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Coordinates: 49°15′15″N 3°55′51″E / 49.25417°N 3.93083°E / 49.25417; 3.93083

The circuit of Reims-Gueux as it looked between 1926 and 1951.
The circuit of Reims-Gueux as it looked between 1954 and 1972. This was the track's final incarnation.

Reims-Gueux was a triangular motor racing road course near Reims, France, which hosted 14 French Grands Prix.

Reims-Gueux was first established in 1926 on the public roads between the small French villages of Thillois and Gueux. The circuit had two very long straights between the towns, and teams strove to maximize straight-line speed of their cars; many slipstream battles ensued. Race organizers actually 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.

Its first event was the Grand Prix de la Marne, staged by the Automobile Club of Champagne. International racing came soon thereafter, with the first official Formula One event occurring in 1950, the inaugural year of the Formula One world championship. The circuit was last used by Formula One in 1966, and it closed permanently in 1972 due to financial difficulties.

In 1997, there was to be a historic race held there, but for technical reasons, it was cancelled several months before it was due to take place and in 2002, the bulldozers arrived to demolish some portions of the track. Sections of the track around the pit lanes are still visible today.

Les Amis du Circuit de Gueux is a non-profit organisation working to preserve traces of the circuit.

Winners of the 12 Hours of Reims Sports Car race

Year Drivers Team Car Laps Distance
1953 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead
United Kingdom Jaguar 2,036.356 km
1954 United Kingdom Ken Wharton
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead
United Kingdom Jaguar D-type
1955 Cancelled
1956 United Kingdom Duncan Hamilton
United Kingdom Ivor Bueb
United Kingdom Jaguar D-type
1957 Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Belgium Paul Frere
Belgium Ferrari 250 GT
1958 Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Belgium Paul Frere
Belgium Ferrari 250 GT
1964 United Kingdom Graham Hill
Sweden Joakim Bonnier
United Kingdom Maranello Concessionaires Ferrari 250 LM 2,443.933 km
1965 Mexico Pedro Rodriguez
France Jean Guichet
United States N.A.R.T. Ferrari 365 P2 2,365.454 km
1966 No event
1967 France Jo Schlesser
France Guy Ligier
France Ford France Ford MkIIA 296 2,458.256 km
1968 Cancelled

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