Brad Pitt sends cars out in Le Mans

2016-06-18 16:53

Le Mans - Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has got the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race underway in difficult weather conditions.

Pitt, who was the official starter, stood in the middle of the track on Saturday and held a French flag as the race began in pouring rain with the 60 cars forced to start behind the safety car.

One of the Porsche's 919 hybrid cars - driven by Neel Jani - was leading the field ahead of team-mate Timo Bernhard and Mike Conway, who drives a Toyota.

Read more on:    brad pitt  |  motorsport

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.