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The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, and brings with it a wealth of history in the Motorsport world. Held at the Circuit de la Sarthe every year since 1923, the 24 Hours of Le Mans will celebrate it's 87th edition in 2019. The 24 hours of Le Mans is the greatest and most well-known endurance race in the world.
Famed for its unique track, comprised of public roads closed for the occasion, Le Mans sees a range of visibly different car categories hurtling through pine forests and pasts pubs, houses, a horse racing track and a golf course. The current lap is 13.626km in length and takes approximately 3 minutes 25 seconds to complete, with speed traps of up to 400 km/h. There are 38 challenging turns that push the drivers and cars to their very limits over the course of 24 gruelling hours.
This is the longest and toughest endurance motor sport race in the world. Teams are comprised of three drivers, who split the driving responsibility and must drive for at least 6 hours each, but not for more than 4 hours in a 6 hour period, and not for more than a maximum total of 14 hours.