The 24 Hours of Le Mans

For its 87th year, the 24 Hours du Mans boasts five days of festivities, concerts and adrenaline-pumping motor racing.

For a week each year in June, Le Mans lives to the roar of racing cars. The 87th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (12-16 June 2019) will be no exception to the rule with a top-notch programme, starting with the circuit itself on which 62 drivers will compete: a record number in the history of the event.

The festivities begin on the Sunday before the competition with weighing, compulsory for the drivers, and the final technical checks. Organised in the city, this stage is the first time the public get to see the cars.

Motor racing, concerts and a funfair

From Wednesday, everything is based at the circuit enclosure where visitors are invited to come to survey the pit lane as part of the Pitwalk display before the start of the tests. The next day, Route au Mans and Ferrari Challenge riders enter the track, while the trials continue.

Friday, the day before the competition, is devoted to introducing the stands and the drivers, before the parade of the 62 drivers through the city aboard historic vehicles. Saturday and Sunday are reserved for the race itself.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is not just about sport. Concerts are also performed every evening from the Wednesday before the competition. Diva Faune, Cock Robin and Franz Ferdinand are scheduled to perform at this mini-festival. The site also hosts a carnival with a ferris wheel, thrill rides, rifle shooting and other entertainment.

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