Racing at Reims-Gueux first occurred in 1926 on the public roads in between the villages of Thillois and Gueux. The circuit was effectively a triangle of the main roads linking Thilloix, Gueux and Garenne, two of which were very long straights favouring cars with straight-line speed and slipstreaming battles were common. Race organizers even felled trees and demolished old houses in order to make the circuit even quicker. In 1952, the circuit was significantly altered to bypass the village of Gueux, and many people now refer to the course as simply Reims. F1 last came here in 1966, but the circuit closed after financial difficulties in 1972.
Today, the circuit is disused for racing though as a public road you are able to drive on the start finish straight. Les Amis du Circuit de Gueux is a non-profit organisation working to preserving the traces of the circuit, and together with WEEA Organisation keep the spirit of racing alive by hosting historic/classic car events there. The circuit, being built on public roads, is easily accessible to this day, and has become a popular place for motoring enthusiasts to stop by on a driving holiday to take a few minutes to sit in the old grandstands, walk amongst the derelict pit buildings and dream of days gone by.
Time Zone : (GMT +1:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Major Events : Disused
Circuit Length : 4.857 Miles (1925-1952) / 5.159 Miles (1953-1970)
Lap Record : TBA
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Reims-Gueux - The Nostalgia of Lost Circuits Posted on: 02/09/2009
Reims is like the motoring equivalent of Rome; explore the derelict buildings, sit in the grandstand and look down the straight and it takes little imagination to picture a field of grand prix cars barrelling towards you; you can feel the history. This is a magical place.
MotorSportCircuitGuide invite you to take a pictorial tour of the site of so many hist... Read More >>
3rd WeekEnd d'Excellence Automobile de Reims - 25th, 26th and 27th September Posted on: 02/09/2009
Drive on the full grand prix circuit at the "French Goodwood"!
In the rural setting of the third Weekend of Automobile Excellence taking place on 25th, 26th and 27th September at the Reims-Gueux in Champagne circuit, the famous auctioneer Bonhams is organising an exceptionally high quality auction. Taking centre stage is a ve... Read More >>