The Complete Le Mans Entry List
The ACO released its complete (50 plus eight reserves) Le Mans entry list on March 29, to be published on March 30.

The classes are listed below, with the most recent additions (12 of them) in red - eight of them in LMP1.

The class totals are 12 (LMP1), 12 (LMP2), 12 (GT1) and 14 (GT2) – so prototype numbers are slightly down this year (13 + 13 in 2005).

There are always surprises when this list is released - and in no particular order, the significant ones are:
- no room at all for a second Zytek hybrid (the tentatively announced Herbert / Smith car)
- only one Rollcentre Radical, despite its pace at Paul Ricard
- only one Creation hybrid, despite its class-leading speed last Monday (Creation and Rollcentre head the reserve list)
- only one LNT Panoz, despite the team racing so successfully at Sebring, and having two cars at Paul Ricard (the only team to attend both events). As 'announced' here recently, Multimatic only submitted one application
- the Spanish ICER Brakes Ferrari rushes in with an entry in its debut year
- Noel del Bello switches back to a Porsche and secures an entry
- Kruse Motorsport misses out (seventh reserve)
- only one WR this year
- no Seikel Porsche (in the first 50), for the first time for many years
- no Noble / GruppeM Porsche, representing Hong Kong
- no TVR for the first time in four years
- no additions in GT1, so no PSI Corvette, no B-Racing Lamborghini.

Mike Jankowski and Martin Short at Creation and Rollcentre respectively, are both taking a philosophical approach to one car each on the list (and first and second reserves), Short admitting that "we don't have a second car, and if we'd turned up at Ricard with two cars, as we said we would, we'd probably have a second entry."

"But we still have a great racing program to focus on," commented Markus Palttala at PSI. "We'll race in LMS, Belcar and FFSA GT and our candidature for next year can only be supported by strong results this year. We knew that with already three Corvettes on the list, it would be hard for us to get on the grid."

Next year there will be 55 entries starting the race.

LMP1
2 * ZYTEK ENGINEERING GBR LM P1 ZYTEK 3997A
5 SWISS SPIRIT CHE LM P1 COURAGE JUDD 4997A
6 LISTER STORM RACING GBR LM P1 LISTER STORM 5993A
7 AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST DEU LM P1 AUDI 5499T
8 AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST DEU LM P1 AUDI 5499T
9 CREATION AUTOSPORTIF LTD GBR LM P1 CREATION JUDD 4997A
12 COURAGE COMPETITION FRA LM P1 COURAGE MUGEN 4484A
14 RACING FOR HOLLAND NLD LM P1 DOME MUGEN 4000A
13 COURAGE COMPETITION FRA LM P1 COURAGE MUGEN 4488A

16 * PESCAROLO SPORT FRA LM P1 PESCAROLO JUDD 4997A
17 * PESCAROLO SPORT FRA LM P1 PESCAROLO JUDD 4997A
19 CHAMBERLAIN - SYNERGY MOTORSPORT GBR LM P1 LOLA AER 3595T

LMP2
20 BRUNEAU PIERRE FRA LM P2 PILBEAM JUDD 3397A
22 ROLLCENTRE RACING GBR LM P2 RADICAL JUDD 3395A
24 BINNIE MOTORSPORTS USA LM P2 LOLA ZYTEK 3397A
25 * RML GBR LM P2 LOLA AER 1995T
27 * MIRACLE MOTORSPORTS USA LM P2 COURAGE - AER 1995T
30 WELTER GERARD FRA LM P2 WR PEUGEOT 1999T
32 BARAZI EPSILON FRA LM P2 COURAGE AER 1995T
33 * INTERSPORT RACING USA LM P2 LOLA AER 1995T
35 G-FORCE RACING BEL LM P2 COURAGE JUDD 3397A
36 * PAUL BELMONDO RACING FRA LM P2 COURAGE FORD 3398A
37 PAUL BELMONDO RACING FRA LM P2 COURAGE FORD 3398A
39 CHAMBERLAIN - SYNERGY MOTORSPORT GBR LM P2 LOLA AER 1995T

GT1
50 LARBRE COMPETITION TEAM FRA LM GT1 FERRARI 550 MARANELLO 5853A
53 JLOC ISAO NORITAKE JPN LM GT1 LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO 5990A
58 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR LM GT1 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 5993A
59 * ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR LM GT1 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 5993A
61 RUSSIAN AGE RACING RUS LM GT1 FERRARI 550 MARANELLO 5853A
62 RUSSIAN AGE RACING RUS LM GT1 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 5993A
63 * CORVETTE RACING USA LM GT1 CORVETTE C6-R 6993A
64 * CORVETTE RACING USA LM GT1 CORVETTE C6-R 6993A
66 * ACEMCO MOTORSPORTS USA LM GT1 SALEEN S7R 6999A
67 CONVERS MENX TEAM RUS LM GT1 FERRARI 550 MARANELLO 5983A
69 * BMS SCUDERIA ITALIA ITA LM GT1 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 5993A
72 LUC ALPHAND AVENTURES FRA LM GT1 CORVETTE C5-R 6997A

GT2
73 GORDON RACING TEAM BEL LM GT2 PORSCHE 911 GT3-RSR 3795A
76 IMSA PERFORMANCE MATMUT FRA LM GT2 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR 3795A
77 MULTIMATIC MOTORSP. - TEAM PANOZ CND LM GT2 PANOZ ESPERANTE 4998A
80 FLYING LIZARD MOTORSPORTS USA LM GT2 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR 3598A
81 TEAM LNT GBR LM GT2 PANOZ ESPERANTE 4998A
84 TEAM ICER BRAKES ESP LM GT2 FERRARI 430 GT 3998A
85 SPYKER SQUADRON b.v. NLD LM GT2 SPYKER C8 SPYDER 3782A
86 SPYKER SQUADRON b.v. NLD LM GT2 SPYKER C8 SPYDER 3782A
87 * SCUDERIA ECOSSE GBR LM GT2 FERRARI 430 GT 3998A
89 * SEBAH AUTOMOTIVE LTD GBR LM GT2 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR 3598A
90 * WHITE LIGHTNING RACING USA LM GT2 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR 3598A
91 T2M MOTORSPORT JPN LM GT2 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS 3598A
93 TEAM TAISAN ADVAN JPN LM GT2 PORSCHE 911 GT3-RS 3598A
98 NOEL DEL BELLO FRA LM GT2 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR 3598A

Reserves
10 R1 CREATION AUTOSPORTIF LTD GBR LM P1 CREATION JUDD 4997A
23 R2 ROLLCENTRE RACING GBR LM P2 RADICAL JUDD 3395A
83 R3 SEIKEL MOTORSPORT DEU LM GT2 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS 3598A
82 R4 TEAM LNT GBR LM GT2 PANOZ ESPERANTE 4998A
94 R5 FLYING LIZARD MOTORSPORTS USA LM GT2 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS 3598A
31 R6 RACHEL WELTER FRA LM P2 WR PEUGEOT 1999T
40 R7 KRUSE MOTORSPORT GBR LM P2 COURAGE JUDD 3395A
96 R8 FARNBACHER RACING DEU LM GT2 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS 3795A

 

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