The Le Mans 24-Hours race will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2013

The test day will be held on Sunday 2nd June 2013 with the 24 hour race on 15-16 June 2013.

In 2013, the Le Mans 24 Hours will be 90 years young! This very important anniversary will be celebrated in the style it deserves during the event on 15-16 June. The test day will be held on Sunday 2nd June 2013.

24 Hours of Le Mans trophy
24 Hours of Le Mans trophy

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

The first Le Mans 24-Hours race, which was created at the 1922 Salon de l’Automobile in the Grand Palais in Paris by Georges Durand, ACO general secretary and some of the most important members of the club, and Emile Coquille, the French representative of the Rudge-Whitworth detachable wheels company, was held on 26-27 May 1923.

Ninety years later the event will take place on 15-16 June 2013 at the end of the 24th week of the year. This is a milestone anniversary for one of the oldest motor races on the international calendar, and next year it will be celebrated in the style it deserves. It is the sixth time in 90 years that the 24 Hours will take place on 15-16 June.

The test day will again be held two weeks before the race on Sunday 2nd June 2013. Scrutineering and administrative checks will be organised on Sunday 9th and Monday 10th June.

As in 2012, this schedule will allow the teams to set up inside the Le Mans 24-Hours circuit, and they will not have to dismantle their installations before the start of the biggest rendezvous of the year on the international endurance calendar.

The full 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship calendar, in which the Le Mans 24 Hours is the blue riband event, will be announced in September 2012.

Source: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

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