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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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Jun 04

Toyota 1-2-3 after Le Mans test day (+video)

Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day

2017-06-03-0055Toyota Gazoo Racing will go into race week for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with plenty of confidence after filling the first three places on the time sheets at the only official test day.

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Jun 03

24 Hours of Le Mans: Review of the troops

Test Day

2017-06-04At 09:00, the 60 cars entered for the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be trying out the 13.629 km of the 24 Hours circuit.

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Jun 03

24 Hours of Le Mans – Test Day driver update

Who are the newcomers?

24 Hours of Le Mans - Test Day driver update

Some teams have recently recruited new drivers, altering the original line-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans Test Day on Sunday 4 June.

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Jun 02

Le Mans 24 Hours: Rubens Barrichello’s first rendezvous – a simulator test!

Le Mans 24 Hours on 17-18 June

Le Mans 24 Hours - Rubens Barrichello’s first rendezvous - a simulator test!Today Friday 2nd June former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello discovered the 13.6-km Sarthe circuit during a training session on the AOTech simulator as required by the Le Mans 24-Hours sporting regulations in view of his first outing in the Le Mans 24 Hours on 17-18 June.

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Jun 02

The 2017 Le Mans 24-Hours – Test Day Explanation

Le Mans 24 Hours

The 2017 Le Mans 24-Hours - Test Day ExplanationThe first two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship showed that anything is possible in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours in all the categories.

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Jun 01

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours: Only 10 days to go to the start of a hectic festive week!

In exactly 10 days the hectic Le Mans 24-Hours week will begin

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours - Only 10 days to go to the start of a hectic festive week!Over and above the race itself and the sporting aspect, spectators can enjoy eight days of entertainment and festivities from Sunday 11th to Sunday 18th June.

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May 30

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours – The Women’s Pavilion – Year 3!

Things go in threes!

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours - The Women’s Pavilion – Year 3!The Le Mans 24-Hours Women’s Pavilion in the village will open its doors on Wednesday 14th June for the third year running, and the ACO is continuing to build on the success of the previous years.

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May 24

The French air force pavilion at the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours For thrill-seekers! 

Air force pavilion in the fan zone and stand in the Village

The French air force pavilion at the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours  For thrill-seekers!The French air force will occupy two venues at the 85th Le Mans 24 Hours that will give visitors the opportunity to discover this elite corps and experience what it feels like to be a fighter pilot – thrills guaranteed!

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