Le Mans race week kicked off at the Place de la République in central Le Mans, where the organisers carried out their traditional scrutineering checks.
The pesage, French for “weigh-in”, see the teams transport their race machinery to the centre of the city for official approval by the technical team of race organisers, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest.
Scrutineering has become an important part of the 24 Hours of Le Mans event and gives teams a chance to officially present their race challengers to the general public.
The event had been relocated to the Circuit de la Sarthe paddock in recent years due to the coronavirus restrictions, but returned in front of packed ranks of fans for the 2022 edition.
Our photographers were on hand to capture some of the atmosphere.
The on-track action begins on Sunday 5th June with 8 hours of testing on the Circuit de la Sarthe. Check out the full calendar here or on our race page.
Image © WEC-Magazin (David Tunnicliffe)