Why 'scandalous' Le Mans start must be addressed

Why 'scandalous' Le Mans start must be addressed

The 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours ended in spectacular fashion. The way it started was a farce - and that has to be addressed by the organisers

The enduring image of the 84th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours has to be Kazuki Nakajima stopping his race-leading Toyota almost underneath the famous clock at the Circuit de la Sarthe as it ticked towards three o'clock on Sunday afternoon. It wasn't the end anyone wanted to a super-competitive thriller of a race, but then we didn't get the start we wanted either.

I'm not complaining about the race starting behind the safety car, even if it was a first for this event. The shower shortly before the off was heavy and the track conditions not exactly great. My objection is that the safety car stayed out for so long.

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