11/12 March 2011

Paul Ricard, France
Official Test

 

The history of Le Mans

The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) is the world's oldest sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans, Sarthe, France. Commonly known as the Grand Prix of Endurance, it is organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) and runs on a circuit containing closed public roads that are meant not only to test a car and driver's ability to be quick, but also to last over a 24 hour period.


And this year Thor-Christian Ebbesvik will be the first Norwegian in 19 years to drive the 24 hour race. More info about the race here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Hours_of_Le_Mans