ACO has announced the complete list with all 60 entrants for this years 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The list includes the 42 teams that was announced just shy of three weeks ago, and the four auto-entries from the Asian Le Mans Series, which finished last weekend, plus various IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and European Le Mans Series teams.
There are still 8 LMP1 teams, while 8 more LMP2 teams have gotten their entry approved. That is the Asian LMS Champion from LMP2, United Autosports, and the LMP2 Am winner ARC Bratislava. In addition to that, Panis Barthez Competition, Algarve Pro Racing, Inter Europol Competition (Asian LMS LMP3 title), Graff, Cetilar Villorba Corse and IDEC Sport have all gotten one car entered each.
The FIA World Endurance Championship team Jackie Chan DC Racing plus TDS Racing, in shape of their FIA WEC TDS Racing and ELMS Champions G-Drive Racing, that the French team also runs, are the only two LMP2 teams, with two cars in this category.
The GTE Pro category is brimful. Four times Porsche, four times Ford, three times Ferrari, while Corvette, Aston Martin and BMW has two cars each. That’s the exact same number as in 2018, with the small change that Risi Competizione have their Ferrari #89 in the race instead of AF Corse bringing a third car.
GTE Am has three extra cars compared to the first list. Kessel Racing got an entry for their second car, the all-female #83, which also runs in ELMS with Michelle Gatting, Rahel Frey and Manuela Gostner. These are the only females confirmed in the race so far.
There are 10 reserves for the race, in case any of the 60 first cars should drop out. Those 10 cars are:
Duqueine Engineering, High Class Racing, United Autosports (second car), Eurasia Motorsport, Panis Barthez Competition (second car), IDEC Sport (second car), and Meyer Shank Racing amongst the LMP2 teams, while Ebimotors Porsche, Team Project 1 Porsche (second car), and TF Sport/Red River Sport Aston Martin are GTE Am entries.
It is a huge disappointment for High Class Racing only to be on the reserve list for the second year in a row. They were really hoping to get an entry, after announcing their third year in the ELMS plus a two-car effort in the Asian LMS for 2019/20. But now they can only hope for somebody else to drop out.
This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans will be run on 15-16 June 2019.