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MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24: “First to be First”

In honor of the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, the Michelinalley.com staff offers “24 for 24,” 24 bits of Le Mans history, factoids and trivia. See www.michelinalley.com for updates, features and the complete list, plus Rick Dole photos. — Note 1 of 24: First to be First Held annually near Le Mans, France, The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s premier endurance sportscar race. The first Le...

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Le Mans Preview – Aston Martin – Top Gasoline Contenders

This is the second in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to MichelinAlley.com for more features and posts in the coming days. The factory Aston Martin Racing team, with its incredible-sounding Lola Aston Martin V12, will have two cars in the field after running three last year. One of the Astons made a memorable appearance stateside in the first two ALMS events of the season. The team is run by Prodrive with David...

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Le Mans Preview – Peugeot–The Defending Champions

This is the first in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to MichelinAlley.com for more features and posts in the coming days. The “French lions” return to Le Mans as defending champions of the 24 Hours, having won the race for the first time in three tries with the turbo diesel 908 HDi FAP last year. It’s the fourth and final year for Peugeot’s first generation diesel closed-top prototype at Le...

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