LeMans 24 driver lineups (Update)

UPDATE Today, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has published the list of the 60 cars entered for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours plus the complete driver line-ups. 180 drivers will take part in the French event, which is the pinnacle of the FIA World Endurance Championship, on 18-19 June. Again this year the entries emphasize the international appeal of the race with 27 countries represented.

The names of the three drivers for each of the 60 cars entered for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours had to be sent in to the ACO by 12th May. After the usual checks this list is being unveiled today. All the drivers and cars must go through scrutineering and administrative checks to be allowed to compete in the event.

The 180 drivers hold licenses issued in 27 different countries and the 60 cars in the race represent 19 nationalities.

The highest number of drivers comes from Great Britain with 38 in front of France (32), America (23), and Germany (11). America is the country which supplies the highest number of cars with 12.

Two women will take part in the 84th Le Mans 24 Hours: Ines Tattinger from France with the Pegasus Racing team entered in LM P2, and Danish driver Christina Nielsen in the LM GTE Am category at the wheel of the Formula Racing Ferrari 458 Italia.

At present the list entries breaks down as follows: 9 LM P1s, 23 LM P2s, 14 LM GTE Pros and 13 LM GTE Ams plus the 56th garage.

Entry List

No. LM P1 NAT TIRES CAR DRIVER NAT DRIVER NAT DRIVER NAT
1 PORSCHE TEAM DEU MICHELIN PORSCHE 919 HYBRID Timo BERNHARD DEU Mark WEBBER AUS Brendon HARTLEY NZL
2 PORSCHE TEAM DEU MICHELIN PORSCHE 919 HYBRID Romain DUMAS FRA Neel JANI CHE Marc LIEB DEU
4 BYKOLLES RACING TEAM AUT DUNLOP CLM P1/01 – AER Simon TRUMMER CHE Oliver WEBB GBR Pierre KAFFER DEU
5 TOYOTA GAZOO RACING JPN MICHELIN TOYOTA TS050 – HYBRID Anthony DAVIDSON GBR Sebastien BUEMI CHE Kazuki NAKAJIMA JPN
6 TOYOTA GAZOO RACING JPN MICHELIN TOYOTA TS050 – HYBRID Stephane SARRAZIN FRA Michael CONWAY GBR Kamui KOBAYASHI JPN
7 AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST DEU MICHELIN AUDI R18 HYBRID Marcel FÄSSLER CHE Andre LOTTERER DEU Benoit TRELUYER FRA
8 AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST DEU MICHELIN AUDI R18 – HYBRID Lucas DI GRASSI BRA Loic DUVAL FRA Oliver JARVIS GBR
12 REBELLION RACING CHE DUNLOP REBELLION R-ONE – AER Nicolas PROST FRA Nick HEIDFELD DEU Nelson PIQUET NLD
13 REBELLION RACING CHE DUNLOP REBELLION R-ONE – AER Matheo TÃœSCHER CHE Alexandre IMPERATORI CHE Dominik KRAIHAMER AUT
No. LM P2 NAT TIRES CAR DRIVER NAT DRIVER NAT DRIVER NAT
22 SO24 ! BY LOMBARD RACING FRA DUNLOP LIGIER JS P2 – JUDD Vincent CAPILLAIRE FRA Olivier LOMBARD FRA Jonathan COLEMAN GBR
23 PANIS BARTHEZ COMPETITION FRA MICHELIN LIGIER JS P2 – NISSAN Fabien BARTHEZ FRA Paul Loup CHATIN FRA Timothy BURET FRA
25 ALGARVE PRO RACING PRT DUNLOP LIGIER JS P2 – NISSAN Michael MUNEMANN GBR Christopher HOY GBR Andrea PIZZITOLA FRA
26 G-DRIVE RACING RUS DUNLOP ORECA 05 – NISSAN Roman RUSINOV RUS Nathanael BERTHON FRA René RAST DEU
27 SMP RACING RUS DUNLOP BR 01 – NISSAN Nicolas MINASSIAN FRA Maurizio MEDIANI ITA Mikhail ALESHIN RUS
28 PEGASUS RACING DEU MICHELIN MORGAN – NISSAN Ines TAITTINGER FRA Remy STRIEBIG FRA Leo ROUSSEL FRA
30 EXTREME SPEED MOTORSPORTS USA DUNLOP LIGIER JS P2 – NISSAN Scott SHARP USA Ed BROWN USA Johannes VAN OVERBEEK USA
31 EXTREME SPEED MOTORSPORTS USA DUNLOP LIGIER JS P2 – NISSAN Ryan DALZIEL GBR Luis Felipe DERANI BRA Chris CUMMING CAN
33 EURASIA MOTORSPORT PHL DUNLOP ORECA 05 – NISSAN Pu JUNJIN CHN Tristan GOMMENDY FRA Nico Pieter DE BRUIJN NLD
34 RACE PERFORMANCE CHE DUNLOP ORECA 03R – JUDD Nicolas LEUTWILER CHE Shinji NAKANO JPN James WINSLOW GBR
35 BAXI DC RACING ALPINE CHN DUNLOP ALPINE A460 – NISSAN David CHENG USA Ho-pin TUNG NLD Nelson PANCIATICI FRA
36 SIGNATECH ALPINE FRA DUNLOP ALPINE A460 – NISSAN Gustavo MENEZES USA Nicolas LAPIERRE FRA Stephane RICHELMI MCO
37 SMP RACING RUS DUNLOP BR01 – NISSAN Vitaly PETROV RUS Victor SHAYTAR RUS Kirill LADYGIN RUS
38 G-DRIVE RACING RUS DUNLOP GIBSON 015S – NISSAN Simon DOLAN GBR Jake DENNIS GBR Giedo VAN DER GARDE NLD
40 KROHN RACING USA MICHELIN LIGIER JS P2 – NISSAN Tracy KROHN USA Nicolas JÃ-NSSON SWE Joao BARBOSA PRT
41 GREAVES MOTORSPORT GBR DUNLOP LIGIER JS P2 – NISSAN Memo ROJAS MEX Julien CANAL FRA Jakub GIERMAZIAK POL
42 STRAKKA RACING GBR DUNLOP GIBSON 015S – NISSAN Nick LEVENTIS GBR Danny WATTS GBR Jonny KANE GBR
43 RGR SPORT BY MORAND MEX DUNLOP LIGIER JS P2 – NISSAN Ricardo GONZALEZ MEX Bruno SENNA BRA Filipe ALBUQUERQUE PRT
44 MANOR GBR DUNLOP ORECA 05 – NISSAN Tor GRAVES GBR Matthew RAO GBR Will STEVENS GBR
46 THIRIET BY TDS RACING FRA DUNLOP ORECA 05 – NISSAN Pierre THIRIET FRA Mathias BECHE CHE Ryo HIRAKAWA JPN
47 KCMG HKG DUNLOP ORECA 05 – NISSAN Tsugio MATSUDA JPN Matthew HOWSON GBR Richard BRADLEY GBR
48 MURPHY PROTOTYPES IRL DUNLOP ORECA 03R – NISSAN Ben KEATING USA Jeroen BLEEKEMOLEN DNK Marc GOOSSENS BEL
49 MICHAEL SHANK RACING USA DUNLOP LIGIER JS P2 – HONDA John PEW USA Oswaldo NEGRI JR. USA Laurens VANTHOOR BEL
No. LM GTE Pro NAT TIRES CAR DRIVER NAT DRIVER NAT DRIVER NAT
51 AF CORSE ITA MICHELIN FERRARI 488 GTE Gianmaria BRUNI ITA James CALADO GBR Alessandro PIER GUIDI ITA
63 CORVETTE RACING – GM USA MICHELIN CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R Jan MAGNUSSEN DNK Antonio GARCIA ESP Ricky TAYLOR USA
64 CORVETTE RACING – GM USA MICHELIN CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R Oliver GAVIN GBR Tommy MILNER USA Jordan TAYLOR USA
66 FORD CHIP GANASSI TEAM UK USA MICHELIN FORD GT Olivier PLA FRA Stefan MÃœCKE DEU Billy JOHNSON USA
67 FORD CHIP GANASSI TEAM UK USA MICHELIN FORD GT Marino FRANCHITTI GBR Andy PRIAULX GBR Harry TINCKNELL GBR
68 FORD CHIP GANASSI TEAM USA USA MICHELIN FORD GT Joey HAND USA Dirk MÃœLLER DEU Sébastien BOURDAIS FRA
69 FORD CHIP GANASSI TEAM USA USA MICHELIN FORD GT Ryan BRISCOE AUS Richard WESTBROOK GBR Scott DIXON NZL
71 AF CORSE ITA MICHELIN FERRARI 488 GTE Davide RIGON ITA Sam BIRD GBR Andrea BERTOLINI ITA
77 DEMPSEY-PROTON RACING DEU MICHELIN PORSCHE 911 RSR (2016) Richard LIETZ AUT Michael CHRISTENSEN DNK Philipp ENG AUT
82 RISI COMPETIZIONE USA MICHELIN FERRARI 488 GTE Giancarlo FISICHELLA ITA Toni VILANDER FIN Matteo MALUCELLI ITA
91 PORSCHE MOTORSPORT DEU MICHELIN PORSCHE 911 RSR (2016) Patrick PILET FRA Kevin ESTRE FRA Nick TANDY GBR
92 PORSCHE MOTORSPORT DEU MICHELIN PORSCHE 911 RSR (2016) Frederic MAKOWIECKI FRA Earl BAMBER NZL Jörg BERGMEISTER DEU
95 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR DUNLOP ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE Nicki THIIM DNK Marco SORENSEN DNK Darren TURNER GBR
97 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR DUNLOP ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE Richie STANAWAY NZL Fernando REES BRA Jonny ADAM GBR
No. LM GTE Am NAT TIRES CAR DRIVER NAT DRIVER NAT DRIVER NAT
50 LARBRE COMPETITION FRA MICHELIN CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7-Z06 Yutaka YAMAGISHI JPN Pierre RAGUES FRA Paolo RUBERTI ITA
55 AF CORSE ITA MICHELIN FERRARI 458 ITALIA Duncan CAMERON GBR Matthew GRIFFIN IRL Aron SCOTT GBR
57 TEAM AAI TWN MICHELIN CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7-Z06 Johnny O'CONNELL USA Oliver BRYANT GBR Mark PATTERSON USA
60 FORMULA RACING DNK MICHELIN FERRARI 458 ITALIA Johnny LAURSEN DNK Mikkel MAC JENSEN DNK Christina NIELSEN DNK
61 CLEARWATER RACING SGP MICHELIN FERRARI 458 ITALIA Mok Weng SUN MYS Keita SAWA JPN Robert BELL GBR
62 SCUDERIA CORSA USA MICHELIN FERRARI 458 ITALIA William SWEEDLER USA Townsend BELL USA Jeffrey SEGAL USA
78 KCMG HKG MICHELIN PORSCHE 911 RSR Christian RIED DEU Wolf HENZLER DEU Joel CAMATHIAS CHE
83 AF CORSE ITA MICHELIN FERRARI 458 ITALIA François PERRODO FRA Emmanuel COLLARD FRA Rui AGUAS PRT
86 GULF RACING UK GBR MICHELIN PORSCHE 911 RSR Michael WAINWRIGHT GBR Adam CARROLL GBR Benjamin BARKER GBR
88 ABU DHABI-PROTON RACING ARE MICHELIN PORSCHE 911 RSR Khaled AL QUBAISI ARE David Heinemeier HANSSON DNK Patrick LONG USA
89 PROTON COMPETITION DEU MICHELIN PORSCHE 911 RSR Cooper MAC NEIL USA Lehman KEEN USA Marc MILLER USA
98 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR DUNLOP ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE Paul DALLA LANA CAN Pedro LAMY PRT Mathias LAUDA AUT
99 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR DUNLOP ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE Andrew HOWARD GBR Liam GRIFFIN GBR Gary HIRSCH CHE
No. INNOVATIVE CAR NAT TIRES CAR Designated Driver NAT Driver NAT Driver NAT
84 SRT41 BY OAK RACING FRA MICHELIN MORGAN LMP2 – NISSAN Frederic SAUSSET FRA Christophe TINSEAU FRA Jean-Bernard BOUVET FRA
2015 Start
2015 Start

05/17/16 Only a few seats have yet to be officially confirmed for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, which for the first time in nearly a half-century will feature a 60-car starting grid.

A recent string of driver announcements from Risi Competizione, Krohn Racing, Beechdean AMR and Team AAI has left only three seats that have yet to be filled for next month’s French endurance classic.

The deadline for driver nominations was last week, although changes can still be made under certain conditions.

LMP1 (9 entries)
1 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid Webber-Hartley-Bernhard
2 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid Dumas-Lieb-Jani
4 Team ByKolles CLM P1/01 AER Trummer-Kaffer-Webb
5 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid Davidson-Nakajima-Buemi
6 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid Sarrazin-Conway-Kobayashi
7 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 Fassler-Lotterer-Treluyer
8 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 Jarvis-Duval-Di Grassi
12 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R-One AER Prost-Heidfeld-Piquet
13 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R-One AER Imperatori-Kraihamer-Tuscher

LMP2 (23 entries)
22 SO24! by Lombard Racing Ligier JS P2 Judd Capillary-Lombard-Coleman
23 Panis-Barthez Competition Ligier JS P2 Nissan Barthez-Buret-Chatin
25 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JS P2 Nissan Hoy-Munemann-Pizzitola
26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 05 Nissan Rusinov-Berthon-Rast
27 SMP Racing BR01 Nissan Minassian-Mediani-Markosov
28 Pegasus Racing Morgan LM P2 Nissan Taittinger-Roussel-Striebig
30 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier JS P2 Nissan Brown-Sharp-Van Overbeek
31 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier JS P2 Nissan Derani-Cumming-Dalziel
33 Eurasia Motorsport Oreca 05 Nissan Gommendy-Jun-De Bruijn
34 Race Performance Oreca 03R Judd Leutwiler-Nakano-Winslow
35 Baxi DC Alpine Racing Alpine A460 Nissan Tung Cheng-Panciatici
36 Signatech-Alpine Alpine A460 Nissan Lapierre-Menenzes-Richelmi
37 SMP Racing BR01 Nissan- Ladygin-Petrov-Shaytar
38 G-Drive Racing Gibson 015S Nissan Dolan-Dennis-Van der Garde
40 Krohn Racing Ligier JS P2 Nissan Krohn-Jonsson-Barbosa
41 Greaves Motorsport Ligier JS P2 Nissan Rojas-Canal-Giermaziak
42 Strakka Gibson 015S Nissan Watts-Kane-Leventis
43 RGR Sport by Morand Ligier JS P2 Nissan Gonzalez-Senna-Albuquerque
44 Manor Oreca 05 Nissan Graves-Stevens-Jakes
46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 05 Nissan Beche-Thiriet-Hirakawa
47 KCMG Oreca 05 Nissan Matsuda-Bradley-Howson
48 Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03R Nissan Goossens-Keating-Bleekemolen
49 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 Honda Vanthoor-Pew-Negri

GTE-Pro (14 entries)
51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Bruni-Calado-TBA
63 Corvette Racing C7.R Corvette Magnussen-Garcia-R.Taylor
64 Corvette Racing C7.R Corvette J. Taylor-Milner-Gavin
66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT Priaulx-Franchitti-Tincknell
67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT Pla-Mucke-Johnson
68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ford GT Hand-Muller-Bourdais
69 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ford GT Westbrook-Briscoe-Dixon
71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Rigon-Bird-TBA
77 Proton Dempsey Racing Porsche 911 RSR Lietz-Christensen-Eng
82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE Vilander-Fisichella-Malucelli
91 Porsche Motorsport Porsche 911 RSR Pilet-Estre-Tandy
92 Porsche Motorsport Porsche 911 RSR Makowiecki-Bamber-Bergmeister
95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage GTE Thiim-Turner-Sorensen
97 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage GTE Rees-Adam-Stanaway

GTE-Am (13 Entries)
50 Larbre Competition Corvette C7.R Ruberti-Ragues-Yamagishi
55 AF Corse Ferrari 458 GTE Cameron-Griffin-Scott
57 Team AAI Corvette C7.R O’Connell-Patterson-Bryant
58 Clearwater Racing Ferrari 458 GTE Sun-Bell-Sawa
60 Formula Racing Ferrari 458 GTE Nielsen-Mac-Laursen
62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 GTE Bell-Sweedler-Segal
78 KCMG Porsche 911 RSR Ried-Henzler-TBA
83 AF Corse Ferrari 458 GTE Collard-Perrodo-Aguas
86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR Wainwright-Barker-Carroll
88 Abu Dhabi Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR Al Qubaisi-Long-Heinemeier Hansson
89 Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR MacNeil-Miller-Keen
98 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage GTE Dalla Lana-Lauda-Lamy
99 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage GTE Howard-Griffin-Hirsch

Garage 56
84 SRT 41 by OAK Racing Morgan LM P2 Tinseau-Sausset-Bouvet

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