09/06/2014 12:02 BST | Updated 10/06/2014 08:59 BST

10 Reasons To Go To The Le Mans 24 Hours

The La Mans 24 hours is here and once again nearly 250,000 racing fans will be making the journey to northern France for an epic race that starts at 3pm on Saturday. So, why should you be thinking of packing your bags to join the hordes crossing The Channel?

If you're a petrolhead, then that's reason enough but for the uninitiated who are curious about a race that lasts for a day, here are a few pointers to help prepare you for a road trip to remember.

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