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11/14/12
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Thirteen teams automatically selected for the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours
Taking into account the results of the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours as well as those of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the European Le Mans Series and the American Le Mans Series, thirteen teams have won invitations to take part in qualifying practice for the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, which represent a maximum of 16 cars out of the 55 places on the grid for the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours.

The following teams have been awarded this much sought-after invitation.

One invitation for:

Starworks Motorsport: LM P2 category winner in the Le Mans 24 Hours. An invitation in LM P2.
Larbre Competition: LM GTE Am category winner in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Invitation in LM GTE Am.
Thiriet by TDS Racing: European Le Mans Series LM P2 winner. Invitation in LM P2.
OAK Racing: 2nd European Le Mans Series LM P2. Invitation in LM P2.
JMW Motorsport: European Le Mans Series LM GTE Pro winner. Invitation in LM GTE Pro.
JMB Racing: 2nd European Le Mans Series LM GTE Pro. Invitation in LM GTE Pro.
IMSA Performance Matmut: European Le Mans Series LM GTE Am winner. Invitation in LM GTE Am.
Boutsen Ginion Racing: European Le Mans Series LM PC winner. Invitation in LM P2.
Conquest Racing: designated by the American Le Mans Series. Invitation in LM P2.
Level 5 Motorsports: designated the American Le Mans Series. Invitation in LM P2.
Extreme Speed Motorsport: designated by the American Le Mans Series. Invitation in LM GTE (this entrant can choose between GTE Pro and GTE Am.).

Two invitations for:

Audi Sport Team Joest: winner in the LM P1 category in the Le Mans 24 Hours and winner of the Michelin Green X Challenge in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Two invitations in LM P1.

Three invitations for:

AF Corse: winner in LM GTE Pro in the Le Mans 24 Hours, second in the European Le Mans Series in LM GTE Am and winner of the Michelin Green X Challenge in the FIA World Endurance Championship. This gives one invitation in LM GTE Pro and one in LM GTE Am: for the third the entrant can choose between GTE Pro and GTE Am.

To validate these invitations the teams in question must enter for the 2013 Le Mans 24 hours, and in 2013 they must enter for at least one of the following championships: the FIA World Endurance Championship, the European Le Mans Series, American Le Mans Series or the Asian Le Mans Series.

The complete list of entries for the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours and FIA World Endurance Championship will be announced on Thursday 31st January 2013 in Paris.

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