Rolex-le Mans 24-hour Endurance Race Starts On The 16th

As the official timer for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex supports the ultimate challenge of speed and endurance. As the main endurance race in the motorsports world, Le Mans 24 Hours has been synonymous with passion, fame and precision since its founding in 1923. Its defined values ​​are exactly the same as Rolex’s sponsorship philosophy.
Rolex has been a partner and official timer for the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2001
    Rolex has been proud to be a partner and official timer for this event since 2001. Through unremitting support for the world’s oldest car endurance sport, Rolex has maintained its commitment to excellence in motorsport. June 16-17, 2012 will usher in the 80th anniversary of the event. To commemorate this historical moment, the event calls on participants to continuously strengthen the pursuit of precision and exceed the limits of existing achievements.
     56 cars will kick off the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours on June 16. This will be the 80th competition of this event, and its ordinary origin has now become one of the greatest sports events.
    Today, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has become part of the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship sponsored by Rolex. Audi, the current leader of the series, acknowledges that although the entire championship is important, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans is like taking the crown gem. Since its debut at Le Mans in 1999, the German automaker has won a total of 10 stunning championships.
     In June this year, in the widely watched LM P1 competition, the Audi team led by Rolex spokesperson Tom Christensen will be challenged by the new Toyota, Pescarolo, HRD Honda and Rolla. At the same time, the Honda and Nissan teams are expected to compete in the LM P2 level, bringing an attractive race to the audience. Although GT class cars will not participate in the championship competition, they still have a very popular race. The lower-level GTE Pro and GTE AM also attracted the participation of many famous drivers, including former Formula One star Giancarlo Fisichella, Pedro Rammy, Jean Magnussen and NASCAR ( (National Automobile Racing Association) star Michael Walter Rip and Rolex Daytona winners of the 24-hour endurance race Joey Hand, Antonio Garcia and Darren Law.
     The experimental car ‘Highcroft DeltaWing’ was invited to participate by the event organizers and demonstrated groundbreaking technology. It will participate in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours as the 56th car. As an experimental car, although it does not participate in the official race rankings, we can glimpse the development trend of future cars from it.
     On Sunday, June 16th, when the Rolex timer on the (end) point line points to 3:00 pm, 56 racers will unveil the 80th Le Mans 24 Hours on the historic Lassat circuit. Curtain: The beginning of another legend.