On the 18th and 19th of June this year, drivers from across the globe will gather in France to see if their vehicles, drivers and teams have the endurance needed to win on the infamous Le Mans course.
The infamous track stretches over 4,500km, snaking through closed main roads and a dedicated racing circuit where the crowd can feel the cars fly by. With three months to go before the green flag is waved, we’re already looking forward to watching our team, Alpine Signatech, go for the podium.
We’re proud to associate our brand and tools with the auto racing team as we truly believe both our products are capable of pushing automotive performance to the very limit. Our shared victories in the Teams’ and Drivers’ Championships at the 2013 and 2014 European Le Mans Series are evidence of this.
As the 2016 race gets closer, here’s a look back at last year when we headed to Le Mans to take in the full spectacle.
Our Le Mans experience: 2015
At the start of the event, we welcomed our customers into the dedicated Alpine Welcome Centre just off the track. On arrival they were given their guest passes for the event as well as posters, postcards, ear plugs, lots of Bahco goodies and a cap to take trackside.
From here, luxury transport took us to the track, where we were spoiled with great food and drink in the hospitality tent. We had the choice to watch the race from the top floor, with its great views of the track, or to simply listen to the commentary while enjoying some Champagne.
To take in the full excitement of the build up to the race, we were also able to visit the paddocks, meet the Alpine Signatech mechanics and see the cars up close. Being there to see the team and Bahco’s tools in action only added another level to the whole experience, plus a member of the Alpine team was there to talk us through the whole process.
With transport running between the paddocks, hospitality tent and the hotel, we could choose which bits of the 24 hour long race to catch and from which location. Every minute of Le Mans was at our fingertips—even if we couldn’t stay awake for the whole race!
2016’s race is just round the corner and we can’t wait to go back.
On the starting line, the atmosphere is unlike anything else. We’d tell you more, but you’ll just have to experience it for yourself.
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