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Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games: Ernest Hemingway

Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games: Ernest Hemingway

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Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games: Ernest Hemingway

1.
On June 26, 1906, the very first motor race was held at Le Mans, the historic track in France. The 103-km-long circuit was on public roads, which were closed for the occasion. After 12 gruelling hours, the top three teams to finish the race were Renault, FIAT and Clément-Bayard. Winning this was the ‘Big Prize’. The French term for this became the name by which these races are now known. How do we know the races now?

Answer :

Grand Prix, Le Mans


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