With significant Brazilian participation, Le Mans, in France, hosted last weekend the 34th edition of the world's longest endurance karting race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this year won by three French drivers and one Dutchman .
The race, valid for the FIA Karting Endurance Championship, was attended by 27 teams and more than 120 drivers, mainly European. And at the end of 1446 laps, the victory fell to the Sodikart team, consisting of the French Adrien Renaudie, Anthony Abasse and Jean Nomblot and the Dutchman Bas Lammers, with 13 laps over second place Rouen Espace Karting.
And for the first time in its history, the competition had the supply of tires by the Brazilian MGtires, which is headquartered in Rio Grande do Sul and exports its products to about 50 countries.
The tires used were the HZI models (red) and also the wet ones, and the regulation allowed to use up to six games of each, according to the strategy of each team, since the slicks had expected duration of five hours and those rain more than 4 hours.
The race had rainy moments, which made most teams use five slick tire sets and two rain sets, all with excellent behavior throughout the 24 hour race.