what festivities are on the centenary menu?

Debuy from traditional technical and administrative checks including “Weighing”, installed Republic Square in Le Mans, as one of the highlights of the fortnight.

Saturday, June 3, 2023: tribute to volunteers

Continuation of technical and administrative checks, before a opening night organized in town. This ceremony will honor the volunteerstrack marshals and community agents working during the 24 Hours, in particular during a parade avenue du General Leclerc.

Sunday, June 4, 2023: JTest day

The cars will enter the track for the first time. A support race, the Ligier European Serieswill also take place on the circuit that day.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023: open to fans

Day organized for the public. On the circuit will follow one another visit of the stands, signings and pit stop challenge. At the end of the afternoon, pilots will go to the downtown for a Book signing.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023: free and qualifying

After different support tests in the morning (Porsche Carrera Cup, Ferrari Challenge, Road to Le Mans), instead of first Free Practice and Qualifiers for the 24 Hours. In parallel, a historic car exhibition will start in the city center of Le Mans. In the evening, a first gig will take place on the circuit.

Thursday June 8, 2023: Hyperpole

This session will explore 24 competitors (8 Hypercars, 8 LMP2 and 8 LMGTE Am) to obtain the pole position in their respective categories. To highlight the amateur pilots, This session will be reserved for Bronze in LMGTE Am.

Friday, June 9, 2023: parades galore

Like Tuesday, this day is for spectators. After the support races in the morning, the famous parade of pilots will cross Le Mans from 2 p.m.

The track will then be open to the public. This activity will be accessible to anyone with the means of soft transport : on foot, by bike, on a scooter or on rollerblades.

One grand parade will also take place on the track at the end of the afternoon with the most famous cars who took part in the 24 Hours. One will follow concert to end the day.

Saturday June 10, 2023: departure!

Before big departure at 4 p.m., many animations will come celebrate the centenary with a parade of cars and drivers, the presence of the Patrouille de France, etc. This day will end with the “Centennial Show”a pyrotechnic and drone show followed by a concert.

Sunday June 11, 2023: for the legend

With a contingent of some of the most spectacular builders in years, this 2023 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is announced historical in more ways than one.

Who among the brands involved in Hypercar will be able to challenge the supremacy of the Toyota Gazoo Racing on the Sarthe? Place your bets !

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