Le Mans is considered one of the most popular and active endurance racing around the world. It was organized when Grand Prix motor racing was so popular and dominating the world sport and major purpose of the event is to produce the fuel-efficient vehicles that last the long duration of time.
Many people have been actively following the sport for its tradition and this is the premier annual sporting event in the list of endurance racing. Many racers are showing interest to take part in the event and many teams will be in competition for the title.
24 Hours of Le Mans
The inaugural edition of 24 hours of Le Mans was held in the year of 1923 and the winners were declared based on the car that goes the farthest distance over the period of three consecutive 24 hours. But this idea was left out after 1928 and winners were declared based on the car that covers the farthest distance in 24 hours.
The companies like Bugatti, Bentley and Alfa Romeo dominating the year early and that is driven by mostly French and Italian drivers. Races were stopped during the Second World War and were resumed only in 1949. Many new companies started involving in the tournament by sending their teams for the tournament. The race has gone to a different level after the 1960s and companies started sending multiple teams and which also increased the popularity of the sport all across the globe.
The cars with extreme speeds and designs are sent to race during the 1970s which increases the excitement among the audience. Like other championships this tournament also gone through major changes over the years. The changes are made in the form of design of car, format, and teams which increases the excitement and popularity of the game.
So far 86 editions have been held successfully over the years and Ferrari, Benz and Bugatti are the most successful teams in the tournament so far. Tom Kristiansen of Ferrari was the most successful driver till date. Le Mans has also witnessed so many fatal accidents over the years and one of the largest accidents happened in 1955 which killed 878 spectators and driver Pierre Levegh. The safety regulations were amended in the 1980s which led to the preventions of accidents.
87th 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019
The 87th edition of the 24 hours Le Mans will be scheduled to take part between June 15 and 16 next year and the event will be organized by automobile club de I ‘quest. The final will be held at 2018-2019 FIA Endurance championship and around 60 teams are set to participate in the tournament. Any player who is set to make a debut and not participated in previous five races will be given stimulator training by automobile club de I ‘quest.
Teams are invited according to the supplementary regulations of the 24 hours of Le Mans. Teams that came first and second in Asian Le Mans and European Le Mans are invited to participate In the event and the teams that positions first and second in Weathertech sports car championship and Michelin Le Mans are also invited to take part in the event. Fernando also the defending champion of 2018 Le Mans and top players from all teams are setting their sight towards 2019th edition which will be the tournament to watch out for.
Channel velocity the parent TV of euro sports bagged the global rights for telecasting this event all over the world. Fox Sports will telecast the event in the USA.
The event is getting popular over the years and the races are really a teat to watch these days. Hope the event will be bigger than previous editions and continues to attract more audience as it done before.