Video: This is why we love Le Mans

Mark Nichol

If ever you find yourself thinking that watching cars drive around a really long track for a really long time could be boring, this video is the antidote. This highlight reel of the 24 Heures du Le Mans will remind you why endurance racing rocks.

The 2012 race doesn't start until June (the 16th at 3pm to be precise) but the organisers are already indulging in some pre-race rabble-rousing. This video, released at an official press conference, does just that.