To help you best prepare for your visit to the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans, we have gathered all the useful information for you!
The 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans is coming soon! The biggest endurance race in the world will take place on June 11 and 12. The Le Mans classic is therefore finally back on its usual date, after 2020 and 2021 editions disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. To not miss anything of this exceptional race, here is all the practical information!
24 Hours of Le Mans 2022: the complete program
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The program of festivities around the 24 Hours of Le Mans begins this Friday, June 3, with the traditional weighing. The first all on track will take place on Sunday June 5 for the famous Test day. If you want to discover the stands and meet your favorite drivers, you will have several opportunities to do so, especially on Tuesday 7 and Friday 10 June. The official free practice will take place on Thursday 9 June.
Finally, the big race will be launched on Saturday June 11 at 4 p.m. Don’t miss the passage of the Patrouille de France at 3:50 p.m.!
24 Hours of Le Mans 2022: the ticket office
🎫 2022 24 HOURS OF LE MANS – Tickets on sale now!
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Ticket prices are fixed at €79 for general enclosure access at the weekend, and is free for children under 8 years old. If you want to go further in your experience of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, many packs are available. For example, access to a grandstand for the weekend (€164), or even access to the paddock plus starting grid (€735). Camping and parking areas are available as an option, but hurry, places are quickly sold out.
Find the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans ticket office here.
24 Hours of Le Mans 2022: access, map, practical information
For the 2022 edition, the conditions for access to the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit have slightly changed. Indeed, the main entrance (officially “Porte Nord”) is now reserved for pedestrians. If you have a parking space within the circuit, or if you are an exhibitor for example, you will have to drive in via the entrance at the Tertre Rouge bend. At this gate, however, pedestrians will be prohibited. Those wishing to return to the circuit on foot via this part of the route will have to go through the East Gatenear the MMArena stadium.
Consult our slideshow to discover the access to the circuit!
24 Hours of Le Mans 2022: the entries
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On the entry side, there are, as always, 4 quite competitive grids. No notable changes in the Hypercar category compared to 2021: two Toyota GR010s, an Alpine, and two Glickenhaus. The main difference comes from the replacement of Kazuki Nakajima by Ryo Hirakawa in the Toyota #8, but also and above all from the adjustments to the balance of performance (BoP), which seems this year much more favorable to Alpine. What offer us a Franco-French victory in the Sarthe? Possible, but the crew of the #36 will have to face a still formidable Toyota team, and a Glickenhaus in much better shape than in 2021.
As often, the LMP2 category should be the most contested. 27 cars are entered, including 26 Orecas and a Ligier. What to insure very tight gaps, especially since most teams are now very developed. In terms of drivers, there are some stars of motorsport: Sébastien Ogier (#1), Sébastien Bourdais (#10), or even ex-F1 drivers Robert Kubica (#9), Felipe Nasr (#5), Esteban Gutierrez ( #34), Will Stevens (#38) and Antonio Felix da Costa (#38). A battle that promises to be tight!
On the GT side, the premier GTE-Pro category is shrinking, with only three Ferraris, two Porsches, and two Corvettes. But the very high level of the crews should promise a good show. Finally, the GTE-Am category brings together 23 cars. Actor Michael Fassbender will be driving a Porsche 911 RSR.
Check out the full list of entrants here.
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