A total of 256 900 spectators came to watch the 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans, second round in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The weather was fine, in the end. The line-up was impressive, with Formula One and American sportscar stars joining the endurance fray. The starter was an illustrious sportsman, Rafael Nadal, the Grand Marshal Jacky Ickx, the original Mr Le Mans, and the guest of honour, Michael Fassbender, a world-class actor. The concert billing was superb and the other trackside entertainment equally as exciting, with Jamiroquai, Texas, Arcadian and Dr Feelgood on stage. No surprise then to see 256,900 fans flock to the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans.
256 900 spectators watched the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans
ACO thanked everyone for the support and for making these 24 hours the world’s greatest endurance race.
The next round in the FIA World Endurance Championship is at Silverstone (UK) on 19 August.
Boy oh boy we enjoyed that! Let’s just say it again: TOYOTA won Le Mans. Let the party begin! pic.twitter.com/eR3aPbbrD9
— TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WEC (@Toyota_Hybrid) June 17, 2018
Meanwhile, following post-race technical scrutineering at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the No.26 G-Drive Racing ORECA 07 – Gibson (Rusinov-Pizzitola-Vergne) and the No.28 TDS Racing ORECA 07 – Gibson (Perrodo-Vaxivière-Duval) have both been disqualified for non-compliance of a part in the fuel restrictor.
The competitor intends to appeal the decision and has 96 hours in which to confirm his intention to do so. The results of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, therefore, remain provisional.