Le Mans Classic: Sebastien Loeb will signal the start

Two legends in the world of international motor sport will meet for the first time on 5th July.

Le Mans Classic: Sebastien Loeb will signal the start

On the one hand, Le Mans Classic, the historic retrospective of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours, a benchmark event in the world of racing for historic vehicles, which attracts almost 500 cars having participated in the Sarthe classic between 1923 and 1979.

On the other, Sébastien Loeb, nine - time world rally champion who has a matchless set of results that may well never be equaled in motor sport. His presence continues as the driver from Alsace is now competing in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, hungry for fresh success.

On 5th July 2014 these two historical legends will meet. A unique race will encounter one of racing’s greatest champions whose name is written in gold in motor sport history. At 5pm Loeb will wave the French flag to unleash the cars and drivers who will se t off to tackle the exceptionally long (13,629 km) Le Mans circuit, whose corners are milestones reminiscent of mighty battles.

The rally hero knows all the pitfalls of this track as he raced in the Le Mans 24 Hours twice, finishing second in 2006 with fellow - countrymen Eric Hélary and Franck Montagny in a Pescarolo C60 - Judd. This year he was present in the Sarthe in his role as team boss of his own Sébastien Loeb Racing team, which finished in fourth place in the LM P2 category that had one of the best fields in the 24 - Hours race.

Thus all factors point to the fact that Sébastien Loeb, an iconic figure in motor sport, partner of watchmaker Richard Mille, is the ideal ambassador to wave the flag at the start of the 7th Le Mans Classic.

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