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Le Mans 24 Hours

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La Sarthe, France

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16th Jun 2017
20℃
15:00
La Sarthe, France

The Circuit des 24 Heures, also known as Circuit de la Sarthe, located in Le Mans, Maine, France, is a semi-permanent race course most famous as the venue for the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race. The track uses local roads that remain open to the public most of the year. The circuit, in its present configuration, is 13.629 kilometres (8.47 mi) long, making it one of the longest circuits in the world. Capacity of the race stadium is 100,000.

Le Mans is a race where up to 85% of the time is spent on full throttle, meaning immense stress on engine and drivetrain components. However, the times spent reaching maximum speed also mean tremendous wear on the brakes and suspension as cars must slow from over 200 mph (320 km/h) to around 65 mph (100 km/h) for the end of Mulsanne in a short distance.

Schedule

Date ActivityTime
15 Jun 2016 Free Practice 16:00
15 Jun 2016 Qualifying Practice session 22:00
16 Jun 2016 Qualifying Practice session 19:00
16 Jun 2016 Qualifying Practice session 22:00
18 Jun 2016 Race 15:00