Glickenhaus takes on the Le Mans 24 Hours with Forzo

Glickenhaus takes on the Le Mans 24 Hours with Forzo

10.06.2022: There are some races which, simply put, are staples of the motorsport world. Formula 1 has the Monaco Grand Prix, US racing the Indy 500 and Talladega. For endurance racing fans, there are iconic events such as the NŁrburgring 24 Hours, Sebring, Bathurst.

There are some races which, simply put, are staples of the motorsport world. Formula 1 has the Monaco Grand Prix, US racing the Indy 500 and Talladega. For endurance racing fans, there are iconic events such as the Nürburgring 24 Hours, Sebring, Bathurst.




But only one evokes the sort of passion, determination to win and devastation at defeat that can last for 12 months. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is a race unlike any other. And FORZO – a watch brand created to capture the essence of the world’s most iconic motorsport competitions – will be there too, in association with the Glickenhaus team.


Even before committing to a full participation in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus was inextricably attracted to the classic 24 Hours. A cornerstone of motorsport, Le Mans is a race full of heritage as well as stories of exultation and tragedy.


It’s also a race which has been so brilliantly captured on the big screen, so it’s perhaps fitting that the company’s founder Jim Glickenhaus, a renowned filmmaker and motorsport enthusiast himself, has becomes so ingrained in the event.


First held in 1923, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has a vast history and its winners have either come from, or gone on to become, motorsport royalty. To complete the 24 Hours of Le Mans is an achievement in itself: to win the race takes a combination of speed, reliability and a good share of luck.


Drivers like Jacky Ickx, Tom Kristensen and Derek Bell have etched their names into the event’s hall of fame, while countless Formula 1 and World Rally drivers have also contested the around the clock race.


Off the back of a strong start to this year’s WEC season, where it achieved a maiden pole position at the Spa 6 Hours last month, Glickenhaus has high hopes for Le Mans, but faces the ever-present form team Toyota which has won the race for the last four editions. Nevertheless, with a driver line-up full of experience at Le Mans, the team is the best prepared it has been to take the fight to the established frontrunners when action kicks off this weekend.



The Glickenhaus cars will start from the sharp end of the grid tomorrow, while today the teams head into Le Mans city centre for the traditional parade of cars. In a special nod to the race itself, Glickenhaus will also be donning the stylish ‘Road to Race’ watch, the latest collaborative timepiece between Glickenhaus and FORZO over the course of the weekend as well.


Inspired by the design of watches in the 1960s, it features a 24 hour ‘Endurance Race Timer’, showing sunrise and sunset times, a fitting tribute to the Le Mans 24 Hours. Its classic look with a robust modern specification will make it stand out just as much as the Glickenhaus 007 Hypercar in the north of France this weekend. This watch comes complete with some special souvenir surprises that aren't available anywhere else, making it a unique memento of a year in which Jim Glickenhaus will hopefully achieve a lifetime’s ambition.



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