Fontange

Fontange

The Fontange test tracks are located in the south of France around 30 km from Marseille.


The 56-ha site boasts the following infrastructure :

8 test tracks offering a total length of 7 km for grip tests on wet or dry surfaces, noise tests, comfort and braking.

Logistics: Recharge bay for electric vehicles, wash station, unloading ramp for vehicles, secure buildings.

The temperate climate in winter means testing can continue all year round.

The events center

Event center

Michelin has designed this elegant, fully-renovated reception space with the comfort and well-being of your guests in mind.

This recently renovated 170 sq. m building offers a vast entry and exhibition area, a luminous meeting room and a rooftop terrace boasting panoramic views of the tracks for your corporate events.

Located alongside the tracks, the Events Center allows you to alternate between business meetings and driving experiences on the tracks, all under ideal conditions.

A large tent can also be set up if necessary (supplement).

Capacity: 150

  • 70 in the meeting room
  • Showroom for presenting several vehicles
  • Paddocks
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Test tracks

Fontange, France

Speed circuit

Speed circuit

  • Length: 3085 m
  • Width: 7-11 m
  • East and west turns with a 20% incline (neutral speed +/- 80 Km/h)
  • Straight: 750 m
  • Basalt asphalt surface

Services

  • High speed behavior monitoring
  • Test the product’s limits
  • Endurance
  • Rolling resistance/consumption
  • etc...

Noise/uniformity track

  • Length: 950 m
  • Width: 8 m

Prestations

  • Performance test
  • Noise tests
  • Tire tests
  • Vehicle tests
  • etc...
Wet handling track

Wet handling track

  • Length: 1224 m
  • Width: 7 m
  • Grip representative of European roads

Services

  • Subjective handling assessment with lap timing
  • Fine-tuned driver assistance system
  • Training
  • etc...
Hydroplaning in a curve

Hydroplaning in a curve

  • Length: 20 m
  • Width: 5 m
  • 100 m constant radius
  • Concrete cement surface
  • Water depth: 8 mm

Services

  • Focus on tire development
  • Training
  • etc...
Circular track

Circular track

  • Inside diameter: 50 m
  • Outside diameter: 70 m
  • Bituminous concrete

Services

  • Bead unseating
  • Lift-off engine oil
  • etc...
Low frequency noise track (rumble)

Low frequency noise track (rumble)

  • Length: 400 m
  • Width: 2 x 0.75 m
  • Single layer coat gritting 6/10

Services

  • Performance tests
  • Noise tests
  • Tire tests
  • Vehicle tests
  • etc...

Comfort track

  • Length: 400 m, with positive and negative obstacles

Services

  • Performance test
  • Noise tests
  • Tire tests
  • Vehicle tests
  • Comfort tests
  • etc...
Dry braking track

Dry braking track

  • Length: 350 m
  • Width: 4 m
  • Bituminous concrete

Services

  • Focus on tire development
  • Focus on braking system, ABS, discs, wafers
  • Training
  • Technical approval for manufacturers
  • etc...
Straight line hydroplaning

Straight line hydroplaning

  • Length: 50 m
  • Width: 0.80 m
  • Concrete cement surface
  • Water depth: 6 mm (adjustable from 3-8 mm)

Services

  • Focus on tire development
  • Training
  • etc...

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