No taking away from Ferrari’s first victory at Le Mans in 58 years, but GM also scored big this past weekend in the Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans.
Toyota’s Gazoo Racing Hypercar came home in second.
Cadillac #2 and Cadillac #3 came home third and fourth; with Corvette #33 winning the LM GTE AM class, its ninth class victory, on the centenary of the famous race.
I have to hand it to GM. Both divisions committed big resources to competition in the leading Hypercar class, and the first-ever mid-engined Corvette survived a tumultuous race, which included periods of rain and fog, to bring home the laurels for Chevrolet.
In all the years I attended Le Mans I loved hearing those big V8s thundering around the track. Another GM V8 made an appearance, and although it didn’t figure in the results the dark blue Chevrolet Camaro at least finished the race.
My friend Michael Simcoe, GM’s Executive VP of Design, emailed me from Charles de Gaulle saying that Corvette’s win was a great take away for him from the world’s toughest endurance race.
Well done Cadillac and Chevy!