Black & White Series.
LE MANS CLASSIC, LE MANS CLASSIC IN THE RAIN GAVE NO PAIN!
Le Mans Classic celebrated its 6th edition between sunny spells and many showers which didn’t succeed in spoiling the overall atmosphere and pleasure of the participants –public, drivers, mini Little Big Mans drivers, clubs, auction and the GTOs welcomed by extremely heavy rain (a tribute from the skies they could have done without)…- or the success of this sixth edition won by the team n° 5.
The fickle weather didn’t discourage the spectators as the numbers went from 96000 in 2010 to 109 000 this year.
The drivers braved impressive downpours and the 450 racing cars put on an incredible show. With fewer collisions than in previous editions raced in dry conditions; our drivers are definitely very sensible. The English and the Germans dominated but the third place in the overall classification is 100% French.
8000 club cars spent their time putting on and taking off their raincoats as did the ones displayed in the Le Mans Heritage Club whereas the public and the jury members defied the rain to admire them.
Le Mans Classic 2012 with its American theme certainly held its promises, exceeding all expectations!
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