Le Mans is almost here

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The racing community anxiously awaits the annual spectacle that is Le Mans.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is just around the corner. The circuit will roar to life with cars testing today and in less than 15 days, this great race will go green. 55 cars, 165 drivers, 24 hours, one dream. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Audi's domination of Le Mans has become quite legendary.

This year, they will have some serious competition however. Toyota has won the first two rounds of the World Endurance Championship, and the winningest team in race history has returned to reclaim their crown - Porsche.

Schedule

June 11th (Wednesday) - Free Practice (16:00 - 20:00)

June 11th (Wednesday) - Qualifying (22:00 - 24:00)

June 12th (Thursday) - Qualifying (19:00 - 21:00, 22:00 - 24:00)

June 14th (Saturday) - Warmup (09:00 - 09:45)

June 14th (Saturday) - Race Start (15:00)

June 15th (Sunday - Race Finish (15:00)

All Times CEST

Car group photoshoot
Car group photoshoot

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Entry List

LMP1 CLASS

1 AUDI SPORT TEAM - AUDI R18 E-TRON QUATTRO

2 AUDI SPORT TEAM - AUDI R18 E-TRON QUATTRO

3 AUDI SPORT TEAM - AUDI R18 E-TRON QUATTRO

7 TOYOTA RACING - TOYOTA TS 040 - HYBRID

8 TOYOTA RACING - TOYOTA TS 040 - HYBRID

12 REBELLION RACING - REBELLION R-ONE - TOYOTA

13 REBELLION RACING - REBELLION R-ONE - TOYOTA

14 PORSCHE TEAM - 919 HYBRID LM P1

20 PORSCHE TEAM - 919 HYBRID LM P1

#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid
#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

LMP2 CLASS

24 SEBASTIEN LOEB RACING - ORECA 03 NISSAN

26 G-DRIVE RACING - MORGAN NISSAN

27 SMP RACING - ORECA 03 NISSAN

29 PEGASUS RACING - MORGAN NISSAN

33 OAK RACING - LIGIER JS P2 HPD

34 RACE PERFORMANCE - ORECA 03 JUDD

35 OAK RACING - LIGIER NISSAN

36 SIGNATECH ALPINE - ALPINE A450 NISSAN

37 SMP RACING - ORECA 03 NISSAN

38 JOTA SPORT - ZYTEK Z11SN NISSAN

41 GREAVES MOTORSPORT - ZYTEK Z11SN NISSAN

42 CATERHAM RACING - ZYTEK Z11SN NISSAN

43 NEWBLOOD BY MORAND RACING - MORGAN JUDD

46 THIRIET BY TDS RACING - LIGIER JS P2 NISSAN

47 KCMG - ORECA 03 NISSAN

48 MURPHY PROTOTYPES - ORECA 03 NISSAN

50 LARBRE COMPETITION - MORGAN JUDD

#35 OAK Racing Ligier - Nissan
#35 OAK Racing Ligier - Nissan

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

LM GTE PRO CLASS

51 AF CORSE - FERRARI 458 ITALIA

52 RAM RACING - FERRARI 458 ITALIA

71 AF CORSE - FERRARI 458 ITALIA

73 CORVETTE RACING - CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7

74 CORVETTE RACING - CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7

91 PORSCHE TEAM MANTHEY - PORSCHE 911 RSR (991)

92 PORSCHE TEAM MANTHEY - PORSCHE 911 RSR (991)

97 ASTON MARTIN RACING - ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8

99 ASTON MARTIN RACING - ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8

#99 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8
#99 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

LM GTE AM CLASS

53 RAM RACING - FERRARI 458 ITALIA

57 KROHN RACING -FERRARI 458 ITALIA

58 TEAM SOFREV ASP - FERRARI 458 ITALIA

60 AF CORSE - FERRARI 458 ITALIA

61 AF CORSE - FERRARI 458 ITALIA

62 AF CORSE - FERRARI 458 ITALIA

66 JMW MOTORSPORT - FERRARI 458 ITALIA

67 IMSA PERFORMANCE MATMUT - PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR (997)

70 TEAM TAISAN - FERRARI 458 ITALIA

72 SMP RACING - FERRARI 458 ITALIA

75 PROSPEED COMPETITION - PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR (997)

76 IMSA PERFORMANCE MATMUT - PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR (997)

77 DEMPSEY RACING - PORSCHE 911 RSR (991)

79 PROSPEED COMPETITION - PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR (997)

81 AF CORSE - FERRARI 458 ITALIA

88 PROTON COMPETITION - PORSCHE 911 RSR (991)

90 8 STAR MOTORSPORTS - FERRARI 458 ITALIA

95 ASTON MARTIN RACING - ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8

98 ASTON MARTIN RACING - ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8

#77 Dempsey Racing - Proton Porsche 911 RSR (991)
#77 Dempsey Racing - Proton Porsche 911 RSR (991)

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY CLASS

0 NISSAN MOTORSPORTS - NISSAN ZEOD RC Hybrid

#0 Nissan Motorsports Global Nissan Zeod RC: Lucas Ordonez, Wolfgang Reip, Satoshi Motoyama
#0 Nissan Motorsports Global Nissan Zeod RC: Lucas Ordonez, Wolfgang Reip, Satoshi Motoyama

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Fast Facts

Class Name/Number of Cars Entered

LMP1 - 9

LMP2 - 17

GTE Pro - 9

GTE Am - 19

  • This June's Le Mans 24 will be the 82nd running of the sports car spectacle; it also serves as the third round of the WEC season
  • For the first time since 2009, there will be less than 56 cars on the grid for the race (55 total)
  • Audi has taken the overall victory in 12 of the last 14 races
  • This will be the first time Porsche will field an LMP1 factory effort since 1998; a race that they won
  • The Nissan ZEOD RC, which has been granted entry via Garage 56 (for innovative technology) will become the first to complete a fully electric lap around Le Mans on race day. Nissan will field a factory LMP1 effort in 2015.
  • There have been a number of withdrawals since the tentative entry list was released in February but most recently, the Strakka Racing team pulled their LMP2 car after a testing accident
  • Following the tragic death of Allan Simonsen in 2013, the ACO has made significant safety improvements to Tertre Rouge and Corvette corners, which can be seen below. The area was previously protected by armco only.

New configuration at Tertre Rouge where Allan Simonsen crashed in 2013: new tire wall, repositioned armco barrier and new surface
New configuration at Tertre Rouge where Allan Simonsen crashed in 2013: new tire wall, repositioned armco barrier and new surface

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Fan memorial for Allan Simonsen at Tertre Rouge
Fan memorial for Allan Simonsen at Tertre Rouge

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Motorsport.com Coverage

  • On Motorsport.com, you'll find the latest video highlights from the race, as well as a plethora of photos.
  • We will also try to carry a live stream for both qualifying and the race itself.
  • This year, our Nick DeGroot will give non-stop live updates regarding what's happening in the race, which will be featured on our front page. Anything you need to know from Minute One to Hour 24 will be documented on Motorsport.com through one large article that will include constant text updates, photos, and videos.
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