Many teams say no to 24 Hours of LeMans Out of the 29 cars automatically selected for the 2009 Le Mans 24-Hours qualifications, 15 have confirmed their participation. The 2009 field is already taking shape!
Automatically selected entrants having confirmed their participation
AUDI SPORT NORTH AMERICA AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL
LUC ALPHAND AVENTURES CORVETTE RACING CORVETTE RACING
RISI COMPETIZIONE RISI COMPETIZIONE FLYING LIZARD MOTORSPORTS VIRGO MOTORSPORT TEAM FELBERMAYR-PROTON AF CORSE BMS SCUDERIA ITALIA
The above is the list of entrants who have confirmed their participation with a car eligible for the 2009 race in the category in which it has been selected. These teams will be at Le Mans for scrutineering on 8th-9th June and practice on 10th-11th June.
Those who have not taken advantage of their official selection (two maximum per entrant) have done so for a variety of reasons particular to each one, cost being the likely factor:
AUDI SPORT NORTH AMERICA INTERSPORT RACING PENSKE MOTORSPORTS INC. PENSKE RACING VAN MERKSTEIJN MOTORSPORT VAN MERKSTEIJN MOTORSPORT TEAM ESSEX HORAG RACING ASTON MARTIN RACING TEAM MODENA VITAPHONE RACING TEAM PHOENIX CARSPORT RACING BELL MOTORSPORTS BMS SCUDERIA ITALIA
However, not confirming their participation by the 12th January deadline does not prevent them from sending in an entry for the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours by the final date of 21st January at midnight in the same category or in another.
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