Le Mans 2016: Before the Race

We set off for France last Thursday on a P&O Ferry to Calais.

We drove down to Le Mans stopping a couple of times, including at our favourite services in the countryside.

We arrived at about 10.30pm in a very heavy rain shower! We stayed with Travel Destinations in one of their Event Tents, a very nicely fitted out bell tent. We were extremely happy that we didn’t have to put up a tent in the rain!

The final qualifying session was disrupted by the rain, but we got to see the last fifteen minutes before the end of the session at midnight.

The next morning we could admire the field of bell tents and have some coffee at the campsite food tent.

On Friday the pit lane was open so we were able to go and see all the cars up close. 

As always we were supporting Corvette Racing in LMGTE Pro and the two other Corvettes in LMGTE Am, but I was also excited by the Algarve Pro Racing number 25 car in LMP2 that has Sir Chris Hoy as one of its drivers!

After walking down the pit lane we could go on the track up to the Dunlop Bridge. It was fun to walk on the circuit!

We also got to see the race winners trophy.

On Saturday morning we watched the support races from the Porsche Curves.

Now we just had a couple of hours to wait until the race start!


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