24 Heures Du Mans

The Le Mans 24-Hour Race , the world's oldest and most prestigious endurance race for sports cars. First held in Le Mans, France on the 26th May 1923, the race now takes place every June on the Circuit de la Sarthe under the auspices of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest.

24LeMans.co.uk is brought to you by a crew of regular visitors to this great race. The site plans to provide information on the race and all the other great reasons for attending this unique sporting event.

Tens of thousands of Brits go every year to what is probably the greatest motor race on the planet. The atmosphere is superb and a long weekend of eating, drinking, laughing (oh! and motor racing) is available to all who want to partake. The only danger is that it usually becomes an addiction, not many only go to Le Mans once !

2010 was yet another great race with the three Audi R15 plus's triumphing over the much fancied Peugeots (none of which finished). Honda, under the guise of HPD, won on their debut in the LMP2 category in the hands of Strakka Racing. Larbre Compétition earned Saleen their first LMGT1 category victory at Le Mans since the car first appeared in 2001, finishing five laps ahead of the Alphand Corvette after having a trouble-free run. Team Felbermayr-Proton took the GT2 lead and were able to hold on to the finish. They won the LMGT2 category for Porsche, their first since their 2007 win. 28 of the 56 starters finished. The weather was a little hit and miss, UB40 were good on race night and, of course, the drink flowed as usual and thanks to our favourite chef the food was great. Roll on the 2011 race !!!!

So sit back, grab a beer and have a wander round the site. If you are a Le Mans virgin, the site should give you all the information you need to make a successful trip and if you are a seasoned Le Mans Veteran, hopefully you can find something new or different to interest you.

Access for the Pilsner Pirates crew is here.