When people talk about motorsports first things that come to their mind are probably Formula 1 or MotoGP, but not that many know about the Le Mans racing.
The most interesting part about this category are the vehicles, called the Le Mans Prototypes. It is a closed-wheel vehicle with all the mechanical car elements incorporated.
These vehicles are nothing like their NASCAR and Formula 1 counterparts, because not only is the design different, but it uses electric motors that upgrade acceleration as well, making it a type of a hybrid car.
LMP vehicles are used in several different championships and events such as:
- WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
- Asian Le Mans
- European Le Mans Series
- FIA World Endurance Championship
- 24 Hours of Le Mans
The sport requires high focus and extreme physical strength. The professionals who dare give a shot to the 24 Hour event deserve nothing but respect and admiration.
24 Hours of Le Mans
Even though each league has its fan base, the event that draws most of the attention is 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The title pretty much explains what it’s about, but just to clarify, LMP cars race for 24 hours. It is considered to be the oldest sports car race in the endurance racing category that is still active. It is an annual event and has been held ever since 1923.
Even though the cars are designed and produced by some of the best engineers in the world, not all the vehicles manage to finish the race. In 2018 only 41 out of 60 racers that qualified managed to endure all 24 hours.
This event is watched by millions of people from all over the world each year and anyone can place a bet on their favorite driver. A very popular option is to guess whether the driver is going to stay in the race for its entirety or whether the constructor will have all the drivers active until the end.
Bet On Le Mans Races
Even though it is not the most popular sport in the world, Le Mans can still be found in hundreds of online casinos and bookies. Unfortunately, not all of them are up-to-date with the events, so make sure to find the one that actively updates their lists.
Even those that do not have the category specifically for these races will promote the 24 Hour “marathon”, so always check if the bookie you are a regular member of has done it in the past, and be on the lookout for the next year.
Some of the greatest Formula 1 and NASCAR racers compete in these events, which is why these draw most of the attention. Fernando Alonso took the win with the Toyota Gazoo Racing in 2018 with 388 laps and the total distance of 5286.888 kilometers completed.
Each driver’s performance is extremely important, but it is the team final score that counts, which makes the sport even more interesting. There are also individual podiums though.