Published: 03/11/2014 16:39 - Updated: 03/11/2014 17:22

Big screen view of journey to Le Mans

 

The Le Mans 24-hour race is the toughest and most famous endurance event in motorsport - and a film following the Jota Sport team is screened at Vue Inverness next Tuesday (Nov 11).

Teams of drivers - pushing themselves to the limits of physical and mental endurance - race in three-hour stretches for more than 3000 miles at speeds of over 200mph in front of 260,000 fans at the event.

Journey To Le Mans - narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart - tells the inside story of a British team’s bid to win the race for the first time.

Jota Sport is run by entrepreneur Simon Dolan, who was kicked out of school at 16, but on The Sunday Times Rich List by 40. He had tried and failed seven times to win at the world’s most famous racetrack.

The film follows the team through the drama and emotion of the 2014 season.

From Simon’s sickening smash at Silverstone, which left their car a mangled wreck to a 200mph blow-out at Imola. Plus they lost their lead driver, Marc Gené, just two days before the big race at Le Mans.

Journey To Le Mans, made by first-time director Charlotte Fantelli, brings the spectacle of Le Mans to the big screen, giving an unparalleled insight into the bravery of the drivers and tight-knit camaraderie of their support teams.

There is a special screening at Vue Inverness next Tuesday (November 11), from 7pm, with a live feed to the Leicester Square premiere and a chance for audience members to take part in a Q & A with Jota’s drivers.
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