TUDOR United SportsCar Championship squads Wayne Taylor Racing and Scuderia Corsa have been awarded invites to next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, which released its list of automatic selections Monday.
The pair of U.S.-based teams have been given at-large entries, selected by IMSA, to take part in June’s twice-around-the-clock endurance classic.
Wayne Taylor Racing, which fields a Corvette DP in the TUDOR Championship, has been given an entry for the LMP2 class, while GT Daytona entrant Scuderia Corsa received an invite for GTE-Am.
While the status of a possible WTR LMP2 program is unclear at this stage, it’s understood Scuderia Corsa has been evaluating a Le Mans effort, in conjunction with AF Corse, utilizing Bill Sweedler’s Ferrari F458 Italia GT.
In addition to the two at-large IMSA entries, the ACO has also confirmed additional invites from achievements in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, European Le Mans Series and Asian Le Mans Series.
A total of 13 entries, representing 10 teams have been awarded invites:
24 Hours of Le Mans:
LMP1 Audi Sport Team Joest
LMP2: Jota Sport
GTE-Pro: AF Corse
GTE-Am: Aston Martin Racing
European Le Mans Series:
GTE: SMP Racing
GTE: AF Corse
GTC: SMP Racing (GTE-Am invite)
Asian Le Mans Series:
LMP2: OAK Racing Team TOTAL
GTC: AAI Motorsports (2) (GTE-Am invites)
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship:
LMP2: Wayne Taylor Racing
GTE-Am: Scuderia Corsa
Each invite can only be awarded if the car is a registered full-season entrant in either the European or Asian Le Mans Series or TUDOR Championship.
Full-season entries in the FIA World Endurance Championship, meanwhile, are automatically given invites to Le Mans.