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62-Car Entry List Revealed For 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans

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The Automobile Club de L’Ouest have revealed a 62-car entry list for the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans which commences on the 21 August 2021. The entry includes all 33 full-season entries from the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship plus a number of teams who are making use of their automatic invitations after 2020 racing success.

This year’s race will see the debut of the new Hypercar class with Toyota Gazoo Racing and Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus being two of the teams entering, the latter fielding their GR010 Hybrid and the former fielding the SCG 007 LMH. These four will compete alongside the Signatech Alpine team, making up a five car lineup, in the premier prototype category in the race.

On top of the 11 strong WEC entries, who are automatically entered into the race with the race being part of the Endurance Series, are the automatically invited pair from United Autosports and single entries from G-Drive Racing and PR1 Mathiesen.

Also, there are entries granted by the ACO Selection Committee to IDEC Sport, a second G-Drive Racing Aurus, Team WRT and High Class Racing with solo cars for SO24 by Graff, Duqueine and Panis Racing. Racing Team India, who will be racing in one of two Ligier’s in the field the team switching from the Algarve Pro-operated Oreca it raced with in the 2020/2021 Asian Le Mans Series. In a surprise move, Risi Competizione will be making their Le Mans debut with Ryan Cullen and Oliver Jarvis driving for the team.

Elsewhere in the field, the GTE Pro category both the Ferrari and Porsche teams who are featured as part of their taking part in the whole WEC series, but they will be joined by the pair of IMSA factory Corvette C8.R’s who are making their delayed debuts after initially intending to feature in 2020 and the WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911 RSR from IMSA’s GTLM class makes up the final car in the category.

GTE AM sees 24 cars racing with the 13-car full-season WEC entries joined by automatic invitations for TF Sport, another Porsche for Proton Competition; and five additional Ferraris from Kessel Racing, Inception Racing, Iron Lynx, Rinaldi Racing and, surprisingly, ALMS GT Champions (with Porsche) Herberth Motorsport. On top of this, there are entries granted by the ACO Selection Committee to Absolute Racing and a Porsche of Taiwanese Hub Auto Corse. Regulars in the ELMS series JMW Racing and Spirit of Race will also be at the race.

For the first time since 2016 there is set to be a Garage 56 entry for an innovative team: The La Filiere Frederic SAUSSET BY SRT41 is listed in the entry list with at least two of the drivers set to come from the Academy set up by quad-amputee for other drivers with physical impairments following his successful appearance and finish at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Unusually compared to previous years lists, today’s announcement does not include a reserve list, it has been reported that entries are still being accepted for inclusion as reserves to the race.

#TeamCarConfirmed drivers
Hypercar – 5 cars
7 Toyota Gazoo RacingToyota GR010 Hybrid Mike Conway / Kamui Kobayashi / Jose Maria Lopez
8 Toyota Gazoo RacingToyota GR010 Hybrid Sebastien Buemi / Kazuki Nakajima / Brendon Hartley
36 Alpine Elf MatmutAlpine A480-Gibson Andre Negrao / Nicolas Lapierre / Matthieu Vaxiviere
708 Glickenhaus RacingGlickenhaus 007 LMH Gustavo Menezes / TBA / TBA
709 Glickenhaus RacingGlickenhaus 007 LMHRyan Briscoe / TBA / TBA
LMP2 – 25 cars
1 Richard Mille Racing Oreca 07-Gibson Sophia Floersch / Tatiana Calderon / Beitske Visser
17 IDEC SportOreca 07-GibsonKyle Tilley/ Dwight Merriman/ Ryan Dalziel
20 High Class RacingOreca 07-GibsonDennis Andersen / Jan Magnussen / TBA
21 DragonSpeedOreca 07-Gibson Ben Hanley / Henrik Hedman / Juan Pablo Montoya
22 United AutosportsOreca 07-Gibson Phil Hanson / Filipe Albuquerque / Fabio Scherer
23 United Autosports Oreca 07-GibsonPaul di Resta / TBA / TBA
24 PR1/Mathiasen MotorsportsOreca 07-GibsonPatrick Kelly / TBA / TBA
25 G-Drive RacingAurus 01-GibsonJohn Falb / Pietro Fittipaldi / Rui Andrade
26 G-Drive RacingAurus 01-Gibson Roman Rusinov / Franco Colapinto / TBA
28 JOTAOreca 07-Gibson Stoffel Vandoorne / Sean Gelael / Tom Blomqvist
29 Racing Team NederlandOreca 07-Gibson Giedo van der Garde / Job van Uitert / Frits van Eerd
30 Duqueine TeamOreca 07-GibsonTristan Gommendy / Memo Rojas / Rene Binder
31 Team WRTOreca 07-Gibson Robin Frijns / Charles Milesi / Ferdinand Habsburg
32 United AutosportsOreca 07-Gibson Nico Jamin / TBA / TBA
34 Inter Europol CompetitionOreca 07-Gibson Jakub Smiechowski / Renger van der Zande / Alex Brundle
38 JOTAOreca 07-Gibson Roberto Gonzalez / Antonio Felix da Costa / Anthony Davidson
39 GraffOreca 07-Gibson Vincent Capillaire / TBA / TBA
41 Team WRTOreca 07-Gibson Robert Kubica / Louis Deletraz/ Yifei Ye
44 ARC BratislavaLigier JS P217-Gibson Miro Konopka / TBA / TBA
48 IDEC SportOreca 07-Gibson Paul Lafargue / Paul-Loup Chatin / Patrick Pilet
49 High Class RacingOreca 07-GibsonAnders Fjordbach / TBA / TBA
65 Panis RacingOreca 07-GibsonJulien Canal / TBA / TBA
70 Realteam RacingOreca 07-Gibson Loic Duval / Norman Nato / Esteban Garcia
74 Racing Team IndiaLigier JS P217-Gibson Narain Karthikeyan / Arjun Maini / TBA
82 Risi CompetizioneOreca 07-Gibson Ryan Cullen / Oliver Jarvis / TBA
GTE Pro – 7 cars
51 AF CorseFerrari 488 GTE James Calado / Alessandro Pier Guidi / TBA
52 AF CorseFerrari 488 GTE Daniel Serra / Miguel Molina / TBA
63 Corvette RacingCorvette C8.R Antonio Garcia / Jordan Taylor / Nicky Catsburg
64 Corvette RacingCorvette C8.R Nick Tandy / Tommy Milner / Alexander Sims
79 WeatherTech RacingPorsche 911 RSR-19Cooper MacNeil / TBA / TBA
91 Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR-19 Gianmaria Bruni / Richard Lietz / TBA
92 Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR-19 Neel Jani  / Kevin Estre / TBA
GTE Am – 24 cars
18 Absolute RacingPorsche 911 RSR-19 Andrew Haryanto / Alessio Picariello / TBA
33 TF SportAston Martin Vantage GTEBen Keating / Felipe Fraga / Dylan Pereira
46 Team Project 1Porsche 911 RSR-19 Dennis Olsen / TBA / TBA
47 Cetilar RacingFerrari 488 GTERoberto Lacorte / TBA / TBA
54 AF CorseFerrari 488 GTE Giancarlo Fisichella / Francesco Castellacci / Thomas Flohr
55 Spirit of RaceFerrari 488 GTEDuncan Cameron / Matt Griffin/ Aaron Scott
56 Team Project 1Porsche 911 RSR-19 Matteo Cairoli / Egidio Perfetti / TBA
57 Kessel RacingFerrari 488 GTE Takeshi Kimura / TBA / TBA
60 Iron LynxFerrari 488 GTEClaudio Schiavoni / Paolo Ruberti / Raffaele Giammaria
66 JMW MotorsportFerrari 488 GTE Thomas Neubauer / TBA / TBA
69 Herberth MotorsportFerrari 488 GTEAlfred Renauer / TBA / TBA
71 Inception RacingFerrari 488 GTE Brendon Iribe / Ollie Millroy / TBA
72 HubAuto RacingPorsche 911 RSR-19 Liam Talbot / TBA / TBA
77 Dempsey-Proton RacingPorsche 911 RSR-19 Christian Ried / Jaxon Evans / Matt Campbell
80 Iron LynxFerrari 488 GTE Andrea Piccini / Matteo Cressoni / Rino Mastronardi
83 AF CorseFerrari 488 GTEFrancois Perrodo / Nicklas Nielsen / Alessio Rovera
85 Iron LynxFerrari 488 GTERahel Frey / Manuela Gostner / Michelle Gatting
86 GR RacingPorsche 911 RSR-19 Michael Wainwright / Ben Barker / TBA
88 Dempsey-Proton RacingPorsche 911 RSR-19Julien Andlauer / TBA / TBA
95 TF SportAston Martin VantageJohn Hartshorne / TBA / TBA
98 Aston Martin RacingAston Martin Vantage Paul Dalla Lana / TBA / TBA
99 Proton CompetitionPorsche 911 RSR Pat Long / TBA / TBA
388 Rinaldi RacingFerrari 488 GTE Pierre Ehret / TBA / TBA
777 D’station RacingAston Martin Vantage Satoshi Hoshino / Tomonobu Fujii  / Andrew Watson
Innovative car
84 Association SRT41Oreca 07-Gibson Takuma Aoki / Nigel Bailly / TBA
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