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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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Jun 04

Toyota 1-2-3 after Le Mans test day (+video)

Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day

2017-06-03-0055Toyota Gazoo Racing will go into race week for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with plenty of confidence after filling the first three places on the time sheets at the only official test day.

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Jun 03

24 Hours of Le Mans: Review of the troops

Test Day

2017-06-04At 09:00, the 60 cars entered for the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be trying out the 13.629 km of the 24 Hours circuit.

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Jun 02

Le Mans 24 Hours: Rubens Barrichello’s first rendezvous – a simulator test!

Le Mans 24 Hours on 17-18 June

Le Mans 24 Hours - Rubens Barrichello’s first rendezvous - a simulator test!Today Friday 2nd June former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello discovered the 13.6-km Sarthe circuit during a training session on the AOTech simulator as required by the Le Mans 24-Hours sporting regulations in view of his first outing in the Le Mans 24 Hours on 17-18 June.

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May 22

France Télévisions to broadcast the next four 24 Hours of Mans (2017-2020) races on its free-to-air channels

24 illustrators’ take on the Le Mans 24-Hours poster

France Télévisions to broadcast the next four 24 Hours of Mans (2017-2020) races on its free-to-air channelsAutomobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and France Télévisions are pleased to announce that they have renewed their agreement on the free-to-air broadcasting of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the next four years (2017-2020). 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 10

Road To Le Mans – 2nd staging – 45 entries

This year there will be a bigger field comprising 45 cars including 29 LM P3s and 16 GT3s

Road To Le Mans  - 2nd staging  - 45 entriesThanks to its success in 2016, Road To Le Mans will again be held as a curtain-raiser to the Le Mans 24 Hours on 17 – 18 June.

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May 02

The prototypes at the Le Mans racing school given a new look

An encounter between two exceptional schools which has forged an original and extremely productive partnership

The prototypes at the Le Mans racing school given a new lookThe Pescarolo prototypes from Le Mans Driver, the racing school at the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, have had a makeover this year. To create this new identity, ACO called on the talents of students from Penninghen School of Artistic Direction and Interior Design.

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Apr 16

Yamaha wins the 2017 24 Heures Motos

The next event for motorbikes on the Le Mans Bugatti circuit is the French Grand Prix on 19 – 21 May

Yamaha remporte les 24 Heures Motos 201774 500 spectators joined in the big motorbike festival and saw the victory of the no. 94 Yamaha entered by GMT 94 ridden by David Checa, Niccolo Canepa and Mickael Di Meglio.

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Apr 14

24 Heures Motos: Only 1 day to go!

Don’t miss a second of the race!

2017 24 Heures Motos - Only 1 day to go! Don’t miss a second of the race!It’s party time! The 24 Heures Motos will begin tomorrow Saturday 15th April at 15:00 on the dot.

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