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Official 24H Le Mans Poster Revealed

Official poster for 24H Le Mans revealed…

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest has revealed the official poster for next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, featuring a new artistic approach.

It features the Toyota TS050 Hybrid in the center, alongside a Ford GT, with BMW’s new M8 GTE in the foreground. The German manufacturer makes its return to the race for the first time in nearly a decade.

The 86th edition of the French endurance classic, set for June 17-18, 2018, will serve as the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship ‘Super Season’ which will span across the 2018/19 calendar year.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Harry Manback

    November 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Not having the TSO50 in front of the field… Nice – already foreshadowing the fact that an LMP1 won’t be on the top step! I like it!!!! Long live DPi.

    • Harry Manback

      November 22, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      The angle of the Ford GT even suggest that it’s passing the Toyota, not being passed.

    • DanO

      November 22, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      Nonce’s view on sportscar racing.

  2. Laird Sasser

    November 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Mr. Manback, There will be LMP 1 participants so let’s not go completely sub-par yet….

  3. Laird Sasser

    November 22, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Toyota positioning indicates overtaking……what

    • Harry Manback

      November 22, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Look at it two different ways:

      1) The Ford is angled out from the rear of the Toyota; you see the Toyota head on/only in the two dimension of the front, however you see the side of the Ford as well meaning it is not on the same plain as the Toyota. This would only happen if it was coming up from behind quicker than the Toyota and about to overtake it.

      2) Moreover, based off the position BMW, these three cars are entering a corner, and thus the Toyota is positioned at an appropriate entry point, which is fine/normal…. yet the Ford is pulling to the inside – a move that one would only attempt if they had enough speed to overtake on the inside and not disrupt the slower car.

      Whilst yes, in theory, the Toyota *should* be much quicker than the GT cars, it’s being over taken by one, foreshadowing continued powertrain issues for Toyota, resulting in a LMP2 Overall Winner {because lets face it – none of the LMP1 Privateer cars are going to competitively last 24hrs in their first stab).

      • Haskell

        November 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm

        Who wants to bet Toyota pulls the plug after they finally get their own Le Mans victory and overall championship?

  4. Martin Fhücks

    November 23, 2017 at 7:34 am

    You know it’s just a poster right? And that most of you sound like 5 year olds….Christ grow up.

  5. Mark

    November 23, 2017 at 7:35 am

    You know it’s just a poster right? And that most of you sound like 5 year olds….Christ grow up.

    • Marco

      November 24, 2017 at 10:57 am

      🙂

  6. Carefull with that Eugene, axe.

    November 24, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Nascar rednecks freaking out on a poster… How pathetic is it?

    • rEAl aMURiKAn cH3vY

      November 28, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      frEnCh p0stURs R thREAtNiN t0 mE!

  7. Ian Rhodes

    November 24, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Looks like the Toyota is breaking down on the pit straight!!!!!!!! Again

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