The first 42 entrants to the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours have been confirmed ahead of the season finale of the current World Endurance Championship.

With the second Le Mans 24 Hours, the 87th running of the iconic endurance event, rounding out the 2018-19 WEC Super Season campaign, the Automobile Club d’lOuest has confirmed it has received 75 applications for the 60 grid slots with the Le Mans selection committee automatically ratifying 42 spots.

On March 1 the full official entry list for the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours will be confirmed.

Defending champions Toyota Gazoo Racing return as expected with unchanged driver line-ups while the Ginetta squad has dropped off the entry list.

34 participants from this year’s WEC campaign plus eight competitors, invited due to their results at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the European Le Mans Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018, form the initial entry list. The four invitations from the Asian Le Mans Series will be announced on 24 February after the final round in Sepang.

Of the 75 applications received, the Selection Committee will grant 14 more invitations (in addition to the four from the Asian Le Mans Series), designate 10 reserve cars and reject five applications by March 1.

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Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Hurley Haywood has been named as the event’s Grand Marshal for 2019.

2019 Le Mans 24 Hours entry list (initial 42 automatic entries):

LMP1

1 REBELLION RACING CHE REBELLION R13 - GIBSON JANI, LOTTERER, SENNA

3 REBELLION RACING CHE REBELLION R13 - GIBSON LAURENT, BERTHON, MENEZES

4 BYKOLLES RACING TEAM AUT ENSO CLM P1/01 - NISMO DILLMANN

7 TOYOTA GAZOO RACING JPN TOYOTA TS050 - HYBRID CONWAY, KOBAYASHI, LOPEZ

8 TOYOTA GAZOO RACING JPN TOYOTA TS050 - HYBRID BUEMI, NAKAJIMA, ALONSO

10 DRAGONSPEED ** USA BR ENGINEERING BR1 - GIBSON HEDMAN, HANLEY, VAN DER ZANDE

11 SMP RACING RUS BR ENGINEERING BR1 - AER PETROV, ALESHIN, BUTTON

17 SMP RACING RUS BR ENGINEERING BR1 - AER SARRAZIN, ORUDZHEV, SIROTKIN

LMP2

26 G-DRIVE RACING RUS ORECA 07 - GIBSON RUSINOV

28 TDS RACING FRA ORECA 07 - GIBSON PERRODO, VAXIVIERE, DUVAL

29 RACING TEAM NEDERLAND NLD DALLARA P217 - GIBSON VAN EERD, VAN DER GARDE, DE VRIES

31 DRAGONSPEED USA ORECA 07 - GIBSON GONZALEZ, MALDONADO, DAVIDSON

36 SIGNATECH ALPINE MATMUT FRA ALPINE A470 - GIBSON LAPIERRE, NEGRAO, THIRIET

37 JACKIE CHAN DC RACING CHN ORECA 07 - GIBSON HEINEMEIER HANSSON

38 JACKIE CHAN DC RACING CHN ORECA 07 - GIBSON TUNG, RICHELMI, AUBRY

43 RLR M SPORT/TOWER EVENTS GBR ORECA 07 - GIBSON FARANO

50 LARBRE COMPETITON FRA LIGIER JSP217 - GIBSON CREED, RICCI

GTE Pro

51 AF CORSE ITA FERRARI 488 GTE EVO PIER GUIDI, CALADO, SERRA

66 FORD CHIP GANASSI TEAM UK USA FORD GT MÜCKE, PLA

67 FORD CHIP GANASSI TEAM UK USA FORD GT PRIAULX, TINCKNELL

71 AF CORSE ITA FERRARI 488 GTE EVO RIGON, BIRD, MOLINA

81 BMW TEAM MTEK DEU BMW M8 GTE CATSBURG

82 BMW TEAM MTEK DEU BMW M8 GTE FARFUS

91 PORSCHE GT TEAM DEU PORSCHE 911 RSR LIETZ, BRUNI, MAKOWIECKI

92 PORSCHE GT TEAM DEU PORSCHE 911 RSR CHRISTENSEN, ESTRE, VANTHOOR

95 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE AMR THIIM, SØRENSEN

97 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE AMR MARTIN, LYNN

GTE Am

54 SPIRIT OF RACE CHE FERRARI 488 GTE FLOHR, CASTELLACCI, FISICHELLA

56 TEAM PROJECT 1 DEU PORSCHE 911 RSR BERGMEISTER, LINDSEY, PERFETTI

61 CLEARWATER RACING SGP FERRARI 488 GTE PEREZ COMPANC, GRIFFIN, CRESSONI

62 WEATHERTECH RACING USA FERRARI 488 GTE MACNEIL

70 MR RACING JPN FERRARI 488 GTE ISHIKAWA, BERETTA, CHEEVER

77 DEMPSEY-PROTON RACING DEU PORSCHE 911 RSR CAMPBELL

88 DEMPSEY-PROTON RACING DEU PORSCHE 911 RSR HOSHINO, RODA, CAIROLI

99 DEMPSEY-PROTON RACING DEU PORSCHE 911 RSR LONG

78 PROTON COMPETITION DEU PORSCHE 911 RSR CHEN

84 JMW MOTORSPORT GBR FERRARI 488 GTE COCKER

85 KEATING MOTORSPORTS USA FORD GT KEATING, BLEEKEMOLEN, FRAGA

86 GULF RACING GBR PORSCHE 911 RSR WAINWRIGHT, BARKER

90 TF SPORT GBR ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE YOLUC, ALERS-HANKEY, EASTWOOD

98 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE DALLA LANA, LAMY, LAUDA

60 KESSEL RACING CHE FERRARI 488 GTE SCHIAVONI

 

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