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Le Mans Classic, spectator attendance achieves a historic record!
24h Le Mans
08/07/2018 17:31

Le Mans Classic, spectator attendance achieves a historic record!

This weekend, 135 000 spectators flocked to the ninth staging of Le Mans Classic. This event, created in 2002, is jointly organised by Peter Auto and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and it continues to arouse ever-increasing passion and enth...

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2018 24 Heures Karting : time for preparation
24h Karting
26/06/2018 17:15

2018 24 Heures Karting : time for preparation

As with any important event in life, preparation is an essential element of success. For the ACO as much as for the competitors, the 33rd edition of the 24 Hours Karting has entered this phase while a little more than three months remains b...

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Endurance, an engaging future
24h Le Mans
15/06/2018 11:01

Endurance, an engaging future

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest reveals the 2020-24 endurance racing road map. Be prepared for a remarkable, affordable, extremely competitive top class! Hydrogen power will be introduced to the discipline in 2024, in a class of its own....

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France, a bastion of motor racing
24h Le Mans
11/06/2018 11:01

France, a bastion of motor racing

Two major motorsports events are taking place in France this June: the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the iconic endurance race, on 16-17 June 2018 and, after a ten-year hiatus, the Formula One French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet...

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The Le Mans 24 Hours drivers are in town!
24h Le Mans
10/06/2018 20:11

The Le Mans 24 Hours drivers are in town!

Today’s scrutineering session on Place de la République kicked off 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours race week. Some 60 drivers and 22 machines underwent the mandatory checks to be cleared to race. Rain or shine, the procedures are always attended by a...

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24 Hours of Le Mans Test Day in Figures
24h Le Mans
04/06/2018 14:00

24 Hours of Le Mans Test Day in Figures

At Test Day yesterday (Sunday 3 June), teams in the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans (the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship) went through a dry run ahead of the big race on 16–17 June. They all learned some valuable lessons durin...

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Jacky ICKX, grand Marshal of the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans
24h Le Mans
11/05/2018 11:01

Jacky ICKX, grand Marshal of the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans

With five weeks to go before this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, fans will be delighted to hear that the Grand Marshal of the world’s greatest endurance race is none other than the original Mr Le Mans, Jacky Ickx....

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24 Heures du Mans 2018 - Concert line-up announced
24h Le Mans
26/04/2018 16:00

24 Heures du Mans 2018 - Concert line-up announced

As usual, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest treats fans to three free concerts at the circuit during the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This year Texas, Arcadian and Black Minou head the line-up. The venue for all three is the stage at the foot of the D...

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2018 Road to Le Mans, back for a third year with an even bigger grid!
24h Le Mans
26/04/2018 11:31

2018 Road to Le Mans, back for a third year with an even bigger grid!

After two highly successful editions, Road to Le Mans is back as a support race to the 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans on 16 June 2018. Organised by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest in conjunction with it's subsidiary Le Mans Endurance Management (M...

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