Le Mans 24 Hours

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Le Mans 24 Hours
System(s): Sega Dreamcast, Playstation 2
Sega Dreamcast
Infogrames (US, Europe)
Sega Dreamcast
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega (Japan)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast VGA Box, Race Controller, Jump Pack, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Racing[1]

Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[1] HDR-0149
Sega Dreamcast
$29.9929.99[2] T-15123N
ESRB: Everyone
Sega Dreamcast
(White Label)
Sega Dreamcast
DM 9999[5] T-15111D-18
USK: 6
Sega Dreamcast
SELL: Tous Publics
Sega Dreamcast
£39.9939.99[3][4] T-15111D-91
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Dreamcast
Sony PlayStation 2
¥6,800 (7,140)6,800 (7,140)[7] SLPM-62128
Sony PlayStation 2
(Sega the Best)
¥2,800 (2,940)2,800 (2,940)[8] SLPM-62465
CERO: Free

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Le Mans 24 Hours (ル・マン 24 アワーズ), known in North America as Test Drive Le Mans is a racing game for the Sega Dreamcast published by Infogrames and developed by their Melbourne House studio, based upon the yearly 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

It is not to be confused with Le Mans 24, a similar but unrelated game for Sega Model 3 arcade hardware, although coincidentally this game's Japanese release was handled by Sega.

The game was later brought to the PlayStation 2 in 2001, this time having the Le Mans 24 Hours name on all regions. A year later it was brought to Japanese audiences, once again by Sega.


Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Le Mans 24 Hours Le Mans 24 Hours
English (US) Test Drive Le Mans Test Drive Le Mans
Japanese ル・マン 24 アワーズ Le Mans 24 Hours
French 24 Heures du Mans 24 Hours of Le Mans
German Die 24 Stunden von Le Mans The 24 Hours of Le Mans
Spanish 24 Horas de Le Mans 24 Hours of Le Mans
Italian La 24 Ore di Le Mans The 24 Hours of Le Mans

Production credits

  • Developed by: Infogrames Melbourne House Le Mans Team
  • Executive Producer: Andrew Carter
  • Producer: Justin Halliday
  • Art Director: Holger Liebnitz
  • Lead Programmer: Adam Boyle
  • Senior Programmer: Peter Litwiniuk
  • Vehicle Physics Programmer: Dick Hunton
  • Graphics Programmer: David 'Gooz' Jewsbury
  • Ai Programmer: Gary Fulvio
  • Ui Programmers: Stephen Mcnamara, Mike Trinh
  • Game Programmers: Kim Chan, Hayn Lindemans, Matthew Mckinnon
  • Le Mans Track Artist: Kieran Tobin
  • Texture & Object Supervisor: John Tsiglev
  • Track Artists: Russell Murchie, Keith Hibbert, Damian Borg, Sam Crook
  • Ui Artist: Clive Hambly
  • Car Artist: Wes Holder
  • Art: Mark Houareau
  • Replay Cameras: Russel Comte
  • Designers: Greg Johnson, Justin Halliday
  • Sound Effects Architect: Katharine Neil
  • Music: Gavin Parker
Technical Development Group
  • TDG Lead: Myles Abbott
  • TDG Lead: Kevin 'Zaph' Burfitt
  • Graphics Systems: Matthew Jones
  • Core Physics Systems: Duncan Murray
  • Systems Optimisation: Darren Bremner
  • Sound Systems: Matt Curtis
  • Tools: Chris Mayer, Michael White
  • Additional Programming: Paul Baulch
Imh Quality Assurance
  • Qa Lead: Vito Trifilo
  • Quality Assurance: Dom Giannone, Luc Le Quiniat, Dan Hawkey, Sarah Van Rompaey, Hui Lee Thoh, Mark Cousins, Domenic Trifilo
  • QA Manager: Andrew Vincent
  • Japanese Translation: Mark Cousins
Infogrames Melbourne House
  • Managing Director: Adam Lancman
  • Studio Managers: Andrew Carter, David Giles
  • Art Director: Russel Comte
  • Audio Director: Marshall Parker
  • Base Car Models Built by: Zygote
  • VP Sports Label: Michael Sportouch
  • Motorsports Director: Arthur Houtman
  • Producer: Olivier Raffard
  • Brand Manager: Franck Giroudon
  • Junior Producer: Noel Kechichian
  • Product Manater: Frederic Arche
  • Licensing: Fabrice Gatti
  • Legal Affairs: Mathias Schneider
  • Pr Coordination: Catherine Louvier, Agns Rosique
  • Design Studio: Emmanuelle Thamazian, Patrick Chouzenoux, Michel Megoz, Sylvie Combet, Marie Houssais, Sophie Wibaux
  • Technical Department: Jean-Marcel Nicolai, Rebecka Pernered
  • Manual: Frederic Arche, Olivier Raffard, Justin Holliday
  • QA Manager: Olivier Robin
  • Qualitative Section Manager: Dominique Morel
  • Qualitative Section Manager: Emmanuel Desmaries
  • Qualitative Tests Team Leader: Jocelyn Cioffi
  • Qualitative Testers: Labrune Christophe, Delaissey Mikael, Meignier Eric, Crawford Aurelie, Buccholz Carl, Philibert Regis
  • Qa Debugging Supervisors: Stephane Pradier, Bruno Trubia
  • Qa Coordinator: Christian Ampre
  • Qa Team Leader: Sebastien Bouzac
  • Testers: Mbokah Same Essaka, Ludovic Frazin, Jean-Baptiste Debias, Adrien Cistac, Fred Pastel, Ludovic Baudequin, Magali Chauvergne, Antoine Chaillet, Philippe Trignat, Fabrice Jacquet
  • Aco Liaison: Bruno Vandestick
Radio Le Mans Commentators
  • French: Bruno Vandestick
  • German: Kai Ebel
  • English: Tiff Needel
Infogrames North America
  • Director of Product Development: Chris Downend
  • Associate Producer: Dave Costello
  • Director of Marketing: Laddie Ervin
  • Product Marketing Manager: Jean Raymond
  • Lead Tester: Jason Cordero
  • Assistant Lead: Rick Brock
  • Testers: Randy Jones, Chris Sendejas
  • Manual: W.D. Robinson, Rick Fish
  • Marketing Services: Sheryl Knowles, Masanori Shimozato
  • Additional Creative: Mora Design
  • Public relations: Erica Krishna Murthy, Meridith Braun, Mike Kelly
  • Infogrames and Melbourne House Studios Would Like to Thank The Following Racing Teams and Trackside Sponsors for Their Help in The Making of Le Mans 24 Hours : Audi Ag And Audi Sport, BMW Motorsport, Chamberlain Engineering, Cirtek, Courage Competition, Doyle Risi Racing, Elf Harberthur Racing, Estoril Racing Communications, Fiat Auto S.P.A., GTC Competition, Jb Giesse Team, Joest Racing, Konrad Motorsport, Kremer Racing, La Filiere, Larbre Competition, Lister Cars Limited, Marcos Sales Limited, Momo Motorsport, Nissan Motorsport, Panoz Motorsport, Automobile Peugeot Et Peugeot Sport Pour Leur Aimable Collaboration, Philippe Gache Motorsport, Pilot Racing, Rolls Royce Motor Company Limited, Roock Racing, Sauber A.G., Team Augusta Racing, Toyota Team Europe, Toyota Motorsport Gmbh, Viper Team Oreca And Chrysler, Uu Net Deutschland Gmbh, Autocar Limited, Automotive Chemicals Limited, Bba Friction Limited, Bosch Automotive Limited, Bridgestone Firestone Europe SA, Cars And Car Conversions, Dunlop Tyres Limited, Elf Antar France, Esso Petroleum Co. Limited, Ferodo Limted, France Info, France Television, Jaguar Cars Limited - The Word Jaguar, The Leaping Cat Device And The Characters Xjr9 Are Trademarks of Jaguar Cars Ltd., England And Are Used Under License, Hawaiian Trop Tanning Research Laboratories Inc., Kenwood Electronics Limited, Lex Vehicle Leasing Limited, Michelin Etc, Mobil Oil France, Moto Journal, Ngx Sparkplugs Uk Limited, Petro Fina Sa, Sandtler Fabisch Motorsport, Tsw Alloy Wheels, Turbo Technics, And Yokoyama Hpt Limited.
  • Thank You To: The Circuit De Catalunya, Automotoklub Automodrom Brno-Masaryk Circuit, Suzuka Circuit, And Doning Tom Park
  • Special thanks to: Everybody At The A.C.O., Jean-Philippe Agati, Sophie Karoutchi, Gerald Bonnet, Frank Gazzo, Suzi Scott, Felix Cromey, Ann Castinel, Eric Mottet, Olivier Marguerat, Michel Chopin, Pascal Coconnier, Thierry Noca, Jean-Michel Bouresche, Olivier Legac, Emmanuel Collard, Mauro Baldi, Anthony Beltoise, And Batti Pregliasco
All Vehicles, Company Names, Trademarks And Logos Present In The Game Are Reproduced And Used With The Formal Authorisation of The Owners
©2001 Infogrames, All Rights Reserved
Source: In-game credits (JP)

Magazine articles

Main article: Le Mans 24 Hours/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Dreamcast FR print advert


Physical scans

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 [9]
60 [3]
80 [10]
83 [11]
70 [12]
73 №640, p33
70 [13]
Sega Dreamcast
Based on
7 reviews

Dreamcast, JP
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Dreamcast, US
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Dreamcast, EU (White Label)

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Dreamcast, UK/NL
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LeMans24Hours DC EU Disc.jpg
Dreamcast, FR
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LeMans24Hours DC EU Disc.jpg
Dreamcast, DE
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LeMans24Hours DC EU Disc.jpg
Dreamcast, IT
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LeMans24Hours DC EU Disc.jpg
Dreamcast, AU
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LeMans24Hours DC EU Disc.jpg

PlayStation 2 version

PlayStation 2, JP
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LeMans24Hours PS2 JP disc.jpg
PlayStation 2, JP (Sega the Best)
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Technical information

According to Melbourne House, their game engine for Le Mans 24 Hours is capable of pushing 5 million polygons per second on the Dreamcast.[14]

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Dreamcast
2000-08-20 Page
Sony PlayStation 2
CRC32 2a2a62e9
MD5 74a81f85ff7624a7da37796917f4e527
SHA-1 f68e5c8c83f6bb25a6faee5f7adf19690dfb1632
537,871,824 CD-ROM (JP) SLPM-62128 / SLPM-62465 (V1.03)

External links


Test Drive games, spin-offs and relatives on Sega systems
The Duel: Test Drive II (1992) | Test Drive 6 (1999) | V-Rally 2: Expert Edition (2000) | Le Mans 24 Hours (2001)
Test Drive Off-Road (unreleased) | Test Drive Off-Road 3 (unreleased) | Test Drive Cycles (unreleased)