Ever more popular, the FFSA French Championship of Circuits will have its second meeting in 2023 in the Nièvre region. In the wake of the very successful Easter Cup in Nogaro, the flagship competition of blue-white-and-red motor sport will visit one of our country’s monuments: the Nevers Magny-Cours circuit. With seven series and 19 races on the menu, the public will not be disappointed!
Magny-Cours. A town that could have remained a small French town like any other if its name was not associated with the history of world motorsport. Since 1961, there has been a racetrack in this green area, 14 km south-east of Nevers. After a complete renovation, the French Formula 1 Grand Prix was held there between 1991 and 2008. Michaël Schumacher is the most frequent winner, with eight victories, but Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, David Coulthard, Ralf Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa have also written their names on the list of winners.
Magny-Cours is today a complete site dedicated to motorsport with the 4.411 km track, of course, but also a school circuit, a karting track, an off-road course and a technology park that houses some of the big names in French motorsport, such as the manufacturers Ligier and Mygale, the engine branch of Oreca, and driving schools, as well as renowned teams.
In short, Magny-Cours is deeply rooted in the history, the present and the future of blue-white-and-red motorsport, and it is therefore not surprising that the FFSA French Championship of Circuits makes a stop in the Nièvre every year. And in this year 2023, the menu is more attractive than ever!
The French FFSA GT Championship, the driving force of the series, confirms its very good health with 36 GT4 cars at the start, all in the same category (but representing 7 manufacturers) divided into three classes according to the drivers’ classification: Pro-Am (for the association between a pro driver and an amateur driver), Silver Cup (for drivers classified Silver FIA, who are semi-professionals or young professionals) and Am Cup, which associates two amateurs. With three distinct classifications, there will be battles on all levels!
In addition to the FFSA GT, six other series will provide the show to offer the best in France.
With more than 25 young drivers at the wheel of the Mygale M21-F4, the FFSA Formula 4 Championship confirms its status as a breeding ground for young talent, who can dream of moving up to the next level in single-seaters, but also in GT or Tourism.
The French FFSA Tourism Championship, which is in its third season, is on the rise and broke records for participation at Nogaro. The Alpine Elf Europa Cup (with all the Alpine A110 Cup of 300 hp), the Porsche Carrera Cup France (the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup type 992 are a great success) and the most affordable one-make formulas such as the Clio Cup Series and the Mitjet 2L Trophy guarantee that everyone will find the product they are looking for to evolve in a context that is both professional and friendly.
The public will also be spoiled. With a weekend ticket whose price is fixed at 10 euros only, it will be able to attend a total of 19 races, including the FFSA GT and the FFSA Tourisme on Saturday evening, more or less when the sun will take its leave to mark the end of the day.
For those who can’t be there, all the series will offer a live broadcast of their races so as not to miss anything of one of the unmissable events of the season!
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