#2, Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team, Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb, 24 Heures Du Mans , 19/06/2016,
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.
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.