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Le Mans 24 Hour Rollercoaster 2016

#2, Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team, Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb, 24 Heures Du Mans , 19/06/2016,
#2 Porsche 919 Hybrid was driven by Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb
24 Heures Du Mans, 18-19 June 2016: The #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid was driven by Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb

Now imagine yourself in a rollercoaster at your local fair with its multiple ups and downs, and even upside down loops. In a similar way, the 24-Hour race this last weekend was a bit like a Le Mans rollercoaster ride, one minute Porsche was up, then it was Toyota, and even the cars within the same team swapped positions regularly. In the end though, it was Porsche who triumphed, adding an 18th Le Mans title to their already impressive list of victories.

#5 Toyota TS050 Hybrid, the #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid and the #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro
24 Heures Du Mans, 18-19 June 2016: Lined up on the start/finish line on test day 4 June 2016 are the #5 Toyota TS050 Hybrid, the #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid and the #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro
Scrutineering for the Ford team on 12 June 2016
24 Heures Du Mans, 18-19 June 2016: Scrutineering for the Ford team on 12 June 2016 – (from L-R) #66 drivers: Pla, Mucke, Johnson; #67 drivers Franchitti, Priaulx, Tincknell; #68 drivers Hand, Müller, Bourdais; #69 drivers Briscoe, Westbrook and Dixon
Scrutineering for the Porsche GT team on 12 June 2016 – #91 Porsche 911 RSR and #92 Porsche 911 RSR
24 Heures Du Mans, 18-19 June 2016: Scrutineering for the Porsche GT team on 12 June 2016 – #91 Porsche 911 RSR and #92 Porsche 911 RSR, with the #50 Corvette behind

The events of the past weekend began on Sunday 12th June when the cars had to pass scrutineering which was held in the Place de la Republique in the Le Mans city centre. Although this is a very important and serious step in the process of being eligible to race at Le Mans, it has been a long-held and much-enjoyed part of the spectacle that is the Le Mans 24-Hour race. The public turn out in large numbers, and not even the intermittent and heavy downpours could keep them from enjoying the occasion. On Monday the second half of the entrants had their turn to be checked over.

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