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Le Mans '66 review: Motorsport must put up with Hollywood's flashes

Le Mans '66 is currently in cinemas, telling the story of the legendary Ford vs Ferrari battle. We review the film and compare it to other motorsport stories that have made their way onto the big screen

For any people who emerged angry after preview screenings of Le Mans '66, the Hollywood blockbuster starring Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as Ken Miles, there needs to be a reality check.

Motorsport is a niche, falling out of favour more and more each day as it becomes more obscure and harder for the public to justify alongside environmental concerns. Anything that brings racing into the mainstream - let alone gives Miles the limelight - for a positive reason needs to be celebrated, up to a point.

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