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Getting Le Mans race-ready takes a small army

650 workers put the track together in just three hours.

Putting together an 8.5-mile track takes a lot of teamwork, whether it be adding 4,900 feet of safety railing or installing a two-kilometer section of fencing.

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Le Mans rule changes for 2014 announced, engine restrictions eased

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest, organizer of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, has announced a number of rule changes for the 2014 race that open up the options for LMP1 racers and guide their technology closer to that of road cars, and that should also give fans even better racing than we're used to seeing. Probably biggest of all is loosening the restraints on engine design. Currently, gas

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Le Mans rule changes for 2014 announced, engine restrictions eased

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest, organizer of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, has announced a number of rule changes for the 2014 race that open up the options for LMP1 racers and guide their technology closer to that of road cars, and that should also give fans even better racing than we're used to seeing. Probably biggest of all is loosening the restraints on engine design. Currently, gas

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Get pumped up with this 24 Hours of Le Mans historical highlight reel

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 Jonathon Ramsey

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Le Mans Series opens up to new challengers with GTC class

If it seems to you that just about every year the powers-that-be change the classes in Le Mans racing, well, you're not far off. The racing categories for various vehicles is constantly in flux, with organizers at the ACO forever seeking out the right balance between various categories to keep the racing action competitive. And so it should come as little surprise that the ACO has tweaked the regs y

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ACO & FIA announce details for joint World Endurance Championship

Isn't it nice when we can all get along? After decades of rift between the FIA (which governs such premier racing series as F1, the WRC and the WTCC) and the ACO (which organizes Le Mans and its related series), th

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FIA and ACO team up for new World Endurance Championship

International motor racing is a complicated web of various series, each with their own types of cars run under different rules. The one element that binds them all – or at least a good proportion of them – together is the FIA. The international automobile federation governs Formula One, the World Rally Championship, the Noah Joseph

More details on the 2011 Le Mans technical regulations, now with hybrid power

Peugeot 908-HY hybrid prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

More details on the 2011 Le Mans technical regulations, now with hybrid power

Peugeot 908-HY hybrid prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

Hybrid powertrains approved for 2011 Le Mans

Peugeot 908-HY hybrid prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

Honda introduces new 2.8L turbo V6 for 2011 LMP2 race cars

2011 Honda Performance Development 2.8-liter turbo V6 – Click above to enlarge

Le Mans organizers target diesels with new rules

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi R10 at Le Mans