Bugatti to Feature at Angoulême

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First run in 1939, the Circuit des Remparts d’Angoulême saw participation of all the great drivers of the day, including Jean-Pierre Wimille, who raced a Bugatti Type 59 in the inaugural event.  Since the circuit was re-homologated in 1983, the annual revival event has offered a Bugatti-only race each year, and for the past ten years, it has been known as the Marc Nicolosi race in honour of the President of the Bugatti Club of France and founder of Rétromobile, who passed away in 2019.  The race winner is rewarded with the Grégory Ramouna Trophy, created by the Circuit des Remparts as a tribute to the multiple winner of the Bugatti races, who tragically passed away in 2020.

It goes without saying that Angoulême cannot let the 100th anniversary of the Type 35 Bugatti go unmarked, and to pay tribute to the model that first appeared in 1924 at the Grand Prix de Lyon and that holds a record of more than 2500 race victories, a dedicated exhibition will be installed at the Museé d’Angoulême,, where numerous paintings, sculptures and other original documents will reveal the Bugatti in a completely new and moving way.  The exhibition will be open from August 31 to September 22, 2024.

Naturally the Plateaux Marc Nicolosi race will once again run at the Circuit des Remparts d’Angoulême, which takes place this year on 13-15 September.

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