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24hrs of Le Mans returns: Who do you think will win?

2018-04-19 08:32

Robin Classen

WINNING SELFIE: The No2 Porsche team - Brendon Hartley, Earl Bamber and Timo Bernhaard - celebrates after winning the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday, June 19. Image: AFP / Jean-Francois Monier

Le Mans - The 16th of June marks the start of the 86th instalment of the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race held in France on the world-renowned Circuit de la Sarthe track.

Considered by many drivers as one of the toughest track races in the world, Le Mans is a staple of the motorsport calendar, testing the limits of both man and machine.

The first race took place in 1923. Porsche currently holds the records for the most wins with 19, whilst Tom Kristensen is the most successful driver with 9 victories. 

READ: 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours: 5 memorable moments

Mazda is the only Japanese manufacturer ever to win the race back in 1991, doing so with the legendary Mazda 787B. 

Check out highlights of the 2017 race:

What do you think of the 24hrs of Le Mans race? Which manufacturer will come out tops? - Email us 

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