Following completion of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, 2015 European Le Mans Series and 2015/2016 Asian Le Mans Series, the ACO has listed the 15 teams which have earned automatic invitations to take part in the 84th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Victory at last year’s race has given Porsche an entry in LM P1, while KCMG, Corvette Racing and SMP Racing are similarly included for their respective successes in LM P2, LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am last June.
The 2015 ELMS’s LM P2 champion Greaves Motorsport is guaranteed a slot in the same class at Le Mans, while Formula Racing and Team Marc VDS will be able to run a car in either LM GTE Pro or LM GTE Am. The championship’s GTC winner TDS Racing is invited to contest the LM GTE Am class. Team LNT, which won the new LM P3 class, is expected to compete in LM P2.
There are two entries for 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship contestants, namely Michael Shank Racing (LM P2) and Scuderia Corsa (LM GTE Am).
The Asian Le Mans Series, which ended last weekend in Sepang, Malaysia, will be represented by three teams at Le Mans, namely the LM P2 champion Race Performance, Clearwater Racing (GT champion) - which has an entry in either LM GTE Pro or LM GTE Am - and DC Racing (LM P3) which has the choice between LM P2 and LM GTE Am at Le Mans.
The complete lists of teams invited to contest the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours and teams registered for the 2016 FIA WEC and ELMS will be published on February 5.