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Jan 30

Fernando Alonso enters the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season

Fernando Alonso will continue to expand his experience

Fernando Alonso was on the grid for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ready for the start as the Spanish double F1 World Champion was the starter for this 82nd edition!

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Jan 30

2018 24 Heures Motos – Entries open today at 15:00

Entries for the 24 Heures Motos (21-22 April 2018) will open today, Tuesday 30th January, at 15:00

Teams wishing to send in an entry to take part in the Sarthe 24 -Hours classic, the second round of the FIM World Endurance Championship, have until 7th March midnight to do so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 29

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest at Rétromobile

In February 2017, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest took over the ownership of the 24-Hours Museum

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest at RétromobileThis museum, which has a specially designed scenography, gives pride of place to the ACO’s exceptional heritage comprising 120 unique cars and rare documentary holdings.

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Jan 15

Racing world mourns passing of legendary driver, designer Gurney (updated)

The 86-year-old Gurney died at his Southern California home

Dan GurneyIn the history of American racing, there may have never been a more versatile race driver who exemplified class and innovation more than Dan Gurney. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Asian LMS: A one-two for Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport’s ORECAs in Thailand

6 Hours of Buriram

Asian LMS - A one-two for Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport's ORECAs in ThailandThe Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport team made it three for three at the 6 Hours of Buriram, the third of four rounds on the 2017/2018 Asian Le Mans Series season calendar, after its wins at Zhuhai and Fuji, even scoring a one-two despite a decidedly uncooperative gearbox.

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Jan 08

Pierre Leseur has passed away

Pierre Leseur, Honorary President of the ACO, passed away on Sunday 7th January aged 85

Pierre Leseur has passed awayThe Automobile Club de l’Ouest would like to present its deepest condolences to his family and next of kin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 05

Construction work at the Bugatti Circuit

The work is very precise in nature in order to avoid damaging the track

Construction work at the Bugatti CircuitBegun on Tuesday, January 2nd, remediation work is being undertaken to improve the underground drainage system at a section of the Bugatti Circuit.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 03

The crazy fortnight of the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans

Here’s the program!

The crazy fortnight of the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans: here's the program!The 24 Hours of Le Mans is much more than just a 24-hour race to fans from all over the world who make the trip to enjoy the abundance of entertainment and activities during the two weeks leading up to the start of the main event on June 16th this year at 3:00 p.m. local time.

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Dec 31

The FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans in numbers

Here is a quick look in the rearview mirror at the FIA WEC and six editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans in numbersThe year 2017 marked the sixth anniversary of the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). Before we head into a new season full of promise and excitement – the 2018/2019 Super Season that will span a year and a half.

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Dec 27

Claude Haldi has passed away

Claude Haldi, 75 years young, has died

Claude Haldi, veteran of twenty-two Le Mans 24 Hours, diesThe Swiss driver took part in 22 editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1968 and 1993. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest pays tribute to his memory.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Jamiroquai launches the Le Mans 24 Hours Grand Concert with the MMA!

Friday 15th June 2018 in the MMArena

JAMIROQUAI launches the Le Mans 24 Hours Grand Concert with the MMA! - Friday 15th JuneIn 2018, the Le Mans 24 Hours will be celebrating their 86th staging and the event continues to innovate and excite everybody’s curiosity and interest with a single aim: to organise the greatest endurance race in the world and the best popular family festivities.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 11

2018 Le Mans 24 Hours: Entries open on 18th December

Entries for the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours open on 18th December and close on 5th February

2018 Le Mans 24 Hours - Entries open on 18th DecemberTeams wishing to send in their entry form to take part in the Sarthe Classic can do so until 5th February. The final entry list will be revealed on 9th February. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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