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38 Entries for Petit Le Mans

38 cars for WeatherTech Championship-ending Petit Le Mans…

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Thirty-eight cars are listed on the provisional entry list for next weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans.

The ten-hour enduro at Road Atlanta will host the final WeatherTech Championship and Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup rounds of the season with champions decided in three of the four classes.

ENTRY LIST: Petit Le Mans

Nine entries will make up the Prototype class fighting for overall honors with the Rebellion Racing Oreca 07 Gibson returning for the first time since the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Mathias Beche, Gustavo Menezes and Nick Heidfeld will drive the Oreca in an altered lineup since the March race.

Mike Conway returns to Action Express Racing as the third driver in the No. 31 Cadillac DPi-V.R, while Filipe Albuquerque will focus his efforts in the No. 5 car.

GT Le Mans is again set for a nine-car entry with a largely-unchanged driver roster although Alessandro Pier Guidi has replaced James Calado as Risi Competizione’s endurance driver. 

As previously announced, Porsche LMP1 drivers Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber will drive the Porsche 911 RSRs.

Both the Land Motorsport and Alex Job Racing Audi R8 LMS will return to the 17-strong GT Daytona field.

The usual three-car Prototype Challenge entry is also present, with two Oreca FLM09s run by BAR1 Motorsports and a single car from Performance Tech Motorsports set to challenge at the class’ final race.

Ricky Taylor and Jordan Taylor hold a 29-point advantage over Eric Curran and Dane Cameron in the Prototype standings while Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia are 19 points clear of Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook in GTLM.

Twenty-six points separate GTD leaders Christina Nielsen and Alessandro Balzan from Jeroen Bleekemolen, meanwhile.

Performance Tech’s James French and Pato O’Ward already secured the PC title at Road America in August. 

WeatherTech Championship Practice will get underway on Thurs., Oct. 5, while the race will start at 11:05 a.m. local time on Sat., Oct. 7.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.


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