LMES field now towers over ALMS

We recall when the European version of the American LeMans Series was suffering from small fields while ALMS had large car counts. Now with Grand-Am undermining sports car racing in the USA with their alternate series, the shoes are reversed. The fourth season of the Le Mans Series will feature a bumper grid after series organizers announced that 51 full season entries have been lodged for 2007. Compare that to ALMS where they are struggling to get 25 car grids, largely as a result of the factory efforts dominating the LMP1 (Audi) and GT1 (Corvette) classes.

The LMES field for 2007 by car number:

3. Lavaggi/TBA/TBA Scuderia Lavaggi Lavaggi LS01-Ford LMP1
5. Deletraz/Fassler Swiss Spirit Lola B07/10-Audi LMP1
7. Minassian/Gene Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP LMP1
8. Sarrazin/Lamy Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP LMP1
9. Campbell-Walet/TBA/TBA Creation Autosportif Creation 07/01-Judd LMP1
10. Johansson/Chilton Arena International Zytek 07S-Zytek LMP1
12. TBA/TBA/TBA Courage Competition Courage LC70-AER LMP1
13. Frei/TBA/TBA Courage Competition Courage LC70-AER LMP1
14. Hart/Lammers/Bleekemolen Racing for Holland Dome S101.5-Judd LMP1
15. Charouz/Enge Charouz Racing Systems Lola B07/17-Judd LMP1
16. Primat/TBA Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo-Judd LMP1
17. Collard/Boullion Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo-Judd LMP1
18. Barbosa/Short/Keen Rollcentre Racing Pescarolo-Judd LMP1
19. Evans/Berridge/Owen Chamberlain Synergy Lola B06/10-AER LMP1
20. Rostan/Bruneau Pierre Bruneau Pilbeam MP93-Judd LMP2
24. Binnie/Timpany/TBA Binnie Motorsports Lola B05/40-Zytek LMP2
25. Erdos/Newton RML MG Lola EX264-AER LMP2
27. Lienhard/Theys/van de Poele Horag Racing Lola B05/40-Judd LMP2
28. Greaves/Moseley/Liddell Team Bruichladdich Radical Radical SR9-AER LMP2
29. TBA/TBA/TBA T2M Motorsport Dome S1101.5-Mader LMP2
31. Tinseau/TBA/TBA Noel Del Bello Racing Courage LC75-AER LMP2
32. Barazi/Vergers/TBA Barazi-Epsilon Zytek 07S-Zytek LMP2
35. Nicolet/Filhol/Jouanny Saulnier Racing Courage LC75-AER LMP2
40. Amaral/TBA/TBA ASM Team Lola B05/40-AER LMP2
44. Burgess/de Pourtales/Siegler Kruse Motorsport Pescarolo-Judd LMP2
45. Hughes/Cunningham/TBA Embassy Racing Pilbeam MP93-Judd LMP2
50. Ortelli/Ayari Team Oreca Saleen S7-R GT1
54. TBA/TBA/TBA Aston Martin Racing Larbre Aston Martin DBR9 GT1
55. TBA/TBA/TBA Aston Martin Racing Larbre Aston Martin DBR9 GT1
59. Garcia/Halliday/TBA Team Modena Aston Martin DBR9 GT1
61. Perazzini/Cioci/TBA Racing Box Saleen S7-R GT1
68. Walchhofer/TBA/TBA Goldentime Racing Team Ferrari 550 Maranello GT1
72. Alphand/Policand/Goueslard Luc Alphand Aventures Corvette C6-R GT1
73. Blanchemain/Dumez/TBA Luc Alphand Aventures Corvette C5-R GT1
76. Narac/Lietz IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 997 GT3 RSR GT2
77. Lieb/Pompidou Team Felbermayr Proton Porsche 997 GT3 RSR GT2
78. Caffi/Zardo Scuderia Villorba Corse Ferrari F430 GT GT2
81. Tomlinson/Dean Team LNT Panoz Esperante GTLM GT2
82. Kimber-Smith/Hynes Team LNT Panoz Esperante GTLM GT2
83. Hernandez/Peter/TBA GPC Sport Ferrari F430 GT GT2
84. TBA/TBA/TBA Chad Peninsula Panoz Panoz Esperante GTLM GT2
85. Janis/TBA/TBA Spyker Squadron Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R GT2
88. Felbermayr Jr/Ried Team Felbermayr Proton Porsche 997 GT3 RSR GT2
89. Sorensen/Thiim/TBA Markland Racing Corvette C6 Z06 GT2
90. Ehret/Nielsen/Werner Farnbacher Racing Porsche 997 GT3 RSR GT2
92. Hesnault/Smith/Beltoise Perspective Racing Porsche 997 GT3 RSR GT2
93. Plati/Basso/Tenchini Autorlando Sport Porsche 997 GT3 RSR GT2
96. Bell/Simonsen Virgo Motorsport Ferrari F430 GT GT2
94. Alexander-David/Chiesa/TBA Speedy Racing Team Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R GT2
98. Lambert/Lefort Ice Pol Racing Team Ferrari F430 GT GT2
99. TBA/TBA/TBA JMB Racing Ferrari F430 GT GT2

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