PHOTOS – The cars from the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the streets of the city

This Saturday, 18 of the 62 cars at the start of the 24 2024 Hours of Le Mans staged a parade in the streets of the Sarthe city, in front of a delighted crowd!

Published on 08/06/2024 à 20:00

Michael Duforest

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PHOTOS – The cars from the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the streets of the city

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After a first attempt last year, without a Hypercar lined up, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest extended the concept of the parade to 18 cars, just after the end of the Weigh-In this Saturday afternoon. If it is impossible to connect the Circuit of 24 Hours of Le Mans from the city center, due in particular to the numerous speed bumps, a route of almost two kilometers has been traced, with a departure from the Quais Louis-Blanc, an ascent towards the Place de la République and an arrival at the bottom of the Wilbur Tunnel -Wright.

Initially, 19 cars were to be driven on public roads, but the No. 8 BMW M Hybrid V15 simply refused to start. She was therefore brought back to the circuit without being able to perform in front of the many fans present. The parade was opened by one of the official safety cars of the event, before being closed by the Bentley 3L Sport, which won the 24 Hours in 1924. And like a hundred years ago, it joined Sarthe from England, by road!

Eight of the nine manufacturers entered in Hypercar therefore took part, apart from BMW. “Spike”, the AO by TF prototype, represented the LMP2 peloton, while the nine manufacturers represented in LMGT3 each brought a car to this event, which aims to become a permanent fixture in the common thread of the biggest race in the world. 'Endurance in the world.

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