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2017 Le Mans 24 Hours - 14 teams invited

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2017 Le Mans 24 Hours - 14 teams invited
Jan 23, 2017, 2:53 PM

Invitation based on the results of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours, European Le Mans Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Asian Le Mans Series, and the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup.

Poster for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans
Checkered flag for #30 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier JS P2 Nissan: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek and #31 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier JS P2 Nissan: Ryan Dalziel, Chris Cumming, Pipo Derani
#57 Team AAI Chevrolet Corvette C7-R: Johnny O'Connell, Oliver Bryant, Mark Patterson
#71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE: Davide Rigon, Sam Bird, Andrea Bertolini
#91 Porsche Motorsport Porsche 911 RSR: Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet, Kevin Estre
#68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT: Joey Hand, Dirk Müller, Sébastien Bourdais, #82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE: Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander, Matteo Malucelli
#1 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley
#95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage: Darren Turner
#36 Signatech Alpine A460: Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre, Stéphane Richelmi
#47 KCMG Oreca 05 Nissan: Tsugio Matsuda, Matt Howson, Richard Bradley

With just 10 days to go to the announcement of the complete list of teams selected for the 85th Le Mans 24 Hours on 17-18 June, 14 teams have already won an invitation to participate in qualifying for the 2017 Sarthe Classic. These have been awarded taking into account the results of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours, European Le Mans Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Asian Le Mans Series, the last round of which took place this Sunday, and the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup.

One invitation for:

• Porsche Team: victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the LM P1 category. Invitation in LM P1.

• Signatech Alpine: victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the LM P2 category. Invitation in LM P2.

• Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA: victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the LM GTE Pro category. Invitation in LM GTE Pro.

• Scuderia Corsa: victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the LM GTE category. Invitation in LM GTE Am.

• G Drive Racing: victory in the European Le Mans Series in the LM P2 category. Invitation in LM P2.

• Aston Martin Racing: victory in the European Le Mans Series in the LM GTE category. Invitation in LM GTE Pro or Am.

• JMW Motorsport: 2nd in the European Le Mans Series in the LM GTE category. Invitation in LM GTE Pro or Am.

• United Autosports: victory in the European Le Mans Series in the LM P3 category. Invitation in LM P2.

• Keating Motorsports: designated by IMSA for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Invitation in LM P2.

• Scuderia Corsa: designated by IMSA for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Invitation in LM GTE Am.

• Algarve Pro Racing: victory in the Asian Le Mans Series in the LM P2 category. Invitation in LM P2.

• DH Racing: victory in the Asian Le Mans Series in the GT category. Invitation in LM GTE Pro or Am.

• Tockwith Motorsports: victory in the Asian Le Mans Series in the LM P3 category. Invitation in LM P2 or LM GTE Am.

• TF Sport: victory in the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup. Invitation in LM GTE Am

Each invitation will be confirmed only if the car in question is entered in one of the following three championships in 2017: Asian Le Mans Series, European Le Mans Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

This list represents the possible entry of 14 cars out of the 60 places available on the grid on Saturday 17th June at 15h00.

The entries for the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours, FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) and European Le Mans Series have been open since Friday 16th December. The closing date is tomorrow Tuesday 24th January.

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