The well developed Testa Rossa was in its 4th season, and the team presented a formidable array of 4 works cars, supported by a legion of private entrants.
New regulations this year included the highly controversial minimum windscreen height rule, which meant that neither driver could see anything in the rain. The solution was simplicity itself, sit on an extra cushion.
The two Belgians, Gendebien and Frere drove immaculately in the often monsoon like conditions, to take the win at 109.2 mph.
Paul Frere's record at LM was 8 years entered, 2 fourth places, 2 second places, and finally in this, his last year, a win - wonderful !