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LeMans Race 2016. Car Testing Days. Pit Walk Photos

As every year, the organizers from the Automobile Club of West (Automobile club de l’Ouest) chose the third weekend in June to give the start of the legendary classic endurance 24H LeMans race 2016. As a result, the 24 hours of Le Mans 2016 will compete at next  Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June on circuit de la Sarthe (13,629 km). Since 1923, it is a mythical and incredibly demanding race. Therefore, with 200,000 spectators each year, the 24H Le Mans endurance race is one of the most important sports events in France. At 2016, date of this famous endurance car racing event also coincides with many meetings of soccer’s Euro 2016,  which takes place in France. As usual, two weeks before of the main racing competition of the year, on Le Mans race track run car testing days for all participating teams. In addition to free access to the boxes at Saturday, the viewers are able to see all the sports cars on pit walk.

Porsche 919 Hybrid LeMans

LeMans Race 2016 Car Testing Days

LeMans Race 2016

GT Race Cars

Also, this 84th edition of  LeMans race 2016 will be marked by several major innovations. At first, race starting with the increased number of competitors: the construction of four new stands brings the number of cars at the start of the race at 60. It will also watch for the arrival of new cars, like the spectacular GT race cars Ford GT or Ferrari 488 (in category GTEPro).

Ferrari 488 gte

Ferrari 488 GTE Risi Competizione Team USA

AF Corse Ferrari

AF Corse Ferrari 488 Italy LMGTE Pro

Perhaps the most beautiful car in the world, race winner 2014 in the category LM GTE Am – Aston Martin Vantage v8.

Aston Martin Vantage v8

British Aston Martin Vantage v8 2016

Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Racing team 2016

Then, most awaited appearance on Le Mans track. Exactly 50 years after the first victory on Circuit de la Sarthe in France, once again Ford GT car takes part at famous Le Mans 24 hours race 2016.

Ford GT LM GTE

Ford GT LM GTE USA

ford gt lm gte

Ford GT LM GTE racing car

As usual at Le Mans is widely represented Porsche 911 RSR model, from various all around the world racing teams.

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Abu Dhabi Proton Racing

porsche gt3 rsr

Porsche GT3 RSR 2016 Porsche Motorsport Team

Patrick Dempsey racing

Porsche 911 RSR Dempsey racing car

Once again, one of the main contenders for victory in Le Mans category GTE Pro is Corvette C7.R .

corvette racing c7r

Corvette Racing C7r car

Chevy Corvette C7 z06 Larbre Competition team

LMP1 Cars 2016

This year again, the victory should be played between three major automotive brands: Porsche (winner in 2015), Audi and Toyota. Since June 2015, the three “factory” teams have considerably reworked their prototype.

And for Audi, it is all about aggressive aerodynamics.

Audi Sports Team Joest Audi R18 n8 – L. DI GRASSI / L. DUVAL / O. JARVIS

audi r18 e tron quattro

Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro LeMans car

Now Porsche engineers have even attempted to improve the 919 Hybrid, which had won last year.

Porsche 919 Hybrid n1 (Porsche Team) – T. BERNHARD / M. WEBBER / B. HARTLEY

Porsche 919 hybrid 2016

Porsche 919 hybrid 2016

As soon as possible, Toyota hopes to forget as quickly as possible the disappointing performance of the TS040.

Toyota TS050 n5 (Toyota Gazoo Racing) – A. DAVIDSON / S. BUEMI / K. NAKAJIMA

toyota lmp1 2016

Toyota LMP1 2016

Innovative LeMans Car

Another important event of LeMans race 2016: the participation of french driver Frédéric Sausset – a man quadruple amputee, on a Morgan – Nissan car equipped with suitable controls, in special category Innovative LeMans Car. Fred Sausset and his Sausset Racing Team 41 has already participated this year in Le Mans, during the V de V Endurance Series 2016.

Sausset Racing Team 41

Sausset Racing Team Morgan LMP2 SRT41

Le Mans race cars

Video of all Le Mans race cars at car testing days after official photo session for LeMans Race 2016.

LeMans Race 2016 official photo session at car testing days on circuit de la Sarthe

LeMans Race 2016 official photo session

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