Segal deftly moved the Ferrari to sixth position before handing the car over to Bill Sweedler, who then turned it over to Townsend Bell after two trouble free stints. As the race approached the completion of the eighth hour, Segal was back behind the wheel running in fifth position in GT-Am class.
From the National Geographic book The 10 Best of Everything, the 24 Hours of Le Mans described as the number 1 sporting event.
With an all-American driver lineup and enough of a solidified European presence to aid its transition to its first 24 Hours of Le Mans, Giacomo Mattioli’s Scuderia Corsa team is poised for success in the GTE-Am class this year.
The 83rd Le Mans 24-Hours race is attracting as much interest as ever among TV channels worldwide. This year, the event will be shown in 19 countries, a potential viewing audience of 802 million.