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Top 10 reasons to see the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Microsoft IES Logo By John LeBlanc for MSN Autos of Microsoft IES | Slide 1 of 10

The start

The traditional "Le Mans start" where drivers ran across the track to their awaiting cars, then raced away, was dropped in the late 1960s due to safety reasons. Today, it's still done as a part of the fanfare, but the actual race begins with a rolling start. This year's top qualifiers, three Audi R18 TDIs and a trio of Peugeot 908s, filled up the first three rows. Only 24 hours to go ...
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