24 Hours of Le Mans: LIVE VIDEO, LIVE TEXT image

55 cars have taken the start of the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the greatest motorsport events.

This is also the third round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship. Audi have swept the front row, but the Toyota’s are close enough that an Audi victory is far from a given. All eyes will also be on the Nissan Deltawing which will race for the very first time.

24 Hours of Le Mans Live Video Stream

Live text from the official 24 Hours of Le Mans Twitter

24 Hours of Le Mans Starting Drivers

1 1 Lotterer AUDI R18 E-TRON QUATTRO
2 3 Duval AUDI R18 ULTRA
3 8 Sarrazin TOYOTA TS 030 – HYBRID
4 2 McNish AUDI R18 E-TRON QUATTRO
5 7 Wurz TOYOTA TS 030 – HYBRID
6 4 Rockenfeller AUDI R18 ULTRA
7 21 Kane HPD ARX 03A – HONDA
8 12 Heidfeld LOLA B12/60 COUPE – TOYOTA
9 13 Belicchi LOLA B12/60 COUPE – TOYOTA
10 17 Bourdais DOME JUDD
11 22 Brabham HPD ARX 03A – HONDA
12 15 Baguette OAK PESCAROLO – JUDD
13 16 Collard PESCAROLO 03 – JUDD
14 25 Martin ORECA 03-NISSAN
15 24 Pla MORGAN JUDD
16 26 Panciatici ORECA 03-NISSAN
17 46 Beche ORECA 03-NISSAN
18 49 Ayari ORECA 03-NISSAN
19 48 Hughes ORECA 03-NISSAN
20 35 Martin MORGAN MORGAN – NISSAN
21 30 Buurman LOLA JUDD
22 44 Kimber-Smith HPD ARX 03B – HONDA
23 45 Nakano ORECA 03-NISSAN
24 42 Brundle ZYTEK Z11SN – NISSAN
25 38 Hancock ZYTEK Z11SN – NISSAN
26 23 Mailleux ORECA 03-NISSAN
27 33 Bouchut HPD ARX 03B – HONDA
28 41 Gonzalez ZYTEK Z11SN – NISSAN
29 0 Krumm DELTA WING DELTA WING NISSAN
30 40 Frey ORECA 03 – JUDD
31 31 Holzer LOLA B12/80 COUPE – LOTUS
32 28 Badey LOLA B12/80 COUPE – NISSAN
33 43 Rosier NORMA MP 2000 – JUDD
34 59 Melo FERRARI 458 ITALIA
35 97 Mucke ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8
36 74 Gavin CHEVROLET CORVETTE C6 ZR1
37 71 Beretta FERRARI 458 ITALIA
38 73 Magnussen CHEVROLET CORVETTE C6 ZR1
39 79 Pilet PORSCHE 911 RSR (997)
40 77 Lieb PORSCHE 911 RSR (997)
41 75 Edwards PORSCHE 911 RSR (997)
42 80 Bergmeister PORSCHE 911 RSR (997)
43 99 Simonsen ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8
44 58 Jeannette FERRARI 458 ITALIA
45 29 Rostan LOLA B12/80 COUPE – NISSAN
46 88 Ruberti PORSCHE 911 RSR (997)
47 50 Lamy CHEVROLET CORVETTE C6 ZR1
48 66 Cocker FERRARI 458 ITALIA
49 51 Vilander FERRARI 458 ITALIA
50 81 Griffin FERRARI 458 ITALIA
51 67 Armindo PORSCHE 911 RSR (997)
52 61 Aguas FERRARI 458 ITALIA
53 57 Rugolo FERRARI 458 ITALIA
54 83 Ferte FERRARI 458 ITALIA
55 70 Belloc CHEVROLET CORVETTE C6 ZR1
56 55 Camathias PORSCHE 911 RSR (997)