GLOBAL ENDURANCE LEGENDS

The major novelty at Le Mans Classic in 2018 is the Global Endurance Legends that opens the door to a new era for this iconic meeting. With the arrival of this demonstration grid the event now covers the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours from 1923 to 2014!

In 2018, Global Endurance Legends is joining up with historic grids for the first time for a number of spectacular demonstrations with cars that young spectators go wild about: GTs and prototypes from the 1990s and 2000s. 

This year, these two generations of cars will add spice to Le Mans Classic. More than 50 including the best will take to the famous track: the Ferrari F40 LM (1990), McLaren F1 GTR (1996), Ferrari 333 SP (1997), Panoz Esperante GTR1 (1998), Toyota GT-One (1999), Audi R8 LMP (2000), Bentley Speed 8 (2003), Ferrari 550 GT1 (2003), Maserati MC12 GT1 (2004), Aston Martin DBR9 (2005) Pescarolo LMP1 (2007), Peugeot 908 HDI (2011), etc.

In the not too distant future other cars will join this already well-subscribed field.

At the wheel of these fabulous endurance racers are well-known drivers like Christian Pescatori, Norman Nato, Sam Hancock and Emmanuel Collard. The latter, who has racked up 23 starts and two top-three finishes in the Le Mans 24 Hours, will be back at the wheel of the Toyota GT-One, which he drove in the event in 1999. The two Global Endurance Legends demonstrations will take place on Friday 6th July between 10:45 and 11:15 (30 minutes) and on Saturday 7th July between 13:22 and 13:57 (35 minutes). These demonstrations are not races as the aim is to allow these fantastic cars to show what they can do in an appropriate and safe environment.               

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