Pau


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Pau is unusual in the world of motorsport, in that it’s layout, through the city’s streets, has remained unchanged for over 75 years.

The first race on the streets of Pau was held in 1933, although the present-day layout harks back to 1935, when the loop to the north of the Parc Beaumont was added.

One of the world’s most challenging street races, the circuit is narrow and twisty and has also had its moments of infamy – including when Franz Engstler was taken out of the race lead by the safety car in the 2009 World Touring Car Championship’s second race.

World Touring Cars in fact first visited in 2007, and the circuit was on the calendar for only three years. Prior to this, touring car races were staged as part of the Championnat de France de Supertourisme.

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Pau touring car race winners

Series
Year
Round
Layout
Driver
Entrant
Car
WTCR
2022
BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse
Hyundai Elantra N TCR
WTCR
2022
ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport
Honda Civic Type-R FK7 TCR
WTCC
2009
8
Full
Chevrolet
Chevrolet Cruze
WTCC
2009
7
Full
Chevrolet
Chevrolet Cruze
WTCC
2008
BMW Team UK
BMW 320si
WTCC
2008
BMW Team Germany
BMW 320si
WTCC
2007
BMW Team Germany
BMW 320si
WTCC
2007
7
Full
Chevrolet
Chevrolet Lacetti

Note: Data valid for period between 3rd Jun 2007 and 8th May 2022