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Dec 09

WEC: Patrick Dempsey psyched for the 2018/2019 Super Season (+video)

Not one but two editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will figure on the competitors’ schedules

WEC - Patrick Dempsey psyched for the 2018/2019 Super SeasonNot the 2018 season nor 2019, but the 2018/2019 Super Season coming up for the competitors in the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) in the wake of the the FIA World Council’s approval of the calendar on December 6th. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

2018-2019, an innovative season in more ways than one!

A new LM P1 title and a teams’ classification

2018-2019, an innovative season in more ways than one!The 2018-2019 season will soon be launched. It’s a completely new Super Season, which is already historic as it will include two Le Mans 24 Hours, whose 2019 staging will bring down the curtain on the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) in a blaze of glory! Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 27

Total Official fuel supplier to endurance for five years

Thus, Total has become the official fuel supplier to endurance racing

Total, Official fuel supplier to endurance for five yearsThe Automobile Club de l’Ouest and Total have recently signed a partnership agreement, a founding act of long term and sustained collaboration signalling a commitment between the two organizations for five years to the following events, the Le Mans 24 Hours, the 24 Heures Motos and the 24 Heures Camions, as well as the FIA WEC (FIA World Endurance Championship), and the continental European Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Series.

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Nov 22

2018 Le Mans 24 Hours

Click and reveal a stylish poster!

2018 Le Mans 24 Hours - Click and reveal a stylish poster!Preparations for the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours on 17-18 June are in full swing. Thanks to an original interactive reveal, the poster of the greatest endurance race in the world was unveiled on the evening of 22nd November. It’s a take on the cues of posters as works of art using the values of endurance as its base.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 22

2018 Le Mans 24 Hours, we like!

Endurance fans, now’s the moment to mobilise your forces!

24 Heures du Mans 2018, on like !The 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours is now – or almost.  The poster of the greatest endurance race in the world, which will be held on 17-18 June, will be revealed after 20:00 this evening, Wednesday 22nd November.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 19

The WEC Rookie Test is go!

Fernando Alonso to make WEC debut at Bahrain test

The WEC Rookie Test is go!Thirteen WEC cars are taking to the track today for the annual official WEC Rookie Test at Bahrain International Circuit.  There are five hours of testing available to the 25 drivers on the entry list, split into two sessions (10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00 local time). Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Nov 17

WEC: Porsche takes final pole for 919 Hybrid in Bahrain; Signatech Alpine claims 3rd LMP2 pole in 2017

WEC 6H of Bahrain – Rigon and Bird on pole on the #71 Ferrari 488

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Porsche took a final pole position with the ultra-successful 919 Hybrid as it bows out of competition at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain.

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Nov 12

2018 24 Heures Motos – An eye-catching poster!  

Ticketing 24 Heures Motos 

2018 24 Heures Motos - An eye-catching poster!The Automobile Club de l’Ouest is hard at work preparing for the 40th anniversary of the 24 Heures Motos, which will take place on 21-22 April.

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Nov 01

WEC: Dragon Speed is thinking of going to LM P1 for FIA WEC super season

“The whole team is thrilled and up for the challenge” – Elton Julian 

2017-06-04-0062“We’re carefully studying potential partners who can help us put together a programme which will deliver the progress and success we want for DragonSpeed”

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Oct 31

Asian Le Mans Series: Rookie Harrison Newey (Oreca) triumphs in his endurance debut

The Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport outfit made a spectacular start to the Asian Le Mans Series season this weekend

Asian Le Mans Series - Rookie Harrison Newey (Oreca) triumphs in his endurance debutThe team fielded two Oreca 05-Nissan cars in LMP2 and a Ligier JS P3 in LMP3, and bagged both pole position and victory in LMP2. The icing on the cake was the win for Harrison Newey, son of well-known Formula One engineer Adrian Newey, in his endurance racing debut. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 30

Jackie Chan DC Racing and Jota Sport win Round 1 of Asian Le Mans Series

Zhuhai 4 Hours

Jackie Chan DC Racing and Jota Sport win Round 1 of Asian Le Mans SeriesA faultless run from the #8 Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport in their Oreca 05 Nissan, has seen them claim an outstanding race win in the opening round of the 2017/18 Asian Le Mans Series, the Zhuhai 4 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 25

Thomas Laurent with Toyota at the Rookie Tests in Bahrain on 19th November

The young 19-year-old French driver will test the Toyota TS050 Hybrid

Thomas Laurent with Toyota at the Rookie Tests in Bahrain on 19th NovemberThomas Laurent is the first of the four* drivers selected to take part in the third official Rookie Tests of the FIA World Endurance Championship on the international Bahrain circuit on 19th November.

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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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Oct 02

24 Hours Karting: Victory for Rouen GSK 1

The 2017 24 Hours Karting mostly kept its promises

2017 24 Hours Karting - Victory for Rouen GSK 1The standard of the 33 competing teams and the variable weather contributed to the sporting value of the 32nd edition of this unique event in endurance Karting. At the end of the two times round the clock in the Sarthe, the Rouen GSK 1 team took 1st place in front of CRG Spa and Sodikart. Read the rest of this entry »

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