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15/06/2019 - 16:36

Club ACO – 24 Hours of Le Mans: ACO member Thomas starter for the warm-up lap!

Thomas Arnaud (age 22) is an ACO member and Twitter influencer. A long-time fan of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this year he was given the opportunity to give the start of the warm-up lap! .
Club ACO – 24 Hours of Le Mans: ACO member Thomas starter for the warm-up lap!

HOW DID YOU FEEL AFTER GIVING THE START OF THE WARM-UP LAP?

"It was exciting! It's so impressive and exceptional! You feel the pressure as soon as only the cars are left on the track. I was at the end of pit lane and at 14:50 I waved the flag and all the cars went by me. It was so magical! Normally, the Race Director waves the flag. They even let me keep the flag. I'm going to hang it up at home!"

WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING ON DURING THE RACE?

"Not sleeping for one thing! And I want to walk the entire circuit with my family. I'm going to spend time in the ACO members' hospitality areas. They're really nice and I hope to show them off to my 18,000 Twitter followers."

WHAT YOU THINK OF THE 87TH 24 HOURS OF LE MANS SO FAR?

"It's hectic! I think anything can happen, that's what this race is all about! Rebellion has a chance."

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE FUTURE OF THE RACE LOOKs LIKE?

"The arrival of the hypercars is a good thing. It will open the race to other constructors. The introduction of hydrogen in competition is also interesting. The next chapter looks promising!"

>> Follow Thomas on Twitter: @Thomas_NJR <<