2023 will see the 91st running of the 24 hour Le Mans race. The endurance race, which takes place annually, will be held at the circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France. The track is composed of public roads (closed during the event) and sections of the racing track. Le Mans is the world's oldest endurance racing event. The previous race, held in 2022, was won by Toyota, in the hands of Buemi, Hartley & Hirakawa.
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The race will be held on the 10th and 11th of June, 2023
The venue for Le Mans is the Circuit de la Sarthe, near the town of Le Mans, France.
Le Mans is held at the circuit de la Sarthe. Comprised of private track, the course also incorporates public roads (closed to the public during the event) for the 24 hour race. The Circuit de la Sarthe is located on the edge of the town of Le Mans, Maine, western France. The nearest international airport to Le Mans is Tours Val de Loire Airport (TUF), which is served by Irish carrier Ryanair. The airline flies to/from to the UK (London), Morocco (Marrakesh), France (Marseille) and Portugal (Porto). Alternatively, you can fly to Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport, which is about 2.5 hours from Le Mans by car.
Find out more about both of these airports below.
Tours Val de Loire Airport (TUF) is the closest international airport to Le Mans. The only carrier to operate scheduled passenger flights to/from TUF is Ryanair. The airline operates flights to the following destinations within Europe and Africa: UK (London), Morocco (Marrakesh), France (Marseille) and Portugal (Porto). You can fly Directly from these cities to Le Mans with Ryanair. If you're travelling internationally from elsewhere, you'll either need to make a connecting flight, or fly to an alternative airport.
Distance to Le Mans: 1 hours and 15 minutes approx.
✈︎ Airlines: Ryanair
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is further from Le Mans (approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes by car), but has a greater number of international flights. If you're flying from a destination not served by direct flights to Tours Val de Loire Airport, then Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will be your best alterative. CDG is served by a large number of international carriers, opering flights to destinations around the world.
Distance to Le Mans: 2 hours and 50 minutes approx.
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29th October 2021
Six teams have already claimed a place on the grid for the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans race. This is based on their performance in the 2021 European Le Mans Series or Michelin Le Mans Cup, or thanks to their result at 2021 edition of the legendary French marathon. These teams are as follows:
Team WRT: LMP2 winner at the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans (invited to compete in LMP2)
AF Corse: LMGTE Am winner at the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans (invited to defend their LMGTE Am title)
Team WRT: 2021 ELMS LMP2 champion (invited to compete in LMP2)
United Autosports: 2021 ELMS LMP2 runner-up (invited to compete in LMP2)
DKR Engineering: 2021 ELMS LMP3 champion (invited to compete in LMP2)
Iron Lynx: 2021 ELMS LMGTE champion (invited to compete in LMGTE Am)
Spirit Of Race: 2021 ELMS LMGTE runner-up (invited to compete in LMGTE Am)
Iron Lynx: 2021 Michelin Le Mans Cup winner (invited to compete in LMGTE Am)
If you're flying from a select number of destinations, including the UK, Portugal and Morocco, you can fly to Tours Val de Loire Airport. This is the closest airport to Le Mans. However, there are only a small number of flights operated to this airport by Ryanair. Alternatively, you may find that flying to Paris is your best option. There are hundreds of flights each day arriving at Paris from countries around the world.
Fly directly from London to Tours Val de Loire Airport, the closest airport to Le Mans, with Ryanair.
You can fly to Tours Val de Loire Airport from Marseille with Ryanair. Tours Val de Loire Airport is the closest airport to Le Mans, so catching a short flight there may save you a long journey by car. You can also fly domestically Paris and travel by car or public transport to Le Mans.
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