On Saturday 13th June 2015, a sensational grid of 61 historic Le Mans cars will race on the full Le Mans circuit just a few hours before the start of the modern 24 Hours endurance event. The age range for cars taking part in the Le Mans Legend race has been extended for 2015, allowing an even wider selection of iconic race cars to compete in the historic motorsport spectacle that is one of the highlights of the world-famous event.
In a change to recent years, cars will be accepted from 1949 right up to, and including, 1968. This will bring such iconic cars as the Ford GT40, Porsche 908 and 910 and the Alfa Romeo T33/2 into the mix – in addition to the plethora of sports and GT cars from the 1950s and 1960s that so famously ran at Le Mans in period.
The Le Mans Legend, organised by Motor Racing Legends, is the annual support race at the Le Mans 24 Hours – and a jewel in the crown of historic motorsport. Each year, the organisers select an era of Le Mans history and invite genuine race cars and their sister cars from that period to take part in a highly nostalgic, but hugely competitive historic race on the full 8.5-mile Le Mans circuit, on the Saturday morning of the Le Mans weekend.
Duncan Wiltshire, Chairman of Motor Racing Legends, said: “We are extremely excited about this new aspect of the race. It means that spectators will be able to see cars from 20 years of Le Mans history all racing at the same time – a moving motorsport museum!
“We recognise the traditionally broad spread of performances between the fastest and the slowest cars, so we will limit entries from the earlier cars to those we believe capable of lapping Le Mans in a reasonable time. The result should be stunning – from the earliest cars such as C-type Jaguars and Allard J2s up to the newest additions to the grid such as the GT40s.”