Le Mans lines up contenders for 88th running

The 88th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours was put in jeopardy by the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, but organisers salvaged the endurance classic by re-scheduling the race from mid-June to this weekend.

The postponement reminded competitors, and race fans who unfortunately won't be allowed to attend the event, of the legendary race's sacrosanct status in motorsport.

This weekend, 59 cars and a total of 177 drivers spread across four categories will fight through thick and thin to achieve their objectives, be it an outright win or surviving the night to bring their car across the finish line come Sunday afternoon.