The Le Mans 24 hour race is one of the most exciting events in motorsport, and has been at the pinnacle of motor racing since 1989. To coincide with the 85th Le Mans race, Porsche Centre Chester decided to run an endurance event of their own - albeit from the comfort of the Porsche Centre Chester showroom.
On the 17 and 18 June, for 24 consecutive hours, three teams battled it out on three Technogym treadmills for the duration of the Le Mans race, all to raise funds for their chosen charities.
Two of our customers entered a team each to benefit The Christie Fund and Brace, the Alzheimers charity. In addition to the two customer teams, the staff at Porsche Centre Chester couldn’t resist a challenge and so made up a team of 23 runners, with each member of staff (and a couple of their partners!) taking it in turns to run an hour at a time.
Customers were invited to visit the showroom over the event weekend to show their support for the runners (and watch the Le Mans race), and plenty arrived to cheer everyone on.
The event was a huge success and collectively almost £4,000 was raised.
The event was made even more special when the Porsche 919 Hybrid finished the Le Mans in first place for the third time in a row. This is now Porsche’s 19th overall victory. No other manufacturer has managed to win the world’s toughest endurance race so many times.