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This year the Group C grid will be one of the major highlights of the 8th bi-annual Le Mans Classic, with 40 cars already confirmed as a curtain-raiser to one of the greatest historic race meeting in the world. 

As was the case in the Group C days Porsches will take the most spots on the grid with 16 cars on the entry list including 10 962Cs.

The German marque’s main rivals of the era will also be represented including two Lancia LC2s, two Jaguars, an XJR-12 and an XJR 16, a Mercedes C11 and a Nissan R90 CK – the most powerful car seen in the Sarthe with a power output of 1128 bhp!

Alongside the major manufacturers the small constructors, a vital part of the Le Mans 24-Hours scene, will be present in force with Alba, Emka, March, Sthemo, Rondeau, Spice and Tiga. We will also see a very rare Lola T92/10, and above all a Peugeot 905 celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Le Mans debut this year.

In other words, the expected 110 000-strong crowd will get an unprecedented retrospective on 8-9-10 July. 

The full entry list is as follows: 

  • Jean-Marc MERLIN FRA SPICE SE90C 1990
  • Eric de DONCKER BEL SPICE SE90C 1990
  • Frédéric DA ROCHA FRA SPICE SE88C 1988
  • Andrew HADDON GBR JAGUAR XJR-12 1990
  • Shaun LYNN GBR MERCEDES-BENZ C11 1990
  • Henrik LINDBERG DNK PORSCHE 962 1989
  • Peter GARROD GBR LOLA T92/10 1992
  • Zak BROWN/Richard DEAN USA/GBR PORSCHE 962 1986
  • Michel LECOURT/Raymond NARAC FRA/FRA PORSCHE 962C 1987
  • Romain BELLETESTE FRA ALBA AR2 1983
  • Christophe GADAIS/Mathieu GADAIS FRA/FRA STHEMO SM 1984
  • Jean-Marie BELLETESTE FRA MARCH 84G 1984
  • Jonathan FAY GBR TIGA GC287 1986
  • Tim SUMMERS GBR LANCIA LC2 1984
  • Aaron SCOTT GBR SPICE SE86 1986
  • Tommy DREELAN IRL PORSCHE 962
  • Katsu KUBOTA JPN NISSAN R90 CK 1990
  • Richard HOPE GBR EMKA C83/1 1983
  • George NAKAS AUS PORSCHE 962 1987
  • Steve TANDY GBR SPICE SE90 GTP 1990
  • Douglas TITFORD/Trevor REEVES GBR/GBR EMKA C84/1 1985
  • Christian PERRIER FRA MARCH 85G 1985
  • Eric RICKENBACHER CHE CHEETAH G606 1989
  • Ivan VERCOUTERE/Ralf KELLENERS FRA/DEU PORSCHE 962C 1990
  • Manuel MONTEIRO PR PORSCHE 962 1990
  • Michel LECOURT/Raymond NARAC FRA/FRA PORSCHE 962C 1990
  • Peter SCHLEIFER DEU MARCH 84G 1984
  • Pierre-François ROUSSELOT FRA SPICE SE89C 1990
  • Nicolas DOQUIN/Marc JULLY FRA/FRA TIGA GC286/289 1986
  • Dominique GUENAT CHE PEUGEOT 905 EV1 Bis 1993
  • Richard EYRE GBR JAGUAR XJR-16 1991
  • MR JOHN OF B FRA LANCIA LC2 1985
  • MR JOHN OF B FRA RONDEAU M382 1982
  • Mischa STRIJDER NLD PORSCHE 962C 1991
  • Frank LYONS/Michael LYONS IRL/GBR ALD C289 1989
  • Michael LYONS GBR GEBHARDT C91 1992
  • Pierre-Alain FRANCE FRA PORSCHE 962C 1990