In 1920, the Automobile Club de l'est, especially by its general secretary Georges Durand, work to the achievement of a competition whose character was to contribute to the development of technical progress and promote the growth of the automobile.In 1922, the club announced the creation of a new type of competition in the Sarthe, a test of endurance, whereas the automobile Bol has just been created. During the race, the crews of two drivers per car would rotate day and night. The first edition, with thirty-three crews, taking place on 26 and 27 May 1923 on a track near the town of Le Mans. It was won by André Lagache and René Léonard in a Chenard & Walcker. They covered 128 laps average of 92.064 km / h. Today, the " 24 Hours of Le Mans " held annually in June. It is the oldest and most prestigious endurance races for sports car and Sport -Prototypes .
24 hours after celebrating the incredible podium finish of the Vaillante REBELLION racing team at the 85th edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans, the college of commissioners of the World Endurance Championship and the "Automobile Club de l’Ouest" (ACO) have decided to disqualify the LMP2#13 from the race.
REBELLION Racing dreamt of reaching the podium in LMP1 at the 24H of Le Mans, Michel Vaillant was facing a Porsche in the latest "RÉBELLION" album :
Vaillante REBELLION got to the general podium alongside a Porsche LMP1 for these 85th 24 Hours of Le Mans!
It was at midnight that the third and last qualifying session for the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans came to an end, solidifying the starting grid for Saturday’s race. Bruno Senna and Mathias Beche, respectively at the wheels #31 and #13, recorded the best qualifying times in this final session.
The most anticipated week for all motor sports fans has finally started! The 24 Hours of Le Mans have been taking place every year at the heart of Sarthe, on the legendary Circuit des 24 Heures since 1923.