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The Fastest Cars at the Le Mans Race
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an annual sports car event that has been contested at Le Mans, France, since 1923. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the oldest and most active endurance race in history. Apart from being one of the oldest, it is also the most prestigious car race held anyplace in the globe. Because of its significance, this race is known as the Grad Prix of Endurance and Efficiency.
This event, together with the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500, is part of the Motorsports Triple Crown. The race is particularly unique in that the winner is selected by the shortest time it takes to complete the race.
The Le Mans Race is renowned for its top speed. The long straights and high corners make for a challenging race track, and cars have attempted to reach these speeds in the past. Unlike fixed-distance events where the winner is selected by the fastest time, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is won by the car that travels the greatest distance in the shortest amount of time. Racing teams must strike a compromise between the need for speed and the vehicles’ capacity to operate for 24 hours without mechanical failure. Early competitors had stripped-down street cars, making them lighter and more aerodynamic. While early cars were nicknamed tanks, innovators like Bugatti soon began developing aerodynamic cars. Today’s cars are known as Hypercars or LMP2 cars, depending on the type of car.
There will be eight Porsche 911 RSRs competing in the GTE-Am category at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans Race. These cars are run by amateur drivers with Bronze or Silver FIA status, sharing a car with a professional driver. The racers are Dempsey-Proton Racing, Proton Competition, Herberth Motorsport, and GR Racing. The teams have already registered for the cars, and the drivers are awaiting the results.
The championship points will be updated throughout the 24-hour race, so it is important to monitor live positions. The championship standings are subject to change drastically during the race. However, there is no reason to panic. Listed below are the teams to watch. This is a guide to the top contenders in each category.
In 2011 the Grand Touring Endurance classes were introduced, which includes racing cars derived from street models. Manufacturers such as Aston Martin, BMW, Ford, Porsche, and Ferrari compete in these classes. Many factory teams are represented in these categories, and all drivers must meet the same stringent requirements. But it’s the drivers that make or break a car’s performance that sets it apart from its competition.
Despite rumors to the contrary, a new class of factory GT cars is set to debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Race in 2024. Based on the global GT3 platform, this new class will be targeted at pro-am entries. If this happens, factory GT racing at the legendary race will be over. If you’ve been following the news, you know that Porsche and Ferrari have both expressed their desire to focus more of their resources on their respective prototype programs.
Peugeot unveiled its 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar earlier this year. While it has not finished the Le Mans Race since 2009, it has entered several LMP1 cars in recent seasons. The company plans to not race in the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours. Peugeot hopes that running without a rear wing will give it lower aerodynamic drag, which will allow it to run faster. It will use ground effects to provide rear downforce. The hypercar will not be ready for the start of the WEC season at Sebring, but it will likely make its debut at the third round of the World Endurance Championship in 2023.
Among the 20 entries in the 2018 Le Mans Race LMP2, the Innovative Car is set to be the star attraction. The team is led by Frederic Sausset, who is the first quadriplegic to finish a race. The team will also include other disabled drivers such as Nigel Bailly, Takuma Aoki and Matthieu Lahaye. Sausset will provide advice and support to the other drivers.