Sarte.  Weigh-in, drivers' parade, concerts...: the entire program of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Sarte. Weigh-in, drivers’ parade, concerts…: the entire program of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

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The Grand Parade of Drivers at the 24 Hours of Le Mans attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators.
The Grand Parade of Drivers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Sarthe) is one of the highlights of the event. It will take place on Friday, June 10, 2022. ©Archives/Le Petit Courrier

the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Sarthe) they return this month june 2022 for a 90th edition. Many activities are on the event program.

The return of the weigh-in in the city center

the traditional weight (administrative and technical controls) takes over the Place de la République starting this Friday, June 3.

Small change this year: the weigh-in takes place before the day trial.

The weigh-in is back in the city center of Le Mans, on the Place de la République.
The weigh-in is back in the city center of Le Mans, on the Place de la République. ©Frédéric JOUVET/Actu Le Mans

To attend the weigh-in, the appointment is between 10 am and 7 pm on Friday and between 10 am and 3 pm on Saturday. The opportunity to admire the cars and meet the drivers.

place for autographs

Tuesday, June 7, place at the drivers autograph session and visiting the stands! Former winners, professional drivers, gentlemen drivers… will lend themselves to autograph games and selfies.

The opportunity for the public to exchange a few words with them but also to see the mechanics working on the cars before the free practice and grades. This visit, which begins at 2:00 p.m., is accessible with a weekly ticket.

A New Animation: The Pit Stop Challenge

This is a novelty for this 90th edition: the pit stop challenge It will take place on Tuesday, June 7 between 3:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. in the pit lane. This contest aims to reward the best pit stop team in each category of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Videos: currently on Actu

It will be that the mechanics are as fast as possible to change the four wheels of the car. They will be awarded a trophy. This activity is accessible with a weekly entrance ticket.

Pure speed with the Hyperpole

Thursday June 9th is Hyperpole Day. at 20, all 23 cars (five Hypercar, six LMP2, six LMGTE Pro and six LMGTE Am) qualified the day before for this session to perform the exercise at pure speed and simultaneously. The time retained is that achieved by the fastest pilot in the crew. They are not allowed to enter the stand.

The French Patrol will be present!

The Alpha Jets of the French Patrol will fly over the starting grid for the 24 hours on Saturday (3:50 p.m.), after two years of absence. The ALAT (Army Light Aviation) and the 27th Mountain Infantry Brigade will also be part of the departure ceremony.

Last year was the Toyota GR010 Hybrid #7 of Toyota Gazoo Racing that had been the fastest with a time of 3’23”900 achieved by Kamui Kobayashi.

The parade of pilots

On Friday, June 10, the day before the start of the 24 Hours, the association classic automotive organizes an emblematic event around the race: the parade of pilots (there will be 186 who will participate in the race the next day).

The public will be able to leave with selfies or autographed photos.

The drivers' parade of the 24 Hours of Le Mans takes place from 17:00 to 19:00.
The drivers’ parade at the 24 Hours of Le Mans: an emblematic moment of the event ©Archives/Le Petit Courrier

The orchestras will be present. Enrique Pescarolo, four times winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, is the sponsor of this 26th edition. That same day, the public will be able to step on the 24 Hours circuit.

The Fan Zone

Giant screens, a catering point, a young driver criterion and a stage occupied by animators will be found in the fan zonelocated next to the Village des 24 Heures.

A town… and two bubbles

Between Tuesday 7 and Sunday 12 June, a complex that bears the name of “ACO H2”identified by two giant transparent bubbles, it will be located in the Village dedicated to the public.

The space will house the LMPH2G, a laboratory car of the MissionH24 program, intended to create a hydrogen prototype category at 24 hours.

children’s entertainment

the children’s area offered to children from 3 to 12 years old, in collaboration with mickey diaryinflatable structures, makeup sessions or construction games.

A new exhibition in the museum.

temporary exhibition “Attractive Le Mans” will be featured in 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum. This celebrates the story of peugeot about the classic Le Mans, from his first participation in 1927 to his commitment to the Hypercar.

Admission is free on presentation of a valid Le Mans 24 Hours ticket on the day of visit.

wheel of fortune and emotions

Again, the carnival will be part of it. Ferris wheel, thrill rides, bumper cars or even rifle shooting…there will be something for everyone.

Karting is still open

the 24 hour karting remains open during the event: it is accessible with a valid entrance ticket. A go kart fleet for amateurs (from 16 years old) is available, with initiation to piloting.

Simulators and a panoramic terrace are accessible. As for concerts, four world-renowned artists will be on the main stage during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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