ACO eyes 60-car field for Le Mans 24 Hours

The Le Mans 24 Hours race is likely to expand to accommodate 60 cars on the entry list in the near future.

ACO eyes 60-car field for Le Mans 24 Hours
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Fernando Alonso gives the start: #43 Newblood By Morand Racing Morgan - Judd: Christian Klien, Gary Hirsch, Romain Brandela
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These were the words of Automobile Club de l'Ouest President– Pierre Fillon at the launch of the 83rd edition of the race in Paris yesterday.

"We have been thinking of increasing since last year and now we have decided to build four more," confirmed Fillon.

"However it will take a bit more time because we have to plan parc ferme and think about the paddock as well.

"But the project is underway and very soon we will have 60 pits in the near future. It will give an even bigger feel to the Le Mans 24 Hours."

The grid for the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours will feature 34 prototypes and 22 GTs made up of 17 different makes.

The 31 teams entered represent 13 nationalities with the majority of cars coming from Germany (11), Great Britain and the United States (9), Japan (6) and Russia, Italy and France (5) respectively.

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