Tag Archive: La Sarthe

Aug 31

Fan activities galore in store for 20th Anniversary Motul Petit Le Mans

Owing its heritage to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in La Sarthe, France, Motul Petit Le Mans will celebrate 20 years 

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the famed Motul Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta will offer a multitude of new fan activities at this year’s event to support the wheel-to-wheel racing action on track, October 4 – 7. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 14

Le Mans 24 Hours: Larbre Competition raring to go

French team running an Art Car for its 24th running in La Sarthe

2017-06-04-0198#50 ‘Human’ Corvette C7.R successfully completes Pesage ceremony. Larbre Competition is ready for action in the 85th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours (17-18 June), after successfully preparing its LMGTE Am-entered #50 ‘Human’ Corvette C7.R ahead of the endurance classic.

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May 31

ELMS: Teams and drivers head to Le Mans

24 Hours of Le Mans: Nearly 50% of the LMP2 grid will be made up of ELMS competitors
While the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans is not part of the 2017 European Le Mans Series calendar, the race at La Sarthe is an important part of the season for many of the ELMS competitors.

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Dec 10

The American Dream: Ford

2016 review

2016-06-15_Wednesday-0107 It has been a fantastic season for drivers and teams from the Americas. The highlight was, of course, Ford’s winning comeback at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, fifty years after its first victory in La Sarthe. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 08

WEC: Merhi confident of continuing Le Mans form in Germany

Coming into the event on the back of a first FIA World Endurance Championship podium at Spa

2016-06-19-0187 Roberto Merhi is confident that Manor can continue its strong form at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring after setting the fastest lap and leading the early stages of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »


May 21

The all-important WEC points battle

It is not impossible for teams or drivers to succeed without a win at Le Mans, but it certainly helps!

We may just be two races in to the 2016 FIA WEC season, but the next round of the championship – the Le Mans 24 Hours on 18/19 June – is key to how the remainder of the season might unfold as double points are on offer.   Read the rest of this entry »


May 31

Porsche ahead in first session at Le Mans Test

The session was interrupted by two red flags

The early weather forecast for the La Sarthe region proved to be incorrect as rain fell on Le Mans midway through the first four-hour test session of the day. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 12

Le Mans 24 Hours: Larbre Competition ready

Race week begins at La Sarthe with scrutineering and practice  

2014-06-11-2666After months of intense preparation, Larbre Competition are all set for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours (14/15 June) in what will be its first appearance as an LMP2 team. The hugely successful GT racing squad, which moved up to the sports-prototype ranks at the start of this season, are tackling the 82nd running of the legendary French endurance race with a mixture of ambition and modesty.

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Jun 23

Le Mans 24 Hours: A twelfth win by Audi!

Audi adds a new victory to its impressive record, and Tom Kristensen scores his 9th victory.

Audi R18 e-tron photo © Audi CommunicationThe Dane remains more than ever the victory record holder at Le Mans, while Allan McNish scores his third victory in La Sarthe in fifteen years. Their French team mate Loïc Duval,who took the pole, adds the Le Mans 24 Hours to the Sebring 12 Hours and Tourist Trophy. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 19

Le Mans 24 Hours: Practice and qualifying 1 report

Final preparations complete ahead of Le Mans assault

The final two qualifying sessions take place on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s race, which begins at 3pm local time. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 14

Robertson Racing confirmed for Le Mans 24 Hours debut

February 9-10 Sebring Winter test report

Robertson Racing logoRobertson Racing car 20100929 The iconic Ford GT will return to La Sarthe this June after Robertson Racing were selected to make their maiden appearance at the world’s most famous endurance race, the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Jun 06

Le Mans 24 Hours: 6 day countdown! (+photos)

Pirro Power!

Emanuele Pirro has the most extraordinary record at Le Mans. Until 1999, when the Audi era at Le Mans began, the 49-year-old Roman had competed just twice at La Sarthe, as a 19 year old in 1981 with a Lancia Beta Monte Carlo and 16 years later with a McLaren F1 GTR. Both races ended in retirement but in the 11 years since he finished third in the Audi R8R, Emanauele has five winners trophies and three more for podium finishes. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 17

Chris Dyson, a driven man (+photo)

Flat out, even in the offseason

Chris Dyson is a very driven man. Both in and out the cockpit, Dyson exudes passion and professionalism in his unique position as head of Dyson Racing and as one of its drivers in the No. 20 BP Lola-Mazda. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 11

Quifel-ASM shines through the gloom of La Sarthe

Ginetta-Zytek’s prepare for Le Mans 24 Hours

Changeable conditions meant that yesterday’s six hour practice for the Le Mans 24-Hours provided an early challenge for the five Ginetta-Zytek’s taking part in this year’s race. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 04

Le Mans: ACO cancels 24Hr test, trims LMS events

Next year’s pre-race Le Mans 24 Hours test day has been scratched

In an effort to save money for competing teams. Read the rest of this entry »