The 10th edition of the Le Mans Classic will take place between June 30 and July 3, 2022 and, as in previous editions, will feature Renault.
This year, Renault will be represented on the track with three Renault 4CVs – the first rear-engined car to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1949 – reminding all vintage car racing enthusiasts of the success achieved by this popular model in 1950.
The three 4CVs will be driven by truly exceptional teams. The duo Alain Serpaggi (winner of the performance index at the 1969 Le Mans 24H race) and Géraldine Gaudy (journalist at L’Argus), will be behind the wheel of a replica of the iconic 1950 version of the Renault 4CV.
Julien Saulnier (Alpine Trophy title winner) and Patrick Henri (WRC (World Rally Championship) driver, as well as Belgian driver Christian Chambord and Jean-Pierre Prévot, will race two replicas of the 1951 version of the iconic 4CV
Next to the historic circuit, Renault will set up an exhibition celebrating two icons of the Boulogne-Billancourt brand: the Renault 4CV and the Renault 5, a model that, in 2022, celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Renault Classic has prepared an exhibition consisting of nine versions of the Renault 5 and nine versions of the 4CV for all historic car enthusiasts. In addition, more than 100 cars from private collectors will join the party in the area reserved for Renault clubs.
A RENAULT & ARTCURIAL MOTORCARS
This edition of the Le Mans Classic race marks the beginning of the collaboration between Renault and Artcurial. On July 2, eight lots will go up for sale, giving collectors the opportunity to own a part of the Renault legend, thus giving a second life to the automotive treasures previously held by the brand. The first big star of the section, ‘The Renault Icons’, will be the 1983 F1 Renault RE40-03, driven by Alain Prost.
LE MANS CLASSIC
Created in 2002 by Peter Auto, in association with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the Le Mans Classic race offers a formidable retrospective of the mythical 24 Hours of Le Mans. The event, acclaimed since its first edition, continued to grow and attracted more than 195,000 spectators in 2018.
It is the world’s largest gathering of classic cars, with more than 800 racing cars on the track and around 8,500 classics on display in specially designed venues.
Renault participated in eight of the nine editions of the Le Mans Classic.