My approach to motorsport is a relaxed one. I enjoy following particular drivers and teams in various different disciplines, but in truth I mainly enjoy it simply for the spectacle. And as far as spectacles go it doesn’t get much better than Le Mans.

If you can watch a Corvette C6-R spit four-foot flames out of its exhaust on the entry to Arnage corner and not feel overjoyed to be an enthusiast, then you should probably check your pulse.

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Purely in terms of drama, the GT1 and 2 cars such as said Corvette, the Aston DBR9, Ferrari F430s and this year a couple of Ford GTs (which should be a real treat) are the more entertaining to watch. But witnessing the relentless pace of the LMP1 cars – particularly down the pit straights at night – is something to behold.