Le Mans 24 Hours entry list announced

Dan Herrero

Wednesday 17th May, 2017 - 2:14pm

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Porsche won the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours

A field of 60 cars is set to take to La Sarthe for next month’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) has released the entry list for the sports car classic, which includes 28 entries from the World Endurance Championship, six of which will run in the LMP1 class.

As previously reported, Toyota will run three LMP1 hybrids, but has tweaked the line-up which appeared in Round 2 of WEC at Spa.

Car #7 regulars Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi will be joined by Stéphane Sarrazin, reuniting the trio which finished second in last year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

Jose Maria Lopez, who sat out the Spa race after incurring a back injury in Round 1 at Silverstone, swaps with Sarrazin to move into car #9 with Nicolas Lapierre and Yuji Kunimoto.

The car #8 trio of Sébastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima, which is unbeaten in 2017, remains unchanged.

New Zealand representation is headlined by Porsche WEC full-timers Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley in the #2 919 LMP1 hybrid, while Richie Stanaway continues with Aston Martin in LMGTE Pro.

IndyCar driver Scott Dixon will team up with Australian Ryan Briscoe when their regular employer Chip Ganassi Racing doubles its usual fleet of LMGTE Pro class Ford GTs to four.

Of the other Australians, Nick Foster continues his maiden WEC season with the Gulf Racing Porsche team in LMGTE Am, while European Le Mans Series driver James Allen and his Graff squad will run their Orecas in LMP2.

Free practice starts on Wednesday June 14 local time, culminating in 24 hours of racing from Saturday June 17 at 2300 AEST.

Entry list: 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours

# Team Car Hyb Driver 1 Nat Cat Driver 2 Nat Cat Driver 3 Nat Cat
LMP1
1 Porsche LMP Team Porsche 919 Hybrid Hyb Neel JANI CHE P André LOTTERER DEU P Nicholas TANDY GBR P
2 Porsche LMP Team Porsche 919 Hybrid Hyb Timo BERNHARD DEU P Earl BAMBER NZL P Brendon HARTLEY NZL P
4 Bykolles Racing Team Enso CLM P1/01 – Nismo Oliver WEBB GBR G Dominik KRAIHAMER AUT G James ROSSITER GBR P
7 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 – Hybrid Hyb Mike CONWAY GBR P Kamui KOBAYASHI JPN P Stéphane SARRAZIN FRA P
8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 – Hybrid Hyb Sébastien BUEMI CHE P Anthony DAVIDSON GBR P Kazuki NAKAJIMA JPN P
9 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 – Hybrid Hyb Nicolas LAPIERRE FRA P Yuji KUNIMOTO JPN P Jose Maria LOPEZ ARG P
LMP2
13 Vaillante Rebellion Oreca 07 – Gibson Nelson PIQUET JR BRA P David Heinemeier HANSSON DNK S Mathias BECHE CHE P
17 Idec Sport Racing Ligier JSP217 – Gibson Patrice LAFARGUE FRA B Paul LAFARGUE FRA S David ZOLLINGER FRA S
21 Dragonspeed – 10 Star Oreca 07 – Gibson Henrik HEDMAN SWE B Ben HANLEY GBR G Felix ROSENQVIST SWE G
22 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07 – Gibson Memo ROJAS MEX G Ryo HIRAKAWA JPN G Jose GUTIERREZ MEX S
23 Panis Barthez Competition Ligier JSP217 – Gibson Fabien BARTHEZ FRA B Timothé BURET FRA S Nathanaël BERTHON FRA G
24 Cefc Manor TRS Team China Oreca 07 – Gibson Tor GRAVES GBR S Jonathan HIRSCHI CHE G Jean-eric VERGNE FRA P
25 Cefc Manor TRS Team China Oreca 07 – Gibson Roberto GONZALEZ MEX S Simon TRUMMER CHE G Vitaly PETROV RUS P
26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07 – Gibson Roman RUSINOV RUS G Pierre THIRIET FRA S Alexander LYNN GBR P
27 SMP Racing Dallara P217 – Gibson Mikhail ALESHIN RUS P Sergey SIROTKIN RUS P Victor SHAYTAR RUS S
28 TDS Racing Oreca 07 – Gibson François PERRODO FRA B Matthieu VAXIVIERE FRA G Emmanuel COLLARD FRA P
29 Racing Team Nederland Dallara P217 – Gibson Jan LAMMERS NLD B Frits VAN EERD NLD B Rubens BARRICHELLO BRA P
31 Vaillante Rebellion Oreca 07 – Gibson Nicolas PROST FRA P Julien CANAL FRA S Bruno SENNA BRA P
32 United Autosports Ligier JSP217 – Gibson William OWEN USA S Hugo DE SADELEER CHE S Filipe ALBUQUERQUE PRT P
33 Eurasia Motorsport Ligier JSP217 – Gibson Jacques NICOLET FRA B Pierre NICOLET FRA S Erik MARIS FRA B
34 Tockwith Motorsports Ligier JSP217 – Gibson Nigel MOORE GBR S Phil HANSON GBR S Karun CHANDHOK IND G
35 Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine A470 – Gibson Nelson PANCIATICI FRA P Pierre RAGUES FRA S André NEGRAO BRA S
36 Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine A470 – Gibson Romain DUMAS FRA P Gustavo MENEZES USA G Matthew RAO GBR S
37 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07 – Gibson David CHENG USA S Tristan GOMMENDY FRA P Alex BRUNDLE GBR G
38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07 – Gibson Ho-pin TUNG NLD G Thomas LAURENT FRA S Oliver JARVIS GBR P
39 Graff Oreca 07 – Gibson Enzo GUIBBERT FRA S Eric TROUILLET FRA B James WINSLOW GBR S
40 Graff Oreca 07 – Gibson James ALLEN AUS S Franck MATELLI FRA S Richard BRADLEY GBR G
43 Keating Motorsports Riley Mk30 – Gibson Ben KEATING USA B Jeroen BLEEKEMOLEN NLD P Ricky TAYLOR USA G
45 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JSP217 – Gibson Mark PATTERSON USA B Matthew MCMURRY USA S Vincent CAPILLAIRE FRA S
47 Cetilar Villorba Corse Dallara P217 – Gibson Roberto LACORTE ITA B Giorgio SERNAGIOTTO ITA S Andrea BELICCHI ITA G
49 ARC Bratislava Ligier JSP217 – Gibson Miroslav KONOPKA SVK B Konstantins CALKO LVA S Rik BREUKERS NLD S
LMGTE Pro
51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE James CALADO GBR P Alessandro PIER GUIDI ITA G Lucas DI GRASSI BRA P
63 Corvette Racing – GM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Jan MAGNUSSEN DNK P Antonio GARCIA ESP P Jordan TAYLOR USA P
64 Corvette Racing – GM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Oliver GAVIN GBR P Tommy MILNER USA P Marcel FASSLER CHE P
66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT Stefan MÜCKE DEU P Olivier PLA FRA P Billy JOHNSON USA P
67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT Andy PRIAULX GBR P Harry TINCKNELL GBR P Luis Felipe DERANI BRA G
68 Ford Chip Ganassi TeamUSA Ford GT Joey HAND USA P Dirk MÜLLER DEU P Sébastien BOURDAIS FRA P
69 Ford Chip Ganassi TeamUSA Ford GT Ryan BRISCOE AUS P Richard WESTBROOK GBR P Scott DIXON NZL P
71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Davide RIGON ITA P Sam BIRD GBR P Miguel MOLINA ESP P
82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE Toni VILANDER FIN P Giancarlo FISICHELLA ITA P Pierre KAFFER DEU P
91 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR Richard LIETZ AUT P Frédéric MAKOWIECKI FRA P Patrick PILET FRA P
92 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR Michael CHRISTENSEN DNK P Kevin ESTRE FRA P Dirk WERNER DEU P
95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage Nicki THIIM DNK P Marco SØRENSEN DNK G Richie STANAWAY NZL P
97 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage Darren TURNER GBR P Jonathan ADAM GBR G Daniel SERRA BRA G
LMGTE Am
50 Larbre Competition Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Fernando REES CAN G Romain BRANDELA FRA B Christian PHILIPPON FRA B
54 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GTE Thomas FLOHR CHE B Francesco CASTELLACCI ITA S Olivier BERETTA MCO P
55 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GTE Duncan CAMERON GBR B Aaron SCOTT GBR S Marco CIOCI ITA G
60 Clearwater Racing Ferrari 488 GTE Richard WEE SGP B Hiroki KATOH JPN S Alvaro PARENTE PRT P
61 Clearwater Racing Ferrari 488 GTE Weng Sun MOK MYS B Keita SAWA JPN S Matthew GRIFFIN IRL G
62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GTE Cooper MAC NEIL USA S William SWEEDLER USA B Townsend BELL USA G
65 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GTE Christina NIELSEN DNK S Alessandro BALZAN ITA G Curtis BRET USA B
77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR (991) Christian RIED DEU B Matteo CAIROLI ITA G Marvin DIENST DEU S
83 DH Racing Ferrari 488 GTE Tracy KROHN USA B Niclas JÖNSSON SWE S Andrea BERTOLINI ITA P
84 JMW Motorsport Ferrari 488 GTE Robert SMITH GBR B William STEVENS GBR P Dries VANTHOOR BEL S
86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR (991) Michael WAINWRIGHT GBR B Benjamin BARKER GBR G Nicholas FOSTER AUS S
88 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR (991) Nicholas YELLOLY GBR G Stéphane LEMERET BEL S
90 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage Salih YOLUC TUR B Euan HANKEY IRL S Rob BELL GBR P
93 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR (991) Patrick LONG USA P Abdulaziz Turki AL FAISAL SAU S Michael HEDLUND USA B
98 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage Paul DALLA LANA CAN B Pedro LAMY PRT P Mathias LAUDA AUT S
99 Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage Andrew HOWARD GBR B Ross GUNN GBR S Oliver BRYANT GBR S
Reserve cars
94 Mentos-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR (991) Egidio PERFETTI NOR B

Hyb: Hybrid

Cat: Categorisation: P Platinum, G Gold, S Silver, B Bronze

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