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Grand Prix D'Endourance, Le Mans





Grand Prix D'Endurance, Le Mans, June 12-13, 1931

Starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, the eighth race of this series ended twenty-four hours later with a victory for Earl Howe and Sir Henry Birkin, who handled an Alfa-Romeo car in turn. The event is run through daylight and darkness over a road circuit 10 miles long. The winning machine covered a distance of 1,875 miles at an average speed of 78.13 m.p.h. A Mercedes-Benz car was second, covering 1,805 miles at 75.2 m.p.h.; the third was a Talbot with 1,763 miles at an average of 73.46 m.p.h.