Since May 1923 when the first 24 hour race of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) took place, its organizers carry it out in mid June.
The race is held in a round course 13,600 Km (8,482 mile) long. 50 cars participate in the race, all of the same size, volume of engine and appropriate type to the categories that were determined for the competition.
The winner is the car that passed the biggest distance in the circuit track in continuous 24 hours. The tremendous stress of the drivers and on the cars due to the strict competition’s rules is a test to human capabilities and his ability drive continuous in the exceptional durations, and the technical eligibility of the cars and their accommodation to the long lasting effort.
Cars of different models from the big producers of the car industry in the world, participate in the race. In the contest day, thousands of spectators fill the hotels hence it is recommended to make a room reservation in advance.
The advantage of the observer of this unique race is that hourly during 24 hours of the contest it is possible to watch the cars pass in a deafening noise.
This is remarkable event in its field, nothing is similar to it in the world. Gratification is promised to the lovers of the motor sport.