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I tried this out a while back in the Sportscar/GT Racing forum with no luck:
Ok, real basic question. I've heard the big, long (until 1990 anyway) strait at Le Mans referred to both as the Mulsanne and the Hunaudières straight. What's the difference?
 

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Re: Hunaudières or Mulsanne Straight? (IJM)

Either the FIA or the ACO castrated it by adding two cicanes

Before the cicanes were added, I read that the Sauber-Mercedes C9 topped out at something like 240+mph
 

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Re: Hunaudières or Mulsanne Straight? (IJM)

The really long strait is the Hunaudières. IIRC, I think Mulsanne is a corner, named after the nearby village. it´s been a few years since I´ve run LeMans.
No, not the race, most of the track is a public and the Hunaudières is so damn tempting to just mash the pedal, but then it has the same speed limit as any other French road (90 kph).
 

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Re: Hunaudières or Mulsanne Straight? (Roberto)

One is French the other English for the same thing. Happens all the time.
 
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