Tag Archive: Automobile Club de l’Ouest

Nov 18

Michelin – Le Mans – Endurance, the story continues!

Sporting competition, human adventure, team work, consistency, longevity

Michelin - Le Mans - Endurance, the story continues!It’s a long story and a mutual fruitful collaboration that is continuing today with the signature of a new partnership contract for at least three seasons (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021) between the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA WEC (FIA World Endurance Championship) and Michelin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours (+video)

Screening at the Mega CGR cinema in Saint Saturnin – Le Mans on 23rd November

2017-07-16-0027Film shown simultaneously on myACO. DVD on sale the next day (24th November). Since 2011 the Automobile Club de l’Ouest in partnership with the CGR Saint Saturnin – Le Mans has organised a gala evening in Le Mans for the screening of the official Le Mans 24-Hours film. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

LMP2 is already preparing for 2018!

This was approved in the case where performance gaps were noted between the four chassis.

2017-09-15-0110In compliance with the regulations drawn up in consultation with the four constructors involved, Oreca, Onroak, Riley and Dallara, adjustments are going to be made to certain prototypes after the first season.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

At Le Mans in 2018, 24’s the buzz word! 

24 rendezvous on the Le Mans circuits in 2018

2018 season - At Le Mans in 2018, 24’s the buzz word!Endurance, speed and demonstrations on the programme. The Le Mans 24 Hours, Le Mans Classic, the French Motorbike Grand Prix and the 24 Heures Motos headline 2018!  Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Oct 05

2018 24 Heures Motos: Only 5 days to go till the ticket office opens!

The 24 Heures Motos will take place on 21 – 22 April 2018 on the Le Mans Bugatti circuit

2018 24 Heures Motos Only 5 days to go till the ticket office opens!The great endurance race created in 1978 is a round of the 2017/18 FIM WEC and it will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. The fans can start getting ready as the ticket office will open in five days on 10th October at 10:00.

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Oct 04

“The Automobile Club de l’Ouest has learned of Peugeot’s decision to intensify its programme in a series other than endurance.”

Automobile Club de l’Ouest Official Statement

ACO - Automobile Club de l'OuestWe can only accept it and fix an appointment with them in the years to come to prove to them the interest of our branch of motor sport, and the validity of the direction taken in endurance in the areas of cost capping and technology, which other manufacturers and other teams working alongside us will prove to them.

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Sep 23

ELMS: Consistency and stability for 2018

The official pre-season test will move back to Le Castellet in April

2018 European Le Mans SeriesThe 2018 European Le Mans Series calendar has been unveiled and, in a schedule that offers consistency and stability, features 4-hour races at the same six top class venues as this season, with two small revisions.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

FIA WEC global fan survey goes live

“Have your say on the future of the WEC”

FIA WEC - Donnez votre avis sur l'avenir du WECThe WEC Global Fan Survey launches today with the aim of getting motorsport fans throughout the world to give their views on a comprehensive range of subjects concerning the WEC and endurance racing.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

2017 24 Hours Karting – The countdown begins

The challenge of the engine manufacturers is exciting

2017 24 Hours Karting - The countdown beginsWhile the Automobile Club de l’Ouest is finalising the details of the organisation of the 32nd edition of the 24 Hours Karting which will take place on September 30th and October 1st at Le Mans Karting International, prestigious names and teams are actively preparing.

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Aug 22

2018 24 Heures Motos

The 24 Heures Motos will be held on 21-22 April 2018 at the Bugatti track in Le Mans

The world-famous endurance race, the second round of the 2017-18 FIM EWC, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018. Ticket sales open in October. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, will flag off the Suzuka 8 Hours, the grand finale of the FIM EWC

Pierre Fillon to flag off the Suzuka 8 Hours

Pierre Fillon to flag off the Suzuka 8 HoursThis honour is a reciprocal gesture for the invitation extended to Susumu Yamashita, President of Mobilityland, to flag off the 24 Heures Motos earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 03

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours – World-class sport, worldwide coverage

On Sunday 18 June, the chequered flag of the 24 Hours of Le Mans marked the end of a week of sporting splendour.

2017-06-18-The RaceMedia coverage was remarkable. Figures show excellent performance across the board, reflecting the immense popularity of the world’s greatest endurance race.

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Jun 19

Le Mans 24 Hours: The #13 Vaillante Rebellion disqualified

Two infractions were noted by the technical marshals

2017-06-18-0039During the post-race technical checks, certain irregularities were detected on the Vaillante Rebellion team’s #13 Oreca 07-Gibson, resulting in the car’s disqualification from the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Jun 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: A 19th victory for Porsche at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (updated)

2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-15-0176After a race full of surprises and upsets, the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Bernhard, Bamber and Hartley clinches its 19th victory at the Circuit des 24 Heures. A historic win! The second and third places go to two LMP2s Orecas fielded by Jackie Chan DC Racing (#38) and Vaillante Rebellion (#13).

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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 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota secure front row for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota Gazoo Racing today gave the firmest of signals to its competitors of its desire to conquer the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-04-0305The Japanese team, and two of its Japanese drivers, secured the front row of the grid for this weekend’s third round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship race, and smashed the qualifying lap record to bits in the process.

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Jun 14

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota on provisional pole

The 60 cars entered for the Le Mans 24 Hours took part in free practice and the first qualifying session today Wednesday 14th June

2017-06-04-0204There was one change on the entry list as Lucas di Grassi down to drive the no. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 had to withdraw for medical reasons and was replaced by Michele Rugolo.

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Jun 13

The traditional family photo

At the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours

24 Heurs dui Mans - photo familleAfter scrutineering and administrative checks in the Le Mans town centre, the 60 cars and the 180 drivers entered for the 85th Le Mans 24 Hours have all been authorised to take part in free practice and qualifying, which will be held on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

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Jun 08

Scrutineering launches the hectic Le Mans week!

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours  - Scrutineering launches the hectic Le Mans week!In just 3 days the traditional scrutineering ceremony on Place de la République in the town centre of Le Mans will kick off the hectic Le Mans 24-Hours week on Sunday 11th June. Over a day and a half the 180 drivers and 60 cars entered for the Le Mans 24 Hours will go through scrutineering and administrative checks.

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