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A Century of Automotive History on Track

Le Mans Classic, the biennial event with its six grids for cars from 1923 to 1981, will include even more cars racing on the legendary track this year, with single marque support races for both Porsche and Jaguar and, as has become the tradition, two Group C races.  This year the latter will run in partnership with Mazda, who will take the opportunity to celebrate its centenary during the July 2-5 event.  The Japanese manufacturer will be bringing its iconic 787B.  Even later cars will also be running, with the Peter Auto series Endurance Racing Legends no longer on display, but engaged in real racing.  A 75-car grid of these GT and prototypes from the 1990s and 2000s is expected.

Amongst expected guest drivers at the event are Jacques Laffite, Ralf Kelleners, Jürgen Barth, René Arnoux, Paul Belmondo, Eric Hélary, Gérard Larrousse and of course driver ambassadors for watchmaker and event partner Richard Mille, Simon Pagenaud, Scott Dixon and Fernando Alonso.

The first selection has already been made, with others waiting patiently to see if they have been accepted.

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