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A 62-car grid for the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans
24h Le Mans
16/04/2019 11:01

A 62-car grid for the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans

Announcing a major first for the 87th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Super Finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship on 15-16 June: a record number of competitors. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest is extending the grid to accommo...

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2019 24H Motos competitors in final prep at Pre-Le Mans testing 2-3 April
24h Motos
01/04/2019 14:01

2019 24H Motos competitors in final prep at Pre-Le Mans testing 2-3 April

On Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 April, competitors in this year's 24H Motos on 20-21 April are invited to take part in two days of testing at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit. 51 teams will participate in the Pre-Le Mans tests essential to race day...

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The ACO pays tribute to Charlie Whiting
Le Mans
14/03/2019 13:25

The ACO pays tribute to Charlie Whiting

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest is shocked and saddened at the death of a figure of motorsport, Charlie Whiting. Throughout his 40-year career he played key roles in motorsport, most recently as Formula One race director and FIA director and...

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WEC enjoys increased TV exposure as Super Season reaches midway point
24h Le Mans
09/03/2019 08:00

WEC enjoys increased TV exposure as Super Season reaches midway point

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) enjoyed a significant increase in TV exposure during the first half of Super Season....

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The 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans 60-strong entry list revealed
24h Le Mans
01/03/2019 14:00

The 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans 60-strong entry list revealed

The 24 Hours of Le Mans selection committee has finalised the list of 60 competitors and 10 reserve teams for this year’s race. And that list has now been revealed!...

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2019 24 Hours of Le Mans: Franz Ferdinand to play  this June
24h Le Mans
21/02/2019 17:00

2019 24 Hours of Le Mans: Franz Ferdinand to play this June

The French endurance motor race enjoys worldwide acclaim and its trackside music festival is an attraction in its own right. Race organiser the Automobile Club de l’Ouest is overjoyed to announce the headline act for the 87th annual 24 Hour...

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The 2019 24 Hours Motos will include Jorge Viegas’ first appearance  at an endurance racing event as President of the FIM
LE MANS
18/02/2019 16:00

The 2019 24 Hours Motos will include Jorge Viegas’ first appearance at an endurance racing event as President of the FIM

President of the International Motorcycling Federation, former racer Jorge Viegas will serve as Starter at the 2019 24 Hours Motos and is extending an open invitation for all members of the media to attend 20-21 April. Accreditation request...

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2019 24 Hours of Le Mans 42 of the 60 entrants finalised!
24h Le Mans
11/02/2019 16:06

2019 24 Hours of Le Mans 42 of the 60 entrants finalised!

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest has received 75 applications to participate in the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans. Of the 60 competitors to take the start on 15 June at 15:00, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Selection Committee has already confirmed the 4...

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Interview: Vincent Beaumesnil, ACO Sporting Director, talks about the new-look LMP3 class
24h Le Mans
08/02/2019 10:01

Interview: Vincent Beaumesnil, ACO Sporting Director, talks about the new-look LMP3 class

Vincent Beaumesnil, ACO Sports Director, answers our questions on the second-generation LMP3 class....

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