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Le Mans: Breaking Down the History of Storied Event

There aren’t many races that test the endurance of driver and machine quite like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Marking the 90th year of the storied event, this year’s race typifies the longevity that makes Le Mans so intriguing, exciting and unique. Twenty-four-hour racing has become much more popular in recent years, but it all started in 1923 on the roads of Le Mans, France.Originally a race that tested the limits of ordinary production vehicles and their drivers, the race served to boost the innovation processes of major manufacturers like Bugatti and Alfa Romeo, each hoping to produce faster and more efficient cars for Le Mans, as noted by In time, innovation became the norm, and the result is a race that blends s...

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