Le Mans du 24 Heures support races
Posted 24 January 2007 - 22:11
I remember one member posted a link of his photos of a Renault 5 support race at a Le Mans 24 Heures race sometime in the late 1970s. I am still not sure if I did read the information correctly if it did race along the La Sarthe or the Bugatti circuit at the time.
Now it did make me wonder if the Le Mans Sarthe circuit have been raced by non-sportscars before? Or was there ever any support races at all?
During my visit to Le Mans in 2004, I only saw a Group C support race.
But is there any examples of any non-sportscars/support races at Le Mans in the past?
Posted 01 February 2007 - 18:40
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Posted 01 February 2007 - 20:27
Or revival races as we know this year.
As the Bugatti circuit is closed (used as a car park !), they always used the large circuit during the 24 Hours week for any event.
Posted 02 February 2007 - 10:57
I look your thread and I can tell you that in :
- 1989 , two races (1 with PEUGEOT 309 - 1 with PORSCHE 944)
- 1990 - RENAULT 21 TURBO
- 1991 - PEUGEOT 309
- 1992 - PEUGEOT 905 SPIDER
- 1993 - PEUGEOT 905 SPIDER and VENTURI TROPHY
- 2000 - FERRARI
- 2001 - LE MANS LEGEND
I check just the years where I've got photos.
If you want some photos I can post here.
Posted 02 February 2007 - 13:17
Big Ears, a very hot Saturday morning at Le Mans in 1996. After the excesses of a Maison Blanche Friday night the lads stumble upon the Lambo paddock on their way to the first beer and merguez of the day.
Apologies for the grainy image, I think there was a problem with focus that morning....
Posted 02 February 2007 - 16:17