297,471 fans make MotoGP™ history at Le Mans

The 2024 French GP breaks the all-time record to become the best-attended MotoGP™ event in history 

The 2024 Michelin® Grand Prix de France put on an incredible show right to the final lap and a record-breaking crowd was there to see it. An awe-inspiring 297,471 fans flocked to historic Le Mans across the weekend, making it the highest-attended Grand Prix in history.

The previous record was set at the 2023 French GP, when 278,805 fans joined MotoGP™ to celebrate the 1000th Grand Prix. Le Mans now sets a new benchmark as MotoGP™ continues to record impressive levels of growth, only matched by the incredible action on track. 

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of MotoGP™ rights holder Dorna Sports: "The atmosphere in Le Mans is legendary and for good reason. The incredible roar from the crowd is one of the purest expressions of passion for sport in the world and it’s a privilege to hear it.

"After Le Mans set a new all-time attendance record last season, the benchmark was high but the 2024 French GP delivered. Nearly 300,000 people across the weekend is absolutely incredible, and it is testament to the world-class work undertaken by PHA Claude Michy every year. The event is exactly what we want every time we race: stunning racing on track that fills the grandstands, paired with a full agenda of activities and entertainment to make every minute of the weekend something special for every fan. We thank Claude and his team for their commitment to MotoGP.

"As for the fans, they are equally committed to the sport and show that every time we go out on track. They are young and diverse, reflecting the power of MotoGP to engage with a wide audience and create a powerful connection. As we look to grow the sport around the world, this is proof of concept that MotoGP is for everyone – and once you hear the engines roar out of pitlane, you know it’s for you.

"Thank you, Le Mans, for sharing your astounding passion with us as we continue to make history. It is our pleasure to share the stage with you in the world’s most exciting sport."