Weekly auto agenda: Le Mans
Friday 04 June 2010
Next weekend sees the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of Europe's oldest and most famous endurance races. The course runs on a circuit of closed public roads and covers some 13,629 km.
Le Mans, France
The 78th Le Mans 24-hour endurance race will see competitors from Peugeot, Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ford and Jaguar join the prestigious rally, the world's oldest.
Automotive X Knockout Stage Begins
Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI, USA
The Automotive X competition gets truly underway with the end of the shakedown stage and the beginning of competition events on the Michigan International Speedway. With half of the competitors expected to be excluded at this stage, which teams can survive the efficiency savings and hill climb?
Seoul Auto Salon
Seoul, South Korea
Expect high-profile unveilings from Korean automakers such as Hyundai and Kia at the Seoul Auto Salon, along with events such as a mechanics' competition and car tuning contests.
Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood, United Kingdom
Billed by organizers as the "world's largest car event," the Goodwood Festival of Speed brings together cars of all types from all countries. From current Formula 1 racers and 200 mph supercars to steam-powered carriages of the 19th century, the event is part show, part race and a must-see event for car buffs.
Coke Zero 400
Daytona, Florida, US
The Coke Zero 400 has been one of the motoring highlights of the Independence Day weekend since 1959. The 640-km race takes place at Daytona International Speedway and is broadcast nationally.
The Hohnstein Historic recalls the time and tradition of the prewar motorsports, a gentle tour through 780 km of countryside, taking in Saxony's vineyards and castles. The race, which dates from 1923, takes place over three days and includes parties and receptions on both nights.
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