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Alonso to start Le Mans 24-hours

Fernando Alonso has been invited to wave the flag that sees next month's Le Mans 24-hour race get underway.The Spaniard, who finished a distant fourth in Monaco yesterday, will wave the French tricolour that will officially start the 82nd running of the classic endurance race.Eight-time outright winners at the legendary Sarthe circuit, including a run of six successive wins between 1960 and 1965, the Italian company has also enjoyed numerous class wins. Company founder Enzo Ferrari rightly regarded the race as a true test of man and machine and admitted that he raced in F1 in order to finance his Sports Car dream.'I am very happy to have been chosen to start this race,' Alonso told the...
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