Race tickets for 24 Hours of Le Mans sell out for second year running

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Tickets for next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race have sold out following the 2023 edition that was also held in front of a capacity crowd.

Automobile Club de l’Ouest – organiser of the famous endurance race – claimed that the allotted number of tickets had been bought within hours of going on sale.

The actual race is scheduled to take place from June 15-16 in 2024 but fans can still secure their place at the test day, free practice, qualifying, and hyperpole sessions.

Organisers have a introduced a cap on attendance this year with the aim of enabling visitors to “enjoy the race and trackside entertainment in comfort”.

Last year’s centenary celebration year broke attendance records as almost 325,000 spectators witnessed Ferrari’s victory.

Hope still remains for those who missed out as the official resale platform has now opened, which allows ticket-holders to sell any spares they may have at face value.

The sales have been operated under the Green Ticket plan, which offers a 10% discount, and aims to persuade spectators to drive low-emission vehicles to the track.

The 24 hours of Le Mans event is set to take place for a 92nd time next year and has been held since 1923, making it the world’s oldest ongoing endurance racing competition.

Held at the Circuit de la Sarthe, it is considered to be one of the most prestigious races along with the Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500 which together make up the Triple Crown of Motorsport.