It’s that time of the year again! We are exactly one week away from the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, featuring a bumper crop 60 race car grid and 180 drivers participating at this year’s French enduro.

Despite the departure of Audi Sport from LMP1 at the end of 2016, this year’s race promises to be just as dramatic as the last, with Toyota and Porsche dueling for overall glory in the LMP1 ranks, a supersized LMP2 field, and the renewed rivalry between Ford and Ferrari in the GTE-Pro class.

The official pre-race test took place last weekend at the Circuit de la Sarthe. It was also an opportunity for the sixty-strong grid to assemble on the Start / Finish straight for the traditional class photo.

Photo: Porsche Motorsport
Photo: Porsche Motorsport
Photo: Porsche Motorsport
Photo: Toyota GAZOO Racing
Photo: Toyota GAZOO Racing
Photo: Drew Gibson / Ford Chip Ganassi Racing
Photo: Drew Gibson / Ford Chip Ganassi Racing
Photo: Drew Gibson / Ford Chip Ganassi Racing
Photo: Michelin Motorsport / Francois Flamand - DPPI
Photo: Michelin Motorsport / Francois Flamand - DPPI
Photo: Michelin Motorsport / Francois Flamand - DPPI
Photo: Michelin Motorsport / Francois Flamand - DPPI
Photo: Michelin Motorsport / Francois Flamand - DPPI
Photo: Michelin Motorsport / Francois Flamand - DPPI

The 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans kicks off at 3pm local time on 17 June.