Princess Charlene of Monaco confirmed as official starter of 24 Hours of Le Mans
It has been announced this morning that HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco will officiate as starter of the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Super Final of the WEC Super Season.
This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans will be special as it is the grand finale of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season. To wave off the start of the landmark race, the starter will fittingly be a very prominent figure – Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco.
A former Olympic swimmer, the Princess takes an avid interest not only in sporting performance, but equally in the personal and technological challenges – something akin to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, commented: “We are delighted and very proud to announce that HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco has accepted to be the starter of the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans. As an accomplished sportswoman, she is the perfect advocate for the promotion of women in motorsport and in society as a whole.”
This year’s race (15-16 June) boasts a 62-strong entry list that includes Kessel Racing’s all-female driver line-up – Rahel Frey, Manuela Gostner and Michelle Gatting – in the LMGTE Am class.
News courtesy of the ACO.