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Scrutineering a Highlight for Fans

One of the highlights of Le Mans week is Scrutineering, the two-day event of technical inspection by Automobile Club l’Ouest officials (the Le Mans sanctioning body) of all 55 cars entered in the 24-hour race. In past years the event has run on Monday and Tuesday but this year, the schedule was moved to Sunday and Monday to allow more fans to attend. Scrutineering is as much an event for the fans as it is for the ACO officials....

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MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24 “A Baker’s Dozen in 2010?”

In honor of the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, the Michelinalley.com staff offers 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 5 of 24: A Baker’s Dozen in 2010? Michelin holds the Le Mans record for consecutive wins for a tire maker entering 2010 with 12 consecutive overall race...

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Le Mans Preview – Drayson – Renaissance Man and Team

This is the fourth in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to MichelinAlley.com for more features and posts in the coming days. Racing’s “renaissance man,” now the former Minister of Science and Innovation in the U.K., Paul Drayson makes his second trip to Le Mans, but first in the prototype category. Drayson lives and breathes green, from the legendary British Racing Green car color that adorns his LMP1...

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Photo Countdown to Le Mans

Ace Photographer Rick Dole has captured some of the highlights from Sunday’s scrutineering activities in Le Mans.  See “Galleries” for the latest daily treats as we countdown to Saturday’s start.

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MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24 “Nice Streak”

In honor of the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, the Michelinalley.com staff offers 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 4 of 24: Nice Streak Michelin has taken the overall win in the last 12 consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans with the following: o 1998 – Porsche 911 GT1-98 o 1999 – BMW V12 LMR o 2000 –...

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