Several motorsport disciplines are represented at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with professional and amateur drivers in four categories. In the Hypercar flagship category, team no. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing, last year’s winner, will be closely followed. The Japanese manufacturer is aiming for a record five consecutive victories.
Two Toyota GR010 Hybrids faced the Alpine Elf Endurance Team, as well as two Glickenhaus Racing teams. In the LMP2 category, 27 cars will be on the track, drivers, especially former Formula 1 drivers Sébastien Bourdais, Robert Kubica and Felipe Nasr, but also Sébastien Ogier, FIA World Rally Champion.
With the title of 1000 miles from Sebring, Josh Pierson became the youngest driver to be reported at the FIA World Endurance Championship course and will come even more young competitor 24 hours from Mans. In the LMGTE Pro category, Corvette Racing is returning with two cars, while the all-female Iron Dames team competed for the fourth time in the LMGTE Am course.
On the afternoon of June 12, the team that has covered the longest distance will climb the podium to lift the 24 Hours of Le Mans trophy, and each driver will receive a Daytona engraved for the occasion.
Tom Kristensen, who reunited with the Rolex family in 2010, in a game several: « my Daytons have great emotional value in my eyes, and they count for me as much now as they did when I won them. They are key moments in my career. When I look at them, I see not only the accuracy, I also see the performance of my team and my co-pilots during all these years. ».