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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 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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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: Porsche leads after disaster for Toyota

12 Hour report

2017-06-18-The RaceAt the mid-way point in the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 3rd round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, the No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid is leading after a disastrous night for Toyota Gazoo Racing.

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Jun 18

United Autosports win Michelin Le Mans Cup “scorcher”

Road to Le Mans

United Autosports win Michelin Le Mans Cup “scorcher”United Autosports achieved a fantastic victory as the Anglo-American team chalked-up three top-seven placings – including two rostrum finishes – in the two Road to Le Mans races staged as support events to the Le Mans 24 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 17

Le Mans 24 Hours: Good morning from Le Mans, it’s Race Day!

24 Hours of Le Mans – The programme for race day!

2017-06-13-0002The 3rd round of the 2017 FIA WEC kicks off at 15h00 today, Saturday 17 June, but before that there is plenty of track action, fun, sun and ceremonies. Don’t miss a minute of it by following all our social networks.

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Jun 17

IMSA at Le Mans: How to watch and listen to the race

Le Mans 24 Hours

2017-06-14-0008Once again in 2017, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be well represented in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Jun 16

Le Mans 24 Hours: The Alpine crews ready

“This 85th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is special for several reasons.”

2017-06-14-0082Sandwiched between qualifying and tomorrow’s main event, Friday provided the mechanics with the opportunity to prepare the cars for what will be the biggest race of the year.

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Jun 16

Le Mans 24 Hours: Cetilar Villorba Corse day 2 report

Quotes & Notes from Thursday, June 15th

2017-06-14-0042It was a positive Thursday. We improved our times and our pace quite a lot compared to Wednesday. We did not think a lot about grid position, we concentrated our work on the race without using further tyre sets and trying to qualify Sernagiotto without any problems.

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Jun 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Preparation of a car

An engineer explained all about the changes they did to their car ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-04-0062The preparation of a car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans is really different to what is required for an ELMS race that lasts only 4 hours. For Le Mans, the teams are re-building their car(s) almost entirely in order to make them last for 24 hours of racing.

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Jun 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Scuderia Corsa doubles down in search of repeat glory

Since its formation in 2011, Scuderia Corsa has won many of the crown jewels of sports car racing

2017-06-04-0236The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The Motul Petit Le Mans. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona class (twice). And last year, Scuderia Corsa claimed victory in the GTE Am class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell and Jeff Segal.

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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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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 13

Mike Conway ready for Le Mans

FIA WEC Round 3 – Le Mans 24 Hours

2016-04-16-0059Mike Conway and the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team will revisit the scene of its most dramatic moment later this week for the 85th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the third round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 12

Will Stevens Le Mans 24 Hours preview

Stevens aiming for second consecutive Le Mans podium 

Will Stevens Le Mans 24 Hours previewThree racing firsts for Will: A Ferrari, in GTE-Am & for JMW Motorsport. Will Stevens contests the Le Mans 24 Hours next weekend (17-18 Jun) aiming to score a podium finish for the second consecutive year. The 25-year-old ex-Formula One driver competes with British team, JMW Motorsport, alongside Le Mans “rookies” Rob Smith (GB) and Dries Vanthoor (B) in a brand new Ferrari 488 GTE competing for GTE Am class honours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 12

Alex Lynn Le Mans 24 Hours preview

“It will become more and more special as we go through Le Mans week….”

This is the earliest I’ve ever done a pre-race blog, because it’s the big one coming up during the next week: the Le Mans 24 Hours. I travelled down here on Sunday afternoon to meet up with the G-Drive Racing team because it all kicks off on Monday with scrutineering, and then we hit the track on Wednesday with free practice and the first qualifying session. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 08

The Porsche LMP works drivers reflect on the Le Mans 24-Hours

Success, defeat, moments – personal insights

2017-06-04-0284The six works drivers of the Porsche LMP Team have a tally of 37 entries between them in what is arguably the biggest car race in the world. Five of them have even taken overall victory. But it’s not only moments of glory that come in to their minds when they are reflecting on this gruelling marathon prior to their next appearance on June 17/18. Read the rest of this entry »

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