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2019-2020 WEC Calendar.

The calendar sees the return of races in Bahrain and Brazil, with the Middle Eastern event moving from six to eight hours in length.   In total there are two 4-hour races (Silverstone and Shanghai), three 6-Hour races (Fuji, Sao Paulo and Spa-Francorchamps, two 8-hour races (Bahrain and Sebring*) and the biggest race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, concludes the 8th season of the FIA WEC since it began in 2012.

2019-2020 FIA World Endurance Championship Calendar
Rd 1       01 September 2019        4 Hours of Silverstone                   GBR
Rd 2       06 October 2019              6 Hours of Fuji                              JPN
Rd 3       10 November 2019         4 Hours of Shanghai                      CHN
Rd 4       14 December 2019         8 Hours of Bahrain                         BHN
Rd 5       01 February 2020            6 Hours of São Paulo                    BRA
Rd 6       March 2020                      1000 Miles of Sebring (8 hours)   USA (TBC)
Rd 7       02 May 2020                     6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps   BEL
Rd 8       13-14 June 2020              24 Hours of Le Mans                    FRA

Mission Motorsport

The monies raised at the AGM this year have again one to Mission Motorsport.
£2432 was raised this year with over £17,000 given over the years.
See more on the Mission Motorsport website.

2019 AGM etc.

Info from the AGM  2019 (more to come):

Spirit Award to Madame Fluffy Celine.

Best Dressed Team to Team Pistonbroke (Trackside Tripod Martin's lot) for their Hawaiian Dragon boat look.

Quiz trophy to The Ale Hill Mob (AndyG).

Honorary Lifetime Memberships to Swiss Toni and Colonel Bingo.
Again a good sum was raised for Mission Motorsport
info of how much raised or how to donate here DONATIONS

Many thanks to all who helped organise the event:
Andy G for all he did
Bruce, Rugway for his MC skills
Swaysee for the invite list and organising security.
Brian and all at 1st tickets for hosting the AGM
and everyone else I have not mentioned.

Your 2019 Le Mans

We would love to hear about your experiences at Le Mans this year, good, bad or funny.

Tell us about camping calamities, weather worries, socks, star sightings, driver discoveries, map mayhem etc.

please email them to me, Bingo at 

Team News

guide Le Mans

Teams are an important part of the Le Mans experience.  Many of us travel and camp with our 'team' and many Beermountaineers are part of their own 'team'. The best dressed team award at the AMM is always a fantastic spectacle.

2019 dates

Guide to the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019 race
The 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans WEC will be held on 15-16 June 2019 at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France. It will be the 87th running of the 24 Hour race organised by the ACO.


??rd June 2019 Test Day

9th and 10th June Most camp sites open

Sun 9th June, 14.30 to 19.00 Scrutineering
Mon 10th June, 14.30 to 19.00 Scrutineering

Tuesday 11th June 

17.00 to 18.30 Driver’s autograph session

Wednesday 12th June 
16.00 to 20.00 Le Mans 24 Hours Free Practice 1

22.00 to 00.00 Le Mans 24 Hours Qualifying Practice 1
20.00 Concert -

Thursday 13th June 
19.00 to 21.00 Le Mans 24 Hours Qualifying 2
22.00 to 00.00 Le Mans 24 Hours Night Qualifying 3
20.00 Concert -

13.00 - 15.30 Thur 13th June Beermountain AGM
more info to follow

Fri 14th June Visit to the WW2 crash memorial, more to  follow

Fri 14th June Classic British Welcome at St Saturnin 

Friday 14th June
10.00 to 18.00 Public pit walk
17.30 to 19.00 Drivers parade
20.00 Concert -

Fri 15th June Mad Friday

Saturday 15th June 
Race day, 15.00 Start of the 87th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours

Sunday 16th June
Race day, 15:00 End of the 87th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours

Please let me know of any other important dates, I will keep this post updated.

Everything you need to know about your campsite..

Our campsite pages include reviews, maps and resources to make sure you can find out all you need to know about your base.

We also provide every campsite with a rating based upon a number of criteria. Our new summary page shows our rating for each site.. but this is of course only our opinion! These range from one "bottle" to five "bottles". However some sites provide a very specific role that is likely to suit some and not others, making the rating tricky. For example you would probably not want to stay on PZ54 if you did not have a motorhome, and you would be unlikely to enjoy Mulsanne if you like being around the pits for the weekend.

To help with this our members have been helping by adding their reviews of recent experiences. Can you help us? We just need you to have a look at the campsite page for where you stayed last year and let us know if you think our review is accurate. You can find our new campsite landing page here.

Once you have had a look we would really appreciate it if you could give us your feedback and a few words on your own experience. We believe that through more member reviews we can reduce any subjectivity and provide a broad, impartial and informed view of every campsite at Le Mans.

We hope your plans are going well for this year's race and that you like our new look website.

Planning your trip


A vintage trip to the Le Mans 24 Hour Race is one that is fun and hassle free. Through many years of experience, our members know the "ins" and "outs" of almost any element of what we call your "cunning plan".

Once you know the dates and your numbers, its time to spring into planning action!

If you hover on the "PLANNING>>" tab in the navigation bar above, you can see we have a section on the key elements of what you need to know. If you are new to the challenge of organising a trip to Le Mans, we suggest you read each of these carefully before making any rash decisions.

Our Map Room shows you where everything is on site and allows you to compare camping locations and also pitch numbers on some of the marked out camping sites.

Our Campsites guide is the most comprehensive independent review of your Le Mans camping options on the web. This is vital if you are new to the Le Mans scene.

Getting the right/best Tickets can be straightforward, but its important you know the realities of availability before you book. What looks good might be, but there are a few pitfalls that many have learned by either being let down or possibly paying more than needed.

Packing an be a dark art, and there is no single list that fits every team, but we try to help with some suggestions. Of course we don't know if its just you in a Caterham, or if you have double decker bus!

Our Getting There page just gives you simple links to the ferry operators and the Chunnel chaps.

Our Filing Cabinet is a store of lots of linked information that might help you with certain aspects of your trip.

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