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Le Mans-Style start onboard at Le Mans Classic 24 Hours

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The Le Mans-style start was used from 1929 to 1969 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. When the French flag dropped, drivers had to run across the track to their cars which were parked on the other side, climb in, start the car, and drive away to begin the race. This practice stopped in 1970 following safety concerns. The problem involved a new piece of safety equipment: the harness. At Le Mans Classic, a traditional Le Mans-style start preceded the formation lap for the first of 3 races.
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