This legendary 24-hour international race is traditionally held every year at the Circuit Paul Ricard, in Le Castellet.

What is the bowl of gold?

The Bol d'Or was born in 1922. This legendary race, first 24h race, was held on many circuits across France such as the Saint Germain circuit, Fontainebleau or even Le Mans. It was in 1978 that this event decided to go down to the sun and settle in Castellet circuit.

These Castellet years have marked the history of the Bol d'Or: from 1978 to 1999, the Paul Ricard circuit was the theater of extraordinary races where brands have all set their own pace. Honda in the 80s (eight successes in eleven editions), Kawasaki in the 90s (four wins) and Suzuki, finally, which notably signed the last two victories in the Var.

After a few years of absence, it was in 2017 that this fabulous race made its comeback at Le Castellet.

in a few numbers

Each year the Bol d'Or is:

  • 3 races and more than 500 pilots who occupy the circuit for a weekend;
  • 60 crews who compete on the track;
  • Thousands of 60 000 visitors, all passionate;
  • 100 exhibitors, representing brands and offering their latest novelties;
  • Personalized animations and exhibitions ;
  • De many Motorcycles-Clubs present;
  • Un Show mechanical ;
  • Un concert and DJ parties.

More information

For find out more about this mythical highlight of our territory, go to the event website:

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