He Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) has published this Monday the provisional list of registered for the centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in which there will be 16 Hypercars among the 62 participants, the largest participation since 2011, when there were 17 LMP1s at the start. Three Cadillacfour Porsche (three officers and one customer), two Peugeottwo Ferraria vanwalltwo glickenhaus and the defending champions Toyota, with its two newly introduced GR010 Hybrids will be part of the June 10 test. The battle of the six manufacturers, with four champions among those admitted (Porsche, 19; Ferrari, 9; Toyota, 5 and Peugeot, 3), promises strong emotions.
In LMP2 24 teams will coexist, 8 from the pro/am class and on the grid LMGTE Am there will be 21 cars. This class will run for the last time this year, before being replaced by the LMGT3 in 2024. And out of qualifying is the NASCAR car from garage 56, with a modified version of the Chevrolet Camaro Next Gen who competes in the North American series.
Regarding the Spanish representation, Miguel Molina will be in the #50 Ferrari in the top category and for LMP2 there are Albert Costa at #30 of Inter Europol. Both will do the entire WEC program.
Does not appear on this provisional list Antonio García, a regular in the GT class (with three wins in his class) and is not confirmed either Xavier Lloveraswinner of the Asian Le Mans Series in LMP3 with the Graff Racingwhich only has one confirmed name in its lineup, with two vacancies.
“In addition to the extraordinary entertainment programme, the Centenary will also be held on the track, where a series of spectacular crashes await us. Witnessing the Centennial of such an iconic race is a once in a lifetime experience. Few events can boast such longevity and offer what promises to be one of the best sporting occasions in history,” he says. Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, after seeing the list public.