Le Mans 24H entry list released
168 drivers with licences from 26 different countries will start the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours on 14th June. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest has published the list of all the drivers entered for the 82nd event. The Lotus team had withdrawn and will be replaced by Millenium Racing.
The highest number of drivers comes from France (39) followed by the British (29), Americans (17) and Italians (15). There is also a considerable Russian presence (8), and at least one Swiss driver in the teams entered in LMP1. Of the four categories the one with the biggest number of different licences is GTE Am with 19 nationalities represented.
There is one change on the list of entries. Due to a lack of preparation the Lotus team is unable to honour its invitation for the Le Mans 24 Hours. The ACO has worked hand in hand with this team for it to be present and gives it its confidence for the future. This brand-new LMP1 should be at Le Mans during the 24-Hours week, and may take part in the final rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship starting with the Circuit of the Americas on 20th September.
The Oreca 03-Nissan entered by the Millenium Racing team driven by Fabien Giroix, John Martin and Oliver Turvey will replace it.
Thus, the list of entries for the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours consists of 9 LMP1s, 19 LMP2s, 9 LM GTE Pros, 18 LM GTE Ams and the Nissan ZEOD entered in the context of the 56th garage – 29 prototypes and 27 GT.