FIA and ACO have
published the list of registered officer of the 85th edition of the 24 Hours of Le
in the same event in which they have confirmed the participants full-time of the season 2017 WEC. As was expected, 60 will be the cars
present in the ‘race of races’, divided into
six LMP1, twenty-five
LMP2, thirteen GT in GTE-Pro, and sixteen-GT in GTE-Am
. The inclusion of the third
Toyota TS050 Hybrid, the significant increase of entries in the LMP2 and GTE-Am, the
unfolding of the project of Ford and the arrival of the Corvette in GTE-Pro are the
keys of this list of registered.
LMP1 / LMP2
In the category LMP1 the only difference with respect to the list
of registered global WEC is
the presence of the third Toyota TS050 Hybrid. This
form, Porsche will leave you at a disadvantage in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with regard to
Toyota, for what that Jani, Lotterer and Tandy on the one hand, as well as Hartley,
Bernhard and Bamber will not be able to commit not a single error. While Toyota has not
announced the pilots of its third prototype to the margin of Stéphane Sarrazin,
ByKolles only has appointed Robert Kubica, in what will be the first
participation of the Polish pilot in The Sarthe.
Ten LMP2 competing full-time in the WEC
add up to fifteen more prototypes for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The second class
take colour thanks to the different projects that you will stand in The Sarthe,
all time Idec Sport, Panis Barthez, United Autosports, Eurasia Motorsport,
Tockwith Motorsport, and Algarve Pro Racing will be in the running six Ligier JS P217.
SMP Racing, Racing Team Nederland and Cetilar Villorba will compete with three Dallara
P127 it, while Keating Motorsports opt for the Riley MK30. Some Oreca
more are added to the competition of the hand of teams like Dragonspeed or Graff.
GTE-Pro / GTE-Am
In the category GTE-Pro, there are few surprises,
Corvette Racing defines its two C7.R, with Antonio Garcia as a single pilot
Spanish with their presence at Le Mans confirmed. Despite the doubts previous,
Ford Performance unfolded his programme and as already happened in 2016 will be competing with
four Ford GT, being Pipo Derani the main novelty at the level of pilots in
one of the Ford will compete full-time in the WEC. The two Porsche,
two Aston martins and two Ferraris present in any regular way in the World
adds a third Ferrari 488 GTE managed by Risi Competizione.
Finally, in GTE-Am Ferrari 488 GTE become a majority,
every time that Spirit of Race and Clearwather Racing unfold their participation. Scuderia
Corsa and DH Racing added other three 488 GTE, while JMW Motorsport puts in
liza a shabby 458 Italia. Three will be the Aston Martin thanks to the projects
TF Sport and Beechdean AMR, while four Porsche 911 will take part of
the 24 Hours of Le Mans thanks to the registration of two cars extra
part of Proton Competition. The > remaining corresponds to the Corvette C7-Z06
Larbre Competition, every time that the structure has not been achieved to formalize its
project in GTE-Pro.
Here it is, the very long-awaited entry list for the @24hoursoflemans ! #endurance2017 #lemans24 pic.twitter.com/ZzM98kGpXe
— 24 Hours of Le Mans (@24hoursoflemans) February 2, 2017