WATCH: The history of Le Mans, part two

Oasley Beattie
The heyday of Croup C racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, told through gaming and simulations. The era that helped define the event as we know it today.
WATCH - The history of Le Mans, part two

A decade, brimmed with innovation. Speed, more than ever before. Extreme fashion statements, new wave music, the first launch of the Space Shuttle and the continuing allure of Concord.

A peak in arcade gaming, and the introduction of the GameBoy. We had fire-breathing Group B rally cars and turbo-powered rocketships dominating Formula 1.

And, amidst this golden era of motorsport, we had Le Mans prototypes with downforce, unfathomable acceleration, noise, flames and speed. Ridiculous speed.

I am talking about the 1980s… I am talking, about Group C. Join us on a journey through the ’80s and ’90s at Circuit De La Sarthe.

Through the magic era of Group C racing and the initial domination of one German manufacturer, all the way through the late 90s and the short but sweet emergence of GT1.

Did into the second part of our History of Le Mans Series and don’t forget to check out the first part too.

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