privatised for the occasion by Motul.
Apart from high visibility along the track, within the precincts of the circuit and in the paddock, the Motul motor-home was also present in the track village to welcome the public and present a photo display, also to be seen on the Motul Facebook account www.facebook.com/motulfrance.
The only reservation concerns the results of the three riders who wore Motul's colours as they simply had a podium-less weekend. Alvaro Bautista came 12th while the Tech3 riders both suffered falls.
Next Grand Prix in Catalonia on 5 June.
Images : © Stan Perec