Here’s the entry list for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Sixty cars are entered for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: Zak Mauger/LAT Photographic)
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The ACO has revealed the list of 60 entries for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, again featuring a maximum capacity grid for the French endurance classic, including 28 full-season WEC entrants.

As expected, the LMP1 class features only six cars, following the withdrawal of Audi, Rebellion Racing’s move to LMP2 and Toyota Gazoo Racing’s expansion to a three-car program.

The new-look LMP2 category features the largest field, with 25 entries, with the majority being Oreca 07s and Ligier JS P217s, although joined by three Dallara P217s and a lone Riley Mk. 30 entered by Keating Motorsports.

A total of 13 cars are entered in GTE-Pro, in a near-identical list to last year’s field, comprised of factory or works-supported entries from Ford, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Corvette and Porsche.

The GTE-Am class, meanwhile, sees 16 total entries, including five from the WEC and the debut of the Ferrari 488 GTE into the category.

Only two reserve entries have been nominated, one in LMP2 for RLR M Sport (Ligier JS P217) and an additional Proton Competition Porsche in GTE-Am.

While the ACO in the past have confirmed a full list of 10 reserves, sources have indicated that only 64 entry requests were submitted for this year’s race.

“Endurance is in very good health and the 2017 season looks full of promise,” said ACO President Pierre Fillon.

“The on-track spectacle will be absolutely fantastic with duels among top-class drivers and all-out rivalry between the competitors. All the ingredients that make up the DNA of endurance have been combined for 2017.

“The field for the Le Mans 24 Hours is particularly rich with 16 nationalities from the four corners of the world and a host of teams, most of which race in our continental series in Europe, the United States and Asia thanks to the Asian Le Mans Series, which has really taken off.

“It is all proof of the success of the endurance pyramid so dear to the ACO.”

Mark Webber, meanwhile, has been named Grand Marshal for Le Mans, following in the footsteps of Alex Wurz, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish, who have all retired from professional racing.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is set for June 17-18, with live coverage across the FOX networks.

LMP1 (6 Entries)

1 – Porsche Team – Porsche 919 Hybrid – Neel Jani*

2 – Porsche Team – Porsche 919 Hybrid – Timo Bernhard*

4 – Team ByKolles – ENSO CLM P1/01 NISMO – Robert Kubica*

7 – Toyota Gazoo Racing – Toyota TS050 Hybrid – Mike Conway*

8 – Toyota Gazoo Racing – Toyota TS050 Hybrid – Sebastien Buemi*

9 – Toyota Gazoo Racing – Toyota TS050 Hybrid – Stephane Sarrazin

LMP2 (25 Entries)

13 – Vaillante Rebellion – Oreca 07  – Nelson Piquet Jr.*

17 – IDEC Sport Racing – Ligier JS P217 – Patrice Lafargue

21 – DragonSpeed 10 Star – Oreca 07 – Henrik Hedman

22 – G-Drive Racing – Oreca 07 – Memo Rojas

23 – Panis Barthez Competition – Ligier JS P217 – Fabien Barthez

24 – CEFC Manor TRS Racing – Oreca 07 – Tor Graves*

25 – CEFC Manor TRS Racing – Oreca 07 – Roberto Gonzalez*

26 – G-Drive Racing – Oreca 07 – Roman Rusinov*

27 – SMP Racing – Dallara P217 – Mikhail Aleshin

28 – TDS Racing – Oreca 07 – Francois Perrodo*

29 – Racing Team Nederland – Dallara P217 – Jan Lammers

31 – Vaillante Rebellion – Oreca 07 – Nicolas Prost*

35 – Signatech Alpine Matmut – Alpine A470 – Stephane Richelmi*

36 – Signatech Alpine Matmut – Alpine A470 – Nicolas Lapierre*

37 – Jackie Chan DC Racing – Oreca 07 – David Cheng*

38 – Jackie Chan DC Racing – Oreca 07 – Ho-Pin Tung*

32 – United Autosports – Ligier JS P217 – Will Owen

33 – Eurasia Motorsport – Ligier JS P217 – Chris Hoy

34 – Tockwith Motorsport – Ligier JS P217 – Nigel Moore

39 – Graff Racing – Oreca 07 – James Allen

40 – Graff Racing – Oreca 07 – Enzo Guibbert

43 – Keating Motorsports – Riley Mk. 30 – Ben Keating

45 – Algarve Pro Racing – Ligier JS P217 – Mark Patterson

47 – Villobra Corse – Dallara P217

49 – ARC Bratislava – Oreca 07

GTE-Pro (13 Entries)


51 – AF Corse – Ferrari 488 GTE – James Calado*

63 – Corvette Racing – GM – Corvette C7.R – Jan Magnussen

64 – Corvette Racing – GM – Corvette C7.R – Oliver Gavin

66 – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK – Ford GT – Stefan Muecke*

67 – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK – Ford GT – Andy Priaulx*

68 – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team USA – Ford GT – Joey Hand

69 – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team USA – Ford GT – Ryan Briscoe

71 – AF Corse – Ferrari 488 GTE – Davide Rigon*

82 – Risi Competizione – Ferrari 488 GTE – Toni Vilander

91 – Porsche GT Team – Porsche 911 RSR – Richard Lietz*

92 – Porsche GT Team – Porsche 911 RSR – Michael Christensen*

95 – Aston Martin Racing – Aston Martin Vantage – Nicki Thiim*

97 – Aston Martin Racing – Aston Martin Vantage – Darren Turner*

GTE-Am (16 Entries)

50 – Larbre Competition – Corvette C7.R – Ricky Taylor

54 – Spirit of Race –Ferrari 488 GTE – Thomas Flohr*

55 – Spirit of Race – Ferrari 488 GTE – Duncan Cameron

60 – Clearwater Racing – Ferrari 488 GTE – Matt Griffin

61 – Clearwater Racing –Ferrari 488 GTE – Weng Sun Mok*

62 – Scuderia Corsa – Ferrari 488 GTE – Cooper MacNeil

65 – Scuderia Corsa – Ferrari 488 GTE – Christina Nielsen

77 – Dempsey Proton Racing –Porsche 911 RSR – Christian Ried*

83 – DH Racing – Ferrari 488 GTE – Riccardo Ragazzi

84 – JMW Motorsport – Ferrari 458 GTE – Robert Smith

86 – Gulf Racing UK –Porsche 911 RSR – Michael Wainwright*

88 – Proton Competition – Porsche 911 RSR – Wolf Henzler

90 – TF Sport – Aston Martin Vantage GTE – Salih Yoluc}

93 – Proton Competition – Porsche 911 RSR – Patrick Long

98 – Aston Martin Racing –Aston Martin Vantage GTE – Paul Dalla Lana*

99 – Beechdean AMR – Aston Martin Vantage GTE -Andrew Howard

*Denotes full-season FIA World Endurance Championship entrant

Reserve Cars 

46 – RLR M Sport – Ligier JS P217 – John Farano (LMP2)

94 – Mentos-Proton Racing .- Porsche 911 RSR – Egidio Perfetti (GTE-Am)