With the Asian Le Mans Series closing down their season after the final race in Sepang this morning, 13 of the 14 auto-invitations for this years 24 Hours of Le Mans are known right now.
Three class winners in the Asian LMS are granted an auto-entry for the 24 Hours:
- Algarve Pro Racing as LMP2 and Asian Le Mans Series champions;
- Tockwith Motorsports as LMP3 champion (invite in LMP2);
- DH Racing (Ferrari) as GT3 champion (invite in LM GTE-Am)
Four cars earned an auto invite by winning their class in the European Le Mans Series:
- G-Drive Racing as LMP2 and championship winner;
- United Autosports as LMP3 champion (invite in LMP2);
- Beachdean Aston Martin Racing as GTE-AM champion (invite in GTE-Pro or Am);
- JMW Motorsport as runner up in the GTE-Am class (invite in GTE-Pro or Am).
The 2016 Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup champions also earned an entry on the GTE-Am class:
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- TF Sport (Aston Martin).
The first four entries were already known at the end of last years Le Mans:
- Porsche in LMP1 as Le Mans winner;
- Signatech Alpine in LMP2 als LMP2 winner;
- Ford Chip Ganassi as LM GTE-Pro winner;
- Scuderia Corsa Ferrari as LM GTE-Am winner.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship also has been granted 2 entries for the French classic. The first one has already been assigned to Scuderia Corse for a second Ferrari in the GTE-Am class. The second entry should go to an LMP2 team. Visit Florida Racing seems to be in pole position for this one, although the Riley/Multimatic of Ben Keating might be another contender (depending on their programme for this year).
- Scuderia Corsa (Ferrari) in GTE -Am
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