Racing.This weekend is the 92nd running of The 24 Hours of Le Mans, the greatest endurance race in the world. Le Mans has been held every year since 1923; ten years the race was not held, once because of a labor strike and the other 9 times due to WWII and the recovery from that event. This year Le Mans is suspiciously absent from mainstream American media–it shows up sporadically on Fox Sports, but the transmission schedule is at deep odds with the nature of the range, so intermittent in nature versus the continuous flow of speed for 24 straight hours that is the race.
So before the start of a series of posts and updates on the race , here are some links that will give you precise and in-depth coverage of the race. You can start with the ACO’s the website for the race— one sure place where you can get up to date information. Another terrific site for information and lap by lap coverage is RadioLeMans, (always radio and now TV as well) whose commentators are informed, sharp, and very quick. For a different take on the coverage, click on over to Michelin’s Le Mans coverage. Every group in this food chain is top rate and all the coverage is highly recommended. You can have an amazing coverage experience if you dial up these sites and toss them (via Chromecast) onto a big flat screen (and always run the sound through a bit stereo system). One final note: if anyone at Le Mans is reading this blog–you are invited to send in your thoughts, posts, comments, instagrams, and photos…..thanks.
The Fine Print: Photo by Alessandro Prada. Copyright (C) 2015. Used via Creative Commons license. This photo was cropped to fit the space available. Special thanks to Alessando for sharing.