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What on earth were we doing in France? Well funny story. One of our partners Speed Group has a client named Ricardo Gonzalez. He won Le Mans in 2013 and went back again this year to try and do it again. We find the world of racing extremely interesting and want to give the world a behind the scenes view of how it all works. Today we are going to give you a quick run down on the race and why we find it so insanely cool.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans, France. It is one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world and is often called the "Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency".

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Racing teams have to balance speed with the cars' ability to race for 24 hours without sustaining mechanical damage, and manage the cars' consumables, primarily fuel, tires and braking materials. It also tests endurance, with drivers frequently racing for over three hours before a relief driver can take over during a pit stop while they eat and rest. Current regulations mandate that three drivers share each competing vehicle. Two are pros: someone that devotes their life to racing and one armature: someone that does not make racing their career.

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So let me reiterate, someone who is not a pro gets to compete with pros in front of the whole world. Its like you leaving your day job for the weekend and stepping on the basket ball court with Kobe Bryant and playing a championship game. WHAT OTHER SPORT LETS THAT HAPPEN?!?

We spent all week following and interviewing these incredible businessmen and found out what it was like to be the CEO of Patron on Monday and racecar driver on Friday. We then stayed up for 43 hours to capture every minute of pre-race, race and post-race drama.

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We can't begin to explain the how cool it is to see a team of 9 or 10 mechanics fix a shock in 10 seconds or watching the engineers decide what tires they should put on the car when its raining and they only have two pit stops left OR how crazy some of the crashes we witnessed first hand were. You will just have to watch the documentary we put together to see for yourself.

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