Tag Archive: ACO

Oct 12

Reserve your 2018 Le Mans 24-Hours weekend from 17th October onwards!

Ticket office open for ACO Club members on Tuesday 17th October at 10:00

Denys BeaudinNow is the time to start preparing for your week packed with festivities and motor racing at the 86th Le Mans 24 Hours. Open for the general public on Friday 20th October at 10:00. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

It’s the right moment!

A historic calendar

Automobile Club de l'Ouest - It’s the right moment!In the face of unexpected events creating a new context the ACO, the FIA and the WEC have taken the right course of action to offer motor sport enthusiasts, and endurance fans in particular, as well as the participants in the series and newcomers a fresh challenge for the 2018-2019 season.

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Sep 02

World-Class Sports Car weekend with IMSA, WEC coming to Sebring in 2019

The Sebring event will be the seventh race on the 2018-2019 WEC calendar

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) announced today that Sebring International Raceway will host not one, but two, world-class endurance sports car events in 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

The 24 Hours of Le Mans to serve as season grand finale in a new look, strengthened FIA WEC for the future

2018 / 2019 Transitional years towards a stronger future

President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), Pierre Fillon, and CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Gérard Neveu, outlined today in Mexico the pathway to an exciting new-look, strengthened WEC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 28

WEC statement on the departure of Porsche

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest regrets this precipitous departure

2017-07-15-0041The manufacturer Porsche, which recently confirmed its participation in the FIA ​​LMP1-H World Endurance Championship up to the end of the 2018 season, and which has been actively involved in the development of the technical regulations that will come into force in 2020, has just announced the withdrawal of its LMP1 hybrids from the end of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 16

New F1 boss to be official starter of 24 Hours of Le Mans

New boss of Formula 1, Chase Carey, has been announced as official starter for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Chase Carey - photo WR12 -Nextgen-AutoACO President Pierre Fillon has announced that the official starter of the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be Chase Carey, the new boss of the FIA Formula One championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 12

24 Hours of Le Mans – Follow the action on TV!

No fewer than 380 people will be working on the round-the-clock production package that features 96 cameras

24 Hours of Le Mans - Follow the action on TV!This year, the ACO has put together an exclusive setup for the official production of pictures that will be beamed around the world and used for the 24H Le Mans app, official films and the exclusive video content on myACO and social media.

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Jun 02

Rubens Barichello on his way to Le Mans

Ex-Formula 1 star Rubens Barichello who will race for ELMS team Racing Team Nederland

2017-04-15-0027Since 2014, all rookies are required by the ACO to attend an intensive simulator day at AOTech on the outskirts of Paris, where they are put through their paces in a variety of situations they will face during the race. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 30

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours – The Women’s Pavilion – Year 3!

Things go in threes!

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours - The Women’s Pavilion – Year 3!The Le Mans 24-Hours Women’s Pavilion in the village will open its doors on Wednesday 14th June for the third year running, and the ACO is continuing to build on the success of the previous years.

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May 23

24 Hours of Le Mans: Mark Webber Grand Marshal

“If it’s anything like last year, it’s going to be an incredible event”

Mark Webber – Grand Marshal for 24 Hours of Le MansAs announced at the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) press conference in February, this year’s Grand Marshal at the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be 2015 FIA World Endurance Champion, Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 19

Porsche, Microsoft and ACO present large eSports racing event at Le Mans

Over the duration of 24 hours

Simultaneous to the actual Le Mans 24-hour race on June 17/18, top eSports racers will compete in the finals event for “Forza Racing Championship (Forza RC) Season 3: The Porsche Cup”. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18

24 Hours of Le Mans esports

The Forza Racing Championship

24 Hours of Le Mans esports - The Forza Racing ChampionshipThe Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and Microsoft are delighted to announce the 24 Hours of Le Mans esports event, with the Forza Racing Championship (Forza RC) Season 3: The Porsche Cup Elite finals to be held on 17 and 18 June alongside the iconic endurance race.

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May 16

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours – The official list of entries revealed! 

FIA World Endurance Championship

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours  - The official list of entries revealed!Today, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, creator and organiser of the Le Mans 24 Hours, has revealed the official list of the 60 cars and full driver line-ups who will take part in the pinnacle of the FIA World Endurance Championship on 17 – 18 June.

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May 12

Le Mans 24-Hours museum Exhibition: Le Mans 67- An exceptional grand prix

4th May – 31st August

Exhibition: 4th May – 31st August  Le Mans 67 – Le Mans 67 – An exceptional grand prix

The Le Mans 24-Hours museum, owned by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest since February 2017, is putting on its first temporary exhibition on the theme of the Formula 1 Grand Prix run on the Le Mans Bugatti circuit in 1967 under the title, Le Mans 67 – An exceptional grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 20

T-Sport confirm Karun Chandhok and Steve Tandy for Henderson Insurance LMP3 Cup Championship opener

Former F1 driver and Channel 4 F1 commentator joins LMP3 Cup grid

T-Sport confirm Karun Chandhok and Steve Tandy for Henderson Insurance LMP3 Cup Championship openerChandhok teams up with Steve Tandy for Donington Park opener. T-Sport making prototype debut in ACO-backed British Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 16

New WEC agreement signed by FIA and ACO

“Endurance racing is a fundamental part of the history of motor sport” – Jean Todt

New WEC agreement signed by FIA and ACO Crédit photo Adrenal Media  WECThe Presidents of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Jean Todt, and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), Pierre Fillon, today signed a three-year extension to the contract for the FIA World Endurance Championship, taking the partnership between the two organisations through until the end of the 2020 season.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 13

TOTAL Official supplier and partner to the ACO from 2018

More details on this partnership will be given at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 17-18 June

Total logoToday it is announced that, from 2018, TOTAL will be the new official fuel supplier for the FIA World Endurance Championship as well as for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the European Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 11

ELMS: 4 Hours of Silverstone facts and figures

With the ELMS racing on the same weekend as the FIA World Endurance Championship
Since April 2013, and the relaunch of the European Le Mans Series by the ACO, Silverstone has been the venue for the first round of the series.

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Feb 07

ELMS: Interview with Norbert Santos after the ACO presentation

After the ACO season presentation, Interview with Norbert Santos

M30 Norma Auto Concept Hello Norbert. It’s official, two Norma M30 cars will be taking part in the ELMS this year, entered by Oregon Team and M.Racing (Yvan Muller). Are you happy?
Of course. To start with two Norma teams amongst the most prestigious taken on by the ACO for the 2017 championship is an excellent news for Norma. More announcements are to follow. Also, I’d like to point out that we are the only non-Ligier manufacturer in the P3 group. It’s a big challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 18

Technical Regulations released for 2017 WeatherTech Championship

IMSA officials released Technical Regulations for all four classes heading into the upcoming season

2016-07-10-3284 The 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will usher in a bold new era for professional sports car racing in North America led by all-new race cars in the series’ top Prototype (P) class. Read the rest of this entry »

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