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|2016 Le Mans 24hrs: Race Info|
|May 25 2016 12:17:53 PM EST|
|The 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours may be one of the most important races for the GT ranks in a long time. Why? Ford is why. The entire reason for the new Ford GT's existence is to try to win Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of the historic GT40's win. They are so determined, that they are bringing four cars to increase their chances. The challengers from Corvette, Ferrari, Aston Martin, and Porsche are upping their game to try to prevent that from happening.|
Ferrari, Ford's historic rival, lobbied to have US based Risi Compesizione invited to the race to increase their car count from the two full season WEC entries from AF Corse to three.
Porsche are in an in-between year before their new GTE car is debuted next year. Their 2015 car was upgraded to comply with the 2016 regulations, but the works WEC team has been put on hiatus until the new car is ready. Dempsey-Proton Racing are the sole GTE-Pro WEC entry, but the two Porsche North America entries from IMSA will also represent the brand.
Aston Martin Racing have downsized from three to two entries this year. They are also the only team to use Dunlop tires over Michelin.
Corvette will also be represented by the usual two entries. Due to last year's accident in practice that made the #63 unable to race, the team is bringing along a 3rd chassis as a backup just in case. Also, if either Corvette were to win, it would mark the 100th victory in the team's competitive history. What better place to make history then at Le Mans.
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Schedule of Events
Balance of Performance
GTE-Pro Technical Regulations
Free Live Timing & Scoring
Member's Only Live Timing & Scoring
WEC App Info
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US TV & STREAMING SCHEDULE (EDT):
FS1 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
FS2 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
FS2 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
FS2 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
FS2 10:30 PM to 2:30 AM (June 19)
FS1 2:30 AM to 9:30 AM (June 19)
*The entire race is streamed live on FOX Sports GO
FOX Sports GO & FOXSports.com will provide live streaming video from multiple in-car cameras.
LE MANS TEST DAY INFO:
BBV: Test Day Results
Corvette Blogger: Official Post-Test Press Release
DSC: Vette double in GTE classes
Kinja: Some LMP1 & GTE-Pro Geekery
NCM Le Mans Viewing Party
R&T: Dan Binks prepares to defend Chevy's dynasty against the Ford GT.
Racer: The bizarre story behind the Ford GT's first win
SC365: Taiwan’s Team AAI To Field Corvette C7.R
DSC: Johnny O'Connell Returns to Le Mans with Team AAI
SC365: Inside Corvette, Audi’s Driver Sharing Relationship
Autosport: SAFER barriers added to Porsche Curves at Le Mans
DSC: Ricky Taylor Set To Join Larbre GTE Am WEC Effort