Le Mans reveals 24 Hours entry list
|By Steven English||Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 15:47 GMT|
Le Mans 24 Hours organiser the ACO has revealed the 56-car entry list for this year's event.
The LMP1 class is 17 strong this year - Audi and Peugeot again leading the way with three of their new cars each.
Aston Martin Racing has entered two of its yet to be revealed AMR-One cars, while Highcroft will bring one HPD ARX-01e.
ORECA will again run its older-spec Peugeot 908, with two Lola-Toyotas coming from Rebellion Racing, one factory Pescarolo and two more from Oak Racing.
The class is completed by Hope Racing's ORECA and the ASM Zytek.
The 11-car LMP2 class is led by HPDs from Strakka Racing and RML. ORECA is represented with one factory car, two Nissan-powered 03s from Signature (under the Signatech name) and one Judd from Race Performance. There are two more Oak Pescarolos and Lolas from Level 5 Motorsports and Pecom Racing, and a Zytek-Nissan from Greaves Motorsport.
The prototype reserves include a Norma, to be run by Extreme Limite AM Paris, a Kronos Lola-Aston Martin, a Rangoni-run Zytek, a Boutsen Energy Racing ORECA-Nissan and the Pegasus Courage-ORECA.
The revamped GT category features six manufacturers in the GTE Pro class and five in the GTE Am class.
In Pro, AF Corse and Luxury Racing will field two Ferraris each, with oneeach for Farnbacher and JMW. Porsches will come from Prospeed, IMSA, Felbermayr (two cars) and Flying Lizard.
There are two factory BMWs and Corvettes, and two JetAlliance Lotus Evoras, with JOTA representing Aston Martin.
In Am, there's a second Porsche for Flying Lizard and one each for Proton and Larbre - the latter will also run a Corvette. Krohn Racing, AF Corse and JMB will run Ferraris with Robertson Racing adding a Ford GT.
The GT reserves are a second Robertson Ford, a second Prospeed Porsche, a Tolimit Arabia Porsche, the Young Driver AMR Aston Martin Vantage and the BMS Scuderia Italia Porsche.