The 24 Hours of Le Mans. Need we say any more? This race is so vastly known that virtually everyone remotely interested in motorsport has heard about it.
For those of you still in need of some background, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the oldest active endurance car race in the world. It was first held in 1923 and during all its history it has only been cancelled in 1936 (due to a general strike in France) and from 1940 to 1948 (on account of the Second World War and its aftermath).
The race takes place at the Circuit de la Sarthe, a semi-permanent race course located near the city of Le Mans (north-western France, 120 miles south-west of Paris). This track is very peculiar and is partly made up of local roads that are open to the public most of the year. The length of the circuit (8.469 miles) and its very long straight, the Mulsanne straight, strain both cars and pilots to its limit and present the ultimate endurance test in motor racing.
Come to Le Mans and see for yourself one of the best car races in the world. Come and see Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen driving his Audi prototype to gain an amazing 9th win, spend time at the fairground to relax a little bit during the race, spend the night at the circuit, enjoy the unique atmosphere of this race, watch the cars race during sunrise… Come and live the legend of the 24h of Le Mans with EventGo!
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