Catalunya: Series first round entry list

1000 Km of Catalunya - the entry list 46 cars on the track for the first race of the season. who can top that? Le Mans Series come on strong for their second visit to the Catalan track, with no less than 12 LMP1s, 16 LMP2s, 4 LMGT1s and 14 ...

1000 Km of Catalunya - the entry list

46 cars on the track for the first race of the season. who can top that?

Le Mans Series come on strong for their second visit to the Catalan track, with no less than 12 LMP1s, 16 LMP2s, 4 LMGT1s and 14 LMGT2s!

Aston Martin Racing, forgetting their misfortunes during the Tests, will take to heart to prove their reliability and efficiency faced with their renowned opponents: the Courage-Oreca of Hugues de Chaunac's Team and Signature Plus, the two Pescarolos of the same named team, two Ginettas Zytek and a Lola Coupe powered by Aston Martin. This, under close scrutiny by the Kolles Team experts, officially supported by the German manufacturer; whom we congratulate on their magnificent victory at Sebring last week-end.

In LMP2, 16 cars will fight for the first three places on the podium. To be underlined: the diversity of this category, nine different chassis are represented, 7 team nationalities and no less than 3 of the 5 manufacturers present during the season! One thing is sure, in LMP2, boredom will be impossible!

In LMGT1, French teams will oppose teams from the East with the Slovenian ARC Bratislava-Kaneko Team and their Saleen S7-R and the Russians of IPB Spartak Racing with their beautiful Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT. Nevertheless, there will be two 100% "Frenchy" teams for this category which is always extremely disputed: 2008 winner, Luc Alphand and his Corvette C6.R shared with Patrice Goueslard and Yann Clairay and the Larbre Competition Saleen S7-R which will be driven by Patrick Bornhauser, Frederic Makowiecki and David Smet/Hallyday a now regular competitor on circuits.

No less than 14 cars in LMGT2, amongst which cars that the young and less young dream of: Porsche 997, Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin Vantage...in all, five different models and well known drivers: Christophe Bouchut, Marc Lieb, Antonio Garcia, Gianmaria Bruni... This is the "people" category of the season; from political tenor Lord Drayson, to Crown heirs like Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis and those of famous automobile sport names, Leo Mansell or Nicolas Prost, the latter running in LMP1. This year, we can bet that the cameras will all be trained on this category!

-credit: lms

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Gianmaria Bruni , Antonio Garcia , Luc Alphand , Christophe Bouchut , Patrice Goueslard , Marc Lieb , Yann Clairay , Patrick Bornhauser , Frédéric Makowiecki , Leo Mansell , Nicolas Prost , Hugues de Chaunac , Albert von Thurn und Taxis
Teams Aston Martin Racing , Larbre Competition