Monday 9 June 2014

The great return of Porsche – Le Mans.


After many years of being away, all of you race fans will be excited to know that Porsche is due to return to Le Mans this years. 

Although they have been away for quite some time we’re pretty sure that they’re going to have something pretty amazing up their sleeves to surprise us all on the 14th & 15th June. Audi may just get a good run for their money this year!

The first ever 22 Hours of Le Mans (or 24 Heurs du Mans, in French) was held in 1923 near the town of Le Mans and is now the most prestigious car race in the world.

The race is organised by the Automobile Club de L'Quest (ACO) and runs on the Circuit de la Sarthe, a circuit that has a mix of closed public roads and a specialist motor racing circuits, meant not only to test a car and driver's ability to be quick, but also to last over a 24 hour period.

The teams will race in groups called classes, for cars of similar specification while at the same time competing for outright placing amongst all of the classes. The race was originally held for cars sold to the general public as sport cars compared to the specialist racing cars used in the Grand Prix.
Over time, the competing vehicles evolved away from their publicly available road car roots and today, the race is split into two classes of specialized enclosed-bodywork two-seat Prototype sports cars and two classes of Grand Touring cars which bear much closer resemblance to high performance sports cars as sold to the public today.

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And from all of us at Big Motoring World, Porsche, good luck! 

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