Event



Le Mans Classic 2008

René Arnoux / Shinji Nakano
Two great racingdrivers in the Richard Mille team

The Watch Quote™ - May 22nd, 2008

As in previous years, Richard Mille is again designated official timekeeper of the forthcoming Le Mans Classic races to be held on the 11th, 12th and 13th of July. However for the 2008 edition there is something new in store for us !

Sharing the wheel of the Richard Mille’s Lola in the current Le Mans Classic will be two great names: Rene Arnoux and Shinji Nakano.

René Arnoux, entered the world of racing with the Winfield racing school at Magny-Cours where he won the prestigious Volant Shell competition. Later in 1978, he graduated to F1 with Tico Martini's Cosworth-engined F1 car and gained promotion to the Renault ranks the following year.
By 1980, René had become a Grand Prix winner with victories both in Brazil and South Africa. Then, he won the Grand Prix of France and Italy in 1982 and, in 1983, 3 Grand Prix -Netherlands, Germany and Canada-. During his career, he has totaled 162 races, 18 pole positions, 22 podiums and 7 Grand Prix victories.

At age 16, Shinji Nakano becomes the first Japanese-born driver and the youngest driver to win the International Kart GP. In 1997, he entered Formula 1 with the Prost-Honda team and scored impressive points both in the Canadian and Hungarian Grand Prix. In 2000, Shinji Nakano moved to the United States and broadened his activities to CART category. In 2003, he competed in the Indianapolis 500 and in 2005, the Le Mans 24 Hours. Currently, Shinji Nakano is competing in the endurance categories in Japan as well as in Europe.

With Richard Mille’s Lola in the capable hands of these two gifted drivers, the Le Mans Classic 2008 will be undoubtedly an exciting event for everyone concerned, a tightly fought competition between all the drivers and this rare and exceptional event is guaranteed to delight everyone.


 Advertising
From Daytona
to the Cosmograph Daytona
 Advertising

a lot
very much indeed
not at all

  Advertising
  Most popular pages
1 Vacheron Constantin watch, 2 Rolex watch, 3 Audemars Piguet watch, 4 Richard Mille watch, 5 Cartier watch, 6 Patek Philippe watch, 7 Omega watch, 8 Baume & Mercier watch, 9 Hublot watch, 10 Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, 11 IWC watch, 12 A. Lange & Söhne watch, 13 Panerai watch, 14 TAG Heuer watch, 15 Breitling watch, 16 Zenith watch, 17 Chanel watch, 18 Blancpain watch, 19 Bell & Ross watch, 20 Chopard watch, 21 Breguet watch, 22 Roger Dubuis watch, 23 Louis Vuitton watch, 24 BRM watch, 25 Tudor watch, 26 Dior watch, 27 Girard-Perregaux watch, 28 MB&F watch, 29 Reservoir watch, 30 L.Leroy watch, 31 Piaget watch, 32 Montblanc watch, 33 RALF TECH watch, 34 Hermès watch, 35 Corum watch, 36 Ebel watch, 37 JeanRichard watch, 38 Parmigiani watch, 39 Bulgari watch, 40 Eterna watch, 41 Frédérique Constant watch, 42 Porsche Design watch, 43 H. Moser & Cie watch, 44 Van Cleef & Arpels watch, 45 Rebellion watch, 46 RJ watch, 47 Ulysse Nardin watch, 48 Yema watch, 49 De Bethune watch, 50 Ikepod watch, 51 Bucherer watch, 52 Chaumet watch, 53 Jaquet Droz watch, 54 Bombardier watch, 55 Perrelet watch, 56 Franck Muller watch, 57 Giuliano Mazzuoli watch, 58 Premium Watch Fair watch, 59 Salon Belles Montres watch, 60 Ressence watch,
1