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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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Aug 16

Tribute to the victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the Ford GT ’67 Heritage

Ford GT ’67 Heritage

Tribute to the victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the Ford GT '67 HeritageOn the heels of the Ford GT ’66 Heritage released this year in celebration of the first of the American manufacturer’s four consecutive wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, here is the Ford GT ’67 Heritage, a limited series release a lucky few may take possession of in 2018.

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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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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 26

The 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans starts today!

The year 2020 will also include the first realization of a new and great human adventure

The 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans starts today!Last month during the 85th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, there was much talk about what the future holds.

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Jul 12

WEC: Presentation of the 2017 6 Hours of Nürburgring

The competitors will not run on the original track, the famous Nordschleife and its 172 turns

2017-05-06-0034In the wake of the first two successful editions, the competitors in the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) are gearing up for an exciting return at the Nürburgring in Germany this coming weekend, just a month after the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Jul 06

Legendary cars from the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix

Nine cars are set to appear

2017-06-15-0176Nine cars that have made their marks on the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans are set to appear, driven by former drivers including winners, during the Legends Parade on Sunday as a curtain-raiser to the F1 Austrian Grand Prix.

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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 20

The FIA World Motor Sport Council approves the dates for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans

86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-15-ThursdayThe FIA World Motor Sport Council convened the first day of the week dedicated to motorsports organized at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and approved the dates of June 16-17, 2018 for the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 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 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 16

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest presents the 2020 LM P1 regulations

The name of the starter of the 85th running of the iconic endurance marathon was revealed

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest presents the 2020 LM P1 regulationsThis Friday 16 June in the Welcome building at the circuit, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest held a press conference ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2017, which starts at 3 p.m. tomorrow. The name of the starter of the 85th running of the iconic endurance marathon was revealed, along with details on the future of the LM P1 H class.

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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 12

The countryside is never far from the 24 Hours of Le Mans

In and around Le Mans

In and Around Le Mans - The countryside is never far from the 24 Hours of Le MansWhile you are in Le Mans for the French 24-hour marathon, take the time to visit the beautiful Abbaye de l’Epau, set in a superb natural park on the outskirts of the town. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 09

David Richards and Mark Webber honoured

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours - David Richards and Mark Webber honouredIt has now become a tradition. Every year major figures in the world of the motor car are honoured at the Le Mans 24 Hours. In 2017 (race on 17-18 June) David Richards will be awarded the Spirit of Le Mans Trophy while Mark Webber will fill the role of Grand Marshal. 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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