The town of Le Mans, in the department of Sarthe, is once again making waves through the city’s most famous motorcycle race. This is the 24 hour motorcycle race at Le Mans. Like the epic Le Mans 24 hour race, the two-wheel race is as old as it sounds. For 2020, the event intends to do even better than this year in terms of organization and attractiveness.
While the Le Mans 66 exhibition is still in full swing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans museum, the program for the 24 Hours of Motorcycles is already on display on the internet and on social networks. The parking system is already available in advance for those who are going to drive to attend the competition.
Information on access tickets is already available to facilitate access to the ticket office. There is the card accessible in the form of a bank card, the thermal ticket and the e-ticket. A preview of the animations available during the event is also available now. Among these, there is free access to the paddock during test evenings and the realization of free concerts in the evening from 8 p.m. Possession of a ticket for the 24-hour motorcycle race in Le Mans entitles you to free services such as secure motorcycle parking or access to certain stands.
For next year, pilots and 2-wheel enthusiasts meet on April 18 and 19. The 24 Hours of Le Mans on motorcycles is part of one of the most important events of the World Endurance Championship (the FIM EWC). Festivities and off-piste recreation are still planned for next year to complete the package. The ticket office for the event has already been open since October 8, 2019.
The history of the Le Mans motorcycle race
This epic race is also part of the work of the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest). It was organized for the first time in 1912, that is to say, long before the creation of the Bugatti circuit. The latter is the permanent track of the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the world knows it today. It regularly hosts various large-scale sporting events.
So the first motorcycle endurance race has an initial route of 4,422 kilometers. The one currently in use is 4,185 kilometres. The track has been used annually for the event since 2008.
The Bugatti circuit hosted its first motorcycle race in 1969. It was the “1000 km”. Since then, the Le Mans motorcycle race has become a world-famous event. Even after 105 years of existence, spectators are still there every April of each year. The 24 Hours of Le Mans motorcycle race has become a classic coveted by all manufacturers since its inception in 1978. It is therefore much more recent than the first motorcycle race and the Bugatti track at Le Mans.