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The most complete account of the most famous endurance race in the world. All the teams, cars and drivers are analyzed and the race is described in ev...
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The most complete account of the most famous endurance race in the world. All the teams, cars and drivers are analyzed and the race is described in every detail. Furthermore the results of the tests, classifications, statistics and historical notes.

Products specifications
Text English
Binding Hardbound
Size cm. 24x32
Pages 280
Colour Pictures hundreds
Publishing Date 2019
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