Even though Aston Martin's gone home and Audi won't have Peugeot to kick around at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, there's a heap to look forward to: a large field of entries that includes two Audi diesel R18s plus two more hybrid R18s, Toyota's TS030 LMP1 hybrid and LMP2 racers from Lotus and Morgan.

But it's the entire field that delivers the magic of Le Mans, and it's not like we need more reminders of the race's awesome history, but we're glad the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest, the organizer) has given us one. You'll find all three minutes of it after the jump.

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      Anybody else think that the editor was partial to Matra-Simcas?
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        And there did not seem to be too many shots of Porsche, not even the Attwood/Hermann 917. I think I did spy the 1969 917 which was a scary car to drive. Perhaps the French are sore at the German domination of their race. I think German Marques have claimed over 30 overall wins since 1923.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought Porsche was also contending LMP1?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Go Audi. Really hope Toyota gives a fight though. 2007 felt like this with Peugeot.
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      The first melody sounds like it came form the Matrix just slightly remixed. Anyone else think so?
        Peter WG
        • 3 Years Ago
        Dimi, couldn't agree more. The first song sounded like a big rip off of Rob Dougan's Clubbed to Death, still effective however.
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      Moby dick, moby dick ?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm pretty psyched for this year's race, what with Toyota coming back and that Deltawing running in its own class. Should be cool.