Motorsports: 24 Hours of Le Mans an on-and-off love affair

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There was little usual about this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans – intermittent rain in the weeks before the race meant cars didn’t get on track as much as they wanted, and intermittent rain during the race meant cars went off track a lot more than they wanted. The race started with a wet track, and one of the records broken because of the random downpours was the number of times the safety car led the field – 11 times this year – although the record of two hours and 53 minutes of lapping behind the safety car, set in 2011, was not eclipsed.

None of that served to dampen the action. With little more than an hour left in the race there were cars still only a few seconds apart fighting for position, leads still changing because of pit stops and everyone drafting anyone they could.

Things didn’t go the usual way up front, either – well, not exactly…

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