Porsche, Mercedes, Toyota and Nissan made the GT1 class the
most exciting it had been for several years as the big manufacturers vied for
Mercedes’ return was a welcome one, given the success of the
Mercedes Sauber C9s of the late ‘80s. The impressive looking V8 powered CLK-LM certainly impressed in testing but how would
the ‘Silver Arrows’ cope with the rigours of a 24 hour race?
Toyota too had a brand new machine; the German built TS020
GT-One. Phenomenally fast, the question
was whether the three car team could avoid Toyota’s traditional Le Mans curse.
Porsche stuck with their updated and powerful GT1s and
Nissan’s R390 collaboration with TWR had matured into a reliable and quick
package – the fight was on for class and overall honours!
With Ferrari, BMW, Panoz, Courage, Chrysler and McLaren also
represented there was masses of action all through the field to keep the fans
The official review condenses all of the drama and
excitement into one intense hour of non-stop endurance entertainment.