Le Mans 2015: The pictures from scrutineering

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D he 24h of Le Mans is the longest distance race in the world with the longest tradition. And traditions should be cherished - every year anew. There is a clear sequence at Le Mans. With the technical acceptance - called 'scrutineering' in English - the organizer ACO opens the racing week every year in the city of over 140,000 inhabitants, which is located in north-west France. On Wednesday the first training session will take place on the Circuit des 24 Heures.

Audi as the first LMP1 team in scrutineering

The first teams already started on Sunday (June 7th, 2015) on towards 'Place de la République'. Accompanied by numerous fans and photographers. Scrutineering has been carried out on the 'Place de la République' since 2012. As the third team, the ACO summoned the defending champion for technical acceptance. The Audi mechanics rolled the three R18 e-tron quattro cars on the scales. In addition to the weight, the inspectors checked all vehicle parts for their dimensions.

Audi wants to achieve its sixth victory in a row in the 24h classic. The troop has been unbeaten on the legendary route since 2010. While last year the 24h marathon was not the favorite, you slip back into this role in the 83rd edition. Audi won the first two WEC races at Silverstone and Spa. But only slightly ahead of Porsche, which draw more power from the engine and hybrid system, but pant a little behind the competition in terms of tire wear and downforce. Porsche had an auto check on Monday lunchtime - just like Toyota.

Nissan GT-R LM Nismo - the unusual one Renner

Nissan will have no chance of victory. Anything else would be a surprise. At the Le Mans pre-test ( click here for the report ) the Japanese lagged miles behind. More than 20 seconds were missing from the top in the LMP1 class. On the other hand, the unusual Nissan GT-RLM Nismo with a front engine remains a welcome racing car with the fans.

Whether Toyota can intervene in the race for victory is questionable. But maybe the picture from last year will change. Back then they started as favorites, but came away empty-handed. In 2015, the Japanese are only considered the third force behind Audi and Porsche.

In oursPhoto show we show you the best pictures from scrutineering.

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