The Automobile Club de Ouest (ACO) have today released the final version of the 60 car entry and driver list for this year’s 85th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours on the 17 – 18 June.
While many teams had already communicated their drivers for the different Le Mans-type championships, they had until 11th May at midnight to send in the final line-ups for the Le Mans 24 Hours. After carrying out the usual checks, this list now has been officially revealed today by the ACO.
The last announcement came from Toyota as following an accident in the opening round of the FIA WEC at Silverstone in April Argentinean José-Maria Lopez who was initially down to drive the #7 has a lack of race time and has moved across to #9, exchanging his seat with Frenchman Stéphane Sarazzin.
The only team which has not yet finalised its third driver is Proton Competition entered in LM GTE Am.
The 179 drivers which have been announced so far have licences issued by 31 different countries, and the 60 cars represent 41 teams and 16 nationalities. Cars running under American licences are the most numerous, while France and Britain supply the most drivers with 34 each.
Denmark’s Christina Nielsen is the only woman on the grid this year and returns for her second outing in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 in GTE Am.
The list of entrants breaks down as follows: 6 cars in LM P1, 25 in LM P2, 13 in LM GTE Pro and 16 in LM GTE Am. Mentos Proton Racing is still on the reserve list should one of the official entries withdraw.
The full entry list can be downloaded here.